Ain't No Mountain High Enough (with Tammi Terrell) (2:28)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (3:13)
Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (with Tammi Terrell) (2:13)
You're All I Need To Get By (with Tammi Terrell) (2:48)
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (2:56)
What's Going On (3:49)
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (3:14)
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (5:26)
Trouble Man (3:49)
Let's Get It On (4:51)
You Are Everything (with Diana Ross) (3:03)
Distant Lover (4:14)
I Want You (4:32)
Got To Give It Up (4:12)
Heavy Love Affair (3:44)
Sexual Healing (3:58)
Sanctified Lady (5:22)
Review: Original released in 2014, Music On Vinyl bring Marvin Gaye's Collected compendium back to life on limited edition coloured vinyl for a special release on what would have been his 80th birthday. Stacked with hits from every chapter of his influential career, it runs from his earliest soulful moods of 1961 right through to his experimental, technology embracing mid 80s dreams via his most troubled of times. Telling the story of his life and modern soul and funk music at large, "Collected" brings all of Marvin's greatest moments together in a unique and well curated way. No collection is complete without this.
Review: By the time Odetta Holmes recorded Southern Soul classic Odetta Sings in 1970, she'd already released a dizzying array of albums over a 13-year career. Initially a rhythm and blues artist, she played a key role in the American folk revival of the 1960s and became a leading figure in the civil rights movement. While Odetta Sings included some softly spun fusions of folk and soul (see her fabulous covers of Paul McCartney's "Every Night" and James Taylor's bluesy "Lo and Behold") and string-drenched ballads, for the most part it was an impassioned and upbeat affair, containing such classics as "Mama Told Me Not To Come", "Hit and Miss" and "Movin' It On". In hindsight, it's one of the strongest soul albums of all time, making this limited edition reissue a must-have.
Review: Super prolific Georgia-born songwriter Clarence Reid's fingerprints are all over the soul game whether it's as a writer and arranger for the likes of Betty Write and The Dells or as a solo artist himself. Reid's sound and style helped to characterise TK Sound and its sister label Alston and his third album Running Water is a perfect example as it ranges from funk-fuelled slippery instrumentation of "If It Was Good Enough For Daddy" to gospel level boogie of "Ruby" by way of yearning ballads that will stop you in your tracks such as "Real Woman". 45 years old and still squeezing hearts.