Soul of the '60s

Soul of the ’60s

Bring home the most unforgettable decade of soul music—a collection of 151 soul classics so good you won’t ever have to push the skip button!

Bring home the most unforgettable decade of soul music—a collection of 151 soul classics so good you won’t ever have to push the skip button!

Includes 32-page booklet, collector’s box + FREE Premium CD!

USD$149.95 Installment pricing available

Soul music of the ’60s poured out power and passion like no one had heard before

Soul music delivered hope and inspiration.  You could dance to it, sing along with it, and fall in love to it! But it was also much more.  The inspired talents behind those smooth sounds— the singers, musicians, songwriters, and producers — made each track larger than life. 

Now Time Life has worked tirelessly to bring you over eight hours of classic soul hits by the original artists from all the important record labels of the era — Motown, Muscle Shoals, Atlantic, Stax, Brunswick and more, together in one retrospective collection.

The complete set includes a premium CD of hard-to-find tracks; a full-color booklet packed with stories about the pioneering artists, labels, and hits, plus a collector’s box to hold it all.

Featuring artists like…

  • The Isley Brothers
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Ben E. King
  • The Four Tops
  • Ray Charles
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • The Supremes

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Featured Songs

  Song Title Artist Time
This Old Heart Of Mine Is Weak For You The Isley Brothers 2:39 CD 8
Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes 2:31 CD 5
Respect Aretha Franklin 2:24 CD 6
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson 2:53 CD 1
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2:29 CD 3
Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles 3:41 CD 5
Twist and Shout The Isley Brothers 2:29 CD 6
Do You Love Me The Contours 2:55 CD 8

Soul of the ’60s: Yes I’m Ready

CD 1
  Song Title Artist Time
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson 2:53
It’s Your Thing The Isley Brothers 2:47
Cupid Sam Cooke 2:36
Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone 2:20
Yes, I’m Ready Barbara Mason 3:08
Grazing in the Grass The Friends Of Distinction 2:55
Stoned Soul Picnic The Fifth Dimension 3:25
La La Means I Love You The Delfonics 3:17
Cool Jerk The Capitals 2:25
Hold What You’ve Got Joe Tex 3:07
Cowboys to Girls The Intruders 2:37
Part Time Love Little Johnny Taylor 3:46
The Horse Cliff Nobles and Co 2:39
Little Green Apples O.C. Smith 3:56
Hypnotized Linda Jones 2:38
A Sweet Woman Like You Joe Tex 2:36
Are You Lonely For Me Freddie Scott 3:11
CD 2
  Song Title Artist Time
Together The Intruders 2:56
Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & the Family Stone 2:37
Slip Away Clarence Carter 2:30
Love or Let Me Be Lonely The Friends Of Distinction 3:21
You Got Yours and I’ll Get Mine The Delfonics 3:17
Can I Change My Mind Tyrone Davis 2:47
All in My Mind Maxine Brown 2:30
I Want To (Do Everything For You) Joe Tex 2:10
The Monkey Time Major Lance 2:46
You’ll Lose a Good Thing Barbara Lynn 2:21
I’m Your Puppet James & Bobby Purify 3:02
I’m Gonna Miss You The Artistics 2:35
Going in Circles The Friends Of Distinction 4:15
(Love Is Like a) Baseball Game The Intruders 2:44
Hey, Girl Freddie Scott 3:10
Dry Your Eyes Brenda & The Tabulations 2:51
The Love of My Man Theola Kilgore 3:15

Soul of the ’60s: Get Ready

CD 3
  Song Title Artist Time
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:45
Stop! In the Name of Love The Supremes 2:54
Get Ready The Temptations 2:36
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2:29
For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder 3:02
My Guy Mary Wells 2:51
Baby I Need Your Loving The Four Tops 2:46
The Tracks of My Tears The Miracles 2:53
Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone The Supremes 2:46
My Girl The Temptations 2:43
Who’s Loving You The Jackson 5 4:00
Ain’t That Peculiar Marvin Gaye 2:58
I Was Made to Love Her Stevie Wonder 2:36
Reach Out, I’ll Be There The Four Tops 2:54
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) Jr. Walker & The All-Stars 2:28
You’re All I Need To Get By Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2:51
Since I Lost My Baby The Temptations 2:54
CD 4
  Song Title Artist Time
You Can’t Hurry Love The Supremes 2:52
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder 2:54
Pride And Joy Marvin Gaye 2:08
I Wish It Would Rain The Temptations 2:46
Ooo Baby Baby The Miracles 2:47
I Can’t Help Myself The Four Tops 2:42
Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes 2:31
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye 3:15
I Want You Back The Jackson 5 2:55
The Way You Do The Things You Do The Temptations 2:40
Dancing In The Street Martha & The Vandellas 2:37
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2:17
You Keep Me Hangin’ On The Supremes 2:40
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Temptations 2:31
Bernadette Four Tops 3:01
I’ll Be Doggone Marvin Gaye 2:47
Shotgun Jr. Walker & The All-Stars 3:02

Soul of the ’60s: Heat Wave

CD 5
  Song Title Artist Time
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Martha & The Vandellas 2:44
Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes 2:31
It’s All Right The Impressions 2:49
Stay in My Corner The Dells 6:11
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag James Brown 2:07
Cloud Nine The Temptations 3:30
It’s The Same Old Song The Four Tops 2:49
I Do Love You Billy Stewart 4:48
I Second That Emotion The Miracles 2:43
Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles 3:41
Jimmy Mack Martha & The Vandellas 2:52
Don’t Mess With Bill The Marvelettes 2:53
People Get Ready The Impressions 2:39
Only The Strong Survive Jerry Butler 3:02
Sitting in the Park Billy Stewart 3:17
Nowhere to Run Martha & The Vandellas 2:50
It’s a Man’s Man’s World James Brown 2:48

Soul of the ’60s: Sweet Soul Music

CD 6
  Song Title Artist Time
Twist and Shout The Isley Brothers 2:29
Soul Man Sam and Dave 2:35
Respect Aretha Franklin 2:24
Land of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett 2:23
Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd 3:02
Oh No, Not My Baby Maxine Brown 2:37
Backfield in Motion Mel & Tim 2:31
Any Day Now Chuck Jackson
Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley 2:18
Try a Little Tenderness Otis Redding 3:45
Got to Get You off My Mind Solomon Burke 3:36
Walk On By Dionne Warwick 2:53
Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) Carla Thomas 2:21
I Say a Little Prayer Dionne Warwick 3:03
When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge 2:51
Stand By Me Ben E. King 2:59
Tighten Up Archie Bell & The Drells 3:03
CD 7
  Song Title Artist Time
Think Aretha Franklin 2:17
Get on Up Esquires 2:21
Just One Look Doris Troy 2:30
Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett 2:35
Hold On! I’m Comin/ Soul Man Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band w/ Sam Moore 2:32
Who’s Making Love Johnnie Taylor 2:49
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) Otis Redding 2:58
Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin
Hello Stranger Barbara Lewis 2:40
Rainy Night in Georgia Brook Benton 3:52
Anyone Who Had a Heart Dionne Warwick 3:09
Baby, I’m Yours Barbara Lewis 2:32
Under The Boardwalk The Drifters 2:41
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Aretha Franklin 4:32
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett 2:26
I Can’t Stop Dancing Archie Bell & The Drells 2:23
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding 2:40

Soul of the ’60s: Hard to Find Soul Classics

CD 8
  Song Title Artist Time
This Old Heart Of Mine Is Weak For You The Isley Brothers 2:39
Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville 2:43
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me Diana Ross & The Supremes w/ The Temptations 3:10
Cry Baby Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters 3:28
My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) David Ruffin 3:29
Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing Lou Rawls 2:14
Baby, I’m For Real The Originals 3:17
Oh What a Night The Dells 2:52
Do You Love Me The Contours 2:55
Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) Kim Weston 2:57
Hey There Lonely Girl Eddie Holman 3:36
I’ll Always Love You The Spinners 2:44
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Jimmy Ruffin 2:59
Rescue Me Fontella Bass 2:48
Funny (How Time Slips Away) Joe Hinton 3:06
What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) The Tams 2:01

Soul of the ’60s: Shop Around

CD 9
  Song Title Artist Time
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Marvin Gaye 2:58
Sunny Bobby Hebb 2:42
You Beat Me To The Punch Mary Wells 2:45
I Got the Feelin’ James Brown 2:38
Tell Him The Exciters 2:33
Come and Get These Memories Martha & The Vandellas 2:26
Beechwood 4-5789 The Marvelettes 2:11
I’m So Proud The Impressions 2:48
My Baby Loves Me Martha & The Vandellas 3:05
Twenty-Five Miles Edwin Starr 3:20
Shop Around The Miracles 2:48
Cold Sweat James Brown 7:25
Black Pearl Checkmates Ltd 3:25
We’re a Winner The Impressions 2:20
Hey, Western Union Man Jerry Butler 2:40
Girl Watcher O'Kaysions 2:34

Soul of the ’70s: Always & Forever

CD 10
  Song Title Artist Time
That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind and Fire 5:46
That Lady (Part 1) The Isley Brothers 3:19
After the Love Has Gone Earth, Wind and Fire 4:30
Family Affair Sly & the Family Stone 3:06
Bad Luck Blue Notes 3:17
Always and Forever Heatwave 3:31
Wild Flower The New Birth 3:59
For the Love of Money The O'Jays 3:44
Turn Off the Lights Teddy Pendergrass 5:56
Everybody Plays the Fool The Main Ingredient 3:22
If You Don’t Know Me by Now Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:28
I’ll Always Love My Mama (Part I) The Intruders 3:07
Back Stabbers The O'Jays 3:09
Love Train The O'Jays 2:58
There’s No Me Without You The Manhattans 3:40
CD 11
  Song Title Artist Time
Close the Door Teddy Pendergrass 5:29
You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Lou Rawls 3:33
Love The One You’re With The Isley Brothers 3:39
Shining Star Earth, Wind and Fire 2:53
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:47
I Love Music (Part 1) The O'Jays 3:35
Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely The Main Ingredient 3:34
Kiss and Say Goodbye The Manhattans 3:33
Me and Mrs. Jones Billy Paul 3:39
The Love I Lost Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:39
Wake Up Everybody (Part1) Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 3:40
Lady Marmalade LaBelle 3:21
Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now McFadden & Whitehead 3:41
Use Ta Be My Girl The O'Jays 3:23
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) MFSB 3:36

Soul of the ’70s: Let’s Get It On

CD 12
  Song Title Artist Time
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours Stevie Wonder 2:38
What’s Going On Marvin Gaye 3:54
Three Times a Lady Commodores 6:41
Neither One of Us Gladys Knight & The Pips 4:23
I’ll Be There The Jackson 5 3:59
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) The Temptations 3:50
Brick House Commodores 3:26
Get on the Good Foot (Part I) James Brown 3:34
Ain’t No Woman The Four Tops 3:06
Flash Light Parliament 4:31
Tell Me Something Good Rufus featuring Chaka Khan 3:32
I’ll Be Good to You The Brothers Johnson 3:32
Fire Ohio Players 3:14
Movin’ Brass Construction 3:51
The World Is a Ghetto War 4:06
CD 13
  Song Title Artist Time
ABC The Jackson 5 3:00
Papa Was a Rolling Stone The Temptations 6:59
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye 4:54
Cisco Kid War 4:32
Reunited Peaches & Herb 4:03
Super Bad (Parts I & II) James Brown 5:00
Too Hot ta Trot Commodores 3:31
Distant Lover Marvin Gaye 4:16
Strawberry Letter 23 The Brothers Johnson 5:05
Love Ballad L.T.D. 4:36
You and I Rick James 3:10
Sweet Thing Rufus & Chaka Khan 3:21
Got to Be There Michael Jackson 3:24
Just to Be Close to You Commodores 6:23
Float On The Floaters 4:13

Soul of the ’70s: Natural High

CD 14
  Song Title Artist Time
Theme From Shaft Issac Hayes 4:54
I’ll Be Around The Spinners 3:13
Whatcha See Is What You Get The Dramatics 3:33
Something He Can Feel Aretha Franklin 6:20
This Masquerade George Benson 3:19
Superfly Curtis Mayfield 3:15
Groove Me King Floyd 3:01
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) The Delfonics 3:24
Natural High Bloodstone 4:08
Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation Dells 3:30
You Make Me Feel Brand New The Stylistics 4:46
The Rubberband Man The Spinners 3:36
Look At Me (I’m In Love) The Moments 3:18
Love Ballad George Benson 4:18
Bootzilla Bootsy Collins 5:39
CD 15
  Song Title Artist Time
I’ll Take You There The Staple Singers 4:26
Mighty Love The Spinners 3:16
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore Rose Royce 3:59
In the Rain The Dramatics 5:08
Betcha by Golly, Wow The Stylistics 3:19
Ooh Child Five Stairsteps 3:13
Could It Be I’m Falling in Love The Spinners 4:13
Love on a Two-Way Street The Moments 3:46
Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) Aretha Franklin 3:27
Never Can Say Goodbye Isaac Hayes 5:09
The Greatest Love of All George Benson 5:33
Love Won’t Let Me Wait Major Harris 5:33
One Of A Kind (Love Affair) The Spinners 3:20
Sideshow Blue Magic 4:14
Pillow Talk Sylvia 4:07

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