Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers 4.5 2:06
2 How ’bout Us
Champaign 3:21
3 Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye 5 4:08
4 Me and Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul 3:38
5 If You Don’t Know Me by Now
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes 4.65 3:23
6 Turn Off the Lights
Teddy Pendergrass 5:56
7 A Little Bit of Something (Beats a Whole Lot of Nothing)
Little Richard 3:02
8 Tears on My Pillow
Johnny Nash 3:15
9 ’Cause You’re Mine
The Vibrations 2:13
10 So Amazing
Luther Vandross 3:43
11 You’re More Than a Number in My Little Red Book
The Drifters 3:16
12 Hold Back the Night
Trammps 3:44
13 Let Love Come Between Us
James & Bobby Purify 2:24
14 After the Love Has Gone
Earth, Wind & Fire 3:38
15 Mind Blowing Decisions
Heatwave 4:19
16 Brandy
O’Jays 4:15
17 Just Be Good to Me
The S.O.S. Band 4:12
18 Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)
The Delfonics 2:02
19 Home Is Where the Heart Is
Bobby Womack 3:21
20 Birth
The Peddlers 4:07
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Be My Baby
The Rosettes 2:43
2 Captain of Your Ship
Reparata and The Delrons 2:29
3 Band of Gold
Freda Payne 5 2:54
4 Midnight Train to Georgia
Gladys Knight & The Pips 5 4:41
5 Piece of My Heart
Erma Franklin 2 2:34
6 Woman in Love
The Three Degrees 4:13
7 I Need Your Love So Desperately
Peaches & Herb 2:37
8 I’ll Never Love This Way Again
Dionne Warwick 3:32
9 Do What You Gotta Do
Nina Simone 4 3:05
10 Mockingbird
Aretha Franklin 2:39
11 That’s What Friends Are For
Deniece Williams 4:29
12 All My Lovin’
Cheryl Lynn 4:48
13 From His Woman to You
Barbara Mason 5:00
14 Personally
Jackie Moore 3:43
15 Every Night
Phoebe Snow 3:19
16 Saturday Love
Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal 4:51
17 I Need You
Pointer Sisters 4:02
18 Are You Lonely for Me Baby
Freddie Scott 3:20
19 People
The Tymes 3:08
20 Don’t Walk Away
General Johnson 4:37
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 ’Til Tomorrow
Marvin Gaye 5:01
2 Here and Now
Luther Vandross 5:24
3 I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash 5 2:42
4 Don’t Ask My Neighbours
The Emotions 4:28
5 Backstabbers
O’Jays 5 3:05
6 Give Me Just a Little More Time
Chairmen of the Board 2:40
7 Can’t Hide Love
Earth, Wind & Fire 3 4:10
8 Like Sister and Brother
The Drifters 3:22
9 La‐La (Means I Love You)
The Delfonics 3:19
10 A Love of Your Own
Average White Band 5:35
11 Always and Forever
Heatwave 4:51
12 How Could You Break My Heart
Bobby Womack 5:19
13 If You’re Lookin’ For a Way Out
Odyssey 4:30
14 Lady Love
Lou Rawls 4:03
15 Love on a Mountain Top
Robert Knight 2:24
16 Love Don’t Come No Stronger
Jeff Perry 3:20
17 Lady Willpower
Gary Puckett 2:48
18 Honest to Goodness
Herb Ward 2:49
19 I’m Your Puppet
James & Bobby Purify 2:59
20 I’m Stone in Love With You
Johnny Mathis 3:32
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Lean on Me
Bill Withers 5 4:19
2 Stand by Me
Cassius Clay 2:13
3 A Broken Heart Can Mend
Alexander O’Neal 3:44
4 Young Girl
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap 3:04
5 Girlie
The Peddlers 6:34
6 Jack and Jill
Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio 4:36
7 When You Get Right Down to It
Ronnie Dyson 2:47
8 Love TKO
Teddy Pendergrass 5:00
9 Flowers
The Emotions 4:30
10 You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lou Rawls 3:36
11 Kiss and Say Goodbye
The Manhattans 4:27
12 Everlasting Love
Robert Knight 3:01
13 Gonna Get Along Without You Now
The Vibrations 2:11
14 (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You
Ronnie Dyson 3:26
15 You’ve Got Me Dangling on a String
Chairmen of the Board 5 2:59
16 Queen of My Soul
Average White Band 6:05
17 Does She Have a Friend?
Gene Chandler 4:14
18 Why Can’t We Be Lovers
Holland Dozier feat. Lamont Dozier 4:05
19 I Don’t Want to Discuss It
Little Richard 2:17
20 Don’t Give Your Love Away
Steve Shelto 3:23
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Let’s Fall in Love
Peaches & Herb 2:40
2 Part Time Love
Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:34
3 Soulville
Aretha Franklin 2:22
4 Free
Deniece Williams 2:50
5 Deeper and Deeper
Freda Payne 3:02
6 Baby I Love You
The Ronettes 4 2:53
7 Give Me Your Love
Barbara Mason 3:00
8 Soul Time
Shirley Ellis 2:40
9 You Know How to Love Me
Phyllis Hyman 3:50
10 Stick Up
The Honeycone 3:04
11 Fire
Pointer Sisters 5 3:27
12 I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On
Cherrelle 4:01
13 A Toast of Love
The Three Degrees 3:43
14 Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
Johnny Mathis 3:01
15 Give It Up (Turn It Loose)
Tyrone Davis 4:20
16 Sweet Inspiration
Johnny Johnson and The Bandwagon 3:06
17 Ms. Grace
The Tymes 3:25
18 Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
Stevie B 5:02
19 Hurt
The Manhattans 3:05
20 The Finest
The S.O.S. Band 4:45

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
Benjamin Wright (track 10)
arranger:
Booker T. Jones (track 1)
Bobby Martin (US soul/R&B producer/arranger) (track 5)
background vocals:
The Blue Notes (Harold Melvin group) (track 5)
composer:
Thom Bell (track 18)
James Harris III (US producer aka Jimmy Jam) (track 17)
William Hart (of The Delfonics) (track 18)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (track 17)
Luther Vandross (track 10)
Dana Walden (track 2)
Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (US vocalist for Heatwave) (track 15)
Bill Withers (track 1)
engineer:
Ray Bardani (track 10)
lead vocals:
Harold Melvin (track 5)
lyricist:
Thom Bell (track 18)
William Hart (of The Delfonics) (track 18)
Dana Walden (track 2)
Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (US vocalist for Heatwave) (track 15)
Bill Withers (track 1)
mixer:
Ray Bardani (track 10)
John Golden (mastering engineer) (track 1)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 5)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 5)
Booker T. Jones (track 1)
recording engineer:
Bill Halverson (track 1)
Bill Lazarus (track 1)
vocals:
Bill Withers (track 1)
writer:
Ron Baker (track 12)
Odell Brown (00046218688) (track 3)
Bill Champlin (track 14)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 14)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 4–6, 16)
Marvin Gaye (track 3)
Cary Gilbert (track 4)
Jay Graydon (track 14)
Norman Harris (track 12)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 4–6, 16)
David Ritz ("Sexual Healing" co-composer) (track 3)
Ernie Smith (track 8)
Earl Young (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1972) (tracks 1, 5)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (tracks 1, 3)
edits:
Brandy (7" single) by The O’Jays (track 16)
remixes:
sampled by:
Life Goes On by 2Pac (track 16)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 280) (track 1)
cover recording of:
How ’bout Us (track 2)
is the basis for:
Hello Brooklyn 2.0 (track 3)
Ready or Not (Fugees song) (track 18)
Sexual Rapping (track 3)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Allem Anschein nach bist Du's (Ain't No Sunshine) (track 1)
later versions:
Dub Be Good to Me (track 17)
recording of:
Hold Back the Night (track 12)
Just Be Good to Me (track 17)
Me and Mrs. Jones (track 4)
Sexual Healing (track 3)
So Amazing (track 10)
Tears on My Pillow (Johnny Nash song) (track 8)
Mind Blowing Decisions (1977) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Vereinzelt Schauer (track 1)

CD 2

arranger:
Belford Hendricks (track 10)
composer:
James D. Weatherly (track 4)
conductor:
Belford Hendricks (track 10)
lyricist:
James D. Weatherly (track 4)
producer:
Clyde Otis (American songwriter and record producer) (track 10)
Charles Stepney (track 11)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 11)
vocals:
Sheila Ferguson (track 6)
Erma Franklin (track 5)
Valerie Holiday (track 6)
Helen Scott (track 6)
writer:
Bert Russell Berns (track 5)
Dominic Bugatti (Dominic Roy King) (track 6)
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Ronald Dunbar (track 3)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 3)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 3)
Frank Musker (track 6)
Jerry Ragovoy (track 5)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (track 9)
Jimmy Webb (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1967) (track 5)
publisher:
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 3)
Pendulum Music (track 6)
Sea Shanty Music (track 6)
edit of:
Woman in Love (Ferguson, Holiday, Scott) by The Three Degrees (track 6)
sampled by:
Saturday by Marvaless (track 16)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 391) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 432) (track 4)
cover recording of:
A Woman in Love (Twiggy song popularized by The Three Degrees) (track 6)
later parody versions:
Midnight Train to Georgia (parody) (track 4)
recording of:
Band of Gold (track 3)
Piece of My Heart (track 5)

CD 3

composer:
Thom Bell (track 20)
Tony Bell (American musician, songwriter & engineer) (track 20)
Roger Cook (track 8)
Linda Creed (track 20)
Roger Greenaway (track 8)
Spooner Oldham (tracks 19, 19)
Dan Penn (tracks 19, 19)
Skip Scarborough (tracks 7, 7, 7)
Geoff Stephens (track 8)
Rod Temperton (track 11)
Johnny Nash (track 3)
lyricist:
Skip Scarborough (tracks 7, 7, 7)
Johnny Nash (track 3)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 5)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 5)
Arif Mardin (track 10)
Johnny Nash (track 3)
writer:
Thom Bell (track 9)
Ned Doheny (track 10)
David L. Elliott (track 2)
Yvonne Gray (Songwriter) (track 14)
William Hart (of The Delfonics) (track 9)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 5)
Ralph Kotkov (track 13)
Sandy Linzer (track 13)
Sherman Marshall (track 14)
Gene McFadden (track 5)
Terry Steele (track 2)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 10)
John Whitehead (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records (1966) (track 19)
Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. (not for release label use! pre-Aug 2004 subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.) (1972) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1972) (track 5)
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP) (1975) (track 7)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 13)
Mijac Music (track 5)
mash-ups:
remixes:
Backstabbers by The O’Jays (track 5)
sampled by:
Back Stabbaz by Fast Crew (track 5)
cover recording of:
I’m Your Puppet (track 19)
later translated versions:
La La Means I Love You (Cantonese) (track 9)
La La Means I Love You (Mandarin) (track 9)
Ny dag på vej (track 3)
Toi et le soleil (track 3)
Zmizely stíny (track 3)
live cover recording of:
live recording of:
recording of:
'Til Tomorrow (track 1)
A Love of Your Own (track 10)
Always and Forever (track 11)
Back Stabbers (track 5)
Here and Now (track 2)
I’m Your Puppet (track 19)
Lady Love (track 14)

CD 4

background vocals:
Carla Benson (track 11)
Evette Benton (track 11)
Barbara Ingram (track 11)
The Manhattans (New Jersey vocal group, notable for "Kiss and Say Goodbye") (track 11)
composer:
Winfred Lovett (track 11)
Eddie Gip Noble (track 8)
Cecil Womack (track 8)
Linda Womack (track 8)
Bill Withers (track 1)
instruments:
MFSB (track 11)
lead vocals [singing voice on 1st lead]:
Gerald Alston (track 11)
lyricist:
Winfred Lovett (track 11)
Bill Withers (track 1)
producer:
Arif Mardin (track 16)
spoken vocals [spoken voice on 2nd lead]:
Winfred Lovett (track 11)
writer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 10)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 10)
Bob Stone (engineer, studio technician, producer, songwriter) (track 17)
Hamish Stuart (Scottish guitarist, bassist, singer composer & producer) (track 16)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1972) (track 1)
publisher:
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 11)
sampled by:
[untitled] by Chuck Person (track 8)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 205) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Love TKO (track 8)
later translated versions:
recording of:
Queen of My Soul (track 16)
Lean on Me (1972) (track 1)

CD 5

arranger:
Jack Nitzsche (track 6)
composer:
Curtis Mayfield (track 7)
Bruce Springsteen (1977-05) (track 11)
engineer:
Larry Levine (track 6)
lyricist:
Curtis Mayfield (track 7)
Bruce Springsteen (1977-05) (track 11)
producer:
Curtis Mayfield (track 7)
Robert Mersey (track 3)
Richard Perry (producer) (track 11)
Phil Spector (track 6)
Charles Stepney (track 4)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 4)
vocals:
Sheila Ferguson (track 13)
Valerie Holiday (track 13)
Fayette Pinkney (track 13)
writer:
Jeff Barry (track 6)
Sheila Ferguson (track 13)
Susaye Greene (track 4)
Ellie Greenwich (track 6)
James Harris III (US producer aka Jimmy Jam) (tracks 12, 20)
Nathan Kipner (track 14)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (tracks 12, 20)
Reggie Lucas (track 9)
James Mtume (musician, aranger, writer -NOT the group Mtume) (track 9)
Hank Redd (track 4)
Phil Spector (track 6)
梅垣達志 (track 13)
Nathan Watts (track 4)
Deniece Williams (US soul/funk vocalist/songwriter) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1976) (track 13)
publisher:
Black Eye Music (track 4)
Island Music Ltd. (track 4)
Kee - Drick Music (track 4)
Camad Music Company (1972 – ????) (track 7)
recorded at:
edit of:
Free by Deniece Williams (track 4)
arrangements:
Finest Dreams (track 20)
cover recording of:
Fire (track 11)
Give Me Your Love (track 7)
Soulville (track 3)
is the basis for:
The Finest (El$$o Rodríguez version) (track 20)
later translated versions:
Feuer (track 11)
Forever愛妳 (track 11)
recording of:
Free (track 4)
The Finest (track 20)
Toast of Love (track 13)
Baby, I Love You (1963-11) (track 6)

Release Group

part of: 100 Hits (UK Demon Music Group) (number: 141)