Various Artists

Following o­n the heels of the very successful "Soul Collection" and "Soul Collection Two," "Soul Collection Three" includes a star studded assemblage of songs and musicians. In all thirty-four tracks have been assembled. Some of my favorites include: The Four Tops ("Reach Out I'll Be There," the summer classic by Sly And The Family Stone ("Hot Fun In The Summertime"), the oft heard intro to several news or docu-something shows, Young-Holt Unlimited (Soulful Strut), The Spinners And Dionne Warwick (Then Came You), Sam And Dave's eternal (I Thank You), The Miracles (You've Really Got A hold o­n Me), the sexy but sad song by Gladys Knight And The Pips (Neither o­ne Of Us), I remember growing up in the early seventies to this o­ne, The Five Stars (O-o-h Child), Jackson Five (I'll Be There), the ever popular (My Girl) by The Temptations, Bill Withers (Lean o­n Me), James Brown's poignant (It's A Man's World), Clarence Carter (Slip Away), this musical journey concludes with the second to last song o­n disc two, Etta James' (At Last). Whether you grew up listening to these soulful songs o­n your parents K-Tel albums or if you're a soul aficionado you'll enjoy this eternal collection of hits.

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