Doing it to Death: Stone Cold Soul

I read Peter Guralnick’s book, Sweet Soul Music, The Southern Dream of Freedom a few months ago. It is a fantastic book that I would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about southern soul. After finishing it I was inspired to make a mix CD of some of the best soul songs that I have. A lot of this is from the Stax/Volt and Atlantic catalogue.
I’ve given out a few so far. If you got one and you found out that there is no track listing I’m sorry. Here it is if you want to fill it in yourself. Also if you think this looks good and you want one just ask me. Some of these are classics and some are a little more obscure. A few of them are pretty well known samples too.

The mix CD is called Doing it to Death: Stone Cold Soul

1. Sam Cooke – That’s Where It’s At
2. Ray Charles – I Believe To My Soul
3. Soloman Burke – If You Need Me
4. The Falcons – I Found A Love
5. William Bell – You Don’t Miss Your Water
6. James Carr – A Man Needs A Woman
7. Bobby Marchan – What Can I Do
8. The Canes – Why Should I Suffer With The Blues
9. Otis Redding – You Left The Water Running
10. Carla Thomas – I’ll Bring It Home To You
11. Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
12. Del Rios – Just Across The Street
13. Dorothy Williams – Closer To My Baby
14. Sam & Dave – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
15. Eddie Floyd – Saturday Night
16. Johnnie Taylor – I’ve Got To Love Somebody’s Baby
17. Mable John – Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
18. The Pips with Gladys Knight – Every Beat Of My Heart
19. Prince Conley – I’m Going Home
20. Ruby Johnson – When My Love Comes Down
21. James Carr – The Dark End Of The Street
22. Jerry Butler with The Impressions – For Your Precious Love
23. Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
24. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – You’ve Got A Friend
25. Arthur Alexander – You Better Move On
26. Joe Simon – My Adorable One
27. William Bell – I Forgot To Be Your Lover
28. Little Richard – I Don’t Know What You’ve Got (But It’s Got Me)


2 Responses to “Doing it to Death: Stone Cold Soul”

  1. Hey! So i’ve been listening to your mix here for the past several days and I LOVE it (you gave a copy to my husband, Regan). I especially can’t stop listening to “I’ll bring it home to you” and “I forgot to be your lover” wowza, those are excellent tunes. Thanks for sharing. I love this kind of music, but have very little of it in my own catalogue for some unknown reason.

  2. That’s a pretty stong tracklist! I’d be into checking it sometime, let me know if you ever upload it. I could reciprocate with a soul mix of my own if you were interested.

    I will have to check that book out also.

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