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Soulsville Sings Hitsville: Stax Sings Songs of Motown Records

  • 1. Stop! In the Name of Love - Margie Joseph
    2. I Don't Know Why I Love You - David Porter
    3. You've Got to Earn It - The Staple Singers
    4. Can I Get a Witness - Calvin Scott
    5. Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Mar-Keys
    6. Never Can Say Goodbye - Isaac Hayes
    7. My Cherie Amour - Billy Eckstine
    8. Oh, Be My Love - Barbara Lewis
    9. I Hear a Symphony - Booker T. & the MG's
    10. Chained - Mavis Staples (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    11. Ask the Lonely - John Gary Williams
    12. Signed, Sealed, Delivered - The Soul Children
    13. Someday We'll Be Together - Frederick Knight
    14. I Wish It Would Rain - O.B. McClinton
    15. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Bar-Kays (previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30391

  • Credits
    ProducerClarence Paul; Ollie McLaughlin; Darryl Carter; Fred Briggs; Frederick Knight; Henry Bush; Isaac Hayes; Jim Stewart; John Gary Williams; Allen Jones; Al Bell; Al Jackson, Jr.; O. B. McClinton; Tommy Strong

    Liner Note Author: Joel Selvin.
    Recording information: 8 Track Recording Co., Chicago, IL (1960-1973); Ardent Recording Studios, Memphis, TN (1960-1973); Monument Recording Studios, Nashville, TN (1960-1973); Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, AL (1960-1973); Sounds Of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (1960-1973); Stax Studios, Memphis, TN (1960-1973); United Sound Studios, Detroit, MI (1960-1973); Wolfman Jack Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1960-1973).
    Arrangers: Darryl Carter; Andrew "Mike" Terry; Mickey Gregory ; Fred Briggs; Frederick Knight; Harrison Calloway; Henry Bush; Isaac Hayes; Johnny Allen; Lester Snell; Allen Jones ; O.B. McClinton; Aaron Varnell.
    Released in 2008, this inspired 15-track compilation finds revered acts on the Stax label covering tunes made famous by rival Motown artists. For fans of vintage soul and R&B, SOULSVILLE SINGS HITSVILLE is a can't-miss collection, as evinced by the Staple Singers' funky take on "You've Got to Earn It" and Booker T. & the MG's' breezy instrumental version of "I Hear a Symphony."

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