Tracklist

CD 1: Disc 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Back To Life [However Do You Want Me]
Soul II Soul 3:47
2 Le Freak
Chic 3:35
3 Too Young To Die
Jamiroquai 3:24
4 Be Good [Lion's Song]
Gregory Porter 6:26
5 Street Life
The Crusaders & Randy Crawford 5:31
6 Wish I Didn't Miss You
Angie Stone 4:29
7 Ai No Corrida
Quincy Jones 4:22
8 California Soul
Marlena Shaw 5 2:59
9 Always There
Incognito & Jocelyn Brown 3:36
10 I'm All Over It
Jamie Cullum 3:42
11 This Will Be [An Everlasting Love]
Natalie Cole 2:50
12 Are You My Woman? [Tell Me So]
The Chi‐Lites 3:01
13 How High The Moon
Ella Fitzgerald 5 3:16
14 Back To Black
Amy Winehouse 4.7 4:01
15 Brick House
Commodores 3:36
16 100 Days, 100 Nights
Sharon Jones and the Dap‐Kings 3:45
17 On My Way
Tim Wes 4:12
18 Sweet Love
Anita Baker 3.35 4:22
CD 2: Disc 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Think
Aretha Franklin 3.65 2:19
2 Soul With A Capital 'S'
Tower of Power 5:00
3 P.D.A. [We Just Don't Care]
John Legend 3:47
4 Don't Know Why
Norah Jones 3.6 3:06
5 Mas Que Nada
Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66 2:35
6 Saxuality
Candy Dulfer 4:29
7 Home Again
Michael Kiwanuka 3:32
8 Apparently Nothin'
Young Disciples 3:46
9 Mercy Mercy Me [The Ecology]
Marvin Gaye 4.75 3:16
10 Backseat Driver
Sabrina Starke & Ziggi Recado 3:31
11 I'm Every Woman
Chaka Khan 3.5 4:06
12 Boogie Nights
Heatwave 5 3:36
13 The "In" Crowd
The Ramsey Lewis Trio 3:19
14 Better Think Twice
Trijntje Oosterhuis 4:06
15 Never Too Much
Luther Vandross 5 3:51
16 Black Gold
Esperanza Spalding 5:17
17 Car Wash
Rose Royce 5 3:19
18 Ike's Rap II / Help Me Love
Isaac Hayes 7:31
19 Love Trip
Kris Berry 2:43
CD 3: Disc 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 This Ain't Gonna Work
Alain Clark 3:15
2 My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nina Simone 3:37
3 [Sittin' On] The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding 4.5 2:40
4 Rescue Me
Fontella Bass 2:53
5 Do Anything
New Cool Collective & Andrew Roachford 3:47
6 Dream On Dreamer
The Brand New Heavies 3:37
7 Walk On By
Dionne Warwick 2:54
8 Solid
Ashford & Simpson 3:47
9 Bounce
Bruut! 3:33
10 It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
Barry White 6:53
11 The Sweetest Taboo
Sade 4:37
12 Back It Up
Caro Emerald 3:54
13 Right Next Door [Because Of Me]
The Robert Cray Band 4:18
14 Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Bettye Swann 3:47
15 Love Sensation
Loleatta Holloway 3:49
16 Anna Mae
The Very Next 3:34
17 Who Will Comfort Me
Melody Gardot 4:58
18 What A Man
Linda Lyndell 2:41
19 Why Don't You Do Right?
Peggy Lee 2:25

Credits

CD 1: Disc 1

violin:
Mark Berrow (violinist) (track 14)
Elizabeth Edwards (violinist) (track 14)
Peter Hanson (violinist) (track 14)
Boguslaw Kostecki (violinist) (track 14)
Perry Montague‐Mason (violinist) (track 14)
Everton Nelson (violinist) (track 14)
Tom Pigott-Smith (violinist) (track 14)
Jonathan Rees (track 14)
Chris Tombling (violinist) (track 14)
Warren Zielinski (violinist) (track 14)
cello:
John Heley (cellist) (track 14)
Joely Koos (cellist) (track 14)
Anthony Pleeth (cellist) (track 14)
drums (drum set):
Homer Steinweiss (track 14)
Yoràn Vroom (track 17)
bass guitar:
Nick Movshon (track 14)
Freddie Washington (US session bassist) (track 18)
strings arranger:
Chris Elliott (composer and arranger) (track 14)
viola:
Rachel Bolt (violist) (track 14)
Jon Thorne (english double bassist) (track 14)
Bruce White (violist) (track 14)
Katie Wilkinson (track 14)
membranophone:
Ricky Lawson (track 18)
tambourine:
Mark Ronson (UK pop & hip hop producer) (track 14)
guitar:
Thomas Brenneck (track 14)
Binky Griptite (track 14)
Greg Moore (US guitarist & songwriter) (track 18)
bass:
Louis Drenthe (track 17)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (track 18)
Frank Ricotti (percussionist) (track 14)
Roel Calister (track 17)
keyboard:
Anan den Boer (track 17)
Dean Gant (track 18)
Ruben Drenthe (track 17)
alto saxophone:
Chris Davies (track 14)
Andy Macintosh (track 14)
piano:
Victor Axelrod (track 14)
baritone saxophone:
Dave Bishop (track 14)
tenor saxophone:
Jamie Talbot (track 14)
Tim Wes (track 17)
arranger:
Richard Evans (US jazz/soul bassist, composer, arranger and producer) (track 8)
Charles Stepney (track 8)
assistant mixer:
Matt Paul (track 14)
assistant recording engineer:
Jesse Gladstone (track 14)
Mike Makowski (track 14)
background vocals:
Jim Gilstrap (track 18)
Bunny Hull (track 18)
Darryl Phinnessee (track 18)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Anita Baker (track 18)
composer:
Anan den Boer (track 17)
Anita Baker (track 18)
Gary Bias (track 18)
William Jeffrey (track 9)
Louis A. Johnson (track 18)
Ronald LaPread (track 15)
Ronnie Laws (track 9)
Dennis Letnom (Dutch record producer andsongwriter) (track 17)
Thomas McClary (track 15)
Tim Wes (track 17)
Milan Williams (track 15)
Jamie Cullum (pianist, jazz-pop artist) (track 10)
Lionel Richie (track 15)
Ricky Ross (Scottish singer-songwriter) (track 10)
Morgan Lewis (1940) (track 13)
conductor:
Chris Elliott (composer and arranger) (track 14)
engineer:
Dennis Letnom (Dutch record producer andsongwriter) (track 17)
Barney Perkins (track 18)
lyricist:
Paul Allen (US songwriter) (track 9)
Jamie Cullum (pianist, jazz-pop artist) (track 10)
William King (member of Commodores) (track 15)
Walter Orange (track 15)
Lionel Richie (track 15)
Ricky Ross (Scottish singer-songwriter) (track 10)
Nancy Hamilton (1940) (track 13)
mixer:
Dennis Letnom (Dutch record producer andsongwriter) (track 17)
Tom Elmhirst (track 14)
producer:
Richard Evans (US jazz/soul bassist, composer, arranger and producer) (track 8)
Dennis Letnom (Dutch record producer andsongwriter) (track 17)
Michael J. Powell (track 18)
Mark Ronson (UK pop & hip hop producer) (track 14)
Charles Stepney (track 8)
recording engineer:
Mark Ronson (UK pop & hip hop producer) (track 14)
Vaughan Merrick (track 14)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 8)
Bernard Edwards (track 2)
Jason Kay (English singer, Jamiroquai) (track 3)
Nile Rodgers (track 2)
Mark Ronson (UK pop & hip hop producer) (track 14)
Valerie Simpson (track 8)
Toby Smith (track 3)
Amy Winehouse (track 14)
publisher:
BMG Platinum Songs (track 14)
BMG VM Music Ltd. (track 14)
Cambrae Music (track 15)
Chappell (company that specialized in library and production music) (track 13)
Drop Five (track 15)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 18)
Hanna Music (track 15)
Jobete Music (track 18)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 8, 15)
Libren Music (track 15)
Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") (track 17)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 13)
recorded at:
Metropolis (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (track 14)
sampled by:
Can't Forget by Omar LinX (track 8)
cover recording of:
Always There (with lyrics) (track 9)
California Soul (track 8)
How High the Moon (1947) (track 13)
later versions:
Brick House 2003 (track 15)
recording of:
Back to Black (track 14)
Brick House (original version) (track 15)
I'm All Over It (track 10)
Le Freak (track 2)
On My Way (track 17)
Sweet Love (track 18)
Too Young to Die (track 3)
version of:
Always There (instrumental) (track 9)

CD 2: Disc 2

acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
Jesse Harris (track 4)
drums (drum set):
Dan Rieser (track 4)
Roger Hawkins (1968-04-15) (track 1)
bass guitar:
Lee Alexander (track 4)
Jerry Jemmott (1968-04-15) (track 1)
trumpet:
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (1968-04-15) (track 1)
strings arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 11)
woodwind arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 11)
mellotron:
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 9)
organ:
Spooner Oldham (1968-04-15) (track 1)
guitar:
Tommy Cogbill (1968-04-15) (track 1)
Jimmy Johnson (Muscle Shoals rhythm section (guitar/producer)) (1968-04-15) (track 1)
brass arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 11)
piano:
Norah Jones (track 4)
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-15) (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 9)
baritone saxophone:
Willie Bridges (1968-04-15) (track 1)
Floyd Newman (1968-04-15) (track 1)
tenor saxophone:
Charles Chalmers (1968-04-15) (track 1)
Andrew Love (1968-04-15) (track 1)
additional producer:
Arif Mardin (track 4)
arranger:
Arif Mardin (track 1)
Tom Dowd (track 1)
art direction:
Jessica Novod (track 4)
assistant engineer:
Mark Birkey (track 4)
background vocals:
Will Lee (US jazz/rock bassist) (track 11)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 11)
The Sweet Inspirations (1968-04-15) (track 1)
The Andantes (1971-03) (track 9)
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 9)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Chaka Khan (track 11)
composer:
Norman Whitfield (track 17)
Marvin Gaye (track 9)
Jesse Harris (track 4)
Rod Temperton (track 12)
Luther Vandross (track 15)
conductor:
David Van dePitte (1971-03) (track 9)
design/illustration:
Jessica Novod (track 4)
engineer:
James Douglass (engineer) (track 11)
Jay Newland (track 4)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1971-03) (track 9)
lead vocals:
Norah Jones (track 4)
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-15) (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (1971-03) (track 9)
lyricist:
Norman Whitfield (track 17)
Marvin Gaye (track 9)
Jesse Harris (track 4)
Rod Temperton (track 12)
Luther Vandross (track 15)
mixer:
Arif Mardin (track 4)
Jay Newland (track 4)
Lawrence Miles (track 9)
Lawrence Miles (1971-05-06) (track 9)
photography:
Joanne Savio (Photographer) (track 4)
producer:
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 12)
Norah Jones (track 4)
Jerry Wexler (track 1)
Marvin Gaye (track 9)
Arif Mardin (track 11)
Jay Newland (track 4)
recording engineer:
Tom Dowd (track 1)
solo tenor saxophone:
Wild Bill Moore (jazz and R&B saxophonist) (1971-03) (track 9)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 11)
Aretha Franklin (track 1)
Valerie Simpson (track 11)
Ted White (husband & co-songwriter of Aretha Franklin) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (track 11)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1971) (track 9)
GTO Records (1976) (track 12)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1981) (track 15)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (2002) (track 4)
publisher:
Beanly Songs (track 4)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 12)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 15)
Rodsongs (track 12)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 4)
Tincabell Music (track 12)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 17)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 12)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957–1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1968-04-15) (track 1)
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1971-03) (track 9)
edits:
has remixes:
sampled by:
Da Joint (explicit) by EPMD (track 1)
Sol marrón by ctRl (track 1)
cover recording of:
Don’t Know Why (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
Wenn du denkst … (track 1)
recording of:
Boogie Nights (track 12)
Car Wash (track 17)
Never Too Much (track 15)
Think (1968-04-15) (track 1)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (1971-03) (track 9)
I’m Every Woman (1978) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 12)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (track 12)

CD 3: Disc 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (track 2)
drums (drum set):
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 2)
Al Jackson, Jr. (Booker T & The MGs drummer) (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
bass guitar:
Donald “Duck” Dunn (US bass guitarist, session musician, record producer & songwriter) (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
trumpet:
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
guitar:
Steve Cropper (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (track 2)
keyboard:
Isaac Hayes (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
Booker T. Jones (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
piano:
Nina Simone (US singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist) (1957-12) (track 2)
arranger:
Phil Wright (track 4)
composer:
Sade Adu (track 11)
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 18)
Martin Ditcham (track 11)
Walter Donaldson (track 2)
Dan Hartman (track 15)
John D. Loudermilk (track 14)
lead vocals:
Fontella Bass (track 4)
lyricist:
Sade Adu (track 11)
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 18)
Dan Hartman (track 15)
John D. Loudermilk (track 14)
Gus Kahn (track 2)
other vocals [whistling]:
Otis Redding (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
producer:
Jerry Bruckheimer (track 3)
Steve Cropper (track 3)
Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis) (track 4)
Raynard Miner (track 4)
Don Simpson (track 3)
Carl Smith (Songwriter and producer) (track 4)
vocals:
Nina Simone (US singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist) (1957-12) (track 2)
Otis Redding (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
writer:
Nickolas Ashford (track 8)
Dallas Austin (track 6)
Steve Cropper (track 3)
N’Dea Davenport (track 6)
Raynard Miner (track 4)
Ekundayo Paris (track 10)
Nelson Pigford (track 10)
Otis Redding (track 3)
Valerie Simpson (track 8)
Carl Smith (Songwriter and producer) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Bethlehem Records (50s Jazz Label) (1958) (track 2)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1965) (track 4)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1992) (track 2)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1992) (track 2)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1993) (track 2)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1993) (track 2)
publisher:
Angel Music Ltd. (track 11)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 2)
Irving Music (BMI) (track 3)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 11)
Tobago Music Co. (track 2)
Yamaha Music Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 3)
recorded at:
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (track 2)
sampled by:
Eye Know by De La Soul (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 26) (track 3)
cover recording of:
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 2)
later translated versions:
Tabou (track 11)
later versions:
De ma vie (track 4)
Whatta Man (track 18)
recording of:
Dream on Dreamer (track 6)
Love Sensation (track 15)
Rescue Me (track 4)
Solid (track 8)
The Sweetest Taboo (track 11)
What a Man (track 18)
(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay (1967-11-22 – 1967-12-07) (track 3)
referred to in medleys: