Soul Children/Best Of Two Worlds

The Soul Children

Soul ChildrenBest Of Two Worlds
  • CAT # SCD-88024-25

    1. I'll Understand 2:41
    2. Move Over 2:57
    3. When Tomorrow Comes 3:02
    4. The Sweeter He Is 6:19
    5. Tighten Up My Thang 3:03
    6. Give 'Em Love 2:47
    7. Doin' Our Thang 2:35
    8. Take Up The Slack 2:25
    9. Super Soul 2:55
    10. My Baby Specializes 2:46
    11. Bring It Here 2:48
    12. Thanks For A Precious Nothing 3:24
    13. Put Your World In My World 4:05
    14. Give Me One Good Reason Why 4:20
    15. Got To Get Away From It All 3:26
    16. The Hang Ups Of Holding On 8:26
    17. Wrap It Up Tonight 2:57
    18. Let's Make A Sweet Thing Sweeter 4:40
    19. Finish Me Off 3:39
    20. Don't Break Away 4:22

When Isaac Hayes and David Porter lost their hottest act, Sam and Dave, in 1968, the songwriting-producing duo promptly put together another vocal combination--this time a mixed quartet--with which to apply a similar formula of steamy ballads and hard-sockin’ soul. Collectively known as the Soul Children, John Colbert (better known as J. Blackfoot), Norman West, Anita Louis, and Shelbra Bennett traded fervor-filled leads, taking the music, in Porter’s words, “all the way to church.” This reissue brings together the Soul Children’s first two albums--one cut in Memphis, the other in Muscle Shoals--and contains all six glorious minutes of the groups first Top Ten soul-chart hit--1969's incandescent “The Sweeter He Is.”

J. Blackfoot, Norman West, Anita Louis, Shelbra Bennett with Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr., Barry Beckett, Jimmy Johnson, Wayne Perkins, David Hood, Roger Hawkins, and others

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The Soul Children were organized in 1968 by songwriter/producers Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Their idea was to create a male/female version of… More
When Stax Records lost Sam and Dave to Atlantic Records, Stax responded by organizing the Soul Children. With four hard-wailing leads--two male… More
John "Blackfoot" Colbert, Anita Lewis, Shelbra Bennett, Norman West Recorded between 1968 & 1974. More