Soul - Must Have Albums

I’d like to build up a section of Soul in my vinyl collection. I have a Sam & Dave and an Amy Winehouse album, but that’s about it. What do you think are the best Soul albums that should be in one’s collection?
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    This is a great song and the lead vocalist in the middle is absolutely gorgeous to boot.

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,781
    Listen to @mhardy6647 , that list is like the who's who of soul.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    Isaac Hayes, The Four Tops, The Delfonics, The Spinners, The Chi-Lites, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The Stylistics, Barry White, and here is one of my personal favorites:

    Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel"

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    edited March 31
    Tavares is good stuff; didn't think of them -- good catch.

    I am a little on the fencevis-a-vis Isaac Hayes -- but, yeah, he probably does belong on the list. If nothing else, and sorry if this seems trite, but Theme from "Shaft" really is a tour de force. Sounds great, too :)

    Not sure what Sly & the Family Stone was - but it was good, no doubt. I should've put 'em on the list with EW&F et al.

    Chi-Lites didn't quite make my "A" list, cut and I hadn't really thought about the Stylistics... but they're both fine, too.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    Well Doc, your list made it pretty hard to come up with ANYTHING, but I did the best I could. :p
  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 468
    All great selections.
    Gil Scott-Heron "Winter in America" is an album i played the heck out of in the seventies. Maybe more towards soul/jazz fusion. "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is another good one.
    Al Green
    Graham Central Station-"Release Yourself"
    Any Ohio Players LP (more towards funk)?
    The Staple Singers.
    Teddy Pendergrass

    So many out there.
    I'll dig through my LP's later.



  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056


    ;)
  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 468
    BT Express is another good pick before I forget.
  • AudioRefugeeAudioRefugee Posts: 23
    Thanks, guys. I went back to a few of the shops I found and picked up Aretha, Marvin, Booker T and the MGs, Sly and a little more Sam and Dave. Appreciate the help. I’m still looking for solid used copies of some of your other suggestions.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,477
    What no GODFATHER???
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,477
    Oh if nobody else is Soul music Al Green is Soul music. Did anyone say Al Green?
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,982
    Malbec wrote: »
    All great selections.
    Gil Scott-Heron "Winter in America" is an album i played the heck out of in the seventies. Maybe more towards soul/jazz fusion. "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is another good one.
    Al Green
    Graham Central Station-"Release Yourself"
    Any Ohio Players LP (more towards funk)?
    The Staple Singers.
    Teddy Pendergrass

    So many out there.
    I'll dig through my LP's later.



    ^^^^^
    Yes :)
    was going to add Al myself if not.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,091
    edited April 2
    Bill Withers B) Any album you can get.



    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,091
    edited April 2
    I 2nd a pick for Bobby Womack!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 317
    afterburnt wrote: »
    What no GODFATHER???

    This........You need some James Brown or you have no Soul!

    It would be my first pick and the saxes sounds great on a good stereo.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,283
    afterburnt wrote: »
    What no GODFATHER???

    See post #5.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,330
    What y'all forgot about Percy Sledge, and Sam Cooke :o
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  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 468
    edited April 2
    Ann Peebles "I can't stand the rain" is another solid album.

    You Tube Patti Labelle and early Pointer Sisters.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,351
    Well I must say, you all have expanded my horizons once again. Never really gave soul much thought, despite the fact in SE Michigan your are surrounded by it!
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    I think I'll delve into it a little further! Thank you! :smile:
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,806
    edited April 3
    How about the Dramatics.
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 423
    early Tower of Power.
    esp. East Bay Grease
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,477
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • verbverb Posts: 3,351
    No accolades for the Queen of Soul?
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 861
    Are Stevie?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,477
    Yeah those are huge oversights
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    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    monepolk wrote: »
    Are Stevie?

    I was Wondering that myself. ;)

    Some of the names I didn't mention to me transcend just "soul" -- I did skip James Brown, and I am not quite sure why. I think it may be because, although I admire his musical catalog, I don't particularly like much of it.

    Now the Temptations --- much of their material was for the ages.[/i]
    Strictly speaking from the perspective of my own taste, and - of course - de gustibus non est disputandum.

    Here's one, e.g. :)

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,477
    @mhardy6647 Ha! Good God! Baby baby baby, baby baby baby! Sha am be yeow! What's not to like?
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    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,056
    The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,295
    Cant forget Al Green. Umless i missed it.
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