Sweet Soul Music: 26 Scorching Classics From 1971 available on July 05 2016 from Amazon for 12.21
EAN bar code 5397102168819 ξ1 registered July 05 2016
Product category is Audio
Manufacturered by Bear Family
Product weight is 0.37 lbs.
This CD is one of the final five volumes in the eagerly anticipated finale to Bear Family's Sweet Soul Music series, which followed their award-winning Blowin' The Fuse R&B series. Taken together, these classic series tell the story of R&B-Soul-Funk from 1945-1975, year-by-year, song-by-song. These are the records that made a difference. A HUGE difference!This is the sound that still influences today's R&B and Soul and Rap, plus musicians like Amy Winehouse and Janelle Monae and revivalists like James Hunter, who weren't even born when these records came out! These last five volumes, covering the years 1971-1975, compile all the greatest and most influential soul-funk hits of the early 1970s, including some surprisingly hard-to-find selections! Every CD is over 80 minutes long, and every song is the original version, painstakingly remastered for finest sound. To top it off, each volume contains a massive, beautifully illustrated booklet with detailed notes, incredible vintage photos, and ephemera. You won't find better looking nor better sounding soul collections than these!
I reviewed the preceding 10 volumes in this incredible series from 1961 to 1970 (probably the best Bear has ever done) and loved them to distraction. Jurgen Crasser was the remaster engineer for those - this time around (1971 to 1975) the sound hero on all five volumes bears the unlikely moniker of WOLFGANG MANNS. And I swear I may have to get "Wolfgang Is My Main Mann" tattooed on my frumpy Irish buttocks - because these expertly crafted CD compilations are sonica..