- Released: June 10, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Rhino Flashback
Audio Remasterer: Chris Clarke.
Liner Note Author: Rocky Petralia.
Ten major hits are selected for each volume of the 25 Years of Soul series, released by Rhino's budget-line Flashback division. While it's a shame that the discs are filled to roughly half their capacity, the focus places them well above the average budget-line series, and the original versions are used without exception. Picking up each volume would make for a fine (if space-consuming) introduction to soul. Featured tracks on 25 Years of Soul: 1969 include Aretha Franklin's "Share Your Love with Me," Otis Redding's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," the Meters' "Cissy Strut," Clarence Carter's "Snatching It Back," and Booker T. & the MG's "Time Is Tight." ~ Andy Kellman