Various Artists

Soul 60's

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Not the most generous of compilations at 12 tracks, Soul 60's still delivers some of the decade's biggest and most crucial hits. Culled mostly from the vaults of soul giants Stax and Atlantic, the mix ranges from velvet-trimmed girl fare by Carla Thomas ("B-A-B-Y") and Doris Troy ("Just One Look") to simmering gems from Wilson Pickett ("Mustang Sally") and Sam & Dave ("Hold on, I'm Coming"). In between, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin are accounted for with some canonized classics, Johnny Taylor lets cheating men in on a little secret ("Who's Making Love?"), and the Bar-Kays bring the early funk ("Soul Finger"). A solid collection best purchased at a bargain price.

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