Solid Gold Soul [Castle]

Solid Gold Soul [Castle]



Featuring songs from both sides of the Atlantic, Solid Gold Soul is a collection of classic soul that saw much more play in Europe than in America. Although most of the material originated in America, songs like William De Vaughn's "Be Thankful for What You've Got" were more popular in England, where soul enjoyed its own separate scene. Most of these songs are underrated gems, lacking the fame of the usual soul-collection inclusions but making up for it in atmosphere. This might be a little too obscure for the casual listener, but to those interested in how the genre affected Europe, this is an excellent primer featuring many of the more popular groups in the scene. The nice part is that they also include songs from several decades, which helps show the evolution of the genre on both sides of the ocean. With two CDs' worth of material, there are a few moments that drag; for the most part, though, this is a solid album that isn't essential, but would make a wonderful addition to any curious music fan's collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2000
Label: Castle Music Uk
UPC: 5038456124921
catalogNumber: 249

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sugarhill Gang   Track Performer
Candi Staton   Track Performer
Chairmen of the Board   Track Performer
Midnight Star   Track Performer
Moments   Track Performer
Freda Payne   Track Performer
Shalamar   Track Performer
Whispers   Track Performer
Brother to Brother   Track Performer
Dee Clark   Track Performer
Crown Heights Affair   Track Performer
Dynasty   Track Performer
Donnie Elbert   Track Performer
Fatback Band   Track Performer
New York City   Track Performer
P.P. Arnold   Track Performer
Jim Gilstrap   Track Performer
Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band   Track Performer
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds   Track Performer
Showstoppers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Goodman   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Sylvia Robinson   Composer
Gil Scott-Heron   Composer
Pete Wingfield   Composer
Harry Ray   Composer
Virginia Dodson   Composer
Edyth Wayne   Composer

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