Sweet Soul Music: 1970

Sweet Soul Music: 1970


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A sequel of sorts to Bear Family's amazing R&B series Blowin' the Fuse -- which covered the growth of R&B from 1945 to 1960 and its evolution into soul -- the Sweet Soul Music series picks things up from there, and charts the unfolding of soul music in all of its incarnations from 1961 to 1970 through ten wonderfully packaged and assembled sets arranged chronologically and drawing on all of the music's major players, from Motown and Chess to Stax and Atlantic and beyond. It's an impressive achievement in licensing and vision, and each volume features Bear Family's usual care and attention to detail, but what makes it all work, of course, is the music, which is as delightful to hear as it is historically vital. This volume covers the year 1970 and includes classics like Brook Benton's "Rainy Night in Georgia," Edwin Starr's "War," Smokey Robinson's "The Tears of a Clown," Fred Payne's "Band of Gold," and so much more. Every track shines and reveals new joys by affiliation -- listening to these 24 sides is like time traveling back to a beautiful summer's night and a long drive with the top down. This is what Bear Family does so well, turning out collections of essential music lovingly assembled, remastered, and restored. Sweet is exactly the right word for each of the ten volumes in this series.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2013
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127169754
catalogNumber: 2716975
Rank: 78324

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Technical Credits

Ted Harris   Composer
Clay Hammond   Composer
Donald Davis   Composer
General Johnson   Composer
Eugene Record   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Joe Hinton   Composer
Angelo Bond   Composer
Lee Garrett   Composer
Bobby Byrd   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Composer
Henry Cosby   Composer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Bert Keyes   Composer
Ron Lenhoff   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Syreeta Wright   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Dave Booth   Reissue Producer,Tape Research,Discographical Information
Bonnie Thompson   Composer
King Floyd   Composer
Edyth Wayne   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Photo Scanning
Lula Mae Hardaway   Composer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning

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