In honor of Black Music Month, Capitol/EMI has released a new digital compilation, The Soul Of Capitol Records: Rare & Well-Done (Vol. 1). The collection, available now for download purchase from all major digital service providers, features 20 songs that are noteworthy not only for their quality, but also for their rarity.
The collection includes “Can’t She Tell,” a Billy Preston song co-written by Sly Stone, and “Turn Away From Me,” an understated collectible by Patti Drew. Other gems include “Lover And A Friend” by the renowned Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham, and “Evidence,” one of many intoxicating singles recorded by Patrice Holloway during her stint at Capitol Records in the late 1960s & early ‘70s.
In addition to the new ‘Rare & Well-Done’ compilation, several classic albums and collections by legendary soul artists have recently been made available for download purchase for the first time by Capitol/EMI. Timeless albums from Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner, The Ohio Players, Irma Thomas, and Johnny Guitar Watson are just a few of the soul staples that are now digitally available and featured during the month-long celebration.
As a means to overcome adversity, African-American artists expressed themselves by creating timeless music that continues to carry a lasting legacy. For nearly three decades, Black Music Month has played a critical role in rekindling and preserving the rich musical history of soul music pioneers.
The Soul Of Capitol Records: Rare and Well Done (Vol. 1) [digital]
1. A Lil’ Lovin’ Sometimes – Alexander Patton
2. Crazy Baby – Ruben Wright
3. Kissin’ Her And Cryin’ For You – The Checkmates, Ltd.
4. Baby Mine – Thelma Houston
5. Can’t She Tell (Feat. Sly Stone) – Billy Preston
6. Queen Of The Go Go – Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers
7. Turn Away From Me – Patti Drew
8. Searchin’ For My Soul – H.B. Barnum
9. Groovin’ At The Go-Go – The Four Larks
10. Reach Out For Me – Willie Tee
11. Lover And A Friend – Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham
12. So Is The Sun – The World Column
13. Comin’ Home – Mosaic Tweed
14. Someone For Everyone – Betty And Charles
15. Uh Huh Yeah – The Salty Peppers
16. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – General Crook
17. Three People In Love – Mack Rice
18. Evidence – Patrice Holloway
19. The Writing’s On The Wall – Skylark
20. I Believe In Miracles – Mark Capanni