Saturday, August 16, 2008

Soul Power: Rock Revival's Ultimate Soul Playlist

Ok we love rock but let's have a talk about soul, so much fantastic music thanks to the secularsation of gospel music in the 50's and thanks to pioneers, like Ray Charles ('I Got a Woman') and Solomon Burke ('Everybody Needs Somebody To Love')

From the beautiful crooning of Sam Cooke, to the raunch of Wilson Picket, the power of Aretha to the sexed-up schmaltz of the Isley Brothers, soul music is as rich and diverse as anything labelled as rock.

1. I'll Take You There: Staple Singers
2. Cupid Sam Cooke
3. Move On Up Curtis Mayfield
4. In Between the Sheets: Isley Brothers
5. Brigde Over Troubled Waters Aretha Franklin
6. Master Blaster Stevie Wonder
7. I'm Your Pusher Curtis Mayfield
8. Lets Get It On Marvin Gaye
9. Aint Nobody Chaka Kahn
10. Drift Away Otis Redding
11. Woman to Woman Shirley Brown
12. Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood John Legend
13. Rainy Night in Georgia Brook Benton
14. Wade in the Water Ramsey Lewis Trio
15. Keep On Pushin Mavis Staples
16. Edwin Starr War
17. Push and Pull Rufus Thomas
18. It's a Shame The Spinners
19. Overtime Man Don Covay
20. Let's Go Get Stoned Ray Charles

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