The latest album to tie in with ITV’s ‘The Nation’s Favourite….. ‘ music show turns the spotlight on Soul and if you’re looking for a credible stocking filler for someone who may not be a soul fan but you think needs educating about the best of the genre, then this 3 CD, 65 tracker might well be the one to do the trick.
All proper soul fans will have almost all the music here and you can all probably guess what’s included…. ‘Dock Of The Bay’, ‘Stand By Me’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Respect’, ‘Sexual Healing’, ‘Let’s Stay Together’ etc, etc. But nothing wrong with any of them or any of the rest and presented like this, en bloc, as it were, they do have real impact. And, of course, as someone once said “Age hasn’t withered ’em nor custom staled their infinite variety”!
Every soul base is covered – classic 60s, Stax, Motown, funk, disco, blaxploitation, Philly, smooth soul, funk… there’s even a proper deep tune – Millie Jackson’s ‘If Loving You Is Wrong’ and representing Brit soul, there’s ‘All Around The World’ from Lisa Stansfield.
THE NATION’S FAVOURITE SOUL is out on WMTV