Monday, January 24, 2011

Mucchio Classic Rock #13 - Soul 1959-1972

Aretha: one girl in a man's man's man's world

Thirteenth music history lesson, courtesy of italian magazine Il Mucchio and its old Classic Rock special features (published in Italy in the 1990s). After Punk, New Wave, Dark/Gothic, Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Power Pop, Canterbury, Reggae, Krautrock, White Man's Blues, Hardcore-Punk and Old Skool Hip-Hop, this time we go to the heart of soul. Enjoy!

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The Playlist
(20 albums out of 20, 100%)
(actually, some albums are not exactly the same edition chosen by Il Mucchio; they are all anthologies/greatest hits, so I replaced them with other anthologies I found on Spotify. All replacements are in italics)

10 Pivotal Albums
James Brown & The Famous Flames - Live at the Apollo (King, 1963)
Ray Charles - Anthology Genius The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection
Sam Cooke - The Man and His Music Portrait of a Legend 1951-1954
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Atlantic, 1967)
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Tamla, 1971)
Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (Enterprise, 1969)
Impressions - Definitive Impressions Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions Universal Masters
Otis Redding - Otis Blue (Volt, 1965)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Ultimate Collection (Uni/Motwon, 1998)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On (Epic, 1971)

10 Albums More
Solomon Burke - The Best of The Very Best of
James Carr - The Essential James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up
Lee Dorsey - Gohn Be Funky Lee Dorsey Selected Hits
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (Curtom, 1972)
Garnet Mimms - Cry Baby/The Best of (Emi, 1993)
Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Atlantic, 1966)
Sam & Dave - Soul Men (Stax, 1967)
The Temtations - Anthology (Motown, 1995)
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High (Philles, 1966)
Jackie Wilson - The Jackie Wilson Story Reet Petite

Listen to it on Spotify:
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0560)
Lite (3 songs each "pivotal" album, 2 songs each "more" album): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0561)

Mucchio Classic Rock - Top 20 Albums series:


  1. Great music. The link in this post is to the old school hip-hop playlist, though.

    Thanks for your blog, it's given me a loooot to listen to.

  2. ops, my mistake! now it should work correctly.

  3. Thank you! Listening now.

    Have you seen these?