Ultimate 60's Soul Sensations

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Ultimate 60's Soul Sensations Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Released to celebrate Atlantic's 50th anniversary, Ultimate '60s Soul Sensations is a budget-priced, 14-track collection that culls highlights from the Atlantic vaults. The collection features cuts by Arthur Conley ("Sweet Soul Music"), Aretha Franklin ("Chain of Fools"), Wilson Pickett ("In the Midnight Hour"), Booker T. & the MG's ("Green Onions"), Solomon Burke ("Got to Get You Off My Mind"), Archie Bell & the Drells ("Tighten Up"), Sam & Dave ("Hold On! I'm A-Comin'"), Barbara Lewis ("Hello Stranger"), Joe Tex ("Show Me"), the Bar-Kays ("Soul Finger") and Otis Redding ("(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"). It's a solid sampler that indicates the richness of the label's roster, and for the curious or listeners on a budget, it's an introduction well worth its price.

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