Various Artists

Soul Classics: Best of the 70's

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All the songs on this set are from the '70s,which is a big improvement from Rebound's 60's collection, which contained two songs from the '50s. These selections run the gamut, everything from Marvin Gaye's ecology warning "Mercy, Mercy Me," to Parliarment's relentless "Up for the Downstroke," where the bass player rides the beat into the sunset. Other movers include Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" and B. T. Express's enticing "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)." Romance makes frequent appearances in the form of Barry White's "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More," and the Commodores's "Just to Be Close to You." The Temptations, Billy Preston, and Gladys Knight & the Pips are all also represented.

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