Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Grazing in the Grass
The Friends of Distinction 2:57
2 Color Him Father
The Winstons 3:07
3 Hey There Lonely Girl
Eddie Holman 3:21
4 Crumbs Off the Table
The Glass House 2:41
5 Rainy Night in Georgia
Brook Benton 3:40
6 Everybody Is a Star
Sly & The Family Stone 3 3:03
7 Give Me Just a Little More Time
Chairmen of the Board 2:42
8 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
The Delfonics 5 3:29
9 The Bells
The Originals 2:57
10 Turn Back the Hands of Time
Tyrone Davis 4 2:40
11 Love on a Two-Way Street
The Moments 3:34
12 Band of Gold
Freda Payne 5 2:56
13 O-o-h Child
The Five Stairsteps 3.65 3:19
14 Westbound #9
Flaming Ember 2:54
15 Maybe
The Three Degrees 4:09
16 The Sly, Slick, and the Wicked
The Lost Generation 3:10
17 War
Edwin Starr 4.35 3:28
18 Somebody's Been Sleeping
100 Proof (Aged in Soul) 2:48
19 Express Yourself
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band 3:52
20 Precious, Precious
Jackie Moore 3:27
21 Funky Nassau, Part I
The Beginning of the End 3:14
22 Groove Me
King Floyd 3:02
23 I Love You for All Seasons
The Fuzz 3:08
24 Want Ads
Honey Cone 2:47
25 Cool Aid
Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists 2:42
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Don't Knock My Love, Part I
Wilson Pickett 2:13
2 Love or Let Me Be Lonely
The Friends of Distinction 3:15
3 Deeper & Deeper
Freda Payne 3:04
4 Pay to the Piper
Chairmen of the Board 3:08
5 Mr. Big Stuff
Jean Knight 2:31
6 Women's Love Rights
Laura Lee 3:14
7 Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
The Dramatics 5 3:34
8 Baby Let Me Kiss You
King Floyd 2:52
9 Right on the Tip of My Tongue
Brenda & the Tabulations 3:22
10 Thin Line Between Love & Hate
The Hollywood Persuaders 3:27
11 Have You Seen Her
The Chi‐Lites 5:12
12 Theme From Shaft
Isaac Hayes 5 3:19
13 Respect Yourself
The Staple Singers 3:35
14 Family Affair
Sly & The Family Stone 5 3:07
15 Let's Stay Together
Al Green 4.75 3:21
16 Clean Up Woman
Betty Wright 5 2:50
17 One Monkey Don't Stop No Show,Part I
Honey Cone 3:45
18 Drowning in the Sea of Love
Joe Simon 3:29
19 Ain't Understanding Mellow (feat. Brenda Lee Eager)
Jerry Butler 4:22
20 I've Been Lonely for So Long
Frederick Knight 3:23
21 Suavecito
Malo 3:28
22 Hearsay
The Soul Children 3:37
23 She's Not Just Another Woman
The 8th Day 3:04
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I'll Take You There
The Staple Singers 5 3:18
2 In the Rain
The Dramatics 4 5:10
3 Betcha by Golly, Wow
The Stylistics 5 3:18
4 Oh Girl
The Chi‐Lites 3:14
5 Lean on Me
Bill Withers 5 3:49
6 I Gotcha
Joe Tex 3 2:30
7 Do Your Thing
Isaac Hayes 3:20
8 I'll Be Around
The Spinners 3:13
9 Too Late to Turn Back Now
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose 5 3:24
10 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
Luther Ingram 5 3:29
11 Starting All Over Again
Mel & Tim 3:56
12 Back Stabbers
The O’Jays 5 3:09
13 You're Still a Young Man
Tower of Power 3:39
14 Everybody Plays the Fool
The Main Ingredient 3:22
15 Freddie's Dead (Theme From 'Superfly')
Curtis Mayfield 5 3:19
16 I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash 5 2:50
17 If You Don't Know Me by Now
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 4.65 3:30
18 Love Jones
Brighter Side of Darkness 3:21
19 Me and Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul 5 4:48
20 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
The Temptations 3 6:58
21 Outa-Space
Billy Preston 4:09
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
The Spinners 5 4:15
2 Use Me
Bill Withers 4 3:46
3 Love Train
The O’Jays 4 3:01
4 Why Can't We Live Together
Timmy Thomas 3:26
5 Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)
Four Tops 3:07
6 I'm Doin' Fine Now
New York City 2:44
7 Pillow Talk
Sylvia 3:55
8 So Very Hard to Go
Tower of Power 5 3:41
9 Natural High
Bloodstone 4:01
10 Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4 3:59
11 That Lady, Part 1
The Isley Brothers 5 3:13
12 Keep on Truckin', Part 1
Eddie Kendricks 3:31
13 Hurts So Good
Millie Jackson 3:05
14 Midnight Train to Georgia
Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:57
15 I Can't Stand the Rain
Ann Peebles 2:33
16 The World Is a Ghetto
War 4:02
17 Tell Her She's Lovely
El Chicano 3:03
18 The Love I Lost, Part 1
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:41
19 Cheaper to Keep Her
Johnnie Taylor 3:29
20 Show and Tell
Al Wilson 5 3:30
21 Lookin' for a Love
Bobby Womack 5 2:38
22 Be Thankful for What You Got
William DeVaughn 5 3:28
23 Just Don't Want to Be Lonely
The Main Ingredient 3:39
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Payback, Part 1
James Brown 3:31
2 Hollywood Swinging
Kool & The Gang 4:30
3 Sideshow
Blue Magic 5 4:12
4 Rock the Boat
The Hues Corporation 5 3:09
5 Finally Got Myself Together (I'm a Changed Man)
The Impressions 3:07
6 Rock Your Baby
George McCrae 3 3:15
7 Tell Me Something Good
Rufus 3:33
8 Yes We Can Can
The Pointer Sisters 3:54
9 Hang on in There Baby
Johnny Bristol 3:22
10 Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
B.T. Express 3:11
11 You Little Trustmaker
The Tymes 2:49
12 Lovin' You
Minnie Riperton 3 3:24
13 Woman to Woman
Shirley Brown 3:55
14 Everlasting Love
Carl Carlton 5 2:36
15 When Will I See You Again
The Three Degrees 2:59
16 Pick Up the Pieces
Average White Band 3:02
17 Lady Marmalade
LaBelle 5 3:24
18 Walking in Rhythm
The Blackbyrds 5 2:56
19 Supernatural Thing, Part I
Ben E. King 3:24
20 Reasons
Earth, Wind & Fire 4:59
21 Rockin' Chair
Gwen McCrae 3:18
22 I Wanna Get Next to You
Rose Royce 3:30
23 Love Won't Let Me Wait
Major Harris 3:46
CD 6
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Shining Star
Earth, Wind & Fire 4 2:53
2 Express
B.T. Express 3:33
3 Cut the Cake
Average White Band 3:39
4 Why Can't We Be Friends?
War 4.35 3:51
5 So in Love
Curtis Mayfield 2:49
6 Love Rollercoaster
Ohio Players 2:55
7 It Only Takes a Minute
Tavares 3:15
8 Movin'
Brass Construction 3:59
9 Kiss and Say Goodbye
The Manhattans 3:34
10 You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lou Rawls 3:33
11 Dazz
Brick 5:39
12 Best of My Love
The Emotions 4 3:42
13 Strawberry Letter 23
The Brothers Johnson 3:38
14 Float On
The Floaters 4:16
15 Always and Forever
Heatwave 3:43
16 (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again
L.T.D. 3:42
17 You and I
Rick James 3:11
18 What You Won't Do for Love
Bobby Caldwell 3:33
19 Reunited
Peaches & Herb 5 4:02
20 Cruisin'
Smokey Robinson 5 4:30
21 Golden Touch
Rose Royce 3:50

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Richard Barrett (US soul producer/singer) (track 15)
Steve Swanson (songwriter and arranger) (track 15)
composer:
Richard Barrett (US soul producer/singer) (track 15)
Philemon Hou (track 1)
Richard Spencer (track 2)
Stan Vincent (track 13)
Charles Wright (track 19)
King Floyd (track 22)
lead vocals:
Valerie Holiday (track 15)
lyricist:
Richard Barrett (US soul producer/singer) (track 15)
Richard Spencer (track 2)
Stan Vincent (track 13)
Harry Elston (track 1)
King Floyd (track 22)
O’Shea Jackson (track 19)
performer:
Edwin Starr (track 17)
producer:
Richard Barrett (US soul producer/singer) (track 15)
Charles Wright (track 19)
vocals:
Sheila Ferguson (track 15)
Fayette Pinkney (track 15)
writer:
A. Bond (track 18)
Lamont Dozier (tracks 7, 12)
Ronald Dunbar (tracks 7, 12)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (tracks 7, 12)
Edward Holland, Jr. (tracks 7, 12)
General Johnson (tracks 18, 24)
Barney Perkins (track 24)
Greg Perry (tracks 18, 24)
Barrett Strong (track 17)
Norman Whitfield (track 17)
Thom Bell (1969) (track 8)
William Hart (of The Delfonics) (1969) (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
Holland Group Productions Inc. (1970) (track 12)
publisher:
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 12)
edit of:
Maybe (Holiday, Ferguson, Pinkney) by The Three Degrees (track 15)
mash-ups:
Purple War by Go Home Productions (2015) (track 17)
sampled by:
Express Yourself by N.W.A (track 19)
Once Again by Girl Talk (track 13)
Star/Pointro by The Roots (track 6)
part of:
cover recording of:
War (track 17)
Maybe (1970) (track 15)
has revision:
Express Yourself (track 19)
later translated versions:
Adieraz zaitez (track 19)
recording of:
Band of Gold (track 12)
Color Him Father (track 2)
Express Yourself (track 19)
Give Me Just a Little More Time (Dunbar/Wayne) (track 7)
Grazing in the Grass (vocal version) (track 1)
Groove Me (track 22)
O‐o‐h Child (track 13)
Want Ads (track 24)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Grazing in the Grass (instrumental) (track 1)

CD 2

electric bass guitar:
Leroy Hodges (track 15)
trumpet:
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (track 15)
strings arranger:
Mike Lewis (US composer, arranger and producer) (track 16)
drums:
Howard Grimes (track 15)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 15)
organ and piano:
Charles Hodges (Soul Organist) (track 15)
saxophone:
James Mitchell (US saxophonist/arranger) (track 15)
horn arranger:
Mike Lewis (US composer, arranger and producer) (track 16)
tenor saxophone:
Ed Logan (track 15)
trombone:
Jack Hale (trombone) (track 15)
guitars:
Mabon Hodges (track 15)
background vocals:
Charles Chalmers (track 15)
Donna Rhodes (track 15)
Sandra Rhodes (track 15)
composer:
Tony Hester (track 7)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 15)
Willie Mitchell (US soul/R&B & funk producer, trumpeter & singer) (track 15)
Sylvester Stewart (track 14)
Al Green (track 15)
Isaac Hayes (track 12)
engineer:
Willie Clarke (track 16)
instruments arranger:
Little Beaver (track 16)
lyricist:
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 15)
Willie Mitchell (US soul/R&B & funk producer, trumpeter & singer) (track 15)
Sylvester Stewart (track 14)
Al Green (track 15)
Isaac Hayes (track 12)
producer:
Willie Clarke (track 16)
Willie Mitchell (US soul/R&B & funk producer, trumpeter & singer) (track 15)
Clarence Reid (track 16)
vocals:
Al Green (track 15)
writer:
Barbara Acklin (track 11)
Joseph Broussard (track 5)
Willie Clarke (track 16)
Herscholt Polk (track 19)
Eugene Record (track 11)
Clarence Reid (track 16)
Homer Talbert (track 19)
Carrol Washington (track 5)
Ralph Williams (US soul composer) (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Cream Records (70s Los Angeles) (1971) (track 15)
HI Records Inc. (1971) (track 15)
publisher:
Al Green Music Inc. (track 15)
EMI Longitude Music (tracks 7, 16)
Groovesville Music (publishing) ( – ????) (track 7)
Irving Music, Inc. (tracks 12, 15)
edit of:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Weekends by Black Eyed Peas feat. Esthero (track 14)
is the basis for:
later versions:
Mr. Big Stuff (track 5)
recording of:
Clean Up Woman (track 16)
Family Affair (track 14)
Have You Seen Her (track 11)
Mr. Big Stuff (track 5)
Theme from Shaft (track 12)

CD 3

arranger:
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 17)
background vocals:
The Blue Notes (Harold Melvin group) (track 17)
composer:
Homer Banks (track 10)
Thom Bell (track 8)
Joe Greene (American songwriter) (track 21)
Isaac Hayes (track 7)
Phil Hurtt (track 8)
Curtis Mayfield (track 15)
Billy Preston (track 21)
Joe Tex (American southern soul musician) (track 6)
Carl Hampton (track 10)
Alvertis Isbell (track 1)
Raymond Jackson (songwriter, guitarist and producer) (track 10)
Johnny Nash (track 16)
Bill Withers (track 5)
lead vocals:
Harold Melvin (track 17)
lyricist:
Homer Banks (track 10)
Isaac Hayes (track 7)
Curtis Mayfield (track 15)
Joe Tex (American southern soul musician) (track 6)
Carl Hampton (track 10)
Alvertis Isbell (track 1)
Raymond Jackson (songwriter, guitarist and producer) (track 10)
Johnny Nash (track 16)
Bill Withers (track 5)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 12, 17, 19)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 12, 17, 19)
Curtis Mayfield (track 15)
writer:
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 17, 19)
Cary Gilbert (track 19)
Tony Hester (track 2)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 12, 17, 19)
Gene McFadden (track 12)
Barrett Strong (track 20)
John Whitehead (track 12)
Norman Whitfield (track 20)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1972) (tracks 12, 17)
publisher:
Groovesville Music (publishing) ( – ????) (track 2)
Mijac Music (track 12)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 12, 17, 19)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc (1972 – ????) (track 15)
edit of:
mash-ups:
remixes:
Backstabbers by The O’Jays (track 12)
sampled by:
Back Stabbaz by Fast Crew (track 12)
part of:
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Kenny’s Dead (track 15)
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
Toi et le soleil (track 16)
recording of:
Back Stabbers (track 12)
Do Your Thing (track 7)
Freddie’s Dead (track 15)
I Gotcha (track 6)
In the Rain (track 2)
I’ll Be Around (track 8)
Lean on Me (track 5)
Me and Mrs. Jones (track 19)
Outa Space (track 21)
referred to in medleys:
Classic Grooves (track 8)

CD 4

percussion:
Emil Richards (track 10)
arranger:
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 18)
John Davis (70s US funk producer/songwriter aka The Monster) (1974) (track 22)
composer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 3)
Timmy Thomas (track 4)
William DeVaughn (track 22)
Bill Withers (track 2)
lyricist:
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 3)
Timmy Thomas (track 4)
William DeVaughn (track 22)
Bill Withers (track 2)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 3, 18)
Marvin Gaye (track 10)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 3, 18)
Ed Townsend (track 10)
Frank Fioravanti (1974) (track 22)
John Davis (70s US funk producer/songwriter aka The Monster) (1974) (track 22)
writer:
Papa Dee Allen (track 16)
Vinnie Barrett (track 23)
Harold Brown (track 16)
Don Bryant (track 15)
Michael Burton (track 7)
B.B. Dickerson (track 16)
Bobby Eli (track 23)
Kenneth Gamble (track 18)
Marvin Gaye (track 10)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 18)
Ernie Isley (track 11)
Marvin Isley (track 11)
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (track 11)
Ronald Isley (track 11)
Rudolph Isley (track 11)
Chris Jasper (track 11)
Lonnie Jordan (track 16)
Bernard Miller (track 15)
Charles Miller (US saxophonist & flutist, member of War) (track 16)
Lee Oskar (track 16)
Ann Peebles (track 15)
Sylvia Robinson (track 7)
Howard E. Scott (US funk/rock guitarist, member of War) (track 16)
Melvin Steals (track 1)
Mervin Steals (track 1)
Ed Townsend (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Motown Records (1973) (track 10)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1973) (track 10)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 11)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 15)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 10)
Melomega Music (track 22)
Mijac Music (track 3)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 22)
edit of:
remix of:
Let’s Get It On (album version) by Marvin Gaye (track 10)
remixes:
Love Train (Tom Moulton Mix) by The O’Jays (track 3)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Looking for a Love (track 21)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Tog und Nocht (track 21)
partial recording of:
That Lady (track 11)
recording of:
Let’s Get It On (track 10)
Love Train (track 3)
Pillow Talk (track 7)
The Love I Lost (track 18)
Use Me (track 2)
version of:
Who's That Lady (track 11)

CD 5

arranger:
Norman Harris (track 3)
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 15)
composer:
James Banks (track 13)
Eddie Marion (track 13)
Henderson Thigpen (track 13)
Fred Wesley (track 1)
Stevie Wonder (track 7)
Vinnie Barrett (track 23)
Johnny Bristol (track 9)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 1)
Bobby Eli (track 23)
Christopher Mark Jackson (funk/soul songwriter, active in the ’60s and ’70s) (track 11)
John Starks (track 1)
engineer:
Jay Mark (track 3)
Don Murray (Producer and engineer) (track 3)
Carl Parualo (track 3)
Kenny Present (track 3)
Joe Tarsia (engineer) (track 3)
lyricist:
Fred Wesley (track 1)
Stevie Wonder (track 7)
Vinnie Barrett (track 23)
Johnny Bristol (track 9)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 1)
Bobby Eli (track 23)
Christopher Mark Jackson (funk/soul songwriter, active in the ’60s and ’70s) (track 11)
John Starks (track 1)
performer:
Chaka Khan (track 7)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 15)
Norman Harris (track 3)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 15)
vocals:
Minnie Riperton (track 12)
Sheila Ferguson (track 15)
Valerie Holiday (track 15)
Fayette Pinkney (track 15)
writer:
Philip Bailey (track 20)
Roger Ball (track 16)
Harry Wayne Casey (track 6)
James "Buzz" Cason (track 14)
Bob Crewe (track 17)
Malcolm Duncan (track 16)
Richard Finch (track 6)
Kenneth Gamble (track 15)
Mac Gayden (track 14)
Alan Gorrie (track 16)
Wally Holmes (Songwriter) (track 4)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 15)
Robbie McIntosh (Scottish drummer for Average White Band) (track 16)
Onnie McIntyre (track 16)
Billy Nichols (US soul/disco singer/songwriter) (track 10)
Kenny Nolan (track 17)
Barney Perry (track 18)
Minnie Riperton (track 12)
Richard Rudolph (track 12)
Charles Stepney (track 20)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 16)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 20)
Vinnie Barrett (track 3)
Bobby Eli (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Atlantic Recording Corporation (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor within the US) (track 3)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1973) (track 15)
Capitol Records, Inc. (company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1993) (track 12)
publisher:
Average Music (track 16)
BMG Bumblebee (track 16)
Bug Music Ltd. (track 16)
Bushka Music (publishing) (track 9)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 17)
Fairwood Music Ltd. (track 16)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 13)
Music in Three (track 10)
Warner/Chappell (track 15)
Zella Music (track 3)
peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 6)
recorded at:
edit of:
edits:
sampled by:
Bull's Eye by Syleena Johnson Feat. Common (track 3)
cover recording of:
Everlasting Love (track 14)
later parody versions:
Lady Marmelade (track 17)
later translated versions:
Lady Marmalade (French version) (track 17)
When Will I See You Again (Japanese version) (track 15)
幾時再見 (track 15)
熱辣辣 (track 17)
partial recording of:
The Payback (track 1)
recording of:
Do It (Do It ’Till You’re Satisfied) (track 10)
Lady Marmalade (track 17)
Lovin’ You (track 12)
Pick Up the Pieces (track 16)
Reasons (track 20)
Rock Your Baby (track 6)
Rock the Boat (track 4)
Sideshow (track 3)
Walking in Rhythm (track 18)
Woman to Woman (track 13)
When Will I See You Again (1973) (track 15)
You Little Trustmaker (1974) (track 11)

CD 6

strings arranger:
Skip Lane (track 11)
arranger:
Charles Stepney (track 1)
Earth, Wind & Fire (track 1)
assistant engineer:
Phil Benton (track 11)
associate producer:
Lonnie Jordan (track 4)
Howard E. Scott (US funk/rock guitarist, member of War) (track 4)
co-producer:
Charles Stepney (track 1)
composer:
Winfred Lovett (track 9)
Randy Muller (track 8)
Rod Temperton (track 15)
Wade Williamston (bassist) (track 8)
Curtis Mayfield (track 5)
engineer:
Johnny Duncan (producer) (track 11)
George Massenburg (track 1)
lyricist:
Winfred Lovett (track 9)
Randy Muller (track 8)
Wade Williamston (bassist) (track 8)
Curtis Mayfield (track 5)
mixer:
Ed Barton (engineer) (track 4)
producer:
Jerry Goldstein (track 4)
Jim Healy (track 11)
Robert E. Lee (track 11)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 1)
Johnny Duncan (producer) (track 11)
recording engineer:
Ed Barton (engineer) (track 4)
Andrew Berliner (track 4)
Chris Huston (track 4)
writer:
Papa Dee Allen (track 4)
Philip Bailey (track 1)
Roger Ball (track 3)
Billy Beck (track 6)
Leroy Bonner (track 6)
Harold Brown (track 4)
Bobby Caldwell (US singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) (track 18)
B.B. Dickerson (track 4)
Molly Duncan (track 3)
Larry Dunn (track 1)
Dino Fekaris (track 19)
Kenneth Gamble (track 10)
Jerry Goldstein (track 4)
Alan Gorrie (track 3)
Reginald J. Hargis (track 11)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 10)
Arnold Ingram (track 14)
Eddie Irons (track 11)
Marshall Jones (US bassist & songwriter, member of Ohio Players) (track 6)
Lonnie Jordan (track 4)
Alfons Kettner (track 18)
Dennis Lambert (track 7)
Robbie McIntosh (Scottish drummer for Average White Band) (track 3)
Al McKay (track 12)
Charles Miller (US saxophonist & flutist, member of War) (track 4)
James Mitchell (Singer, composer and producer, member of Detroit Emeralds) (track 14)
Lee Oskar (track 4)
Freddie Perren (track 19)
Mervin Pierce (Ohio Players) (track 6)
Brian Potter (US songwriter & producer) (track 7)
Ray Ransom (track 11)
Smokey Robinson (track 20)
Clarence Satchell (track 6)
Howard E. Scott (US funk/rock guitarist, member of War) (track 4)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 3)
Marvin Tarplin (track 20)
Richard Mc Alvin Thompson (US funk guitarist for BT Express) (track 2)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (tracks 1, 12)
James "Diamond" Williams (US drummer for Ohio Players) (track 6)
Marvin Willis (Marvin Lee Willis, member of Detroit Emeralds) (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1975) (track 1)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1977) (track 12)
publisher:
Bravo and Encore Music (tracks 2, 8)
EMI Songs Ltd. (tracks 9, 12)
Lehsem Songs (track 2)
Mayfield Music (track 5)
Music in Three (tracks 2, 8)
Rick S. Music (track 6)
edit of:
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Child of God (track 1)
later translated versions:
Best of My Love (Japanese Version) (track 12)
recording of:
Always and Forever (track 15)
Best of My Love (track 12)
Cruisin' (track 20)
Cut the Cake (track 3)
Dazz (track 11)
Express (track 2)
Float On (track 14)
Love Rollercoaster (track 6)
Movin’ (track 8)
Reunited (track 19)
Shining Star (track 1)
So in Love (track 5)