Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
MFSB feat. The Three Degrees 3:36
2 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Jackie Wilson 5 2:59
3 Respect
Aretha Franklin 3.5 2:27
4 It's a Man's Man's Man's World
James Brown 2:48
5 Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry 4.15 2:39
6 Cowboys to Girls
The Intruders 2:38
7 It's Your Thing
The Isley Brothers 2:50
8 Respect Yourself
The Staple Singers 5 3:33
9 Theme From Shaft
Isaac Hayes 5 3:17
10 Let's Stay Together
Al Green 3:15
11 Pusherman
Curtis Mayfield 5 5:02
12 In the Rain
The Dramatics 4:31
13 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
The Temptations 3 6:58
14 The World Is a Ghetto
War 4:05
15 Superstition
Stevie Wonder 4:13
16 Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)
Gladys Knight & The Pips 4:21
17 Funky Stuff
Kool & The Gang 3:03
18 Baby Come Close
Smokey Robinson 3:29
19 Lady Marmalade
LaBelle 5 3:19
20 You're the First, the Last, My Everything
Barry White 3:33
21 Tell Me Something Good
Rufus with Chaka Khan 3:29
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye 4 4:03
2 Dancing Machine
The Jackson 5 2:42
3 Cut the Cake
Average White Band 3:38
4 That's the Way of the World
Earth, Wind & Fire 3:08
5 Fame
David Bowie 3.4 4:15
6 I Love Music, Part 1
The O’Jays 3:34
7 Skin Tight
Ohio Players 2:51
8 Ain't No Stopping Us Now
McFadden & Whitehead 4.35 3:38
9 I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor 3.85 3:17
10 Just Once
James Ingram 4:32
11 I'm Coming Out
Diana Ross 3:57
12 Truly
Lionel Richie 3.65 3:21
13 Cold Blooded
Rick James 4:30
14 Rockit
Herbie Hancock 3:56
15 Jump (For My Love)
The Pointer Sisters 4:00
16 Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
Billy Ocean 4:07
17 Casanova
Gerald Levert 4:05
18 A House Is Not a Home
Luther Vandross 7:08
19 How Will I Know
Whitney Houston 5 4:33
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Baby Be Mine
Michael Jackson 3.65 4:21
2 Anotherloverholenyohead
Prince & The Revolution 4:01
3 Mercedes Boy
Pebbles 3:56
4 Sarah, Sarah
Jonathan Butler 4:25
5 Don't Be Cruel
Bobby Brown 5 4:09
6 Keep on Movin'
Soul II Soul 6:00
7 Rhythm Nation
Janet Jackson 4:41
8 My, My, My
Johnny Gill 4:08
9 Whip Appeal
Babyface 4:32
10 I Wanna Sex You Up
Color Me Badd 4:07
11 Keep on Walkin'
CeCe Peniston 4:01
12 U.N.I.T.Y.
Queen Latifah 4:12
13 Can We Talk
Tevin Campbell 4:23
14 Hip Hop Hooray
Naughty by Nature 4:26
15 So Much in Love
All‐4‐One 3:32
16 Whoomp! There It Is
Tag Team 3:37
17 I'll Make Love to You
Boyz II Men 3:58
18 Last Dance
Donna Summer 3.35 3:18

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1966-02-16) (track 4)
bass guitar:
Tommy Cogbill (track 3)
Joseph Scott (US funk/soul bassist) (track 11)
trumpet:
Dud Bascomb (Sr., jazz trumpeter) (1966-02-16) (track 4)
Waymon Reed (1966-02-16) (track 4)
Lammar Wright (1966-02-16) (track 4)
cornet:
Melvin Lastie (track 3)
drums:
Roger Hawkins (track 3)
Tyrone McCullen (track 11)
Jasper Thomas (1958-01-06) (track 5)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (1966-02-16) (track 4)
organ:
Spooner Oldham (track 3)
guitar:
Jimmy Johnson (Muscle Shoals rhythm section (guitar/producer)) (track 3)
Craig McMullen (track 11)
Curtis Mayfield (track 11)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 5)
Billy Butler (jazz guitarist) (1966-02-16) (track 4)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1958-01-06) (track 5)
percussion:
Master Henry Gibson (Percussionist with Curtis Mayfield, Stan Getz, Ramsey Lewis) (track 11)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (track 3)
Johnnie Johnson (1958-01-06) (track 5)
baritone saxophone:
Willie Bridges (track 3)
Haywood Henry (1966-02-16) (track 4)
tenor saxophone:
Charles Chalmers (track 3)
King Curtis (saxophonist) (track 3)
arranger:
Johnny Pate (track 11)
Tom Dowd (track 3)
background vocals:
Carolyn Franklin (track 3)
Erma Franklin (track 3)
composer:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 4)
Isaac Hayes (track 9)
Curtis Mayfield (track 11)
Betty Jean Newsome (track 4)
Otis Redding (tracks 3, 3)
Stevie Wonder (track 21)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 5)
conductor:
Tom Dowd (track 3)
engineer:
Roger Anfinsen (track 11)
lead vocals:
Curtis Mayfield (track 11)
Chuck Berry (1958-01-06) (track 5)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (1966-02-16) (track 4)
lyricist:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 4)
Isaac Hayes (track 9)
Curtis Mayfield (track 11)
Betty Jean Newsome (track 4)
Otis Redding (tracks 3, 3)
Stevie Wonder (track 21)
Chuck Berry (1955) (track 5)
mastering:
Erick Labson (track 5)
orchestrator:
Johnny Pate (track 11)
producer:
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 5)
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (track 7)
Ronald Isley (track 7)
Rudolph Isley (track 7)
Jerry Wexler (track 3)
Curtis Mayfield (track 11)
recorded by:
Tom Dowd (track 3)
Arif Mardin (track 3)
remixer:
Zi‐Zone (track 5)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (track 3)
The Three Degrees (track 1)
writer:
Papa Dee Allen (track 14)
Harold Brown (track 14)
Bob Crewe (track 19)
B.B. Dickerson (track 14)
Kenneth Gamble (track 1)
Tony Hester (track 12)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 1)
O'Kelly Isley, Jr. (track 7)
Ronald Isley (track 7)
Rudolph Isley (track 7)
Gary Jackson (track 2)
Lonnie Jordan (track 14)
Charles Miller (US saxophonist & flutist, member of War) (track 14)
Raynard Miner (track 2)
Kenny Nolan (track 19)
Lee Oskar (track 14)
Howard E. Scott (US funk/rock guitarist, member of War) (track 14)
Tony Sepe (track 20)
Carl Smith (US country music singer) (track 2)
Barrett Strong (track 13)
Barry White (track 20)
Norman Whitfield (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
Curtom Records of Atlanta Inc. (1972 –) (track 11)
publisher:
EMI Longitude Music (track 12)
Groovesville Music (publishing) ( – ????) (track 12)
Mighty Three Music (track 1)
recorded at:
DJ-mixes:
edit of:
Lady Marmalade by LaBelle (track 19)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
I’m Shady by Eminem (track 11)
I’m Your Pusher by Ice‐T (track 11)
Tradin War Stories by 2Pac feat. Dramacydal, C-Bo & Storm (track 4)
part of:
cover recording of:
Respect (1967-02-14) (track 3)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Lady Marmelade (track 19)
Афанасий (track 5)
later translated versions:
Eddie sois bon (track 5)
Errespetua (tracks 3, 3)
Johnny B. Good (track 5)
Johnny B. Goode (track 5)
Lady Marmalade (French version) (track 19)
熱辣辣 (track 19)
later versions:
Ali Be Good (track 5)
live cover recording of:
Respect (track 3)
recording of:
In the Rain (track 12)
It’s Your Thing (track 7)
Lady Marmalade (track 19)
Pusherman (track 11)
Theme from Shaft (track 9)
Johnny B. Goode (1958-01-06) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

percussion:
Emil Richards (track 1)
co-producer:
Harry Maslin (track 5)
composer:
Jerry Cohen (track 8)
Bernard Edwards (track 11)
Gene McFadden (track 8)
George Merrill (track 19)
Lionel Richie (track 12)
Nile Rodgers (track 11)
Shannon Rubicam (track 19)
John Whitehead (track 8)
Burt Bacharach (1964) (track 18)
guest background vocals:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 5)
lyricist:
Hal David (1964) (track 18)
producer:
David Bowie (track 5)
Harry Maslin (track 5)
writer:
Carlos Alomar (track 5)
Roger Ball (track 3)
Michael Beinhorn (track 14)
Leroy Bonner (track 7)
David Bowie (track 5)
Hal Davis (track 2)
Keith Diamond (track 16)
Molly Duncan (track 3)
Dino Fekaris (track 9)
Donald E. Fletcher (track 2)
Marvin Gaye (track 1)
Alan Gorrie (track 3)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 14)
Marshall Jones (US bassist & songwriter, member of Ohio Players) (track 7)
Bill Laswell (track 14)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 5)
Robbie McIntosh (Scottish drummer for Average White Band) (track 3)
Stephen Mitchell (track 15)
Billy Ocean (track 16)
Dean Parks (track 2)
Freddie Perren (track 9)
Clarence Satchell (track 7)
Marti Sharron (track 15)
Gary Skardina (track 15)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 3)
Ed Townsend (track 1)
James "Diamond" Williams (US drummer for Ohio Players) (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
RCA Records (record company—for the imprint, please use “RCA” instead) (1975 –) (track 5)
PolyGram Records, Inc. (US division of PolyGram) (1978 –) (track 9)
publisher:
BMG Monarch (track 5)
Chrysalis Music (music publisher - NOT for release labels) (track 5)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 5)
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 18)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 19)
Lenono Music (track 5)
Mainman Saag (New York) (track 5)
Unitunes Music (track 5)
Éditer à Paris (track 5)
edit of:
mash-ups:
remix of:
Let’s Get It On (album version) by Marvin Gaye (track 1)
sampled by:
I’m Mad by EPMD (track 5)
Slow Jamz by Kanye West feat. Twista & Jamie Foxx (track 18)
Slow Jamz by Twista feat. Kanye West & Jamie Foxx (track 18)
part of:
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Supreme (track 9)
later parody versions:
Neun Live (track 9)
later translated versions:
GAME (track 5)
Oon voimissain (track 9)
心願 (track 19)
medley of:
Three Times a Lady (track 12)
recording of:
Caribbean Queen (track 16)
Cold Blooded (track 13)
Cut the Cake (track 3)
Dancing Machine (track 2)
Fame (track 5)
How Will I Know (track 19)
I Will Survive (track 9)
I'm Coming Out (track 11)
Jump (for My Love) (track 15)
Let’s Get It On (track 1)
Rockit (track 14)
Skin Tight (track 7)
Truly (track 12)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

drums:
synthesizer:
Michael Boddicker (track 1)
David Paich (track 1)
synthesizer arranger:
Rod Temperton (track 1)
synthesizer programming:
Brian Banks (track 1)
Anthony Marinelli (track 1)
Steve Porcaro (track 1)
flute and saxophone:
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (track 1)
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey (track 1)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track 1)
horn arranger:
Jerry Hey (track 1)
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist) (track 1)
guitars:
David Williams (Guitarist) (track 1)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Gary Grant (track 1)
Jerry Hey (track 1)
composer:
Rod Temperton (track 1)
Paul Jabara (track 18)
Jazzie B (track 6)
engineer:
Angela Piva (track 10)
Warren Woods (track 10)
lyricist:
Paul Jabara (track 18)
Jazzie B (track 6)
mixer:
Nellee Hooper (track 6)
Elliot Straite (track 10)
Jazzie B (track 6)
Bruce Swedien (track 1)
Howie Tee (track 10)
performer:
Caron Wheeler (track 6)
producer:
Nellee Hooper (track 6)
Quincy Jones (track 1)
Elliot Straite (track 10)
Jazzie B (track 6)
recorded by:
Bruce Swedien (track 1)
writer:
Bryan Abrams (track 10)
Babyface (R&B musician Kenny Edmonds) (track 5)
Mark Calderon (track 10)
Willie Clarke (track 10)
James Harris III (US producer aka Jimmy Jam) (track 7)
Janet Jackson (track 7)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (track 7)
L.A. Reid (track 5)
Daryl Simmons (track 5)
Elliot Straite (track 10)
Kevin Thornton (track 10)
Sam Watters (track 10)
publisher:
Boybig Publishing (track 10)
EMI Full Keel Music (track 10)
EMI Longitude Music (track 10)
Hifrost Publishing (track 10)
Hip City Music Inc. (track 10)
Olga Music (track 18)
samples:
later translated versions:
recording of:
Baby Be Mine (track 1)
Don’t Be Cruel (track 5)
I Wanna Sex You Up (track 10)
Keep On Movin’ (track 6)
Last Dance (track 18)
Rhythm Nation (track 7)