History of Soul
All those great soul/RnB combos from the 1960s – and so many of the great instrumental cuts, things from Junior Walker and Booker T, Ray Charles and Allen Toussaint…well they’re all here. Them and many more. A double disc packed with short, sharp blasts from horns and stabs of guitar, swirls of organ too…54 tracks that take in the staples named already and the likes of Jimmy McGriff, King Curtis, James Booker, The Upsetters, Mac Rebennack (before he was Dr. John), The Mar-Keys, Ike and Tina, The Magnificent Seven and James Brown.
From Phil Upchurch’s You Can’t Sit Down on through The Church Street Five (A Night With Daddy G) and The Twistin’ Kings (Congo Pt.1) you’ll have your fill of groovy twisters here, honking saxes, that warm, rich full Hammond sound and drummers that sat right on – and in – the groove. No frills fills, just the punch of the snare and the shimmer of the cymbal to take you there.
Here’s everything you need – or at the least a great starter kit. Great summer driving music, great party-starting drinks-soundtrack, great, great music.