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Because I'd say you need a decent Sam & Dave compilation.
Soul, motown etc. It's an area of my collection that is sorely lacking.
Grab yourself this:
It is Motown rather than actual soul, but it is a great place to start for Motown, and you can explore the things/artists you really enjoy. I know people are a bit snobbish about comps, but these guys were so much about massive singles that it is pretty appropriate.
I'm sure someone will contradict me now, but this worked for me.
I think genre compilations like that are a good thing really, gives you loads to explore rather than single artist equivalents which tend to stifle the desire to seek out anything else.
is the soul album i listen to most so that.
Love Power Peace: Live at the Olympia, Paris 1971 - it's great.
(£2-£5), Some essential artist albums are
Whats going On - Marvin Gaye (THE essential soul album)
Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (Blaxploitation funk)
Sly and the family Stone - There's a riot goin' on
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Al Green - Let's Stay together
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
Isaac Hayes - Black Moses
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
James Brown - The Payback
There's loads more, but also get some Stax, Motown and Atlantic compilations and you'll be dancing in no time
Thanks a lot
Marvin is now soooooothing my hangover.
not really soul music
Will I be called racist ?
Blue-eyed soul was an important part of the whole soul movement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-eyed_soul
And, a lot of her songs were written by Bacharach, who also penned a lot of songs for the likes of Warwick, Franklin, Hayes or Shirelles.
In the end, she's my favorite as well.
(Yes, I know you meant the comment more as a joke)
Cheers pal, loads to sift through there
Isaak Hayes hot buttered soul
Aretha Franklin I never loved a man the way I loved you
James brown live at the appolo
Shuggie Otis inspiration information
Darrell banks open the door to your heart
Sly and the family stone. There,s a riot going on
Dusty in memphis
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (his whole run of LPs from HBS > Black Moses are all brilliant and I would argue essential)
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (There's A Riot Goin' On gets the plaudits, cos it's a fucking stunner, but Stand! has plenty going for it too, not least I Want To Take You Higher)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (ok, so the clue is the name that this is more Funk than Soul, but I recommend this LP at any given opportunity, so buy that too)
And 21 by Adele.
HATE...PLAN B...SO MUCH...
3cd compilation of southern soul, amazing album and beautifully packaged too.
Also check out some James Carr and OV Wright.
Kills me everytime.
Geno Washington - 'Flipsters Finger Poppin' Daddies', and 'Hand Clappin, Foot Stompin, Funky-Butt ... Live!'
Then you're in for a treat!
Gris-Gris by Dr. John.
It's soul, but with some crazy New Orleans psychedelic vibes mixed in:
is going to be hard to beat. The Solomon Burke album "Don't Give Up" is a modern classic. I'd also recommend Al Wilson's "Dolphins" and Jimmy Holiday's "The Turning Point'.
Sam Cooke. Rightfully titled as the King of Soul.
His live-album (http://www.discogs.com/Sam-Cooke-Live-At-The-Harlem-Square-Club-1963/master/190386) combined with a compilation (http://www.discogs.com/Sam-Cooke-Portrait-Of-A-Legend-1951-1964/master/175757) will do.
As full albums go, Night Beat is my favorite: http://www.discogs.com/Sam-Cooke-Night-Beat/master/250759
harlem square club is essential, every single man woman and child needs to have heard it.
also i recommend the album ain't that good news.
if you're extending this to girl-group/motown, check out the ronettes - presenting the fabulous ronettes. as is the case with lots of 60s bands, it was more about the singles than the album, especially girl-groups. but there are some real gems to be found, this is one. it used to just exist on a shitty vinyl rip, but there was recently a remaster of the album put out in a phil spector box set. it's got the hits (be my baby, chapel of love etc) but there's also some really good soul numbers, like the live version of 'what'd i say' and the production is delicious.
also check out clarence carter - this is clarence carter. he's got a really good ballad voice, on this album he can do sensual, longing, and FUNK from track to track like it's nothing. it just zips by too.
but if i can repeat suggestions that have already been put out there, i'd say the three albums you absolutely need and should listen to before anything are: SUPER FLY, LIVE AT HARLEM SQUARE CLUB, INNERVISIONS. in that order.
The greatest live album of all time. Cheers.
Four posts up.
This one cracks me every time
You will probably will be sorted with a good compilation that includes Sinnerman, Feeling good, My baby just cares for me, etc
Gonna start working my way through this