The Four Tops Soul
Appealing to a wide range of music lovers, this fascinating account explores an earlier era in soul music from a contemporary perspective. Highlighting previously underexposed and underappreciated performers and recordings, this invaluable reference rediscovers numerous ballads recorded by American soul singers during a 25-year postwar period. The tracks of well-known artists from Doris Day and Aretha Franklin to Otis Redding and the Four Tops are also chronicled in this thoroughly and passionately written history.
2011 two DVD set. Soul Train is an American institution that became a national launch pad for showcasing the latest names in soul music, outrageous fashion and hip dances - making soul music a mainstream global genre. Beyond the appearances of superstar acts, and of course the charismatic host Don Cornelius, Soul Train's famous "dance line," during which studio audience members exhibited up-to-the-minute fashions, hairstyles, and dance moves, helped make the show the hippest trip in America! Now, for the first time ever on DVD, Time Life presents this two DVD set, featuring 29 superstar performances from the Soul Train archives, many of which haven't been seen in over 30 years, including exclusive performances by Jean Knight, Delfonics, Chi-Lites, Originals, Joe Tex, Honey Cone, Persuaders, Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band, Al Green, Edwin Starr, Ike & Tina Turner, Jerry Butler, Joe Simon, Sylvers, Billy Paul, Temptations, Four Tops, O'Jays, Esther Phillips, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, and the Soul Train Dancers.
R Soul Classics (CD NEW)Label: RepertoireFormat: CDRelease Date: 01 Jan 2003No. of Discs: 1EAN: 4009910475621Album Tracks1. Soul Finger - Bar Kays2. Land Of 1000 Dancers - Wilson Pickett3. I Take What I Want - James And Bobby Purify4. Its The Same Old Song - Four Tops5. Soul Man - Sam And Dave6. Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas7.
Little Willie John lived for a fleeting 30 years, but his dynamic and daring sound left an indelible mark on the history of music. His deep blues, rollicking rock 'n' roll and swinging ballads inspired a generation of musicians, forming the basis for what we now know as soul music. Born in Arkansas in 1937, William Edward John found his voice in the church halls, rec centers and nightclubs of Detroit, a fertile proving ground that produced the likes of Levi Stubbs and the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and Hank Ballard and the Midnighters.