Body and Soul: Ladies Got Soul

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Body and Soul: Ladies Got Soul Review

by Andy Kellman

Time Life's Body and Soul: Ladies Got Soul places a heavy emphasis on female-led hit singles from the '70s and '80s. Several oft-compiled tunes factor in, including Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men," Sister Sledge's "We Are Family," Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman," and Chic's "Good Times." Slightly less familiar hit singles -- Evelyn "Champagne" King's "Love Come Down," Tina Turner's "Better Be Good to Me," Natalie Cole's "This Will Be" -- are also featured. This is a great compilation for those who don't own half the songs, but otherwise it's guilty of recycling the same material that can be found on dozens of other compilations that came before it.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Aretha Franklin 05:50 Amazon
2 Patti LaBelle 04:04 Amazon
3 Tina Turner 05:11 Amazon
4 Gladys Knight & the Pips 04:28 Amazon
5 Natalie Cole 02:51 Amazon
6 The Pointer Sisters 04:54 Amazon
7 Gloria Gaynor 03:19 Amazon
8 Stephanie Mills 05:26 Amazon
9 Evelyn "Champagne" King 06:08 Amazon
10 The Weather Girls 03:34 Amazon
11 Deniece Williams 04:19 Amazon
12 Sister Sledge 03:36 Amazon
13 Donna Summer 05:20 Amazon
14 Diana Ross 03:58 Amazon
15 Thelma Houston 03:40 Amazon
16 Ashford & Simpson 03:46 Amazon
17 Chaka Khan 04:09 Amazon
18 Chic 03:43 Amazon
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