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|Do you like good music? Yeah! Yeah! Get on board the soul train for Eric Records first-ever collection of foot stompin sweet and soulful classics. Sweet Soul Sounds 1963-1971 surveys the years when soul music came together, combining the rural and urbane, the sacred and profane into a truly modern groove that spoke of struggle, freedom, love, loss, and lust.
Sweet Soul Sounds includes such classics as Clarence Carters cheating epic, Slip Away, and Archie Bells dance ultimatum, Theres Gonna Be A Showdown. But the great joys of this anthology are the hard-to-find gems previously unavailable to most collectors songs like (I Wanna) Testify, featuring a pre-P-Funk George Clinton, or Johnny Adams Reconsider Me, a swooping supplication cut by the Tan Canary for tiny SSS International Records in 1969.
Of special note are two soul classics making their CD debut. Denise LaSalles Trapped By A Thing Called Love is one of the last great soul songs, recorded in 1971 as soul music was morphing into funk and disco; it appears on a U.S. CD for the first time ever. And, Little Sister, a female trio featuring Sly Stones younger sibling, is represented by two cuts, one of which Youre the One (Parts 1 & 2) has never been available on any CD anywhere! Heres the COMPLETE version in stereo, no less!
Sweet Soul Sounds includes 20 pop hits (16 of them Top Thirty), and all tracks have been digitally mastered to the exacting standards of Eric Records in true stereo wherever possible. CD includes an 12-page booklet with detailed liner notes on each song written by renowned soul authority, Randy Poe.
|1.||SWEET SOUL MUSIC||Arthur Conley||#2||#2||Mar. 1967||Mono|
|2.||Rare FUNKY STREET||Arthur Conley||#14||#5||Mar. 1968||Stereo|
|3.||THERES GONNA BE A SHOWDOWN||Archie Bell & The Drells||#21||#6||Nov. 1968||Stereo|
|4.||JUST ONE LOOK||Doris Troy||#10||#3||June 1963||Mono|
|5.||CRY TO ME||Betty Harris||#23||#10||Sept. 1963||Mono|
|6.||THE SWEETEST THING THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN||Chris Bartley||#32||#10||July 1967||Stereo|
|7.||Rare OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART||Darrell Banks||#27||#2||July 1966||Mono|
|8.||Stereo Debut SHES LOOKING GOOD||Rodger Collins||#101||#44||Feb. 1967||Stereo|
|9.||IM THE LOVER MAN||Little Jerry Williams||#102||||Nov. 1964||Mono|
|10.||DRY YOUR EYES||Brenda & The Tabulations||#20||#8||Feb. 1967||Stereo|
|11.||PART TIME LOVE||Little Johnny Taylor||#19||#1||Aug. 1963||Stereo|
|12.||SLIP AWAY||Clarence Carter||#6||#2||July 1968||Stereo|
|13.||RareSTAND BY YOUR MAN||Candi Staton||#24||#4||Aug. 1970||Stereo|
|14.||RECONSIDER ME||Johnny Adams||#28||#8||June 1969||Stereo|
|15.||New Stereo MixEXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART||Soul Survivors||#4||#3||Sept. 1967||Stereo|
|16.||Rare(I Wanna) TESTIFY||The Parliaments||#20||#3||July 1967||Mono|
|17.||CD DebutYOURE THE ONE (Parts 1 & 2)||Little Sister||#22||#4||Feb. 1970||Stereo|
|18.||U.S. CD DebutTRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE||Denise LaSalle||#13||#1||Aug. 1971||Stereo|
|19.||RareSOMEBODYS WATCHING YOU||Little Sister||#32||#8||Nov. 1970||Stereo|
|20.||LOVE LAND||Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band||#16||#23||Mar. 1970||Stereo|
Chart positions taken from Joel Whitburns Record Research series of Billboard chart books.