Forever Soul

Forever Soul

All-time Classic Hits from The Golden Age of Soul

All-time Classic Hits from The Golden Age of Soul

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Legendary Soul stars sing their biggest and best hits from the late ‘50s to the soulful ’60s.

These are songs that reach deep into our hearts and touch our souls. Nothing matches the unmistakable passion of Soul music. The legends of Soul in the ‘50s and ‘60s brought us songs packed with intense passion and emotion. These hits bring back wonderful memories of that era when all-time legends gave us the true beginnings of Soul. Now, for the first time ever, of the most beloved hits from this golden age of soul are together in Time Life's Forever Soul.

The Forever Soul collection includes 139 original classics on 9 CDs including “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown, “I've Got A Woman” by Ray Charles, “Get Ready” by The Temptations, “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett, and so many more!

Plus, you’ll get a FREE Bonus CD, The Best of Sam Cooke, filled with 15 incredible hits by one of Soul’s most influential artists including “Wonderful World,” “Chain Gang,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” and many more!

Every song in the Forever Soul collection is the original hit recording. You’ll hear 154 classics that defined a generation of music from legends who stand the test of time. 

Featuring artists like…

  • James Brown
  • Solomon Burke
  • Ray Charles
  • Four Tops
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Marvin Gaye
  • The Impressions
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • Wilson Pickett
  • Otis Redding
  • Smokey Robinson
  • The Supremes
  • The Temptations
  • Jackie Wilson
  • The 5th Dimension
  • And so many more!

Upgrade to the Deluxe Edition!

You’ll get 11 more CDs featuring the greatest soul hits from the ‘70s! 170 additional songs including “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder, “Midnight Train To Georgia” by Gladys Knight & The Pips, “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” by The Spinners, and so much more!

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Featured Songs

  Song Title Artist Time
Respect Aretha Franklin 2:24 CD 4
I Heard It through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 3:14 CD 7
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding 2:40 CD 2
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown 2:45 CD 6
I’ve Got a Woman Ray Charles 2:53 CD 3
Get Ready The Temptations 2:36 CD 6
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett 2:26 CD 4

Forever Soul: Last Night

CD 1
  Song Title Artist Time
Maybe The Chantels 2:51
For Your Precious Love Jerry Butler & The Impressions 2:47
Save the Last Dance for Me The Drifters 2:30
Spanish Harlem Ben E. King 2:53
Last Night Mar-Keys 2:40
Cry to Me Solomon Burke 2:32
Green Onions Booker T. & the MG's 2:54
Just One Look Doris Troy 2:30
Walking the Dog Rufus Thomas 2:29
Harlem Shuffle Bob & Earl 2:46
Under the Boardwalk The Drifters 2:40
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love Solomon Burke 2:47
Oh No, Not My Baby Maxine Brown 2:37
A Change Is Gonna Come Otis Redding 4:15
Love Makes the World Go ‘Round Deon Jackson 2:29
634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) Wilson Pickett 2:53
CD 2
  Song Title Artist Time
Cool Jerk The Capitols 2:25
Open the Door to Your Heart Darrell Banks 2:37
Stay with Me Lorraine Ellison 3:30
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett 3:05
The Dark End Of The Street James Carr 2:34
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby Sam & Dave 3:17
The Oogum Boogum Song Brenton Wood 2:27
Soul Finger Bar-Kays 2:21
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson 2:53
A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) Aretha Franklin 2:44
Boogaloo Down Broadway The Fantastic Johnny C 2:32
Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin 2:48
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding 2:40
Can I Change My Mind Tyrone Davis 2:47
Soulful Strut Young-Holt Unlimited 2:55
Cissy Strut The Meters 3:05

Forever Soul: Get On Up

CD 3
  Song Title Artist Time
I’ve Got a Woman Ray Charles 2:53
Yakety Yak The Coasters 1:53
Lonely Teardrops Jackie Wilson 2:32
What’d I Say (Part 1 & 2) Ray Charles 5:07
Doggin’ Around Jackie Wilson 2:50
He Will Break Your Heart Jerry Butler 2:48
I Count the Tears The Drifters 2:13
Stand by Me Ben E. King 2:59
You’ll Lose a Good Thing Barbara Lynn 2:21
If You Need Me Solomon Burke 2:33
Hello Stranger Barbara Lewis 2:40
Walk On By Dionne Warwick 2:53
Hold What You’ve Got Joe Tex 3:07
That’s How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding 2:23
Got to Get You off My Mind Solomon Burke 3:36
Yes, I’m Ready Barbara Mason 3:06
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) Otis Redding 2:58
CD 4
  Song Title Artist Time
In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett 2:26
Hold On! I’m Comin’ Sam & Dave 2:32
When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge 2:51
Knock on Wood Eddie Floyd 3:02
But It’s Alright J. J. Jackson 2:47
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) Aretha Franklin 2:41
Sweet Soul Music Arthur Conley 2:18
Respect Aretha Franklin 2:24
I Found a Love Wilson Pickett 2:33
Hypnotized Linda Jones 2:38
Soul Man Sam and Dave 2:35
Get On Up The Esquires 2:23
Tighten Up, Pt. 1 Archie Bell & the Drells 3:13
The Horse Cliff Nobles & Co. 2:41
Slip Away Clarence Carter 2:30
Who’s Making Love Johnny Taylor 2:38
Choice of Colors The Impressions 3:18
The Ghetto - Part 1 Donny Hathaway 2:46

Forever Soul: It’s All Right

CD 5
  Song Title Artist Time
Ain’t It a Shame Fats Domino 2:26
Please, Please, Please James Brown and the Famous Flames 2:45
You’re So Fine The Falcons 2:29
Money (That’s What I Want) Barrett Strong 2:36
A Fool In Love Ike & Tina Turner 2:52
Shop Around The Miracles 2:48
It’s Gonna Work Out Fine Ike & Tina Turner 3:04
Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes 2:31
Turn On Your Love Light Bobby Bland 2:37
Something’s Got a Hold on Me Etta James 2:48
Twist and Shout The Isley Brothers 2:29
Do You Love Me The Contours 2:55
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me The Miracles 2:53
Heat Wave Martha & The Vandellas 2:43
Cry Baby Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters 3:28
It’s All Right The Impressions 2:49
My Guy Mary Wells 2:51
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You Marvin Gaye 3:00
Hurt So Bad Little Anthony and the Imperials 2:20
CD 6
  Song Title Artist Time
I’ll Be Doggone Marvin Gaye 2:47
We’re Gonna Make It Little Milton 2:50
Sitting in the Park Billy Stewart 3:17
Rescue Me Fontella Bass 2:48
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown 2:45
This Old Heart Of Mine Is Weak For You The Isley Brothers 2:39
Get Ready The Temptations 2:36
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Jimmy Ruffin 2:59
You Can’t Hurry Love The Supremes 2:52
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep The Temptations 2:22
Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing Lou Rawls 2:14
Reach Out I’ll Be There Four Tops 2:57
Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville 2:42
Bernadette Four Tops 3:01
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight & The Pips 2:43
If I Could Build My Whole World Around You Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2:22
Only the Strong Survive Jerry Butler 2:36
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) Jr. Walker & The All-Stars 2:28
Baby, I’m For Real The Originals 3:17

Forever Soul: Shout!

CD 7
  Song Title Artist Time
Try Me James Brown 2:35
Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) Brook Benton & Dinah Washington 2:48
At Last Etta James 3:00
Lost Someone. James Brown and the Famous Flames 3:08
Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird) Chuck Jackson 3:20
Anna (Go to Him) Arthur Alexander 2:50
Two Lovers Mary Wells 2:48
He’s So Fine The Chiffons 1:54
What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) The Tams 2:01
People Get Ready The Impressions 2:39
Ooo Baby Baby The Miracles 2:46
Standing in the Shadows of Love Four Tops 2:36
Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone The Supremes 2:46
Jimmy Mack Martha & The Vandellas 2:52
Your Precious Love Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 3:01
I Heard It through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 3:14
Let a Woman Be a Woman - Let a Man Be a Man Dyke and the Blazers 4:48
CD 8
  Song Title Artist Time
Shout - Parts 1 & 2 The Isley Brothers 4:27
Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um Major Lance 2:21
Walking in the Rain The Ronettes 3:16
Working in the Coal Mine Lee Dorsey 2:47
I’m Your Puppet James & Bobby Purify 3:01
Close Your Eyes Peaches & Herb 2:37
Piece of My Heart. Erma Franklin 2:38
Back Up Train Al Greene & the Soul Mate's 2:21
La-La-Means I Love You The Delfonics 3:20
Cowboys to Girls The Intruders 2:37
Stoned Soul Picnic The 5th Dimension 3:24
(You) Got What I Need Freddie Scott 3:01
Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone 2:20
It’s Your Thing The Isley Brothers 2:47
The Chokin’ Kind Joe Simon 2:42
Going in Circles The Friends Of Distinction 4:15
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) The 5th Dimension 4:48

Premium: The Best Of Sam Cooke

CD 9
  Song Title Artist Time
Bring It Home To Me Sam Cooke 2:45
Chain Gang Sam Cooke 2:36
Cupid Sam Cooke 2:36
Everybody loves to Cha Cha Cha Sam Cooke 2:44
for Sentimental Reasons Sam Cooke 2:41
Having a Party Sam Cooke 2:37
Only Sixteen Sam Cooke 2:03
Sad Mood Sam Cooke 2:41
Summertime Sam Cooke 2:23
Twistin’ the Night Away Sam Cooke 2:43
Wonderful World Sam Cooke 2:09
You Send Me Sam Cooke 2:45

Soul Superstars 70s: Shining Star

CD 10
  Song Title Artist Time
Everybody Plays the Fool The Main Ingredient 3:22
Turn Off the Lights Teddy Pendergrass 5:56
I Love Music (Part 1) The O'Jays 3:35
Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips 4:40
What You Won’t Do for Love Bobby Caldwell 2:58
After the Love Has Gone Earth, Wind & Fire 4:29
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:47
For the Love of Money The O'Jays 3:44
Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire 2:54
I’ll Never Love This Way Again Dionne Warwick 3:29
Dream Merchant New Birth 4:28
When We Get Married The Intruders 3:23
O-o-h Child The 5 Stairsteps 3:15
There’s No Me Without You The Manhattans 3:40
Best of My Love The Emotions 3:41
CD 11
  Song Title Artist Time
Bad Luck (Part 1) Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes 3:17
Always and Forever Heatwave 6:17
That Lady (Part 1) The Isley Brothers 3:19
Kiss and Say Goodbye The Manhattans 3:33
I’ve Got To Use My Imagination Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:31
Let Me Make Love to You The O'Jays 3:40
The Groove Line Heatwave 4:18
The Greatest Love Of All George Benson 3:35
Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely The Main Ingredient 3:34
I’m Doin’ Fine Now New York City 2:49
I Wanna Know Your Name The Intruders 5:51
That’s the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire 5:46
The Way We Were/Try to Remember Gladys Knight & The Pips 4:33
Wildflower The New Birth 4:01
Look At Me (I’m In Love) The Moments 3:18

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 (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) 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 (Like the One I’ve Got) Four Tops 3:06
Flash Light Parliament 4:31
Tell Me Something Good Rufus 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 Rollin’ 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 Superstars 70s: Rock Steady

CD 14
  Song Title Artist Time
Mighty Love—Pt. 1 Spinners 3:16
You Are Everything The Stylistics 2:57
Rock Steady Aretha Franklin 3:14
This Masquerade George Benson 3:19
Sadie Spinners 5:25
Never Can Say Goodbye Isaac Hayes 5:09
One Less Bell to Answer The 5th Dimension 3:32
I’ll Take You There The Staple Singers 4:26
On Broadway George Benson 5:08
Something He Can Feel Aretha Franklin 6:20
Whatcha See Is What You Get The Dramatics 3:33
I’m Still Here Albertina Walker 4:39
I’m Stone in Love with You The Stylistics 3:20
One Of A Kind (Love Affair) Spinners 3:20
Pillow Talk Sylvia 4:07
Stop To Start Blue Magic 3:22
CD 15
  Song Title Artist Time
Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) Aretha Franklin 3:27
Love on a Two-Way Street The Moments 3:46
Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation The Dells 3:30
In the Rain The Dramatics 5:08
Love Ballad George Benson 4:18
How Could I Let You Get Away Spinners 3:47
Theme From Shaft Issac Hayes 4:54
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) The Stylistics 2:55
Spanish Harlem Aretha Franklin 3:32
Three Ring Circus Blue Magic 5:16
Superfly Curtis Mayfield 3:15
Day Dreaming Aretha Franklin 3:58
Walkin In Rhythm The Blackbyrds 3:55
Why Can’t We Live Together Timmy Thomas 3:54
My Love Margie Joseph 4:03

Soul Superstars 70s: You’re The First, The Last, My Everything

CD 16
  Song Title Artist Time
You’re the First, the Last, My Everything Barry White 4:35
Distant Lover Marvin Gaye 4:15
Use Me Bill Withers 3:50
Cruisin’ Smokey Robinson 5:56
Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown 4:16
Still Commodores 3:46
Will It Go Round in Circles Billy Preston 3:46
I Wanna Get Next to You Rose Royce 3:56
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right Luther Ingram 3:36
(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again L.T.D. 3:28
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore Rose Royce 3:59
Sweet Thing Rufus featuring Chaka Khan 3:20
Feel the Fire Peabo Bryson 5:02
Keep On Truckin’ (Part 1) Eddie Kendricks 3:36
Good Morning Heartache Diana Ross 2:22
CD 17
  Song Title Artist Time
This Will Be Natalie Cole 2:48
I’m So into You Peabo Bryson 5:50
Float On The Floaters 4:13
Oh Girl The Chi-Lites 3:42
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (Part 1) Tavares 3:35
It’s You That I Need Enchantment 6:03
It Only Takes a Minute Tavares 3:15
Natural High Bloodstone 4:08
I’m Going Down Rose Royce 3:37
Gloria Enchantment 3:27
She’s Gone Tavares 3:40
Don’t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston 3:40
Have You Seen Her The Chi-Lites 5:09
Lean on Me Bill Withers 4:20
Boogie Down Eddie Kendricks 3:52
Reaching for the Sky Peabo Bryson 4:54
Lovin’ You Minnie Riperton 4:00

Soul Superstars 70s: Love Train

CD 18
  Song Title Artist Time
I Don’t Love You Anymore Teddy Pendergrass 3:56
Love Train The O'Jays 3:00
Cowboys to Girls The Intruders 2:37
Let’s Groove (Part 1) Archie Bell & The Drells 6:02
Close the Door Teddy Pendergrass 5:29
Back Stabbers The O'Jays 3:09
If You Don’t Know Me by Now Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes 3:28
I’ll Always Love My Mama The Intruders 3:22
Use Ta Be My Girl The O'Jays 3:24
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now McFadden & Whitehead 3:41
You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Lou Rawls 3:33
Me and Mrs. Jones Billy Paul 4:48
Shame Evelyn “Champagne” King 2:58
The Love I Lost (Part 1) Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes 3:39
The Soul City Walk Archie Bell & The Drells 4:18
Wake Up Everybody (Part1) Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes 3:40
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) MFSB featuring the Three Degrees 3:35
When Will I See You Again The Three Degrees 3:00
CD 19
  Song Title Artist Time
I’ll Be Around Spinners 3:13
Betcha by Golly, Wow The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. 3:19
La-La Means I Love You The Delfonics 3:22
Disco Inferno The Trammps 3:35
Sideshow Blue Magic 4:14
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love Spinners 4:12
You Make Me Feel Brand New The Stylistics 4:46
Love Won’t Let Me Wait Major Harris 5:33
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) The Delfonics 3:24
Love Don’t Love Nobody Spinners 7:13
Armed and Extremely Dangerous First Choice 2:46
People Make The World Go Round The Stylistics 3:31
Right On The Tip Of My Tongue Brenda & The Tabulations 3:18
Lady Marmalade LaBelle 3:21
They Just Can’t Stop It (The Games People Play) Spinners 4:42
When You Get Right Down To It The Delfonics 2:51
He’s a Friend Eddie Kendricks 4:39
That’s Where the Happy People Go The Trammps 3:16

Soul Superstars 70s: Duets

CD 20
  Song Title Artist Time
Reunited Peaches & Herb 4:03
Hope That We Can Be Together Soon Sharon Paige and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes 3:44
Then Came You Dionne Warwick and Spinners 3:55
Just as Long as We Have Love Dionne Warwick and Spinners 4:07
My Mistake (Was To Love You) Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 2:57
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams 3:01
You Are My Starship Norman Connors featuring Michael Henderson
You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. 3:55
Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions 4:50
You’re A Special Part Of Me Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 3:40
What’s Come Over Me Margie Joseph & Blue Magic 4:27
You’re All I Need to Get By Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams 2:40

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