RELEASE
1994
LABEL
Rhino

Album Review

Soul Train, the longest-running weekly syndicated program in television, gave black artists and dancers a forum when there was no interest from the major networks. This fine three-disc boxed set celebrates the show's two decades and serves as a good overview of how contemporary black pop has changed during its run. The opening disc is by far the most diverse; during the mid-'70s, there was still room for Southern soul and blues, stylish pop, funk, and vocal groups. The second disc mirrors the turn toward more sophisticated production, a less soulful sound, and the coming of disco. The final CD begins with light soul and pop-tinged fare, then slides into rap, hip-hop, and new jack swing. Most of these songs are available elsewhere, but this collection gives listeners a consistently entertaining tour. Rhino deserves bonus points for using all original versions throughout.
Ron Wynn, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
  2. Cold Sweat, Pt. 1
  3. The Thrill Is Gone
  4. Love and Happiness
  5. I'll Take You There
  6. If You Don't Know Me by Now
  7. Lean on Me
  8. Oh Girl
  9. Love Train
  10. Yes We Can Can
  11. Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)
  12. Midnight Train to Georgia
  13. Love Don't Love Nobody
  14. Reasons
  15. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
  16. Fight the Power, Pt. 1
  17. Something He Can Feel
  18. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
  19. Sweet Thing
  20. I'll Be Good to You
  21. Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)
  22. Soul Train's A'comin'
  23. (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again
  24. I Wanna Be Your Lover
  25. I'm Every Woman
  26. Cruisin'
  27. Three Times a Lady
  28. Bad Girls
  29. We Are Family
  30. Upside Down
  31. Celebration
  32. Love T.K.O.
  33. The Second Time Around
  34. Lady
  35. Never Knew Love Like This Before
  36. Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
  37. Let It Whip
  38. Super Freak, Pt. 1
  39. Sexual Healing
  40. Ribbon in the Sky
  41. Jungle Love
  42. Soul Train Theme [Adapted from TSOP][#]
  43. What's Love Got to Do With It
  44. Stuck on You
  45. Solid
  46. If Only You Knew
  47. You Are My Lady
  48. You Give Good Love
  49. Word Up!
  50. Freaks Come out at Night
  51. Fake
  52. How Ya Like Me Now
  53. Just Coolin'
  54. My Prerogative
  55. U Can't Touch This
  56. O.P.P.
  57. Power of Love/Love Power
  58. The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)
  59. Save the Best for Last