Various Artists

Art Laboe's Dedicated to You, Vol. 4

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You can't go wrong with this compilation of familiar soul oldies and unfamiliar (to many) overlooked soul gems. The latter category includes "It's Okay" by the Sunglows and "Smile Now, Cry Later" by Sunny & the Sunliners (the same group as the Sunglows), Bertha Tilman's "Oh My Angel" and the Delegation's infectious "Oh Honey." The golden goodies include Al Green's "Lets Stay Together," James Brown's "Payback" and Jerry Butler's "Never Gonna Give You Up"; plus smoothies like the Delfonics' "Break Your Promise," Marvin Gaye's "Distant Lover" (the live version) and the O'Jays' "Forever Mine"; these 15 tasty morsels makes for a nice filling of soul.

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