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Definitive Soul Collection album for sale by Booker T & The MG's was released Jul 11, 2006 on the Atlantic (Label) label. Part of Rhino's thorough DEFINITIVE SOUL series of single-artist R&B anthologies, this is a 30-track retrospective covering the entire career of one of soul music's most important instrumental acts, Booker T. Definitive Soul Collection songs and the MG's. Definitive Soul Collection album for sale From their smash hit single "Green Onions" through beloved fan favorites like "Jellybread" and "Hip Hug-Her," the combination of organist Booker T. Jones, guitarist Steve Cropper, bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, and drummer Al Jackson, Jr., defined 1960s soul in general and the sound of Stax Records in particular. Definitive Soul Collection CD music is a 2-disc set with 30 songs. ...See Full Description
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The sound quality could probably have been a bit better, but overall this CD is good, came at a good price and in "record" time! Enjoy it very much.
By lou30max (New Braunfels, TX, USA)
||Okay - but nothing new|
After many Booker T. and The MGs reissues - it would've been nice if Rhino could've added some tracks from the long deleted Union Ave LP.
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|CD Universe Part number||7222261|
|Release Date||Jul 11, 2006|
|Recording Time||88 minutes|
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Definitive Soul Collection CD music Includes both stereo and mono versions of the USA-only albums MEET THE BEATLES (1964), THE BEATLES' SECOND ALBUM (1964), SOMETHING NEW (1964), and BEATLES '65 (1964), and a 60 page booklet including rare photos and select quotes from John, Paul, George and Ringo.
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Although America wasn't the first to catch on to the Beatles, it certainly gave the Fabs a worldwide stage from which to launch their pop music invasion. During the space of 12 months in 1964, Capitol released four Beatles LPs that reshuffled various British Parlophone LPs, EPs, and singles. The result of this rejiggering was four unique titles that, along with those famed Ed Sullivan performances, were the introduction to this global phenomenon for millions in the United States. For the 40th anniversary of these releases, this 2004 set represents the first time these titles were ever available on CD, and features both mono and stereo (or "duophonic") versions of all the songs.
Because of the Beatles' enthusiasm, high standards, and synergy, these evergreen tracks crackle and burn, guaranteeing giddy, joyous memories for some, while also enlisting new fans. Among the many classics are the groundbreaking single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and other romantic rockers ("I Saw Her Standing There," "She Loves You," "All My Loving"), as well as cover tunes ("Long Tall Sally," "Roll Over Beethoven") and lesser-known songs ("Any Time at All," "I'll Follow the Sun"). The boys had been tirelessly working the nightclub trenches for a number of years prior to these albums, but, in truth, John, Paul, George, and Ringo were just getting started.
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The Beatles: John Lennon (guitar); Paul McCartney (bass guitar); Ringo Starr, George Harrison.
Personnel: George Harrison (vocals, guitar); John Lennon (vocals, harmonica); Ringo Starr (vocals, drums); Paul McCartney (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Ted Jensen.
Liner Note Author: Mark Lewisohn.
Recording information: England.
Authors: John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr; Brian Epstein .
Photographers: Joe Covello; Black Star.
Retrospective CD (2004)
Definitive Soul Collection songs If all you know about Herman's Hermits is that they had a couple of semi-novelty hits during the British Invasion with "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am," RETROSPECTIVE aims to set you straight. Part of ABKCO producers Teri Landi and Jody Klein's grand plan to redress the balance of historical perspective on 1960s pop, this collection is a perfect overview of the band initially regarded as a safer version of the Beatles. While amiable, sunny pop is the dominant strain here, there are many tracks that further flesh out the group's profile. A version of Sam Cooke's "(What a) Wonderful World" points up the Hermits' soul leanings. The downright nasty "A Must to Avoid" and the witty, rocking "Museum" would sound right at home on a contemporaneous Beatles album. The Hermits' version of the Kinks' "Dandy" displays hipper tastes than many give Peter Noone and company credit for, and RETROSPECTIVE itself calls out for a 21st-century reappraisal of the band's catalog.
Liner Note Author: Jim Bessman.
Recording information: De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios, London, England (??/??/1964-09/27/1969); Kingsway Recording Studio, London, England (??/??/1964-09/27/1969).
Arranger: John Paul Jones .
Herman's Hermits: Karl Green (bass instrument); Barry Whitwam, Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby, Peter Noone.
Personnel: Keith Hopwood, Derek Leckenby (vocals, guitar); Karl Green, Peter Noone (vocals); Barry Whitwam (drums).
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Definitive Soul Collection album for sale Recorded between 1964 & 1981. Includes liner notes by Brian Chin.
Though not as critically revered as label-mates Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, the Supremes were the most popular Motown act of the 1960s. Not only did the group rack up a string of #1 singles, that, in terms of frequency and quality often rivaled that of the Beatles, they were one of the first black combos in America to truly achieve mainstream white acceptance.
In many ways, the Supremes' music represented the Motown sound distilled to its essence; Hitsville USA's throbbing bass, relentlessly danceable drum beats, and ingenious arrangements were never so purely and perfectly geared for maximum pop appeal as on early hits such as "Where Did Our Love Go" and "Stop! In the Name of Love." On later, edgier tracks, like "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Love Child," the Supremes managed to adapt to the changing times without losing fans. Of course, even the Supremes' massive success couldn't match the superstar status garnered by their lead singer Diana Ross, with her definitive pop-soul classics such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Endless Love." THE #1'S comes as advertised, collecting all of the Diana Ross and the Supremes chart-toppers and delivering them with excellent sound and eye-pleasing packaging.
Diana Ross & The Supremes made history: an unprecedented five No. 1 hits in a row, 12 in total in the Sixties. In the Seventies, the group and Miss Ross went their separate ways. The Supremes, with Jean Terrell in the lead, hit No. 1 with Stoned Love. Diana Ross claimed the top spot as a solo artist on various charts nine more times on Motown. In fact, Miss Ross has sung lead on 18 No. 1 Pop hits, second only to The Beatles at 20. The Guinness Book of World Records has also recognized Diana as the most successful female artist of all time, with more than 70 hit singles to date. This new collection of No. 1's covers the full range of Motown excitement, 24 songs spotlighting two of the most influential stars of two decades: Diana Ross and The Supremes! `Diana Ross & The Supremes: The No. 1's' features newly mastered mixes of the classic Supremes hits, direct from the Motown session tapes, for the best fidelity in any Supremes and/or Diana Ross collection ever!
Producers include: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Frank Wilson, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson.
Compilation producers: Harry Weinger, Andrew Skurow, Jeff Moskow.
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Definitive Soul Collection album for sale Equipped with a voice as suitable for the roadhouse as is for the lord's house, Wilson Pickett was of the finest performers in the history of soul music. The legendary singer has been the focus of many a hits comp through the years, but Rhino's 2006 double-disc DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, released shortly after the singer's death that same year, is perhaps the finest sampler around. Arranged chronologically, the set begins with the Wicked Pickett's early work with the Falcons ("I Found A Love") and continues up through his prime period on Atlantic (which produced undisputed classic like "Mustang Sally," "Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do)," and "Midnight Hour," all included here) into his psyche/funk phase (check out his searing take on "Hey Jude" featuring Duane Allman on guitar), expertly showcasing the full breadth of Pickett's artistry. And one listen to his whimsical 1971 hit with Philadelphia International's Gamble & Huff, "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You," brings a tear to the eye at the loss of this amazing soul shouter. While the single-disc VERY BEST OF remains an excellent purchase, DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is everything the title claims and a fitting tribute to one of the great ones.
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Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: American Studio, Memphis; Criteria Studio, Miami, FL; Detroit, MI; Fame Studio; King Studio, Cincinnati, OH; Muscle Shoals; Muscle Shoals Sound Studio; Sigma Sound Studio, Philadelphia, PA; Stax Studio, Memphis.
Author: George Jackson.
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