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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Select the Deluxe Collection to receive 6 additional soul CDs featuring classic recordings by The Chi-Lites, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Teddy Pendergrass, The Staple Singers, War, and many more.

Featured Songs

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

Soul of the ’60s: Yes I’m Ready

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

Soul of the ’60s: Get Ready

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

Soul of the ’60s: Heat Wave

CD 5
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Martha & The Vandellas 2:44
Song Sample Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes 2:31
Song Sample It’s All Right The Impressions 2:49
Song Sample Stay in My Corner The Dells 6:11
Song Sample Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag James Brown 2:07
Song Sample Cloud Nine The Temptations 3:30
Song Sample It’s The Same Old Song The Four Tops 2:49
Song Sample I Do Love You Billy Stewart 4:48
I Second That Emotion The Miracles 2:43
Song Sample Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles 3:41
Song Sample Jimmy Mack Martha & The Vandellas 2:52
Song Sample Don’t Mess With Bill The Marvelettes 2:53
People Get Ready The Impressions 2:39
Only The Strong Survive Jerry Butler 3:02
Song Sample Sitting in the Park Billy Stewart 3:17
Song Sample Nowhere to Run Martha & The Vandellas 2:50
Song Sample 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
Song Sample Twist and Shout The Isley Brothers 2:29
Song Sample Soul Man Sam and Dave 2:35
Song Sample Respect Aretha Franklin 2:24
Song Sample Land of 1000 Dances Wilson Pickett 2:23
Song Sample Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd 3:02
Song Sample Oh No, Not My Baby Maxine Brown 2:37
Song Sample Backfield in Motion Mel & Tim 2:31
Any Day Now Chuck Jackson
Song Sample Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley 2:18
Song Sample Try a Little Tenderness Otis Redding 3:45
Song Sample Got to Get You off My Mind Solomon Burke 3:36
Song Sample Walk On By Dionne Warwick 2:53
Song Sample Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes) Carla Thomas 2:21
Song Sample I Say a Little Prayer Dionne Warwick 3:03
Song Sample When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge 2:51
Song Sample Stand By Me Ben E. King 2:59
Tighten Up Archie Bell & The Drells 3:03
CD 7
  Song Title Artist Time
Song Sample Think Aretha Franklin 2:17
Song Sample Get on Up Esquires 2:21
Song Sample Just One Look Doris Troy 2:30
Song Sample Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett 2:35
Song Sample 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
Song Sample I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) Otis Redding 2:58
Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin
Song Sample Hello Stranger Barbara Lewis 2:40
Song Sample Rainy Night in Georgia Brook Benton 3:52
Song Sample Anyone Who Had a Heart Dionne Warwick 3:09
Song Sample Baby, I’m Yours Barbara Lewis 2:32
Song Sample Under The Boardwalk The Drifters 2:41
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Aretha Franklin 4:32
Song Sample In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett 2:26
Song Sample I Can’t Stop Dancing Archie Bell & The Drells 2:23
Song Sample (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
Song Sample This Old Heart Of Mine Is Weak For You The Isley Brothers 2:39
Song Sample Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville 2:43
Song Sample I’m Gonna Make You Love Me Diana Ross & The Supremes w/ The Temptations 3:10
Song Sample Cry Baby Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters 3:28
Song Sample My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) David Ruffin 3:29
Song Sample Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing Lou Rawls 2:14
Song Sample Baby, I’m For Real The Originals 3:17
Song Sample Oh What a Night The Dells 2:52
Song Sample Do You Love Me The Contours 2:55
Song Sample Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) Kim Weston 2:57
Song Sample Hey There Lonely Girl Eddie Holman 3:36
Song Sample I’ll Always Love You The Spinners 2:44
Song Sample What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Jimmy Ruffin 2:59
Song Sample Rescue Me Fontella Bass 2:48
Song Sample Funny (How Time Slips Away) Joe Hinton 3:06
Song Sample 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
Song Sample How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) Marvin Gaye 2:58
Song Sample Sunny Bobby Hebb 2:42
Song Sample You Beat Me To The Punch Mary Wells 2:45
Song Sample I Got the Feelin’ James Brown 2:38
Song Sample Tell Him The Exciters 2:33
Song Sample Come and Get These Memories Martha & The Vandellas 2:26
Song Sample Beechwood 4-5789 The Marvelettes 2:11
Song Sample I’m So Proud The Impressions 2:48
Song Sample My Baby Loves Me Martha & The Vandellas 3:05
Song Sample Twenty-Five Miles Edwin Starr 3:20
Song Sample Shop Around The Miracles 2:48
Song Sample Cold Sweat James Brown 7:25
Song Sample Black Pearl Checkmates Ltd 3:25
Song Sample We’re a Winner The Impressions 2:20
Song Sample Hey, Western Union Man Jerry Butler 2:40
Song Sample Girl Watcher O'Kaysions 2:34

Soul of the ’70s: Always & Forever

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

Soul of the ’70s: Let’s Get It On

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

Soul of the ’70s: Natural High

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

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