Every true record collector has a wants list -- a piece of paper, dog-eared and folded over so many times it could fall to pieces at any time, that carefully outlines the rare, long-sought singles, LPs, and ephemera that are the focus of every trip to the record shop and collectors' shows. Wants List -- 17 Soulful Rare Grooves celebrates the geek within, compiling some of the impossible-to-find cult classics of the late '60s and early '70s that no doubt kept their owners on the hunt for years. The set as a whole boasts a sweet, mellow groove and the music is consistently solid -- highlights include Erma Franklin's "Light My Fire," Carl Carlton's "This Feeling's Rated X-Tra," and Rita Wright's "Touch Me, Take Me."
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny