TITLE: Beg Scream & Shout! The Big Ol’ Box of 60’s Soul
YEAR RELEASED: 1997
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: Most all of these songs were
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: You know probably half of them. You should know all of them, really.
LINEUP: 144 60’s soul artists
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: 144 songs by 144 artists packaged like a 45-RPM box of singles, and it’s a must have for those who want to start collecting soul records from the 60’s.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: I don’t know what more to say about this except – this has 144 classic soul songs from the 60’s. Slow jams, upbeat numbers, the beginnings of funk, everything. It really encapsulates what happened in soul and R&B from 1960 to 1969 (and a eentsy bit beyond thanks to release vs. chart date).
You may have heard a lot of these songs, because sometimes they picked obvious choices, or picked songs that you know but by the original artists. You may have heard a lot of these artists, but sometimes they picked the non-obvious deep cuts. There are plenty of treasures here throughout. It’s a great overview and you’ll be diving into the catalogs of most of these bands going to unearth more gems by them,
NOTES & MINUTAE: The only two artists they tried to get licenses for, but couldn’t, were Sly and the Family Stone and Sam Cooke. Plus this has Erma Franklin’s (Aretha’s sister) fantastic original of Piece of My Heart, which slays Joplin’s.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.
GRADE: A: You may be able to find it on a discount now, but it’s still great buy no matter what price you pay.