Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4 3:57
2 Let's Stay Together
Tina Turner 3:35
3 Search for the Hero
M People 3:47
4 Ocean Drive
Lighthouse Family 3 3:59
5 You Gotta Be
Des’ree 3:56
6 I Am Blessed
Eternal 4:20
7 Always and Forever
Luther Vandross 4:53
8 Move Closer
Phyllis Nelson 4:02
9 My Girl
The Temptations 4.75 2:40
10 (Take a Little) Piece of My Heart
Erma Franklin 2 2:35
11 Tired of Being Alone
Al Green 4.65 2:50
12 Rainy Night in Georgia
Randy Crawford 4:12
13 Why Can't We Live Together
Timmy Thomas 4:49
14 Caravan of Love
Isley Jasper Isley 4:20
15 Be Thankful for What You've Got
William DeVaughn 4:04
16 Unfinished Symphony
Massive Attack 5:14
17 Woman
Neneh Cherry 4:31
18 Back to Life
Soul II Soul 4 3:48
19 If You Love Me
Brownstone 3:40
20 I Will Survive
Chantay Savage 3:36
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It Takes Two
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston 2:57
2 Band of Gold
Freda Payne 5 2:54
3 Give Me Just a Little More Time
Chairmen of the Board 2:40
4 Don't Leave Me This Way
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 5 3:54
5 What a Fool Believes
The Doobie Brothers 3:42
6 Respect Yourself
The Staple Singers 4:53
7 Private Number
Judy Clay & William Bell 2:40
8 I Can't Stand the Rain
Ann Peebles 2:28
9 A Change Is Gonna Come
Otis Redding 4:15
10 Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers 4.5 2:04
11 Me and Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul 4:39
12 Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
Aretha Franklin 4.5 3:26
13 Ready or Not Here I Come
The Delfonics 2:00
14 Betcha by Golly Wow
The Stylistics 3:45
15 Zoom
Fat Larry's Band 3:44
16 I'm Doing Fine Now
New York City 2:31
17 Solid (long)
Ashford & Simpson 5:08
18 Slow Hand
The Pointer Sisters 3:49
19 After the Love Has Gone
Earth, Wind & Fire 3:37
20 Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
Freddie Jackson 4:04
21 Piano in the Dark
Brenda Russell 4:23
22 Nightshift
Commodores 5 4:22

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Benny Benjamin (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
strings:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
percussion:
Emil Richards (track 1)
background vocals:
Eddie Kendricks (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
Otis Williams (US baritone singer, member of The Temptations & The Distants) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
Paul Williams (member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
composer:
William DeVaughn (track 15)
Ernie Isley (track 14)
Marvin Isley (track 14)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 2)
Chris Jasper (track 14)
Willie Mitchell (US soul/R&B & funk producer, trumpeter & singer) (track 2)
Phyllis Nelson (track 8)
Smokey Robinson (track 9)
Rod Temperton (track 7)
Ronald White (track 9)
Tony Joe White (track 12)
Al Green (tracks 2, 11)
Timmy Thomas (track 13)
Paul Tucker (track 4)
engineer:
Arabella Rodriguez (track 18)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
lead vocals:
David Ruffin (soul singer, member of The Temptations) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
lyricist:
William DeVaughn (track 15)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (track 2)
Willie Mitchell (US soul/R&B & funk producer, trumpeter & singer) (track 2)
Phyllis Nelson (track 8)
Smokey Robinson (track 9)
Tony Joe White (track 12)
Al Green (tracks 2, 11)
Timmy Thomas (track 13)
Paul Tucker (track 4)
mixer:
Nellee Hooper (track 18)
Jazzie B (track 18)
performer:
The Temptations (Motown soul vocal group) (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
producer:
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Nellee Hooper (track 18)
Ed Townsend (track 1)
Jazzie B (track 18)
vocals:
Erma Franklin (track 10)
Caron Wheeler (track 18)
writer:
Bert Russell Berns (track 10)
Robert Del Naja (track 16)
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Grant Marshall (track 16)
Shara Nelson (track 16)
Jerry Ragovoy (track 10)
Jonathan Sharp (UK producer aka Jonny Dollar) (track 16)
Ed Townsend (track 1)
Andrew Vowles (track 16)
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) (1967) (track 10)
Motown Records (1973) (track 1)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1973) (track 1)
publisher:
April Music Inc. (track 14)
IJI Publishing (track 14)
IQ Music Ltd. (track 8)
Irving Music, Inc. (tracks 2, 11)
Jobete Music (UK) Ltd. (tracks 1, 9)
Jobete Music Ltd (track 1)
Melomega Music (track 15)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 15)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 15)
was commissioned by:
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 4)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)
edits:
mash-ups:
remix of:
Let’s Get It On (album version) by Marvin Gaye (track 1)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Always and Forever (track 7)
is the basis for:
Wanna Be Happy? (track 11)
later parody versions:
Bum Bum Boris (track 14)
Mummo (track 9)
medley of:
Waiting for Jody (track 9)
recording of:
Caravan of Love (track 14)
Let’s Get It On (track 1)
Move Closer (track 8)
Ocean Drive (track 4)
Piece of My Heart (track 10)
Unfinished Sympathy (track 16)
My Girl (1964-09-25 – 1964-11-17) (track 9)

CD 2

drums (drum set):
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1973-09-07) (track 12)
synthesizer:
Ken Bichel (keyboardist) (1973-09-07) (track 12)
organ:
Richard Tee (1973-09-07) (track 12)
guitar:
Hugh McCracken (1973-09-07) (track 12)
bass:
Chuck Rainey (American bassist) (1973-09-07) (track 12)
electric piano:
Donny Hathaway (1973-09-07) (track 12)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (1973-09-07) (track 12)
arranger:
Booker T. Jones (track 10)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (1973-09-07) (track 12)
Ann S, Clark (1973-09-07) (track 12)
Pat Smith (soul vocalist) (1973-09-07) (track 12)
composer:
Thom Bell (track 13)
Michael Clark (songwriter, composer) (track 18)
Franne Golde (track 22)
William Hart (of The Delfonics) (track 13)
Dennis Lambert (track 22)
Paul Laurence (track 20)
Walter Orange (track 22)
Bill Withers (track 10)
Sam Cooke (track 9)
engineer:
Lew Hahn (track 12)
lead vocals:
Aretha Franklin (1973-09-07) (track 12)
lyricist:
Thom Bell (track 13)
William Hart (of The Delfonics) (track 13)
Paul Laurence (track 20)
Bill Withers (track 10)
John Bettis (track 18)
Sam Cooke (track 9)
mixer:
John Golden (mastering engineer) (track 10)
performer:
Teddy Pendergrass (track 4)
producer:
Aretha Franklin (track 12)
Kenneth Gamble (track 4)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 4)
Arif Mardin (track 12)
Jerry Wexler (track 12)
Booker T. Jones (track 10)
recording engineer:
Bill Halverson (track 10)
Bill Lazarus (track 10)
solo flute:
Joe Farrell (1973-09-07) (track 12)
vocals:
Bill Withers (track 10)
Kim Weston (track 1)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 17)
William Bell (track 7)
Morris Broadnax (track 12)
Don Bryant (track 8)
Bill Champlin (track 19)
Scott Cutler (track 21)
Lamont Dozier (track 2)
Ronald Dunbar (track 2)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 19)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 4, 11)
Cary Gilbert (tracks 4, 11)
Jay Graydon (track 19)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 2)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 2)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 4, 11)
Jeff Hull (track 21)
Kenny Loggins (track 5)
Michael McDonald (R&B & soul singer) (track 5)
Bernard Miller (track 8)
Sylvia Moy (track 1)
Clarence Paul (track 12)
Ann Peebles (track 8)
Brenda Russell (track 21)
Valerie Simpson (track 17)
William Stevenson (Motown songwriter) (track 1)
Stevie Wonder (track 12)
Booker T. Jones (track 7)
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) (track 10)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 9)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 10)
Fozbeats Music (track 19)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 19)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 8)
Kags Music Corp. (track 9)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 2)
Milk Money Music (track 5)
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) (track 19)
Snug Music (track 5)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 11, 18)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 4)
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1973-09-07) (track 12)
edit of:
has remixes:
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 280) (track 10)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 391) (track 2)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Ready or Not (Fugees song) (track 13)
later parody versions:
Rache! (track 22)
later translated versions:
Allem Anschein nach bist Du's (Ain't No Sunshine) (track 10)
Pihtimus (track 18)
recording of:
Ain’t No Sunshine (track 10)
Band of Gold (track 2)
It Takes Two (track 1)
Me and Mrs. Jones (track 11)
Nightshift (track 22)
Piano in the Dark (track 21)
Private Number (track 7)
Slow Hand (track 18)
Solid (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 10)

Release

ASIN: UK: B000024Q5C [info]