Today’s selection has been in the pipe line for sometime now. I originally intended it as ‘Soul And Funk Legends Mix’, but as I pulled the 45s out for it, it became increasingly more difficult to complete as the list of legends grew and grew. I didn’t want to omit anyone of importance and a mix tape the length of the bill board top 100 just isn’t practical, so a quick rethink resulted in a new theme – Great songs by great artists that you all know (and hopefully love?)
This is the musical equivalent of comfort food. The majority of these tracks often seem to get overlooked, this may be due to them being overplayed or a little too obvious. Rarity isn’t a factor as most can be easily obtained with a little leg work, and there isn’t anything here that will really set you back too much money!
I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did putting it together!
Aretha Franklin – Respect – Atlantic
James Brown – Soul Power Pt 1 – King
Maceo And The Macks – Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back) – People
Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul – King
Lyn Collins – Think (About It) – People
Marva Whitney – It’s My Thing – King
Gil Scott Heron - The Bottle – Champagne Records
Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band – Express Yourself – Warner Bros.
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly – Curtom
Otis Redding – Hard to Handle – Atco
Wilson Pickett – Land Of A 1000 Dances – Atlantic
Sam And Dave – Soul Man – Stax
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Tamla Motown
Sam Cooke - Chain Gang – RCA
Jackie Wilson – Higher And Higher – MCA Soul Bag
Bill Withers – Lovely Day – Columbia
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Tamla Motown