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

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


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!