Birth of Soul
by Various Artists

Birth of Soul
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  • Released: March 14, 2000
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Kent Records Uk


  • 1.You're Not the Guy for Me - Ernestine Anderson
  • 2.Sound of My Man, The - Theola Kilgore
  • 3.Hey Girl Don't Bother Me - The Tams
  • 4.Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  • 5.Pain in My Heart - Otis Redding (out-take)
  • 6.Cry Baby - The Enchanters / Garnet Mimms
  • 7.How Can I Forget - Jimmy Holiday
  • 8.You Don't Have to Be Tower of Strength - Gloria Lynne
  • 9.He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
  • 10.Have Fun - Ann Cole
  • 11.Oh My Angel - Bertha Tillman
  • 12.Something's Got a Hold on Me - Etta James
  • 13.Daddy Rollin' Stone - Derek Martin
  • 14.Mockingbird - Inez Foxx / Charlie Foxx / Inez & Charlie Foxx
  • 15.Snap Your Fingers - Joe A. Henderson
  • 16.I'll Come Running Back to You - Sam Cooke
  • 17.Merry-Go-Round - Mary Johnson
  • 18.Goin' Out of My Head - Little Anthony & the Imperials
  • 19.Hey Girl - Freddie Scott
  • 20.You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn
  • 21.Part Time Love - Little Johnny Taylor
  • 22.I'm Qualified - Jimmy Hughes
  • 23.Any Other Way - William Bell (out-take)
  • 24.She Ain't Ready - J.J. Barnes
  • 25.I Do - The Marvelows
  • 26.Telephone Game, The - Claudine Clark
  • 27.Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley
  • 28.Gypsy Woman - The Impressions

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Dave Godin.
An ingenious mix of 28 pivotal tracks from 1957-1965, mostly from the early '60s, that helped lay the groundwork for soul music. Some heavy-duty collectors may have wished these were all rarities, rather than a blend of hits and rarities. But it must be said that several of the hits here don't turn up on many compilations, like the ones by Inez & Charlie Foxx ("Mockingbird"), the Tams ("Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"), Joe Henderson ("Snap Your Fingers"), Bobby Bland ("Ain't Nothing You Can Do"), and the Marvelows ("I Do"). And there are plenty of nifty collector items as well: outtakes by Otis Redding and Wiliam Bell, "answer" records by Thelma Kilgore and Gloria Lynne, and early Southern soul by Jimmy Hughes. A special treat is the rabble-rousing city soul of Derek Martin's "Daddy Rollin' Stone," which became one of the Who's most obscure tracks when they covered it on the B-side of their second British 45 in 1965. The compilation may fall between the cracks of general soul listeners and soul specialists. But if you don't have most of the tracks yet, it's a good survey of early soul, with an all-encompassing diversity that includes many regional styles, and embraces both "down-home" and "uptown" productions. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • Sales Rank: 55,843
  • UPC: 029667212328
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