Bobby Byrd

Bobby Byrd Got Soul: The Best of Bobby Byrd

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As is the case with the JB's and other James Brown protégés, Bobby Byrd's legacy is spread over numerous out-of-print, difficult-to-find vinyl records. So this 22-song retrospective, which gathers numerous singles, and a couple of previously unreleased tracks spanning 1964 to 1973, is a welcome consolidation of his most significant work into one package. Solid stuff, covering both standard soul from the '60s and hard funk (usually featuring the JB's) from the early '70s, though it sounds a lot more like a James Brown record with a different vocalist than a Bobby Byrd record that happens to benefit from James Brown's backing crew. Brown produced (and occasionally contributed to) all of the recordings here, and duets with Bobby on the 1968 single "You've Got to Change Your Mind."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:40
2 2:46
3 5:33
4 4:20
5 2:52
6 2:26
7 3:10
8
feat: James Brown
3:49
9 5:32
10 2:39
11 2:40
12 3:51
13 2:10
14
feat: Anna King
2:33
15 2:32
16 2:57
17 2:12
18 4:02
19
0:29
20 6:08
21 3:15
22 5:26
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