50 Years of Soul: A Year-by-Year Collection




Product Code: 50YOS

A compilation of soul and soul-influenced music, ranging from such classics as “Stand by Me” and Marvin Gaye's “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” to some surprising modern gems like Portishead's “Glory Box” and Duffy's “Mercy.” In the late 1950s black American music started to fuse the spiritual passion of gospel singing with the gritty sexual drive of rhythm 'n' blues. The result was called soul, Ray Charles was its early pioneer, and so this year-by-year soul collection kicks off with his classic 1959 call-and-response song, “What'd I Say.” James Brown, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke and Aretha Franklin all carried soul into the golden period of the 1960s and from then on the genre would be a permanent fixture in the international pop music landscape. So... get ready to enjoy 50 years of pure soul, the electrifying musical hybrid that never went out of fashion!

Adore, Ain't Nobody, Back To Life (However Do You Want Me), Be Without You, Caught Out There, Crazy, Cry To Me, Doggin' Around, Don't Play That Song (You Lied), End Of The Road, Glory Box, Happy, Help Yourself, Hot Fun In The Summertime, Human Nature, I Can't Stand The Rain, I Try, I Wanna Get Next To You, If I Could Turn Back The Hands, In The Midnight Hour, Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler), Killing Me Softly With His Song, Knock On Wood, Lean On Me, Love Really Hurts Without You, Love Rears Its Ugly Head, Mercy, Nightshift, No One, On And On, Prisoner Of Love, Right To Be Wrong, Ring My Bell, Rock Your Baby, Saving All My Love For You, The Seed, September, Son-Of-A-Preacher Man, Stand By Me, Survivor, Teardrops, That's The Way Love Goes, These Arms Of Mine, Unfinished Sympathy, Upside Down, Walk Away Renee, Waterfalls, What'd I Say, Word Up, You Might Need Somebody