After the thrill-packed Vol. 3, Didn't It Blow Your Mind, Vol. 4 pales slightly, but that's only on a relative scale. While there are some merely pleasant cuts here, there are also some indisputable classics and great forgotten singles that make it another excellent addition to the ongoing series. Among the highlights are Freda Payne's "Deeper & Deeper," King Floyd's "Groove Me," the Chairmen of the Board's "Chairman of the Board," the Staple Singers' "Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)," Ike & Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" and the Chi-Lites' classic protest "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People."
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine