Various Artists - NOW Decades of Soul - New 4CD - Released 13/08/2021

Various Artists - NOW Decades of Soul - New 4CD - Released 13/08/2021

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NOW Decades of Soul transports you through the years of one of the most beloved musical genres. These five discs showcase the rich history of soul music, featuring the best each decade has to offer as soulful sounds continue to change over time.

Starting with the 60s, featuring era-defining classics including Aretha Franklin’s Respect, Ben E. King’s Stand By Me, Percy Sledge’s When A Man Loves A Woman as well as the legendary James Brown hit - It's A Man's Man's Man's World, and the stunning lineup of Motown’s A-list superstars.

Moving into the 70s we saw a wave of these Motown legends creating further iconic hits including Diana Ross’ Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and Commodores’ Easy, along with distinctive hits of the decade such as Bill Withers’ Lovely Day and The Crusaders’ Street Life.

The 80s proved to be a great decade for soul music – with sounds embracing elements of funk and synth-pop. Chaka Khan led the way with her 1984 top 10 classic - Ain’t Nobody. Other timeless tracks of the decade include Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing, Luther Vandross’ Never Too Much, Jocelyn Brown’s Somebody Else’s Guy and many more!

Finally the 90s saw a blend of sub-genres from soulful ballads and contemporary hits that pushed the genre into the golden age of R&B! From Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing and Boyz II Men’s I’ll Make Love To You to Brandy & Monica’s the Boy Is Mine and Sade’s No Ordinary Love.

Track Listing:

CD 1:
1. Dionne Warwick - Walk On By
2. Aretha Franklin - Respect
3. Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep - Mountain High
4. The Ronettes - Be My Baby
5. The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me
6. Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
7. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
8. The Temptations - My Girl
9. Ben E. King - Stand By Me
10. Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
11. Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
12. Mary Wells - My Guy
13. The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
14. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
15. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
16. Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
17. The Drifters - Save The Last Dance for Me
18. Jackie Wilson - (I Get The) Sweetest Feeling
19. Sam & Dave - Soul Man
20. Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
21. Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart
22. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tracks Of My Tears
23. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
24. James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
25. Nina Simone - Feeling Good

CD 2:
1. Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
2. Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
3. Bill Withers - Lovely Day
4. The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze, Pt. 1
5. Commodores - Easy
6. The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
7. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia
8. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don't Know Me By Now
9. Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones
10. Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
11. Deniece Williams - Free
12. The Stylistics - Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
13. Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
14. The Crusaders - Street Life
15. Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy
16. Elton John - Are You Ready For Love ('79 Version Radio Edit)
17. The Floaters - Float On
18. Peaches & Herb - Reunited
19. Billy Preston & Syreeta Wright - With You I'm Born Again
20. Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star
21. Michael Jackson - One Day In Your Life

CD 3:
1. Rufus and Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
2. Womack & Womack - Teardrops
3. Ashford & Simpson - Solid
4. Anita Baker - Sweet Love
5. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
6. Kool & The Gang - Cherish
7. Soul II Soul & Caron Wheeler - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
8. Alexander O'Neal - Criticize
9. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
10. Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
11. Donna Summer - On The Radio
12. Shalamar - A Night To Remember
13. Fat Larry’s Band - Zoom
14. Billy Ocean – Suddenly
15. Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Contemplating)
16. Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else’s Guy
17. Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent
18. Jennifer Holliday - And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going
19. Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer
20. Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson - Tonight I Celebrate My Love

CD 4:
1. Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
2. All-4-One - I Swear
3. Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
4. Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You
5. Seal - Crazy
6. Sade - No Ordinary Love
7. Oleta Adams - Get Here
8. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
9. The Source Featuring Candi Staton - You Got The Love (New Voyager Radio Edit)
10. Gabrielle - Give Me A Little More Time
11. En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
12. Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
13. SWV - Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix)
14. Shanice - I Love Your Smile
15. Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
16. M People - Don't Look Any Further
17. The Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
18. Dina Carroll - Don't Be A Stranger
19. Vanessa Williams - Save The Best For Last

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