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Sweet Soul Music (The Best of RetroJoe's R&B Picks), Part 2

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Wilson Pickett  Funky Broadway (1967 #1, #8)   buy on itunes
The Fantastic Johnny C  Boogaloo Down Broadway (1967 #5, #7)  buy on itunes
Soul Survivors  Expressway To Your Heart (1967 #3, #4)  buy on itunes
Ashton, Gardner & Dyke  Resurrection Shuffle (1971, #40)  buy on itunes
Richie Havens  Here Comes The Sun (1971, #16)  buy on itunes
Jackie Wilson  (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher (1967 #1, #6)  buy on itunes
Bill Deal & The Rhondels  May I (1969, #39)  buy on itunes
The Dells  There Is (1968 #11, #20)  buy on itunes
Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers  Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (1970, #6)  buy on itunes
Bill Withers  Lean on Me (1972 #1, #1)  buy on itunes
Blood, Sweat & Tears  And When I Die (1969, #2)  buy on itunes
Chi Coltrane  Thunder And Lightening (1972, #17)  buy on itunes
The Temptations  Cloud Nine (1968 #2, 1969 #6)  buy on itunes
The Isley Brothers  It's Your Thing (1969 #1, #2)  buy on itunes
The Sweet Inspirations  Sweet Inspiration (1968 #5, #18)  buy on itunes
Jimmy Cliff  Wonderful World, Beautiful People (1970, #25)  buy on itunes
Spencer Davis Group  Somebody Help Me (1967, #47)  buy on itunes
Archie Bell & The Drells  Tighten Up (1968 #1, #1)  buy on itunes
Lee Michaels  Do You Know What I Mean (1971, #6)  buy on itunes
The Spinners  It's a Shame (1970 #4, #14)  buy on itunes
Wilbert Harrison  Let's Work Together (Part 1) (1970, #32)  buy on itunes
Shango  Day After Day (It's Slippin' Away) (1969, #57)  buy on itunes
The Joe Jeffrey Group  My Pledge Of Love (1969, #14)  buy on itunes
Frien_ds of Distinction  Love Or Let Me Be Lonely (1970 #13, #6)  buy on itunes
Spencer Davis Group  I'm a Man (1967 #48, #10)  buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  That's the Way Love Is (1969 #2, #7)  buy on itunes


I started posting mixes at Art Of The Mix in September 2004. In February 2005, I posted two soulful mixes for the period of 1972-73 and then 1974-1976. I didn't re-explore that genre until July 2006, but have steadily built on that theme since then, with it lately dominating my mixes (even though I estimate that R&B really makes up more like 40% of what I like to listen to on a regular basis). I recently cre_ated a two CD set for Pop music and a two CD set of R&B music, both focusing on the best of my selec_tions for the 1967-72 period of time. I have yet to post my 2nd part of the Pop mixes, but I didn't have a problem finding enough material there, but did for the R&B, or just a bit. This mix has 14 songs that ch_arted as R&B, even though four that didn't were by black artists (and one that did, track 25, was by The Spencer Davis Group, although the other track, or 17, by the same group didn't make it onto the R&B ch_arts). Nine songs by eight groups were either non-black or nearly all white (comprising 35% of the mix) but what they had in common was that they were all soulful ren_ditions. Hope you enjoy this hybrid R&B mix as much as I did putting it together.
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Date: 4/1/2009
Joe, you bring back so many sweet memories with all your sweet soulful sounds! Thanks aren't enough for this, nor are five stars sufficient praise.
Date: 4/5/2009
You really have stepped up to post a multitude of R&B mixes. This one has some goodies!
Date: 4/13/2009
Always great to see Wilbert Harrison, now I know why I haven't dared put my soul mixes up yet!

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