Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Papa Was a Rolling Stone
The Temptations 7:12
2 Push and Pull
Rufus Thomas 3:19
3 Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong
The Whispers 2:51
4 Show and Tell
Al Wilson 3:29
5 Saturday Night at the Movies
The Drifters 1:56
6 I Who Have Nothing
Ben E. King 2:21
7 Les Fleurs
Minnie Riperton 3:18
8 Kiddio
Brook Benton 2:34
9 It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
Betty Everett 2:15
10 Never Again
Chosen 3 4:36
11 Just Out of Reach
Percy Sledge 3:31
12 I’m Easy
Clarence Carter 3:59
13 This Love of Mine
Ray Charles 3:02
14 Dock of the Bay
Dee Clark 2:52
15 Only You
The Platters 2:34
16 Grandma’s Hands
Al Jarreau 2:01
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 If There Were No Music
Rufus Thomas 3:29
2 My Guy
Mary Wells 3:23
3 Rainy Night in Georgia
Brook Benton 3:48
4 Never Can Say Goodbye
Gloria Gaynor 3:06
5 It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
Ike & Tina Turner 2:35
6 He Will Break Your Heart
Jerry Butler 2:48
7 Ain’t No Sunshine
Al Jarreau 2:03
8 Knock on Wood
Eddie Floyd 3:30
9 Spanish Harlem
Ben E. King 2:55
10 Patches
Clarence Carter 3:24
11 The Magic Touch (medley)
The Platters 1:32
12 Baby Love
The Supremes 1:46
13 Rescue Me
Fontella Bass 2:47
14 Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me
The Tams 2:10
15 Working in a Coal Mine
Lee Dorsey 2:45
16 On Broadway
The Drifters 2:56
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The First Cut Is the Deepest
P.P. Arnold 3:01
2 Soul Man
Sam & Dave 2:56
3 Oh How It Hurts
Barbara Mason 4:56
4 A Woman in Love
The Three Degrees 5:07
5 Stop in the Name of Love
The Supremes 2:42
6 If You Don’t Know Me by Now
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 4.65 3:30
7 A Fool in Love
Ike & Tina Turner 2:46
8 Use It Up, Wear It Out
Odyssey 4:01
9 Faithful and True
Z.Z. Hill 2:32
10 Tears on My Pillow
Little Anthony & The Imperials 2:08
11 Things Get Better
Eddie Floyd 2:43
12 Your Heart and Soul
Barry White & The Love Unlimited Orchestra 3:27
13 A Thing Called Love
Ohio Players 3:18
14 Boogie Nights
Heatwave 3:38
15 Doctor’s Orders
Carol Douglas 4:29
16 Sidewalks, Fences and Walls
Solomon Burke 5:03
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Walking the Dog
Rufus Thomas 2:32
2 To Love Somebody
The Tams 4:25
3 Queen of Tears
Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:58
4 Lovely Day
Clarence Carter 3:33
5 You Beat Me to the Punch
Mary Wells 3:41
6 Save the Last Dance for Me
The Drifters 2:12
7 Thank You Pretty Baby
Brook Benton 2:33
8 Out of Left Field
Percy Sledge 3:19
9 Nothing Can Stop Me
Gene Chandler 2:56
10 I Know You, I Love You
Chaka Khan 2:20
11 Twilight Time
The Platters 2:57
12 Goin’ Down Slow
Ray Charles 2:15
13 Dancing in the Street
Martha and The Vandellas 4:29
14 Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Ike & Tina Turner 2:05
15 Touch and Go
Al Wilson 3:07
16 I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown 3:20
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Can’t Stop Loving You
Ike & Tina Turner 3:30
2 The One That Really Loves You
Mary Wells 3:40
3 Lean on Me
Al Jarreau 4:20
4 Tell It Like It Is
Aaron Neville 3:06
5 Hold on I’m Coming
Solomon Burke 3:44
6 The Great Pretender
The Platters 3:21
7 Funky Chicken
Rufus Thomas 3:25
8 Heatwave
Martha and The Vandellas 4:40
9 Make It Easy on Yourself
Jerry Butler 2:35
10 Raindrops
Dee Clark 2:50
11 Stand by Me
Ben E. King 5 2:59
12 Stay
Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs 1:48
13 What Kind of Fool
The Tams 2:06
14 Hotel Happiness
Brook Benton 2:35
15 Lovers Plea
The Tymes 2:23
16 Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters 2:34
CD 6
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Harlem Shuffle
Bob & Earl 2 2:50
2 Lookin’ for a Love
Bobby Womack 2:33
3 Angel of the Morning
P.P. Arnold 3 3:13
4 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Jimmy Ruffin 5 3:03
5 The Love I Lost
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:34
6 Tell Me Why
Bobby Womack 6:04
7 Unchain My Heart
George Williams 4:31
8 If You Need Me
Wilson Pickett 2:34
9 Get on Up
The Esquires 2:17
10 Alone in the City
Ray Charles 2:56
11 When Will I See You Again
The Three Degrees 2:39
12 When a Man Loves a Woman
Percy Sledge 2:47
13 River Deep, Mountain High
Ike & Tina Turner 3:56
14 You Little Trustmaker
The Tymes 2:40
15 Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Viola Wills 3:15
16 Hold Back the Night
The Trammps 3:26
CD 7
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 What Love Has Joined Together
Mary Wells 4:02
2 The Same Thing (That Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)
Sly & The Family Stone 2:20
3 Love Has Finally Come at Last
Bobby Womack & Patti LaBelle 5:25
4 Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
James Brown 2:21
5 Get Up Offa That Funk
Rufus Thomas 7:25
6 That’s How Friends Should Be
George Williams 5:23
7 Long Road Ahead of Us
Dionne Warwick 3:08
8 Move on Up
Curtis Mayfield 3:01
9 Use Me (Till You Use Me Up)
Al Jarreau 3:35
10 Getting Mighty Crowded
Betty Everett 2:13
11 Never Knew Love Like This Before
Stephanie Mills 4 2:37
12 I Thank You
Sam & Dave 2:55
13 Needle in a Haystack
The Whispers 2:38
14 A Few More Kisses to Go
Isaac Hayes 2:51
15 Remember Who You Are
Sly & The Family Stone 3:14
16 Sexual Healing (live)
Marvin Gaye 4:27
CD 8
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cry to Me
Betty Harris 3:11
2 Ya Ya
Lee Dorsey 2:23
3 Soul Twist
King Curtis 2:46
4 Let’s Make This Love Last Forever
George Williams 5:38
5 Native New Yorker
Odyssey 3:51
6 Georgia on My Mind
James Brown 5:54
7 Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)
The Temptations 4:06
8 Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S.)
Edwin Starr 3:03
9 Superfly
Curtis Mayfield 3:08
10 On a Saturday Night
Eddie Floyd 4:51
11 Hey There, Lonely Girl
Eddie Holman 3:20
12 All I Could Do Was Cry
Etta James 3:06
13 Every Beat of My Hearts
Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:04
14 Nutbush City Limits
Ike & Tina Turner 5 2:56
15 All Night Long
Four Tops 5:44
16 Lady Love
Lou Rawls 4:06

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1949) (track 13)
composer:
Sol Parker (american songwriter) (tracks 13, 13)
Rudy Clark (track 9)
Bill Withers (track 16)
lyricist:
Rudy Clark (track 9)
Henry Sanicola (tracks 13, 13)
Frank Sinatra (tracks 13, 13)
Bill Withers (track 16)
performer:
The Maxim Trio (track 13)
writer:
Richard Rudolph (tracks 7, 7)
Charles Stepney (tracks 7, 7)
Barrett Strong (track 1)
Norman Whitfield (track 1)
publisher:
TM Music Ltd. (track 9)
mash-ups:
cover recording of:
Grandma’s Hands (track 16)
Les Fleur (track 7)
This Love of Mine (1949) (track 13)
It’s in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) (1964) (track 9)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
recording of:
Les Fleur (track 7)
This Love of Mine (1949) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 1)

CD 2

additional writer:
Jerry Leiber (track 16)
Mike Stoller (track 16)
composer:
Lamont Dozier (track 12)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 12)
Clifton Davis (track 4)
Bill Withers (track 7)
lyricist:
Clifton Davis (track 4)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 12)
Bill Withers (track 7)
vocals:
Lee Dorsey (track 15)
writer:
Steve Cropper (track 8)
Eddie Floyd (track 8)
Barry Mann (track 16)
Allen Toussaint (track 15)
Cynthia Weil (track 16)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (tracks 4, 7)
East Memphis Music (track 8)
cover recording of:
later parody versions:
On Broadway (track 16)
later translated versions:
Allem Anschein nach bist Du's (Ain't No Sunshine) (track 7)
Am Gürtel (track 16)
Ta i trä (track 8)
À Broadway (track 16)
later versions:
recording of:
Baby Love (track 12)
Knock on Wood (track 8)
On Broadway (Mann/Weil/Leiber/Stoller version for The Drifters) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 7)
version of:
On Broadway (original Mann/Weil version) (track 16)

CD 3

arranger:
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 6)
background vocals:
The Blue Notes (Harold Melvin group) (track 6)
composer:
Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) (track 1)
Rod Temperton (track 14)
lead vocals:
Harold Melvin (track 6)
lyricist:
Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) (track 1)
Rod Temperton (track 14)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 6)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 6)
vocals:
Cynthia Garrison (track 4)
Valerie Holiday (track 4)
Helen Scott (track 4)
writer:
Lawrence Russell Brown (lyricist) (track 8)
Dominic Bugatti (Dominic Roy King) (track 4)
Kenneth Gamble (track 6)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 6)
Sandy Linzer (track 8)
Frank Musker (track 4)
Isaac Hayes (1967) (track 2)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (1967) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1972) (track 6)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 2)
Pendulum Music (track 4)
Rodsongs (track 14)
Sea Shanty Music (track 4)
Tincabell Music (track 14)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 4, 6, 14)
peermusic UK (UK publisher) (track 8)
cover recording of:
A Woman in Love (Twiggy song popularized by The Three Degrees) (track 4)
later parody versions:
Lowell Man (track 2)
Old Man (track 2)
Your Butt Is The Deepest (parody for Robin Quivers) (track 1)
recording of:
Boogie Nights (track 14)
Soul Man (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 14)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 14)
translated version of:
Lawman (執法者) (track 2)

CD 4

composer:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 16)
James Burke Oden (track 12)
lyricist:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 16)
James Burke Oden (track 12)
writer:
Chaka Khan (track 10)
Arif Mardin (track 10)
publisher:
Fort Knox Music Co (track 16)
Try Me Inc. (track 16)
cover recording of:
Goin’ Down Slow (track 12)
I Found You (a.k.a. I Got You (I Feel Good)) (track 16)
later versions:
recording of:

CD 5

arranger:
Burt Bacharach (track 9)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track 9)
Buck Ram (track 6)
Rufus Thomas (track 7)
lyricist:
Buck Ram (track 6)
Rufus Thomas (track 7)
Hal David (track 9)
publisher:
Mike Stoller (track 11)
vocals:
Ben E. King (1960-10-27) (track 11)
writer:
George Davis (US musician & songwriter George Richard Davis Jr.) (track 4)
Lee Diamond (track 4)
Ben E. King (track 11)
Jerry Leiber (track 11)
Arthur Resnick (songwriter, producer) (track 16)
Kenny Young (track 16)
Mike Stoller (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
H.H.O. Ltd (music licensing) (track 11)
publisher:
Alley Music Corp. (track 16)
Hornall Brothers Music Ltd. (limited company) (track 11)
Jerry Leiber Music (track 11)
Melodie der Welt (track 11)
Panther Music Corp (track 6)
TM Music Ltd. (track 16)
Trio Music (track 11)
Trio Music Company (track 16)
Unichappell Music (track 11)
mash-ups:
Stand By Me by ccc (track 11)
sampled by:
Stand by Me by Timeflies (track 11)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 121) (track 11)
later parody versions:
Mia (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Bajo la rambla (track 16)
Bleib bei mir (track 11)
Dunde ar Aare (track 16)
Pregherò (track 11)
Stand By Me (Spanish) (track 11)
Stand by Me (track 11)
你是我的女人 (track 16)
緊靠一起 (track 11)
recording of:
Tell It Like It Is (track 4)
Under the Boardwalk (track 16)
Stand by Me (Ben E. King) (1960-10-27) (track 11)

CD 6

arranger:
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 5)
composer:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 10)
Christopher Mark Jackson (funk/soul songwriter, active in the ’60s and ’70s) (track 14)
Chip Taylor (track 3)
lyricist:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 10)
Christopher Mark Jackson (funk/soul songwriter, active in the ’60s and ’70s) (track 14)
Chip Taylor (track 3)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 5)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 5)
writer:
James Dean (US soul songwriter) (track 4)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 5, 11)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 5, 11)
Calvin Lewis (track 12)
Earl Nelson (track 1)
Bob Relf (track 1)
Paul Riser (track 4)
Andrew Wright (US keyboardist) (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
H.H.O. Ltd (music licensing) (track 1)
HHO Licensing Ltd. (track 1)
Castle Communications PLC (Copyright holder.) (1968) (track 3)
publisher:
Bug Music Ltd. (track 1)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 3)
Jobete Music (UK) (track 4)
Mijac Music (track 12)
Unichappel Music (track 3)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 11–12)
Warner/Chappell (tracks 11–12)
Pronto Music (1966 –) (track 12)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (1966 –) (track 12)
edit of:
remaster of:
Harlem Shuffle by Bob & Earl (track 1)
cover recording of:
Looking for a Love (track 2)
later translated versions:
Tog und Nocht (track 2)
When Will I See You Again (Japanese version) (track 11)
幾時再見 (track 11)
recording of:
Alone in the City (track 10)
Harlem Shuffle (track 1)
The Love I Lost (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Polka Party! (track 1)

CD 7

composer:
Curtis Mayfield (track 8)
lyricist:
Curtis Mayfield (track 8)
writer:
Odell Brown (00046218688) (track 16)
Marvin Gaye (track 16)
Isaac Hayes (track 12)
Reggie Lucas (track 11)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 11)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 12)
David Ritz ("Sexual Healing" co-composer) (track 16)
publisher:
Camad Music Company ( – ????) (track 8)
Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI) (track 12)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc ( – ????) (track 8)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 16)
EMI Tunes Ltd (track 8)
Irving Music, Inc. (track 12)
WB Music Corp. (track 12)
Walden Music, Inc. (track 12)
is the basis for:
Hello Brooklyn 2.0 (track 16)
Sexual Rapping (track 16)
later translated versions:
¡Vamos ya! (track 8)
live recording of:
Sexual Healing (track 16)
recording of:
I Thank You (track 12)
Move On Up (track 8)

CD 8

anthem of:
Georgia, United States (1979 –) (track 6)
composer:
Bert Russell (track 1)
Sandy Linzer (track 5)
Denny Randell (track 5)
Lionel Richie (track 15)
Curtis Mayfield (track 9)
Tina Turner (track 14)
Hoagy Carmichael (1930) (track 6)
lyricist:
Bert Russell (track 1)
Lionel Richie (track 15)
Curtis Mayfield (track 9)
Tina Turner (track 14)
Stuart Gorrell (1930) (track 6)
producer:
Curtis Mayfield (track 9)
writer:
Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis) (track 12)
Lee Dorsey (track 2)
Berry Gordy (track 12)
Gwen Gordy (known as Gwen Gordy Fuqua since 1961) (track 12)
Yvonne Gray (Songwriter) (track 16)
Al Hamilton (track 8)
Morris Levy (track 2)
Clarence Lewis (track 2)
Sherman Marshall (track 16)
Richard Morris (Songwriter) (track 8)
Morgan Robinson (track 2)
Edwin Starr (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (2004) (track 14)
publisher:
Huh-Music (track 14)
Sloopy II Music (track 1)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 1)
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. (1930 –) (track 6)
Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. (later renamed as Peermusic) (1930 –) (track 6)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc (1972 – ????) (track 9)
was commissioned by:
Fury Records (USA label active 50s to 70s) (track 2)
edit of:
Superfly by Curtis Mayfield (track 9)
cover recording of:
Cry to Me (track 1)
Georgia on My Mind (track 6)
is the basis for:
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Goisern (track 6)
recording of:
Lady Love (track 16)
Native New Yorker (track 5)
Nutbush City Limits (track 14)
Superfly (track 9)
Ya, Ya (track 2)
referred to in medleys: