Wednesday, May 16, 2018

VA - Beg, Scream & Shout! - Vol 1-6



Beg, Scream & Shout!: The Big Ol' Box Of 60's SoulYear Of Release: 1997
Label (Catalog#): Rhino Records [R2 72815]



Six CDs and 144 songs of classic '60s soul, including selections by every major performer in the idiom (except for Sam Cooke and Sly Stone, who were unavailable for licensing reasons), as well as numerous influential minor performers, one-shot artists, and just plain unknowns. The music is classic, and the packaging is an event in itself, with the discs enclosed in a mock briefcase for carrying 45 singles, and trading cards for each song on the volume that have photos and trivia questions on front, and mini essays on the back. Yet it ultimately occupies a rather perplexing space on the collector's shelf. Anyone who's enough of a soul lover to fork over the dough for this production will no doubt have a good many of the tunes already, particularly the Hall of Fame hits like "Sweet Soul Music," "(I Know) I'm Losing You," "Don't Make Me Over," and "La-La-Means I Love You." There are numerous great rarities here -- Jay Wiggins' magnificent melancholy ballad "Sad Girl," and the rare original versions of "Shake a Tail Feather" (the Five Du-Tones), "Tainted Love" (Gloria Jones), "Mustang Sally" (Sir Mack Rice), and "Piece of My Heart" (Erma Franklin). Yet the tracks used to represent some superstars -- "You've Been in Love Too Long" for Martha & the Vandellas, or "Fly Me to the Moon" for Bobby Womack -- seem almost deliberately idiosyncratic, even though this method also yields underrated off-the-beaten-tracks by Ray Charles ("In the Heat of the Night"), Al Green ("Back Up Train"), and others. It's almost as if some guys stayed up several nights running trying to make the ultimate '60s soul party tape -- one which demonstrated both their impeccable taste and the depth of their record collection -- and got so carried away with the idea that a box set resulted. Like all well-made party tapes, the content is excellent, but the sum is neither a definitive '60s soul box (an impossible task in any case), nor one which offers quite enough lost classics to justify its hefty price tag for those who already have half or more of the tunes.


CD 1
1. Soul Clan - That's How It Feels (3:36)
2. Delfonics - La - La - Means I Love You (3:18)
3. Fantastic Four - The Whole World Is A Stage (2:55)
4. Ben E. King - Stand By Me (2:57)
5. Precisions - You're The Best (That Ever Did It) (2:53)
6. O.V. Wright - Eight Men, Four Women (3:06)
7. Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts (2:59)
8. Toussaint Mccall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You (3:27)
9. Judy Clay & William Bell - Private Number (2:45)
10. Mad Lads - I Don't Want To Lose Your Love (2:22)
11. Jackson 5 - Who's Lovin You (4:23)
12. Garnet Mimms - Cry Baby (3:27)
13. Brenda & The Tabulations - Dry Your Eyes (2:44)
14. Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready (3:05)
15. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage (3:02)
16. Sam & Dave - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (3:18)
17. Otis Clay - That's How It Is (When You're In Love) (2:39)
18. Sweet Inspirations - Sweet Inspiration (2:55)
19. Barbara Lewis - Baby, I'm Yours (2:30)
20. Percy Sledge - It Tears Me Up (2:50)
21. Mitty Collier - I Had A Talk With My Man (2:52)
22. Deon Jackson - Love Makes The World Go Round (2:37)
23. Al Green & The Soul Mates - Back Up Train (2:21)
24. Impressions - Choice Of Colors (3:17)

CD 2
1. Dynamics - Ice Cream Song (3:18)
2. Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long (2:56)
3. Dells - Stay In My Corner (2:53)
4. Jackie Ross - Selfish One (3:20)
5. Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl (3:36)
6. William Bell - Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday (2:39)
7. Joe Hinton - Funny (3:04)
8. Aaron Neville - Wrong Number (I Am Sorry Goodbye) (2:52)
9. Tony Clarke - The Entertainer (2:35)
10. Leon Haywood - It's Got To Be Mellow (2:26)
11. Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind (2:50)
12. Bobby Hebb - Sunny (2:49)
13. Intruders - Cowboys To Girls (2:37)
14. Dionne Warwick - Don't Make Me Over (2:50)
15. Maxine Brown - Oh No Not My Baby (2:43)
16. Bobby Womack - Fly Me To The Moon (2:57)
17. Billy Stewart - I Do Love You (3:06)
18. Radiants - Voice Your Choice (2:36)
19. James And Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet (3:02)
20. Esther Phillips - Release Me (3:19)
21. Gene Chandler - Rainbow (2:54)
22. Jay Wiggins - Sad Girl (2:20)
23. Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care (2:23)
24. Ray Charles - In The Heat Of The Night (3:24)
25. Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me (3:29)

CD 3
1. Shorty Long - Function At The Junction (2:50)
2. King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew (2:58)
3. Dobie Gray - The In Crowd (2:52)
4. Starlets (The Blue-Belles) - I Sold My Heart To The Junkman (2:28)
5. Barbara Acklin - Love Makes A Woman (2:57)
6. O'jays - Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) (2:44)
7. Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours (2:59)
8. Clifford Curry - She Shot A Hole In My Soul (2:20)
9. Betty Everett - You're No Good (2:24)
10. Ikettes - I'm Blue (2:33)
11. Four Tops - Seven Rooms Of Gloom (2:34)
12. Aretha Franklin - (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (2:26)
13. Young Holt Trio - Wack Wack (3:01)
14. Solomon Burke - Got To Get You Off My Mind (2:36)
15. Martha And The Vandellas - You've Been In Love Too Long (3:03)
16. James Carr - Pouring Water On A Drowning Man (2:42)
17. Fontella Bass - Rescue Me (2:54)
18. Joe Tex - Show Me (2:57)
19. Gladys Knight And The Pips - Friendship Train (3:47)
20. Knight Bros. - Temptation 'bout To Get Me (3:26)
21. Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back (2:42)
22. Lou Rawls - Dead End Street Monologue Dead End Street (3:47)

CD 4
1. James Brown - Out Of Sight (2:24)
2. Esquires - Get On Up (2:24)
3. Jerry Butler - Only The Strong Survive (2:38)
4. Willie Tee - Teasin' You (2:45)
5. Mel & Tim - Backfield In Motion (2:32)
6. Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart (2:37)
7. Chuck Jackson - I Don't Want To Cry (2:16)
8. O'kaysions - Girl Watcher (2:37)
9. Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her (2:38)
10. Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y (2:56)
11. C & The Shells - You Are The Circus (3:02)
12. Wilson Pickett - I'm In Love (2:32)
13. Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces - Searching For My Love (2:33)
14. Velvelettes - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' (2:34)
15. Joe Simon - The Chokin' Kind (2:43)
16. Don Covay - Seesaw (3:02)
17. Showmen - 39-21-46 (3:02)
18. Ike & Tina Turner - A Fool In Love (2:55)
19. Mary Wells - Bye Bye Baby (2:55)
20. Brenton Wood - The Oogum Boogum Song (2:30)
21. Doris Troy - Just One Look (2:32)
22. Booker T & The Mgs - Time Is Tight (3:15)

CD 5
1. Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music (2:22)
2. Meters - Cissy Strut (3:04)
3. Archie Bell And The Drells - Tighten Up (2:40)
4. Bob And Earl - Harlem Shuffle (2:55)
5. Freddie Scott - Are You Lonely For Me (3:15)
6. Howard Tate - Stop (2:48)
7. Bull And The Matadors - The Funky Judge (2:36)
8. Soul Brothers Six - Some Kind Of Wonderful (2:43)
9. Major Lance - The Monkey Time (2:49)
10. Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (2:57)
11. Alvin Cash And The Crawlers - Twine Time (2:25)
12. Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (2:14)
13. Joe Jeffrey Group - My Pledge Of Love (2:47)
14. Rex Garvin - Sock It To 'em J.B. Part 1 (2:41)
15. Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness (2:49)
16. Lee Rogers - I Want You To Have Everything (2:30)
17. Shirley Ellis - The Nitty Gritty (2:16)
18. Rodger Collins - She's Looking Good (2:29)
19. Cliff Nobles And Co. - The Horse (2:56)
20. Johnnie Taylor - Who's Making Love (2:52)
21. Bobby Patterson - T.C.B Or T.Y.A. (2:50)
22. Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) (2:41)
23. Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing (2:51)
24. Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart (2:31)
25. Soul Sisters - I Can't Stand It (2:43)
26. Dyke And The Blazers - We Got More Soul (2:42)

CD 6
1. Jackie Wilson - Baby Workout (3:02)
2. Edwin Starr - Agent Double-O-Soul (2:46)
3. Robert Parker - Barefootin' (2:32)
4. Marvelows - I Do (2:29)
5. Sir Mack Rice - Mustang Sally (3:06)
6. Soul Survivors - Expressway To Your Heart (2:23)
7. Capitols - Cool Jerk (2:36)
8. Jj Jackson - But It's Alright (2:54)
9. Etta James - Tell Mama (2:23)
10. Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache (2:44)
11. Temptations - (I Know) I'm Losing You (2:29)
12. Rufus Thomas - The Memphis Train (2:35)
13. Mar-Keys - Last Night (2:39)
14. Five Du-Tones - Shake A Tail Feather (2:25)
15. Contours - First I Look At The Purse (3:07)
16. Eddie Floyd - Big Bird (3:03)
17. Bob Kuban & The In-Men - The Cheater (2:41)
18. Marvelettes - Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (2:26)
19. Jr Walker & The All Stars - Shake And Fingerpop (2:46)
20. Fantastic Johnny C - Boogaloo Down Broadway (2:44)
21. Bar-Kays - Soul Finger (2:21)
22. Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms (2:59)
23. Eddie Holland - Leaving Here (2:34)
24. David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (3:30)
25. Show Stoppers - Ain't Nothin' But A House Party (2:40)

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3 comments:

  1. Would a reup of this series be possible? Love your site!

    Thank you.

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  2. Amazing! Thank you so much!

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  3. Turbobit unaccessible for me. Thanks anyway.

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Everyone who knows the blog "Old Melodies" or earlier "Wings of Dream" for many years,knows that there are large archives of music here since 2007 ... 98% of the links up to 2015 are dead. I will gradually be engaged in their recovery. This takes a very long time, so the answers to requests will be minimal and in no way will be accepted from anonymous users. I spend a very long time on my uploads. Please,find a couple of seconds to sign your comment or message. I hope for understanding...