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A1 The Temptations My Girl
A2 Mary Wells My Guy
A3 The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go
A4 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Dancing In The Streets
A5 The Supremes Baby Love
A6 The Supremes Come See About Me
A7 The Supremes Stop! In The Name Of Love
A8 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Nowhere To Run
B1 Four Tops I Can\'t Help Myself
B2 Four Tops It\'s The Same Old Song
B3 Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything\'s Alright)
B4 Edwin Starr Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)
B5 Four Tops Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
B6 Stevie Wonder Blowin\' In The Wind
B7 The Supremes You Can\'t Hurry Love
B8 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
C1 Four Tops Reach Out, I\'ll Be There
C2 The Supremes You Keep Me Hangin\' On
C3 The Temptations (I Know) I\'m Losing You
C4 Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love
C5 Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston It Takes Two
C6 Jimmy Ruffin I\'ve Passed This Way Before
C7 Four Tops Bernadette
C8 The Supremes The Happening
D1 The Marvelettes When You\'re Young And In Love
D2 Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her
D3 The Supremes Reflections
D4 Four Tops You Keep Running Away
D5 Stevie Wonder I\'m Wondering
D6 Four Tops Walk Away, Renee
D7 Four Tops If I Were A Carpenter
D8 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain\'t Nothing Like The Real Thing
E1 The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
E2 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You\'re All I Need To Get By
E3 The Supremes Love Child
E4 Four Tops I\'m In A Different World
E5 Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life
E6 The Supremes I\'m Gonna Make You Love Me
E7 Marv Johnson I\'ll Pick A Rose For My Rose
E8 Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine
F1 The Temptations Get Ready
F2 The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile
F3 Junior Walker & The All Stars (I\'m A) Road Runner
F4 The Miracles The Tracks Of My Tears
F5 Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour
F6 Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
F7 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell The Onion Song
F8 Stevie Wonder Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
G1 The Supremes Someday We\'ll Be Together
G2 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
G3 The Temptations I Can\'t Get Next To You
G4 Jimmy Ruffin Farewell Is A Lonely Sound
G5 The Supremes Up The Ladder To The Roof
G6 Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin And John
G7 The Jackson 5 ABC
G8 Four Tops It\'s All In The Game
H1 Diana Ross Reach Out And Touch (Somebody\'s Hand)
H2 Jimmy Ruffin I\'ll Say Forever My Love
H3 The Miracles The Tears Of A Clown
H4 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Jimmy Mack
H5 The Jackson 5 The Love You Save
H6 The Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That\'s What The World Is Today)
H7 Diana Ross Ain\'t No Mountains High Enough
H8 Edwin Starr War
I1 Jimmy Ruffin It\'s Wonderful (To Be Loved By You)
I2 Four Tops Still Water (Love)
I3 Stevie Wonder Heaven Help Us All
I4 The Jackson 5 I\'ll Be There
I5 The Supremes Stoned Love
I6 R. Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me
I7 Stevie Wonder We Can Work It Out
I8 The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You
J1 The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
J2 The Supremes & Four Tops River Deep, Mountain High
J3 The Miracles I Don\'t Blame You At All
J4 Diana Ross I\'m Still Waiting
J5 The Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye
J6 The Velvelettes These Things Will Keep Me Loving You
J7 Four Tops Simple Games
J8 The Supremes Nathan Jones
K1 Diana Ross Surrender
K2 Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me
K3 Michael Jackson Got To Be There
K4 Michael Jackson Rockin\' Robin
K5 Junior Walker & The All Stars Walk In The Night
K6 The Supremes Flot Joy
K7 Michael Jackson Ain\'t No Sunshine
K8 Michael Jackson Ben
L1 Stevie Wonder Superstition
L2 The Jackson 5 Lookin\' Through The Windows
L3 The Jackson 5 Doctor My Eyes
L4 Gladys Knight And The Pips The Look Of Love
L5 Gladys Knight And The Pips Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
L6 The Temptations Law Of The Land
L7 The Jackson 5 Skywriter
L8 Diana Ross Touch Me In The Morning
M1 Stevie Wonder Higher Ground
M2 Eddie Kendricks Keep On Truckin\'
M3 Diana Ross All Of My Life
M4 Smokey Robinson Just My Soul Responding
M5 Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye You Are Everything
M6 R. Dean Taylor There\'s A Ghost In My House
M7 Diana Ross Last Time I Saw Him
M8 Syreeta Spinnin\' And Spinnin\'
N1 Syreeta Your Kiss Is Sweet
N2 The Miracles Love Machine
N3 Diana Ross Do You Know Where You\'re Going To
N4 Diana Ross Love Hangover
N5 Thelma Houston Don\'t Leave Me This Way
N6 Commodores Easy
N7 Commodores Three Times A Lady
N8 Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I\'m Born Again
O1 Teena Marie I\'m A Sucker For Your Love
O2 Rick James You And I
O3 Tata Vega I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby
O4 Switch (6) Best Beat In Town
O5 Mary Wilson (I Love A) Warm Summer Night
O6 Apollo (2) Happiness
O7 Bonnie Pointer Heaven Must Have Sent You
O8 Dr. Strut Struttin\'
P1 Billy Preston & Syreeta It Will Come In Time
P2 Bonnie Pointer I Can\'t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
P3 Rick James Love Gun
P4 Teena Marie Can It Be Love
P5 Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene Leaving Me Was The Best Thing You\'ve Ever Done
P6 High Inergy I Love Makin\' Love (To The Music)
P7 Tata Vega If Love Must Go
P8 Smokey Robinson Cruisin\'

Media Condition » Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition » Very Good Plus (VG+)
Artist Various
Title The Golden Sound Of Motown
Label World Records (6)
Catalogue SMF 681/682/683/684/685/686/687/
Format Box Set
Released 1980
Genre Soul & Funk

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Information on the Soul & Funk Genre

Funk is an American music genre that originated in the late 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, soul jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk de-emphasizes melody and harmony and brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. Funk songs are often based on an extended vamp on a single chord, distinguishing it from R&B and soul songs centered around chord progressions.

Like much African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, and drums playing interlocking rhythms. Funk bands sometimes have a horn section of several saxophones, trumpets, and in some cases, a trombone, which plays rhythmic "hits".


From the early 1970s onwards, funk has developed various subgenres. While George Clinton and the Parliament were making a harder variation of funk, bands such as Kool and The Gang, Ohio Players and Earth, Wind and Fire were making disco-influenced funk music.


In the 1970s and early 1980s, a new group of musicians further developed the "funk rock" approach innovated by George Clinton, with his main bands Parliament and, later, Funkadelic. Together, they produced a new kind of funk sound heavily influenced by jazz and psychedelic rock. The two groups had members in common and often are referred to collectively as "Parliament-Funkadelic." The breakout popularity of Parliament-Funkadelic gave rise to the term "P-Funk," which referred to the music by George Clinton's bands, and defined a new subgenre.
"P-funk" also came to mean something in its quintessence, of superior quality, or sui generis, as in the lyrics from "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" a hit single from Parliament's album "Mothership Connection":

Funk rock

Funk rock (also written as funk-rock or funk/rock) fuses funk and rock elements. Its earliest incarnation was heard in the late '60s through the mid-'70's by musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Gary Wright, David Bowie, as well as Mother's Finest, and Funkadelic on their earlier albums.

Many instruments may be incorporated into funk-rock, but the overall sound is defined by a definitive bass or drum beat and electric guitars. The bass and drum rhythms are influenced by funk music but with more intensity, while the guitar can be funk-or-rock-influenced, usually with distortion. Prince, Jesse Johnson, and Fishbone are major artists in funk rock.

Electro music

Electro music is a hybrid of electronic music and funk. It essentially follows the same form as funk, and retains funk's characteristics, but is made entirely (or partially) with a use of electronic instruments such as the TR-808. Vocoders are often used. Early artists include Herbie Hancock, Zapp (band), Afrika Bambaataa and Vaughn Mason & Crew.


Funkcore is a fusion of hardcore punk and funk created in the 1980s. Hard, loud and fast guitars are featured, but unlike in most rock music, it does not overpower the bass, which is heavy and driving. Drums are often funk-influenced, but with intense hardcore-styled pounding. Synthesizers or horn sections sometimes make an appearance, although they are not integral. Examples of funkcore bands are Jungle Fever, Adequate Seven, Dance Gavin Dance and Big Boys.


Punk-funk (or funk-punk) is a mix of punk or post-punk songs with funk elements, very similar to dance-punk. Some times, the punk influence is replaced by an alternative rock influence. The first appearance of this subgenre was in 1979, when Gang Of Four released their debut album, Entertainment!. In the 1980s, bands such as made punk-funk become more famous. The style was revitalized by "The New New York Underground Scene", starting to mix their usual punk-funk with house, dub and hip-hop.

Funk metal

Funk metal (sometimes typeset differently such as funk-metal) is a fusion genre of music which emerged in the 1980s. It typically incorporates elements of funk and heavy metal. It features hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs, the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk, and sometimes hip hop-style rhymes into an alternative rock approach to songwriting.


G-Funk is a fusion genre of music which combines gangsta rap and funk. It is generally considered to have been invented by Dr.Dre.

Funk jam

Funk jam is a fusion genre of music which emerged in the 2000s. It typically incorporates elements of funk and often exploratory guitar, along with extended cross genre improvisations; often including elements of jazz, ambient, electronic, americana, and hip hop including improvised lyrics.

Christian funk

Christian funk is not as prominent as other forms of Christian music. However, TobyMac, one of Christian music's most recognized artists, integrates funk into many of his songs such as "Feelin' So Fly" and "Funky Jesus Music", his new single. Also, "Toddy Funk", a member of the Diverse City Band, is a huge fan of funk and, therefore, their music shows it.

Soul music is a music genre originating in the United States combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, soul is "music that arose out of the black experience in America through the transmutation of gospel and rhythm & blues into a form of funky, secular testifying.


Detroit (Motown) soul

Dominated by Berry Gordy's Motown Records empire, Detroit soul is strongly rhythmic and influenced by gospel music. The Motown sound often includes hand clapping, a powerful bass line, violins and bells. Motown Records' house band was The Funk Brothers.

Deep soul and southern soul

The terms deep soul and southern soul generally refer to a driving, energetic soul style combining R&B's energy with pulsating southern United States gospel music sounds. Memphis, Tennessee label Stax Records nurtured a distinctive sound, which included putting vocals further back in the mix than most contemporary R&B records, using vibrant horn parts in place of background vocals, and a focus on the low end of the frequency spectrum. The vast majority of Stax releases were backed by house bands Booker T and the MGs (with Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, and Al Jackson) and the Memphis Horns (the splinter horn section of the Mar-Keys).

Memphis soul

Memphis soul is a shimmering, sultry style of soul music produced in the 1960s and 1970s at Stax Records and Hi Records in Memphis, Tennessee. It featured melancholic and melodic horns, organ, bass, and drums, as heard in recordings by Hi's Al Green and Stax's Booker T. & the M.G.'s. The latter group also sometimes played in the harder-edged Southern soul style. The Hi Records house band (Hi Rhythm Section) and producer Willie Mitchell developed a surging soul style heard in the label's 1970s hit recordings. Some Stax recordings fit into this style, but had their own unique sound.

New Orleans soul

The New Orleans soul scene directly came out of the rhythm and blues era, when such artists as Little Richard, Fats Domino, and Huey Piano Smith made a huge impact on the pop and R&B charts and a huge directly influence for the birth of the Funk music . The principal architect of Crescent City’s soul was songwriter, arranger, and producer Allen Toussaint. He worked with such artists as Irma Thomas (“the Soul Queen of New Orleans”), Jessie Hill, Kris Kenner, Benny Spellman, and Ernie K. Doe on the Minit/Instant label complex to produced a distinctive New Orleans soul sound generating a passel of national hits. Other notable New Orleans hits came from Robert Parker, Betty Harris, and Aaron Neville. While record labels in New Orleans largely disappeared by the mid-1960s, producers in the city continued to record New Orleans soul artists for other mainly New York and Los Angeles record labels—notably Lee Dorsey for New York–based Amy Records and the Meters for New York–based Josie and then LA-based Reprise.

Chicago soul

Chicago soul generally had a light gospel-influenced sound, but the large number of record labels based in the city tended to produce a more diverse sound than other cities. Vee Jay Records, which lasted until 1966, produced recordings by Jerry Butler, Betty Everett, Dee Clark, and Gene Chandler. Chess Records, mainly a blues and rock and roll label, produced a number of major soul artists. Mayfield not only scored many hits with his group, the The Impressions, but wrote many hit songs for Chicago artists and produced hits on his own labels for The Fascinations and the Five Stairsteps.

Philadelphia soul

Psychedelic soul was a blend of psychedelic rock and soul music in the late 1960s, which paved the way for the mainstream emergence of funk music a few years later.

Blue-eyed soul

Blue-eyed soul is a term used to describe R&B or soul music performed by white artists. The term doesn't refer to a distinct style of music, and the meaning of blue-eyed soul has evolved over decades. Originally the term was associated with mid-1960s white artists who performed soul and R&B that was similar to the music released by Motown Records and Stax Records. The term continued to be used in the 1970s and 1980s, particularly by the British media to describe a new generation of singers who adopted elements of the Stax and Motown sounds. To a lesser extent, the term has been applied to singers in other music genres that are influenced by soul music.

British soul

Soul has been a major influence on British popular music since the 1960s including bands of the British Invasion, most significantly The Beatles.[5] There were a handful of significant British Blue-eyed soul acts, including Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones. American soul was extremely popular among some youth sub-cultures like the Northern soul and Modern soul movements, but a clear genre of British soul did not emerge until the 1980s when a number of artists including George Michael, Sade, Simply Red, Lisa Stansfield and Soul II Soul enjoyed some commercial success. The popularity of British soul artists in the U.S., most notably Amy Winehouse, Estelle, Joss Stone and Leona Lewis led to talk of a third British Invasion or soul invasion in the 2000s.

Neo soul

The term neo soul is a marketing phrase coined by producer and record label executive Kedar Massenburg to describe a musical blend of 1970s soul-style vocals and instrumentation with contemporary R&B sounds, hip hop beats and poetic interludes. The style was developed in the early to mid 1990s. A key element in neo soul is a heavy dose of Fender Rhodes or Wurlitzer electric piano pads over a mellow, grooving interplay between the drums (usually with a rim shot snare sound) and a muted, deep funky bass. The Fender Rhodes piano sound gives the music a warm, organic character.

Northern soul and Modern soul

The phrase northern soul was coined by journalist Dave Godin and popularised in 1970 through his column in Blues and Soul magazine. The term refers to rare soul music that was played by DJs at nightclubs in northern England. The playlists originally consisted of obscure 1960s and early 1970s American soul recordings with an uptempo beat, such as those on Motown Records and more obscure labels such as Okeh Records. Modern soul developed when northern soul DJs began looking in record shops in the United States and United Kingdom for music that was more complex and contemporary. What emerged was a richer sound that was more advanced in terms of Hi-Fi and FM radio technology.

Nu jazz and Electronica

Many artists in various genres of electronic music (such as house, drum n bass, UK garage, and downtempo) are heavily influenced by soul, and have produced many soul-inspired compositions.

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