In 2009, Universal Music Group devised Soul Six Pack, a digital-download-only series of bite-size samplers that cover a handful of well-known Stax label artists. With identikit artwork and semi-arbitrary track selections that included some -- but never all -- of a given artist's major hits, the series seemed more like an experiment than a service to casual listeners. "Who's Making Love," "Games People Play," and "Take Care of Your Homework" are among the selections on Johnnie Taylor's Soul Six Pack. Several of the singer's Stax-era Top Ten R&B hits are not included. As with the other volumes in the series, this should be avoided.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman