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Soul Selectors 2.0


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Soul Selectors will take you on a journey through the different ages of soul music, introducing you to some of the greatest and emotionally expressive voices of all time.

What you’ll be listening to...

Your box will include a handpicked selection of two or three albums from this collection:

It's too Late

Wilson Picket

It's too Late

Wilson Picket

An iconic album from Hall-of-Fame member Wilson Pickett

Legendary soul man Wilson Pickett’s rare vintage 1963 album “It's Too Late” is presented here in its original format featuring some very solid performances and classic arrangements from Teacho Wiltshire, the legendary pianist, arranger and conductor who worked with King Pleasure, The Drifters, Solomon Burke, Jive Five, The, Exciters, Chuck Jackson, Gene Pitney and others. All selections have been newly remastered. 


A1 - If You Need Me 

A2 - I'm Gonna Love You 

A3 - Baby Don't You Weep 

A4 - Peacebreaker 

A5 - I'm Down To My Last Heartbreak 

A6 - R.B. Special 

B1 - I Can't Stop 

B2 - It'll Never Be The Same 

B3 - Baby Call On Me 

B4 - Give Your Lovin' Right Now 

B5 - It's Too Late

At Last

Etta James

At Last

Etta James

More than a half-century after its release, At Last! remains one of the greatest records about loneliness ever made: a languid, jazz-inflected paean to (reluctantly) working it out on your own.

What's maybe most satisfying about At Last! is the record's title track, arguably the single greatest unburdening ever laid to tape. It plays like a person stumbling into a hotel room and simultaneously dropping all of her bags on the floor. 


In an album of lost and mangled love songs, in which relief and fulfillment begin to seem truly impossible ("I can't love nobody unless I'm loving you," James announces in the bonus track "If I Can't Have You," a duet she co-wrote with Fuqua), here is a moment of extraordinary deliverance. 


Finally, James finds her man: a person who doesn't get spooked, doesn't waver, doesn't leave her crumpled somewhere, alone and pining. "My lonely days are over, and life is like a song," she sings, her voice buoyant. The irony – that her own songs, in fact, express considerable pain – is deep and heavy.


A1 - Anything To Say You're Mine 

A2 - My Dearest Darling 

A3 - Trust In Me 

A4 - Sunday Kind Of Love 

A5 - Tough Mary 

A6 - Don't Cry Baby 

A7 - You Know What I Mean 

B1 - I Just Want To Make Love To You 

B2 - At Last 

B3 - All I Could Do Was Cry 

B4 - Stormy Weather 

B5 - Girl Of My Dreams (rendered as Boy Of My Dreams) 

B6 - I'll Dry My Tears 

B7 - Seven Day Fool

Little Girl Blue

Nina Simone

Little Girl Blue

Nina Simone

With her contralto voice and well-developed piano skills, Nina was already the full package and this debut disc is terrific.

Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert "Tootie" Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her uptempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant.


A1 - Mood Indigo 

A2 - Don't Smoke In Bed 

A3 - He Needs Me 

A4 - Little Girl Blue 

A5 - Love Me Or Leave Me 

A6 - My Baby Just Cares For Me 

B1 - Good Bait 

B2 - Plain Gold Ring 

B3 - You'll Never Walk Alone 

B4 - I Loves You Porgy 

B5 - Central Park Blues

Tribute to the Lady

Sam Cooke

Tribute to the Lady

Sam Cooke

A hidden gem from Sam Cooke

An album that's seldom been seen and disappeared almost as quickly as it was released. Sam Cooke turned these songs inside out with twisting, awesome interpretations.

 It was one of the few times he was able to break out of the light pop/teen idol bag in a studio and pour his heart into great lyrics and numbers.


A1 - God Bless The Child 

A2 - She's Funny That Way 

A3 - I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues 

A4 - Good Morning Heartache 

A5 - T'Aint Nobody's Bizness (If I Do) 

A6 - Comes Love 

B1 - Lover Girl (Man) 

B2 - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off 

B3 - Lover Come Back To Me 

B4 - Solitude 

B5 - They Can't Take That Away From Me 

B6 - Crazy In Love With You

More Trouble

Marvin Gaye

More Trouble

Marvin Gaye

A brilliant Gaye album with a textured palette of sonic elements.

Nearly 50 years on, listening to these rich grooves out of the context of the movie, what you get is an ocean of smooth soul funk, a relentless drum ‘n bass pulse punctuated by fat saxophone swells, occasional orchestral flourishes and enveloping early analog synthesizer pads.


A1 - Main Theme From Trouble Man 

A2 - "T" Plays It Cool 

A3 - Poor Abbey Walsh, Part 2 

A4 - Trouble Man (Extended Version) 

A5 - Theme From Trouble Man (Vocal Version) 

B1 - Main Theme From Trouble Man (Vocal Version) 

B2 - "T" Stands For Trouble 

B3 - "T" Stands For Trouble (Alternate Version) 

B4 - Trouble Man (Vocal Version) From The Original

Motown Rare and Unreleased

Various Artists

Motown Rare and Unreleased

Various Artists

Motown artists as you've never heard them before

These songs sound as fresh and vital today as they did when they were recorded decades ago


A1- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - My Business, Your Pleasure 

A2 - Brenda Holloway - You're Walking Out With My Heart 

A3 - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Keep Stepping (Never Look Back) 

A4 - The Marvelettes - The Boy From Crosstown 

A5 - Four Tops - Which Way Is the Sky 

A6 - Marvin Gaye - Without You (My World Is Lonely) 

B1 - Diana Ross & The Supremes - For Once In My Life 

B2 - The Temptations - Pretty Little Brown-Skin Girl 

B3 - Gladys Knight And The Pips – You Took Me This Far (Take Me All The Way) 

B4 - Bobby Taylor - Touched By Love 

B5 - The Originals – If I Ever Lose This Heaven 

B6 - The Jackson 5 - Let’s Have A Party

Gregory Porter

Nat King Cole & Me

Gregory Porter

Nat King Cole & Me

Cole & Me has all the lushness of those original Cole renditions, but remains very clearly the work of Porter.

This is not someone mimicking the King; this is a fully formed artist taking on that music with reverence, but with his own style. Porter's tone is impeccable, his sense of time, sublime.


A1 - Mona Lisa 

A2 - Smile 

A3 - Nature Boy 

A4 -L-O-V-E 

B1 - Quizas,Quizas, Quizas 

B2 - Miss Otis Regrets 

B3 - Pick Yourself Up 

C1 - When Love Was King 

C2 -The Lonely One 

C3 - Ballerina 

C4 - I Wonder Who My Daddy Is 

D1 - But Beautiful 

D2 - Sweet Lorraine 

D3 - For All We Know 

D4 - The Christmas Song

Pain In My Heart

Otis Redding

Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart

Otis Redding

If someone was asked to define soul music, it would be difficult to put into words, but you could put on this record and that person would understand what soul music was almost immediately.

This album works on so many different levels, that it's essential listening for at least three categories of buyer - fans of Otis Redding and Stax Records (natch), and more general soul listeners, and also anyone serious about their devotion to the work of the Rolling Stones and any other British invasion bands that covered American soul.


A1 - Pain In My Heart

A2- The Dog

A3 - Stand By Me

A4 - Hey Hey Baby

A5 - You Send Me

A6 - I Need Your Lovin'

B1 - These Arms Of Mine

B2 - Louie Louie

B3 - Something Is Worrying Me

B4 - Security

B5 - That's What My Heart Needs

B6 - Lucille

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