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Where It's At: Soul in the Midnight Hour
1. Snatchin' It Back - Clarence Carter
2. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
3. Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
4. Slip Away - Clarence Carter
5. Warm and Tender Love - Percy Sledge
6. Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
7. You've Got Me on the Critical List - Don Covay
8. Your Old Lady - The Isley Brothers
9. Do the Hully Gully, Pt. 1 - King Coleman
10. My Girl Sloopy - The Vibrations
11. See Saw - Don Covay
12. House That Jack Built, The - Aretha Franklin
13. Gee Whiz! (Look at His Eyes) - Carla Thomas
14. Philly Dog - Herbie Mann
15. Soul Finger - Bar-Kays
16. Down in the Valley - Solomon Burke
17. My Giry Sloopy - The Killer Joe Orchestra
18. In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
19. Uptight (Everything's Alright) - Charlie Palmieri
20. Tighten Up, Pt. 1 - Archie Bell & the Drells
21. In the Midnight Hour - Little Mac & The Boss Sounds
22. When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
23. Release Me - Esther Phillips
24. Stupidity - Solomon Burke
25. Looking for a Fox - Clarence Carter
26. You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 173
Performers include: Clarence Carter, Arthur Conley, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, King Coleman, Carla Thomas, Herbie Mann, Bar-Kays, Solomon Burke.
Contains 26 tracks.
Liner Note Author: Ted Carroll.
Recording information: ??/??/1960-06/01/1969.
Most of the Ace/Kent series of compilations drawn from the Atlantic vaults have concentrated on specific styles or eras. They have avoided duplication of tracks and generally favoured the obscure over the familiar. However, label boss Ted Carroll has indulged his own preferences on WHERE IT'S AT: SOUL IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR.
Most of Atlantic's major players on the '60s soul scene, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Don Covay, and Solomon Burke are represented by several tracks. Many an album has boasted the likes of "Sweet Soul Music," "Land Of 1000 Dances," and "When A Man Loves A Woman." But here they rub shoulders with tracks that are seldom repackaged and songs that are better known in other artists' hands. Especially enjoyable is the juxtaposition of two instrumentals, Herbie Mann's "Philly Dog" and the more familiar "Soul Finger" by the Bar-kays. Club-friendly Latin soul sounds come courtesy of King Curtis & Willie Bobo's "My Girl Sloopy" and Charlie Palmieri's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)." The inclusion of "In The Midnight Hour" in both Wilson Pickett's original version and as an organ-driven instrumental by Little Mac & The Boss Sounds makes for interesting comparison.
Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.130) - "A sweaty hour an a quarter in the vaults of Stax and Atlantic....the remastering and packaging are all done in the best possible taste..."
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