Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Show You the Way to Go The Jackson 5 3:30
2 You to Me Are Everything The Real Thing 4 3:30
3 Love Really Hurts Without You Billy Ocean 2:59
4 You See the Trouble With Me Barry White 3:23
5 You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate 3:57
6 Float On The Floaters 4:10
7 Who Loves You Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 4:09
8 Don't Leave Me This Way Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 5 3:53
9 Funky Weekend The Stylistics 3:24
10 I Love Music The O’Jays 5 3:32
11 Kiss and Say Goodbye The Manhattans 3 4:28
12 Wishing on a Star Rose Royce 4:51
13 The Soul City Walk Archie Bell & The Drells 4:19
14 That's What Friends Are For Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams 3:28
15 You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. 4:38
16 Misty Blue Dorothy Moore 5 3:41
17 The Shuffle Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony 4:18
18 Sunshine Day Osibisa 4:56
19 (Are You Ready) Do the Bus Stop Fatback Band 3:15
20 Boogie Nights Heatwave 4.75 3:39
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 So You Win Again Hot Chocolate 4.5 4:32
2 Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel Tavares 3:32
3 Lovely Day Bill Withers 5 4:12
4 Feel the Need in Me Detroit Emeralds 3:42
5 Red Light Spells Danger Billy Ocean 2 3:29
6 Just the Way You Are Barry White 5 4:11
7 Free Deniece Williams 2:51
8 Jack and Jill Raydio 4:36
9 Ain't Gonna Bump No More (with No Big Fat Woman) Joe Tex 6:40
10 Get Up Offa That Thing James Brown 4:00
11 Low Rider War 3:08
12 Can't Help Falling in Love The Stylistics 3:17
13 I'm Your Puppet James & Bobby Purify 3:14
14 Nights on Broadway Candi Staton 3:32
15 You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Lou Rawls 3:32
16 Baby Don't Change Your Mind Gladys Knight & The Pips 3 3:06
17 Jack in the Box The Moments 4:08
18 Love Me Yvonne Elliman 3:23
19 Use Ta Be My Girl The O’Jays 5 3:22
20 Reunited Peaches & Herb 5 4:01
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 December 1963 (Oh What a Night) Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 3:30
2 Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton 5 4:09
3 Now Is the Time Jimmy James & The Vagabonds 3:32
4 Love Ballad George Benson 5:16
5 Can't Get by Without You The Real Thing 3:33
6 Baby We Better Try to Get It Together Barry White 4:28
7 You Don't Have to Go The Chi‐Lites 4:47
8 Hurt The Manhattans 3:04
9 Harvest for the World The Isley Brothers 3:53
10 Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire 4:37
11 Always & Forever Heatwave 3:37
12 Summer of 42 The Biddu Orchestra 3:44
13 La-La Means I Love You The Delfonics 5 3:20
14 You're More Than a Number in My Little Red Book The Drifters 3:16
15 Sixteen Bars The Stylistics 3:43
16 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Rose Royce 5 3:53
17 Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:53
18 Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight 2:45
19 Walking in Rhythm The Blackbyrds 4:08
20 Native New Yorker Odyssey 1 3:28

Credits

CD 1

background vocals:
Carla Benson (track 11)
Evette Benton (track 11)
Barbara Ingram (track 11)
The Manhattans (New Jersey vocal group, notable for "Kiss and Say Goodbye") (track 11)
composer:
Billie Calvin (Billie Rae Calvin) (track 12)
Ben Findon (track 3)
Winfred Lovett (track 11)
Bob Montgomery (track 16)
Rod Temperton (track 20)
instruments:
MFSB (track 11)
lead vocals [singing voice on 1st lead]:
Gerald Alston (track 11)
lyricist:
Billie Calvin (Billie Rae Calvin) (track 12)
Ben Findon (track 3)
Winfred Lovett (track 11)
Bob Montgomery (track 16)
Rod Temperton (track 20)
performer:
Teddy Pendergrass (track 8)
producer:
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 20)
Tommy Couch (US producer, songwriter, engineer & studio owner) (track 16)
Kenneth Gamble (track 8)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 8)
Wolf Stephenson (track 16)
James Cary Stroud (track 16)
spoken vocals [spoken voice on 2nd lead]:
Winfred Lovett (track 11)
writer:
Errol Brown (track 5)
Victor Carstarphen (track 13)
Michael Denne (track 2)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 1, 8, 10)
Cary Gilbert (track 8)
Ken Gold (track 2)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 1, 8, 10)
Arnold Ingram (track 6)
Gene McFadden (track 13)
James Mitchell (Singer, composer and producer, member of Detroit Emeralds) (track 6)
Ray Parker Jr. (track 4)
Barry White (track 4)
John Whitehead (track 13)
Marvin Willis (Marvin Lee Willis, member of Detroit Emeralds) (track 6)
Tony Wilson (bassist/songwriter, member of Hot Chocolate) (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
GTO Records (1976) (track 20)
Pye Records (1976) (track 2)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1976) (track 1)
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 20)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 2–3)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 11)
Rodsongs (track 20)
Tincabell Music (track 20)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 1, 20)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 8)
Talmont Music (publisher) (1966 –) (track 16)
edit of:
I Love Music by The O’Jays (track 10)
cover recording of:
Misty Blue (track 16)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Scharfes Ding (track 5)
珍惜再會時 (track 11)
recording of:
Boogie Nights (track 20)
Float On (track 6)
I Love Music (track 10)
The Soul City Walk (track 13)
Wishing on a Star (track 12)
You Sexy Thing (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 20)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (track 20)
Elephant Love (aka Elephant Love Medley, from Moulin Rouge!) (track 8)

CD 2

drums (drum set) and shakers:
Russell Kunkel (1977) (track 3)
bass guitar:
Jerry Knight (1977) (track 3)
guitar:
Ray Parker (1977) (track 3)
percussion:
Ralph MacDonald (1977) (track 3)
keyboard:
Clarence McDonald (1977) (track 3)
arranger:
Clarence McDonald (track 3)
Barry White (track 6)
Gene Page (track 6)
composer:
Russ Ballard (track 1)
Deanna Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 10)
Deidre Brown (was James Brown second spouse) (track 10)
Yamma Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 10)
Kenneth Gamble (track 19)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 19)
Billy Joel (track 6)
Van McCoy (track 16)
concertmaster:
Charles Veal (violinist, conductor and arranger) (1977) (track 3)
engineer:
Frank Kejmar (engineer) (track 6)
lyricist:
Russ Ballard (track 1)
Deanna Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 10)
Deidre Brown (was James Brown second spouse) (track 10)
Yamma Brown (James Brown's daughter) (track 10)
Kenneth Gamble (track 19)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 19)
Billy Joel (track 6)
Van McCoy (track 16)
producer:
Clarence McDonald (track 3)
Mickie Most (English record producer) (track 1)
Freddie Perren (tracks 18, 20)
Charles Stepney (track 7)
Barry White (track 6)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 7)
Bill Withers (track 3)
vocals:
Bill Withers (1977) (track 3)
writer:
Papa Dee Allen (track 11)
Harold Brown (track 11)
B.B. Dickerson (track 11)
Dino Fekaris (track 20)
Ben Findon (track 5)
Barry Gibb (tracks 14, 18)
Maurice Gibb (track 14)
Robin Gibb (tracks 14, 18)
Jerry Goldstein (track 11)
Susaye Greene (track 7)
Lonnie Jordan (track 11)
Buddy Killen (track 9)
Bennie Lee McGinty (track 9)
Charles Miller (US saxophonist & flutist, member of War) (track 11)
Spooner Oldham (track 13)
Lee Oskar (track 11)
Dan Penn (track 13)
Freddie Perren (tracks 2, 20)
Hank Redd (track 7)
Skip Scarborough (track 3)
Howard E. Scott (US funk/rock guitarist, member of War) (track 11)
Keni St. Lewis (track 2)
Nathan Watts (track 7)
Deniece Williams (US soul/funk vocalist/songwriter) (track 7)
Bill Withers (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1977) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP) (1977) (track 3)
Universal Records (1996–2005 American pop label – “RECORDS” must be a part of the logo!) (1978) (track 20)
publisher:
Belinda Music Inc. (track 10)
Black Eye Music (track 7)
Crompton Songs (track 14)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 6)
Impulsive Music (track 6)
Island Music Ltd. (track 7)
Kee‐Drick Music (track 7)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (temporary comment for merge; renamed Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. circa 1998) (track 2)
Sony Music Publishing (worldwide except Japan, ended 1995) (track 1)
Sweet Cookie Music (track 3)
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 3, 10)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 2, 20)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (tracks 7, 13)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 3)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 3)
Joelsongs (1977 –) (track 6)
DJ-mixes:
edit of:
Free by Deniece Williams (track 7)
has remixes:
sampled by:
Minute Man by Harlem World feat. Nauty (track 3)
cover recording of:
I’m Your Puppet (track 13)
Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel song) (track 6)
Nights on Broadway (track 14)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Love Me (track 18)
Zoals je bent (track 6)
可會有明天 (track 6)
later versions:
recording of:
Free (track 7)
Love Me (track 18)
Low Rider (track 11)
Reunited (track 20)
So You Win Again (track 1)
Use ta Be My Girl (track 19)
Lovely Day (1977) (track 3)

CD 3

drums (drum set):
Ollie E. Brown (US drummer, session musician & record producer) (track 2)
bass guitar:
Scotty Edwards (bassist) (track 2)
synthesizer:
Monty Stark (track 2)
guitar:
Jay Graydon (track 2)
Ray Parker (track 2)
vibraphone:
Vic Feldman (track 2)
percussion:
Jack Ashford (track 2)
keyboard:
Michael Boddicker (track 2)
Sonny Burke (Keyboard player) (track 2)
Sylvester Rivers (track 2)
congas:
Eddie Bongo (track 2)
arranger:
Sylvester Rivers (track 2)
background vocals:
Jim Gilstrap (track 2)
Lani Groves (track 2)
Angie Johnson (track 2)
Fleming McWilliams (track 2)
Rochelle Runnells (track 2)
June D. Williams (track 2)
composer:
Rod Temperton (track 11)
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 2)
Miles Gregory (track 16)
Skip Scarborough (track 4)
James D. Weatherly (American singer/songwriter) (track 17)
Barry White (track 6)
lead vocals:
Candi Staton (track 2)
lyricist:
Dave Crawford (US soul songwriter, keyboard player, singer & producer) (track 2)
Miles Gregory (track 16)
Skip Scarborough (track 4)
James D. Weatherly (American singer/songwriter) (track 17)
Barry White (track 6)
producer:
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 11)
Dave Crawford (mastering engineer) (track 2)
writer:
Thom Bell (keyboards, songwriter, producer) (track 13)
Eduardo Del Barrio (track 10)
Michael Denne (track 5)
Ken Gold (track 5)
William Hart (of The Delfonics) (track 13)
Ernie Isley (track 9)
Marvin Isley (track 9)
Ronald Isley (track 9)
Rudolph Isley (track 9)
Chris Jasper (track 9)
Sandy Linzer (track 20)
Barney Perry (track 19)
Denny Randell (track 20)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 10)
Verdine White (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records (not an imprint, use "Arista" for release labels) (1971) (track 13)
GTO Records (1976) (track 11)
publisher:
Bovina Music Inc. (track 9)
Criga Music (track 10)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 9)
Ghati Music Inc. (track 2)
IQ Music Ltd. (track 2)
January Music Corp. ( – ????) (track 6)
Little A Music (track 6)
Saggifire Music (track 10)
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 4, 6)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 4)
recorded at:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Our Love by JCRG (track 9)
cover recording of:
Love Ballad (track 4)
is the basis for:
Love Has Gone (track 4)
later parody versions:
Midnight Train to Georgia (parody) (track 17)
later translated versions:
La La Means I Love You (Mandarin) (track 13)
La La Means I Love You (Cantonese) (track 13)
recording of:
Always and Forever (track 11)
Fantasy (track 10)
Native New Yorker (track 20)
Walking in Rhythm (track 19)
La La (Means I Love You) (1968) (track 13)