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Ultimate Soul [Madacy]

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One would be foolish to have a problem with a one-disc soul overview including Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," Sam & Dave's "Hold On! I'm Comin'," the Spinners' "I'll Be Around," Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," Aretha Franklin's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman," and Brook Benton's "Rainy Night in Georgia." Ultimate Soul doesn't just score points for what it chooses to include. Unlike most other soul compilations, it's generous -- it includes over a dozen other hits from the '60s and '70s. As a quick beginners' guide, you couldn't ask for much more.

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