The soundtrack to the film Talk to Me is not an original score, but a compilation mostly made up of stellar tracks from the Atlantic soul catalog. It's all hits, from Sam & Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin'" to Otis Redding's "Tramp," to cuts by Arthur Conley, Archie Bell & the Drells, Booker T. & the MG's and Clarence Carter. There are a few non-Atlantic cuts tossed into the mix like James Brown's "I'm Black and I'm Proud," and a smoking read of Gene McDaniels' "Compared to What," by Me'Shell NdegeOcello and Terence Blanchard to close the album with a bang. Any serious soul fan has most of these cuts, but they still make for a great appetizer disc for a party.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek