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Peter Young's Soul Cellar

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A double-disc set of classic soul, funk, R&B, gospel and blues sides assembled by DJ Peter Young, this fun compilation mixes classic tracks together with relatively rare ones and emerges as a groove party in the sun. Among the highlights in a well-paced set are Curtis Mayfield's "Soul Music," Mandrill's smooth and jazzy "It's Too Late," the New Orleans funk of Lee Dorsey's "Yes We Can Can," and a gritty gospel take on "This May Be the Last Time" by the Staples Singers. With a ballad thrown in here and there, Peter Young's Soul Cellar comes off as a balanced and thoughtfully assembled anthology.

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