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These Arms of Mine - The Birth of Southern Soul

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These Arms of Mine - The Birth of Southern Soul
These Arms of Mine - The Birth of Southern Soul


Less up-tempo, frantic and danceable - and considerably more melodic - than regular 60s Soul, the roots of SOUTHERN SOUL can be dated back to the mid-50s. This 60-track, 2-CD set comprehensively explores the birth of Southern Soul, from the point where Gospel, R&B and even rural Country began to merge. Many of the genre's biggest names are featured herein, notably Ray Charles, Bobby Bland, Sam Cooke, Ted Taylor, Ivory Joe Hunter, Brook Benton, Solomon Burke, Arthur Alexander, Irma Thomas, Johnny Adams, Little Willie John, Betty Lavette, Little Esther Phillips, etc. Also included are deep Soul cuts from James Brown, Otis Redding, Roy Brown, Ruth Brown, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, William Bell, The Tams, Barbara Lynn, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Joe Tex, etc., names perhaps more readily associated with regular R&B and/or 60s Soul. This is a unique and irresistible collection of hits and collectors' obscurities, many of the latter unavailable elsewhere on CD.


  1. Name
  2. Ray Charles A Fool For You
  3. Carol Fran Emmitt Lee
  4. Brook Benton Everything Will Be All Right
  5. James Brown & The Famous Flames Try Me (I Need You)
  6. Miss La-Vell If (I Could Be With You)
  7. Ted Taylor Be Ever Wonderful
  8. Tarheel Slim & Little Ann Its Too Late
  9. Bobby Bland Ill Take Care Of You
  10. Al Tnt Braggs I Dont Think I Can Make It
  11. Oscar Perry I Found True Love
  12. Roy Brown Sugar Baby
  13. Ruth Brown Anyone But You
  14. Rufus & Friends I Didnt Believe
  15. Larry Birdsong Sooner Or Later
  16. Sam & Dave No More Pain
  17. Charles Perrywell Your Lonesome Now
  18. The Womack Brothers Yield Not To Temptation
  19. Prince Conley All The Way
  20. Solomon Burke Just Out Of Reach
  21. Joe Perkins Im Not Gonna Leave
  22. Sammy Fitzhugh Lovers Plea
  23. Arthur Alexander You Better Move On
  24. William Bell You Dont Miss Your Water
  25. Carla Thomas I Kinda Think He Does
  26. George Hughley It Hurt Me Too
  27. Irma Thomas I Done Got Over It
  28. Bud Harper Down The Aisle
  29. Johnnie Taylor Ill Always Be In Love With You
  30. Arthur K. Adams Ill Be Your Friend
  31. Delores Johnson Give Me Your Love
  32. Johnny Adams A Losing Battle
  33. Fred Lowery Wait And See
  34. The Tonettes Please Dont Go
  35. Buddy Ace Screaming Please
  36. Charles James Please Wait
  37. Barrett Strong What Went Wrong
  38. The Canes Ill Never Give Her Up
  39. Sam Cooke (With Lou Rawls) Bring It On Home To Me
  40. Roscoe Shelton Yesterdays Mistake
  41. Jeb Stuart Must I Keep On Waiting
  42. The Valentinos Lookin For A Love
  43. Ivory Joe Hunter You Only Want Me When You Need Me
  44. Jimmy Dotson Search No More
  45. Little Willie John Big Blue Diamonds
  46. The Tams Untie Me
  47. Joe Medwick You Aint Treating Her Right
  48. Betty Lavette My Man, Hes A Lovin Man
  49. Willie Harper Ill Never Leave You
  50. Rodge Martin Im Standing By
  51. Little Esther Phillips Release Me
  52. Shirley Raymond Youre Gonna Miss Me
  53. Otis Redding These Arms Of Mine
  54. Junior Lewis Tumbling Down
  55. Barbara Lynn Youre Gonna Need Me
  56. The Lyrics Crying Over You
  57. Sugar Pie Desanto Ask Me
  58. Varetta & The Thomases Fly By Night
  59. Joe Tex I Let Her Get Away
  60. The Simms Twins Thats Where Its At
  61. Johnnie Morisette Dont Throw Your Love On Me So Strong

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