Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Yum Yum Yum (I Want Some)
Eddie Floyd 2:51
2 Carry On
Jean Knight 2:57
3 Do Your Thing
Isaac Hayes 3:20
4 I've Been Lonely for So Long
Frederick Knight 3:21
5 Nothing Is Everlasting
Annette Thomas 2:57
6 Hearsay
The Soul Children 3:30
7 Angel of Mercy
Albert King 4:19
8 In the Rain
The Dramatics 3:25
9 She's My Old Lady Too
Lee Sain 2:42
10 Explain It to Her Mama
The Temprees 3:01
11 Right On
Sons of Slum 3:27
12 Doing My Own Thing (Part 1)
Johnnie Taylor 3:46
13 My Honey and Me
The Emotions 3:37
14 Let's Stay Together (instrumental)
Isaac Hayes 3:47
15 Bring It Home (And Give It to Me)
Hot Sauce 3:20
16 Look Around You
Black Society 2:33
17 Don't Do It / I'm With You
The Nightingales 3:30
18 I'll Take You There
The Staple Singers 5 3:15
19 Which Way
The Leaders 2:25
20 Living a Life Without Love
Veda Brown 3:05
21 What's Good for You (Don't Have to Be Good to You)
Harvey Scales 2:25
22 Let Me Repair Your Heart
The Mad Lads 4:03
23 What's Usual Seems Natur'l
Eric Mercury 3:25
24 I Wanna Make Up (Before We Break Up)
Major Lance 4:01
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
Isaac Hayes & David Porter 4:25
2 Walking the Back Streets and Crying
Little Milton 5:05
3 Save Us
William Bell 3:19
4 6-3-8
Rufus Thomas 2:39
5 Starting All Over Again
Mel & Tim 3:50
6 Keep on Loving Me
Stefan 2:54
7 I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over
David Porter 4:46
8 Goin' Down Slow (Parts 1 & 2)
Little Sonny 5:36
9 I Could Never Be Happy
The Emotions 3:31
10 Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness
The Soul Children 2:56
11 I'll Play the Blues for You, Part 1
Albert King 3:42
12 I Dedicate My Life to You
Roger Hatcher 2:28
13 Do the Sweetback
March Wind 2:58
14 Gettin' Funky 'round Here
Black Nasty 2:45
15 When the Chips Are Down
David Porter 3:22
16 Sugar
Carla Thomas 4:12
17 You're Good Enough (To Be My Baby)
Eddie Floyd 3:16
18 This World
The Staple Singers 3:36
19 Helping Man
Jean Knight 2:54
20 Ain't I Good?
John KaSandra 3:03
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dance, Dance, Dance (Part 1)
The Bar‐Kays 3:02
2 Dedicated to the One I Love
The Temprees 3:35
3 Toast to the Fool
The Dramatics 4:17
4 Stop Doggin' Me
Johnnie Taylor 4:06
5 Trouble
Frederick Knight 3:10
6 I'm Gonna Cry a River
Little Milton 3:43
7 Itch and Scratch (Part 1)
Rufus Thomas 3:12
8 What Would I Do
Ernie Hines 3:38
9 I Know It's Not Right
Veda Brown 3:26
10 Holy Cow
Stefan 3:04
11 What Goes Around (Must Come Around)
Sons of Slum 3:10
12 Theme From the Men (instrumental)
Isaac Hayes 4:02
13 Endlessly
Mavis Staples 3:15
14 You Hurt Me for the Last Time
Inez Foxx 3:06
15 My Sweet Lord
John Gary Williams 3:18
16 Breaking Up Somebody's Home
Albert King 3:42
17 How Can You Mistreat the One You Love
Katie Love 2:45
18 From Toys to Boys
The Emotions 2:31
19 The Dryer (vocal) (Part 1)
Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers 2:19
20 I May Not Be All You Want (But I'm All You Got)
Carla Thomas 3:52
21 Ain't No Sweat
Major Lance 3:21
22 Do Me
Jean Knight 2:52
23 Rainy Day
Little Milton 3:14
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)
The Soul Children 3:39
2 I May Not Be What You Want
Mel & Tim 2:58
3 Funky Robot (Part 1)
Rufus Thomas 2:44
4 Don't You Fool With My Soul (Part 1)
Johnnie Taylor 2:55
5 Oh La de Da
The Staple Singers 3:36
6 What Do You See in Her?
Hot Sauce 2:45
7 A Thousand Miles Away
The Temprees 3:21
8 Hey You! Get Off My Mountain
The Dramatics 3:31
9 Rolling Down a Mountainside
Isaac Hayes 4:18
10 You're Still My Brother
The Bar‐Kays 3:31
11 Stop Half Loving These Women
Jimmy Lewis 2:56
12 Lovin' on Borrowed Time
William Bell 3:58
13 Lay Your Loving on Me
Eddie Floyd 3:17
14 The Time
Inez Foxx 3:58
15 Heaven Knows
Mel & Tim 3:53
16 I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)
Johnnie Taylor 4:32
17 Short Stopping
Veda Brown 2:23
18 Be What You Are
The Staple Singers 5:00
19 I've Got to Love Somebody's Baby
Stefan 2:59
20 Playing on Me
Albert King 3:43
21 Long as You're the One Somebody in the World
David Porter 2:38
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 This Is My Song of Love to You
Frederick Knight 3:12
2 Sugarcone
Booker T. & The MG’s 3:09
3 Love Is a Hurtin' Thing
The Soul Children 3:16
4 Baby, Lay Your Head Down (Gently on My Bed)
Eddie Floyd 3:41
5 Check Me Out
Eddie Floyd 3:38
6 Runnin' Back (And Forth)
The Emotions 2:32
7 Crossing Over the Bridge
Inez Foxx 2:53
8 Love's Maze
The Temprees 3:34
9 It Ain't Easy
The Bar‐Kays 3:24
10 Love Among People
Carla Thomas 4:08
11 What It Is
Little Milton 3:22
12 I've Got to Go on Without You
William Bell 3:47
13 Love Is Taking Over
Eric Mercury 3:50
14 Ruby Dean
Joe Hicks 3:20
15 I'm So Glad I Fell in Love With You
The Mad Lads 2:10
16 Fell for You
The Dramatics 3:14
17 Cheaper to Keep Her
Johnnie Taylor 3:28
18 I Know You Don't Want Me No More
Rufus Thomas 3:04
19 If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)
The Staple Singers 3:20
20 Slipped and Tripped
The Sweet Inspirations 2:57
21 Peace Be Still
The Emotions 2:56
22 I'll Be the Other Woman
The Soul Children 3:35
CD 6
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Martian Hop
The Newcomers 2:56
2 I Had a Talk With My Man
Inez Foxx 4:08
3 At Last
The Temprees 2:57
4 Joy, Part 1
Isaac Hayes 4:38
5 Good Woman Turning Bad
Hot Sauce 2:50
6 Mose, Part 3
John KaSandra 5:42
7 I'll Be Your Santa Baby
Rufus Thomas 3:35
8 I Wanna Do Things for You
Eddie Floyd 3:26
9 That's What the Blues Is All About
Albert King 3:54
10 One Way Love Affair
Carolyn Hurley 4:17
11 Tin Pan Alley
Little Milton 3:33
12 The Funky Bird
Rufus Thomas 3:24
13 We're Getting Careless With Our Love
Johnnie Taylor 4:00
14 What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas
The Emotions 3:25
15 Season's Greetings
Cix Bits 3:22
16 Don't Lose Faith in Me Lord
Eric Mercury 3:33
17 Don't Start Loving Me (If You're Gonna Stop)
Veda Brown 3:51
18 Touch a Hand, Make a Friend
The Staple Singers 3:26
19 And I Panicked
The Dramatics 3:33
20 Change It All
Joy Fleming 3:23
CD 7
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Gettin' What You Want (Losin' What You Got)
William Bell 3:31
2 He's Mine
Jacqui Verdell 3:42
3 My Woman Is Good to Me
Little Sonny 2:51
4 I Got You and I'm Glad
David Porter 3:08
5 Put a Little Love Away
The Emotions 3:12
6 Suzy
Frederick Knight 3:29
7 The Same Folks
Mel & Tim 3:12
8 You Make the Sunshine
The Temprees 3:30
9 The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy
John Gary Williams 3:11
10 Circuit's Overload
Inez Foxx 3:43
11 Wonderful
Isaac Hayes 3:39
12 Behind Closed Doors
Little Milton 3:59
13 Guess Who
Eddie Floyd 3:21
14 Dirty Tricks
The Sweet Inspirations 3:03
15 Whicha Way Did It Go
Roebuck "Pops" Staples 3:12
16 Talking to the People
Black Nasty 2:43
17 I've Been Born Again
Johnnie Taylor 3:20
18 Neckbone
The MG's 3:00
19 Wounded Woman
Sandra Wright 2:29
20 Stop Doggin' Me
Hot Sauce 3:50
21 Goodness Gracious
Kim Weston 2:52
CD 8
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 City in the Sky
The Staple Singers 3:44
2 Title Theme
Isaac Hayes 2:34
3 Soul Street
Eddie Floyd 3:26
4 Flat Tire
Albert King 4:19
5 Love Makes It Right
The Soul Children 3:15
6 Mr. Cool That Ain't Cool
The Temprees 2:51
7 Boogie Ain't Nuttin' (But Gettin' Down) (Part 1)
Rufus Thomas 2:56
8 Highway to Heaven
Ron Banks and The Dramatics 3:51
9 Get It While It's Hot
William Bell 3:13
10 Passing Thru
Frederick Knight 3:13
11 Keep and Eye on Your Close Friends
The Newcomers 3:08
12 My Main Man / There Is a God
The Staple Singers 5:10
13 That's the Way I Want to Live My Life
Mel & Tim 3:07
14 Forever and a Day
Mel & Tim 4:40
15 Baby, I'm Through
The Emotions 3:44
16 It's September
Johnnie Taylor 3:17
17 Woman to Woman
Shirley Brown 3:55
18 Did You Hear Yourself (Part 1)
Randy Brown & Company 3:22
19 You Need a Friend Like Mine
Annette Thomas 2:54
20 I Love, I Love
The Temprees 3:34
21 Let Me Back In
Little Milton 2:59
CD 9
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Crosscut Saw
Albert King 2:50
2 Coldblooded
The Bar‐Kays 3:08
3 Bump Meat
Sir Mack Rice 2:43
4 (Too Little in Common to Be Lovers) Too Much Going to Say Goodbye
The Newcomers 3:31
5 Bump and Boogie (Part 1)
The Wrecking Crew 2:56
6 What's Happening Baby (Part 1)
The Soul Children 2:44
7 Who Made the Man
The Staple Singers 4:15
8 I Keep Thinking to Myself
Brook Benton 3:13
9 I Got a Reason to Smile (Cause I Got You)
Eddie Floyd 3:16
10 Try to Leave Me If You Can (I Bet You Can't Do It)
Bessie Banks 4:34
11 Burning on Both Ends
Willie Singleton 2:51
12 There Are More Questions Than Answers
The Emotions 3:33
13 Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
Albert King 3:01
14 I Can't Let You Go
Hot Sauce 3:13
15 I Betcha Didn't Know That
Frederick Knight 3:04
16 Lovin' You, Lovin' Me
Sandra Wright 3:35
17 Do the Double Bump
Rufus Thomas 3:07
18 Come and Get Your Love
The Temprees 3:17
19 Dark Skin Woman (Part 1)
Sir Mack Rice 3:09
20 It Ain't No Fun
Shirley Brown 5:28
21 If You Talk in Your Sleep
Little Milton 2:44
22 Talk to the Man
Eddie Floyd 3:03
CD 10
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You're Astounding
Barbara and Joe 3:03
2 Dy-No-Mite (Did You Say My Love)
The Green Brothers 3:08
3 Soul Machine: Boom-A-Rang
The Dynamic 3:33
4 Come What May
John Gary Williams 3:29
5 Try Me Tonight
Johnnie Taylor 3:21
6 Groovin' on My Baby's Love
Freddie Waters 2:46
7 I Can't Shake Your Love
The Fiestas 3:44
8 I Wanna Play With You
Frederick Knight 2:48
9 I'm Doing Fine
Albert King 3:30
10 No Way (I Can Live Without You)
Teresa Davis 3:15
11 Back Road Into Town
The Staple Singers 4:19
12 I'm So Glad I Met You
Eddie Floyd 3:15
13 Packed Up and Took My Mind
Little Milton 4:01
14 Just Keep on Loving Me
Johnnie Taylor 3:00
15 How Can I Be a Witness
R.B. Hudmon 3:06
16 Jump Back '75 (Part 1)
Rufus Thomas 3:35
17 I Got to Be Myself
The Staple Singers 3:38
18 It's Worth a Whippin'
Shirley Brown 3:32
19 Holy Ghost, Part 1
The Bar‐Kays 2:45

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Isaac Hayes (track 3)
Alvertis Isbell (track 18)
lyricist:
Isaac Hayes (track 3)
Alvertis Isbell (track 18)
writer:
Tony Hester (track 8)
publisher:
Groovesville Music (publishing) ( – ????) (track 8)
edit of:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 276) (track 18)
recording of:
Do Your Thing (track 3)
I'll Take You There (track 18)
In the Rain (track 8)

CD 3

writer:
Ralph Bass (track 2)
Ronald Hayes (track 7)
Lowman Pauling (track 2)
Toby King (track 7)
cover recording of:
recording of:

CD 4

composer:
Tony Hester (track 8)
recording of:

CD 5

composer:
Tony Hester (track 16)
Barbara George (track 18)
lyricist:
Barbara George (track 18)
publisher:
cover recording of:
recording of:
Fell for You (track 16)

CD 6

composer:
Isaac Hayes (track 4)
lyricist:
Isaac Hayes (track 4)
later versions:
Puff's Intro (track 4)
recording of:
Joy (track 4)

CD 8

writer:
James Banks (track 17)
Eddie Marion (track 17)
Phillip Mitchell (track 13)
Henderson Thigpen (track 17)
publisher:
Irving Music (BMI) (track 17)
recording of:
Woman to Woman (track 17)

CD 9

composer:
Lolly Vegas (track 18)
lyricist:
Lolly Vegas (track 18)
cover recording of:

CD 10

writer:
James Banks (track 19)
Eddie Marion (track 19)
Henderson Thigpen (track 19)
publisher:
Irving Music (BMI) (track 19)
recording of:
Holy Ghost (track 19)