This Is Soul – Atlantic Records compilation 1968

this is soul

Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally, Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y, Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music, Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman, Sam & Dave I Got Everything I Need, Ben E King What Is Soul?, Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa Sad Song, Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood, Solomon Burke Keep Looking, Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You), Percy Sledge Warm and Tender Love, Wilson Pickett Land Of A Thousand Dances.

Alan Esdaile… This is one of the earliest must have compilation albums.

John Storer…..Ooh … a dissenting voice here! Shamefully, never got into proper soul music until my late 20s and when I discovered this album found it a tad too commercial and a lot more r’n’b than soul. Didn’t have any of the artists best tracks, really. But … hey … this from the bloke who thinks Motown Chartbusters Volume 3 is one of the three best pop albums of all time (the other two being The Monkees debut and The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night”)

John Wilde…..One of my favorite albums.

Phil Gill…..Had it since I was 10 or 11. I bought it on CD a couple of years back. There’s another albums worth of bonus tracks on it. I think every covers band in the last 46 years has studied that album. And Wreckless Eric likes it too.

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