Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Help Me Make It Through the Night Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:26
2 Tired of Being Alone Al Green 4.65 2:49
3 Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I Am Going to Do) Aretha Franklin 4.5 3:26
4 I've Been Loving You Too Long Otis Redding 2:54
5 It Hurts So Good Millie Jackson 3:25
6 Oh Girl The Chi‐Lites 3:42
7 I Get the Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wilson 2:53
8 Working My Way Back to You The Spinners 4:03
9 Thinking of You Sister Sledge 5 4:29
10 That Lady, Parts 1 & 2 The Isley Brothers 4:18
11 Keep the Fire Burning Gwen McCrae 4:32
12 Rock Creek Park The Blackbyrds 4:36
13 Use' Ta Be My Girl The O’Jays 3 4:02
14 Me & Mrs. Jones Billy Paul 3:36
15 When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge 4.75 2:49
16 Thin Line Between Love and Hate The Persuaders 3:23
17 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right Isaac Hayes 4:41
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 How 'Bout Us Champaign 3:20
2 Wishing on a Star Rose Royce 5 3:57
3 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye 5 4:03
4 Turn Off the Lights Teddy Pendergrass 5:53
5 When You Tell Me That You Love Me Diana Ross 1 4:10
6 Just the Way You Are Barry White 4:48
7 Cherish Kool & The Gang 5 3:57
8 The Glow of Love Change 6:09
9 One Day in Your Life Michael Jackson 4:07
10 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 4:02
11 A Love Supreme Will Downing 3:49
12 Forget Me Nots Patrice Rushen 5 4:06
13 I Found Lovin' Fatback Band 5 4:09
14 Just a Touch of Love Slave 4:53
15 If You Think You Are Lonely Now Bobby Womack 5:28
16 Love Won't Let Me Wait Major Harris 5:33
17 Always Atlantic Starr 4:49
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Just the Two of Us Bill Withers & Grover Washington, Jr. 3:49
2 Sweet Love Anita Baker 3.35 4:22
3 I Wanna Get Next to You Rose Royce 5 3:55
4 Come Into My Life Joyce Sims 3:40
5 Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton 3:49
6 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson 4:44
7 I Really Didn't Mean It Luther Vandross 5 4:25
8 I Want Your Love Chic 6:50
9 Love Has Come Around Donald Byrd 3:38
10 Ain't Nobody Rufus & Chaka Khan 5 4:35
11 Teardrops Womack & Womack 3:47
12 Shake You Down Gregory Abbott 3.5 4:03
13 Body Talk Imagination 3:38
14 You're the One for Me D‐Train 4:35
15 On the Wings of Love Jeffrey Osborne 4:00
16 Almaz Randy Crawford 4:03

Credits

CD 1

drums (drum set):
Keith Killgo (track 12)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1973-09-07) (track 3)
strings arranger:
Wade Marcus (track 12)
membranophone:
Roger Hawkins (1966-02-17) (track 15)
farfisa [farfisa organ]:
Spooner Oldham (1966-02-17) (track 15)
synthesizer:
Ken Bichel (keyboardist) (1973-09-07) (track 3)
organ:
Richard Tee (1973-09-07) (track 3)
guitar:
Orville Saunders (track 12)
Marlin Greene ('60s teen artist, writer & engineer) (1966-02-17) (track 15)
Hugh McCracken (1973-09-07) (track 3)
bass:
Joe Hall (Member of The Blackbyrds) (track 12)
Chuck Rainey (American bassist) (1973-09-07) (track 3)
electric piano:
Donny Hathaway (1973-09-07) (track 3)
double bass:
Albert Lowe Jr. (1966-02-17) (track 15)
keyboard:
Kevin Toney (track 12)
saxophone:
Stephen Johnson (Member of The Blackyards) (track 12)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (1973-09-07) (track 3)
horn arranger:
Wade Marcus (track 12)
background vocals:
Margaret Branch (1973-09-07) (track 3)
Ann S, Clark (1973-09-07) (track 3)
Pat Smith (soul vocalist) (1973-09-07) (track 3)
composer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 13)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 13)
Homer Banks (track 17)
Al Green (track 2)
Carl Hampton (track 17)
Willie Hutch (track 11)
Raymond Jackson (songwriter, guitarist and producer) (track 17)
Kris Kristofferson (track 1)
Phillip Mitchell (track 5)
engineer:
Val Garay (track 12)
Lew Hahn (track 3)
David Hassinger (track 12)
Jim Nipar (track 12)
lead vocals:
Aretha Franklin (1973-09-07) (track 3)
lyricist:
Kenneth Gamble (track 13)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 13)
Homer Banks (track 17)
Al Green (track 2)
Carl Hampton (track 17)
Willie Hutch (track 11)
Raymond Jackson (songwriter, guitarist and producer) (track 17)
Kris Kristofferson (track 1)
Phillip Mitchell (track 5)
mixer:
David Hassinger (track 12)
Jim Nipar (track 12)
producer:
Donald Byrd (American jazz trumpeter) (track 12)
Aretha Franklin (track 3)
Marlin Greene ('60s teen artist, writer & engineer) (track 15)
Quin Ivy (track 15)
Arif Mardin (track 3)
Jerry Wexler (track 3)
solo flute:
Joe Farrell (1973-09-07) (track 3)
vocals:
Percy Sledge (1966-02-17) (track 15)
writer:
Morris Broadnax (track 3)
Bernard Edwards (track 9)
Alicia Evelyn (track 7)
Kenneth Gamble (track 14)
Cary Gilbert (track 14)
Joe Hall (Member of The Blackbyrds) (track 12)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 14)
Stephen Johnson (Member of The Blackyards) (track 12)
Keith Killgo (track 12)
Calvin Lewis (track 15)
Sandy Linzer (track 8)
Van McCoy (track 7)
Clarence Paul (track 3)
Denny Randell (track 8)
Nile Rodgers (track 9)
Orville Saunders (track 12)
Kevin Toney (track 12)
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
Andrew Wright (US keyboardist) (track 15)
Jerry Butler (soul singer) (1965) (track 4)
Otis Redding (1965) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
H.H.O. Ltd (music licensing) (track 15)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1992) (track 15)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1992) (track 15)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1993) (track 15)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1993) (track 15)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 9)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 1)
East (US publishing company affiliated with BMI) (track 4)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 2)
Mijac Music (track 15)
TM Music Ltd. (track 7)
Time (US publishing entity affiliated with BMI) (track 4)
Warner Bros. Music Ltd. (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 9)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 14–15)
Warner/Chappell (track 15)
Pronto Music (1966 –) (track 15)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (1966 –) (track 15)
recorded at:
Norala Studio in Sheffield, Alabama, United States (1966-02-17) (track 15)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1973-09-07) (track 3)
edits:
Use ta Be My Girl (7″ single) by The O’Jays (track 13)
sampled by:
Quiet on tha Set by N.W.A (track 12)
The R by Eric B. & Rakim (track 12)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 54) (track 15)
cover recording of:
It Hurts So Good (track 5)
is the basis for:
Wanna Be Happy? (track 2)
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
recording of:
Me and Mrs. Jones (track 14)
Rock Creek Park (track 12)
Thinking of You (track 9)
Use ta Be My Girl (track 13)
When a Man Loves a Woman (1966-02-17) (track 15)
I Get the Sweetest Feeling (1968) (track 7)

CD 2

arranger:
Davide Romani (track 8)
Barry White (track 6)
James Mack (Composer, arranger, conductor) (track 1)
Paolo Gianolio (track 8)
Gene Page (tracks 6, 17)
composer:
Renee Armand (track 9)
Albert Hammond (track 5)
Billie Calvin (Billie Rae Calvin) (track 2)
Billy Joel (track 6)
Phyllis Nelson (American singer) (track 10)
Dana Walden (track 1)
conductor:
Davide Romani (track 8)
Paolo Gianolio (track 8)
Gene Page (track 17)
engineer:
Rory Young (track 17)
executive producer:
Diana Ross (track 5)
lead vocals:
Luther Vandross (track 8)
lyricist:
John Bettis (track 5)
Billie Calvin (Billie Rae Calvin) (track 2)
Billy Joel (track 6)
Phyllis Nelson (American singer) (track 10)
Dana Walden (track 1)
producer:
Peter Asher (track 5)
Kenneth Gamble (track 4)
Marvin Gaye (track 3)
Leo Graham (producer / composer / lyricist) (track 1)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 4)
David Lewis (member of Atlantic Starr) (track 17)
Wayne Lewis (member of Atlantic Starr) (track 17)
Barry White (track 6)
writer:
Clifford Adams (track 7)
Mark Adams (Slave bassist) (track 14)
Steve Arrington (track 14)
Vinnie Barrett (track 16)
Ronald Bell (track 7)
Jim Bonnefond (track 7)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 7)
Odell Brown (track 3)
Bobby Eli (track 16)
Johnny Flippin (track 13)
Kenneth Gamble (track 4)
Wayne Garfield (track 8)
Marvin Gaye (track 3)
Mark Hicks (track 14)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 4)
David Lewis (member of Atlantic Starr) (track 17)
Jonathan Lewis (Member of Atlantic Starr) (track 17)
Wayne Lewis (member of Atlantic Starr) (track 17)
Mauro Malavasi (track 8)
Terri McFaddin (track 12)
Patrick Moten (track 15)
David Ritz ("Sexual Healing" co-composer) (track 3)
Davide Romani (track 8)
Patrice Rushen (track 12)
Claydes Smith (track 7)
James Taylor (US R&B vocalist for Kool & the Gang) (track 7)
Ray Turner (keyboard player) (track 14)
Michael Walker (lead singer of The Fatback Band) (track 13)
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (track 12)
Daniel Webster (track 14)
Curtis Williams (keyboardist/percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 7)
Bobby Womack (track 15)
Starleana Young (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
The Island Def Jam Music Group (use “Island” or “Def Jam Recordings” labels rather than this record company) (1978) (track 6)
Philadelphia International Records (1979 –) (track 4)
Columbia Records (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Music Entertainment, only use for manufacturing/distribution and copyright holding) (1982) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1982) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1988) (track 1)
publisher:
Baby Fingers Music (track 12)
EMI Songs Ltd. (tracks 3, 6)
Freddie Dee Music (track 12)
IQ Music Ltd. (track 10)
Impulsive Music (track 6)
John Bettis Music (track 5)
Prestige Music Co. (US, affiliated with BMI) (track 16)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 5)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 7)
Yamina Music (track 12)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (1974 –) (track 9)
Joelsongs (1977 –) (track 6)
edits:
Always (7″ single) by Atlantic Starr (track 17)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
I'm Hot by Erick Sermon (track 3)
Turnaround by Phats & Small feat. Toney Lee (track 8)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 231) (track 3)
cover recording of:
Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Hello Brooklyn 2.0 (track 3)
Sexual Rapping (track 3)
later translated versions:
Leben mit dir (track 7)
可會有明天 (track 6)
recording of:
Always (Atlantic Starr song) (track 17)
Cherish (track 7)
Forget Me Nots (track 12)
Glow of Love (track 8)
How ’bout Us (track 1)
I Found Lovin’ (track 13)
Move Closer (track 10)
Sexual Healing (track 3)
Wishing on a Star (track 2)

CD 3

bass guitar:
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (track 2)
membranophone:
David Beal (track 12)
Ricky Lawson (track 2)
guitar:
Greg Moore (US guitarist & songwriter) (track 2)
bass:
T.M. Stevens (track 12)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (track 2)
keyboard:
Dean Gant (track 2)
arranger:
Gregory Abbott (track 12)
background vocals:
Gregory Abbott (track 12)
Robert Deadmon (track 12)
Aida Foreman (track 12)
Jim Gilstrap (track 2)
Bunny Hull (track 2)
Darryl Phinnessee (track 2)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Anita Baker (track 2)
composer:
Anita Baker (track 2)
Gary Bias (track 2)
Bernard Edwards (track 8)
Louis A. Johnson (track 2)
Nile Rodgers (track 8)
Gregory Abbott (track 12)
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 5)
Joyce Sims (track 4)
engineer:
Barney Perkins (track 2)
lead vocals:
Gregory Abbott (track 12)
lyricist:
Gregory Abbott (track 12)
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 5)
Joyce Sims (track 4)
performer:
producer:
Michael J. Powell (track 2)
Gregory Abbott (track 12)
writer:
Ralph Dino (track 6)
Ashley Ingram (track 13)
Leee John (track 13)
Steve Jolley (track 13)
Ralph MacDonald (track 1)
Marcus Miller (jazz musician) (track 7)
William Salter (track 1)
Tony Swain (track 13)
Larry Di Tomaso (track 6)
Luther Vandross (track 7)
Bill Withers (track 1)
Cecil Womack (track 11)
Linda Womack (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
R&B Division Ltd (1981) (track 13)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1986) (track 12)
publisher:
Beach House Music (track 4)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 2)
Ghati Music Inc. (track 5)
Grabbitt Music (track 12)
IQ Music Ltd. (track 5)
Jobete Music (track 2)
Overdue Music (track 10)
Smokin' Amigos (track 4)
Universal (plain logo: “Universal”) (track 13)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 13)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
is the basis for:
Just the Two of Us (track 1)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Ain’t Nobody (additional lyrics) (track 10)
recording of:
Ain’t Nobody (track 10)
Body Talk (track 13)
Come Into My Life (track 4)
Do What You Do (track 6)
I Want Your Love (track 8)
Just the Two of Us (track 1)
Shake You Down (track 12)
Sweet Love (track 2)
Teardrops (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Classic Grooves (track 14)