Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It's All Right
The Impressions 2:49
2 Piece of My Heart
Erma Franklin 2:40
3 What'd I Say, Parts 1 & 2
Ray Charles 3.5 6:31
4 B-A-B-Y
Carla Thomas 2:50
5 Change Is Gonna Come
Otis Redding 4:17
6 Think
Aretha Franklin 3 2:17
7 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Jackie Wilson 2:54
8 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
James Brown 3.5 2:09
9 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
Nina Simone 3:29
10 Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)
Marvin Gaye 5:31
11 Walk On By
Dionne Warwick 2:54
12 Move On Up
Curtis Mayfield 2:48
13 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Charles Mingus 5:42
14 God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday 3:00
15 Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Mahalia Jackson 4:15

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Jerry Jemmott (1968-04-15) (track 6)
trumpet:
Marcus Belgrave (1959-02-18) (track 3)
Joe Dupars (1965-02) (track 8)
Ron Tooley (1965-02) (track 8)
Wayne Jackson (trumpet/trombone (Memphis Horns/Mar-Keys)) (1968-04-15) (track 6)
tenor trombone:
Maceo Parker (1965-02) (track 8)
drums:
Milt Turner (1959-02-18) (track 3)
Melvin Parker (1965-02) (track 8)
Roger Hawkins (1968-04-15) (track 6)
organ:
Nat Jones (1965-02) (track 8)
Spooner Oldham (1968-04-15) (track 6)
guitar:
Jimmy Nolen (1965-02) (track 8)
Tommy Cogbill (1968-04-15) (track 6)
Jimmy Johnson (Muscle Shoals rhythm section (guitar/producer)) (1968-04-15) (track 6)
bass:
Edgar Willis (bass) (1959-02-18) (track 3)
Bernard Odum (1965-02) (track 8)
Sam Thomas (US rockabilly artist) (1965-02) (track 8)
electric piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1959-02-18) (track 3)
alto saxophone:
Nat Jones (1965-02) (track 8)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-15) (track 6)
baritone saxophone:
Maceo Parker (1965-02) (track 8)
Willie Bridges (1968-04-15) (track 6)
Floyd Newman (1968-04-15) (track 6)
baritone saxophone [baritone sax]:
Bennie "Hank" Crawford (1959-02-18) (track 3)
tenor saxophone:
Al Brisco Clark (1965-02) (track 8)
St. Clair Pinckney (1965-02) (track 8)
Eldee Williams (1965-02) (track 8)
Charles Chalmers (1968-04-15) (track 6)
Andrew Love (1968-04-15) (track 6)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
David “Fathead” Newman (1959-02-18) (track 3)
trombone:
Wilmer Milton (1965-02) (track 8)
Levi Rasbury (1965-02) (track 8)
arranger:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 3)
Arif Mardin (track 6)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 9)
Tom Dowd (track 6)
background vocals:
The Raelettes (1959-02-18) (track 3)
The Sweet Inspirations (1968-04-15) (track 6)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track 11)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 3)
Sam Cooke (track 5)
Curtis Mayfield (tracks 1, 12)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
lead vocals:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (1965-02) (track 8)
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-15) (track 6)
lyricist:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 3)
Sam Cooke (track 5)
Curtis Mayfield (tracks 1, 12)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 8)
Hal David (track 11)
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (track 3)
Jack Gold (track 9)
Jerry Wexler (tracks 3, 6)
recording engineer:
Tom Dowd (track 6)
vocals:
Dionne Warwick (track 11)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1959-02-18) (track 3)
writer:
Bert Russell Berns (track 2)
Aretha Franklin (track 6)
Isaac Hayes (track 4)
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 14)
Billie Holiday (track 14)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 4)
Jerry Ragovoy (track 2)
Ted White (husband & co-songwriter of Aretha Franklin) (track 6)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 5)
Basart Editions ( – ????) (track 14)
Camad Music Company ( – ????) (track 12)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 3, 11)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc ( – ????) (track 12)
EMI Tunes Ltd (track 12)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 14)
Kags Music Corp. (track 5)
Mijac Music (track 3)
Progressive Music (track 3)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc (1963 – ????) (track 1)
recorded at:
sampled by:
Da Joint (explicit) by EPMD (track 6)
Sol marrón by ctRl (track 6)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 10) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 72) (track 8)
arrangement of:
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
God Bless the Child (track 14)
later translated parody versions:
Wenn du denkst … (track 6)
later translated versions:
Du gehst vorbei (track 11)
Geh vorbei (track 11)
Ne nézz rám (track 11)
¡Vamos ya! (track 12)
later versions:
Oui, va plus loin (Walk On By) (track 11)
recording of:
B-A-B-Y (track 4)
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (Arranged by Nina Simone) (track 9)
God Bless the Child (track 14)
It’s All Right (track 1)
Move On Up (track 12)
Piece of My Heart (track 2)
Walk On By (track 11)
What’d I Say (1959-02-18) (track 3)
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (1965-02) (track 8)
Think (1968-04-15) (track 6)
referred to in medleys: