Saturday, July 31, 2021

VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul [1997] (6 x CD's) + VA - New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk 1960-75 Vol. 01 - 04 [2000-2016] (4 x CD's)




VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul  [1997]  (6 x CD's) + VA - New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk 1960-75 Vol. 01 - 04 [2000-2016] (4 x CD's)

VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul  [1997]

An essential collection of 60's Soul, Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul also contains a set of collectors' trading cards featuring a song on each card, the artist performing, and details about each song's history. Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Recording Package Boxed. Six CDs and 144 songs of classic 60's soul, including selections by every major performer in the idiom (except for Sam Cooke and Sly Stone, who were unavailable for licensing reasons), as well as numerous influential minor performers, one-shot artists, and just plain unknowns. The music is classic, and the packaging is an event in itself, with the discs enclosed in a mock briefcase for carrying 45 singles, and trading cards for each song on the volume that have photos and trivia questions on front, and mini essays on the back. (Amazon)

VA - New Orleans Funk Vol. 01 - 04 [2000-2016]

The excellent long dormant series of New Orleans R&B compilations from Soul Jazz Records has been resuscitated here. Soul Jazz Records ‘New Orleans Funk’ series of releases really define the unique sound of New Orleans. New Orleans long musical journey begins at Congo Square with the creation of jazz, the original Creole culture clash of African heritage and European instrumentation.

This is the definitive collection of New Orleans Funk featuring acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the meaning of funk. The albums here are also filled with many rare, sought after and undiscovered funk tracks. They cover the period from the emergence of New Orleans Funk in the early 1960's through to the mid 1970's. The record is an essential part of anyone in any way interested in Funk's record collection. It has some vital ingredients in it that you can't find elsewhere. With the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands, Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries all as inspiration New Orleans Funk developed into a unique sound. New Orleans is a port town. Originally owned by the French, this was where many slaves were brought from the West Indies. Many of these slaves came from Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and music. It became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz in the early 1900's. A main feature of Jazz in New Orleans were the Jazz Funeral Marching bands. Solemn Brass bands accompanying a coffin would, on burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth. This African tradition is strong in New Orleans and still goes on to this day. The backline drums play a syncopated style that is neither on the beat nor the off-beat. It is these rhythms that are the basis of New Orleans Funk. Reviews: "A Perfect Primer For Funk Fans" Q (Top 5 albums of the year) "Probably the finest compilation that Soul Jazz has released. (Amazon)


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Track lists

VA - Beg-Scream & Shout!


01 Soul Clan That's How It Feels 3:36

02 Delfonics La - La - Means I Love You 3:18

03 Fantastic Four The Whole World Is A Stage 2:55

04 Ben E. King Stand By Me 2:57

05 Precisions You're The Best (That Ever Did It) 2:53

06 O.V. Wright Eight Men, Four Women 3:06

07 Brenda Holloway Every Little Bit Hurts 2:59

08 Toussaint Mccall Nothing Takes The Place Of You 3:27

09 Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number 2:45

10 Mad Lads I Don't Want To Lose Your Love 2:22

11 Jackson 5 Who's Lovin You 4:23

12 Garnet Mimms Cry Baby 3:27

13 Brenda & The Tabulations Dry Your Eyes 2:44

14 Barbara Mason Yes, I'm Ready 3:05

15 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage 3:02

16 Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 3:18

17 Otis Clay That's How It Is (When You're In Love) 2:39

18 Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration 2:55

19 Barbara Lewis Baby, I'm Yours 2:30

20 Percy Sledge It Tears Me Up 2:50

21 Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man 2:52

22 Deon Jackson Love Makes The World Go Round 2:37

23 Al Green & The Soul Mates Back Up Train 2:21

24 Impressions Choice Of Colors 3:17


01 Dynamics Ice Cream Song 3:18

02 Otis Redding I've Been Loving You Too Long 2:56

03 Dells Stay In My Corner 2:53

04 Jackie Ross Selfish One 3:20

05 Eddie Holman Hey There Lonely Girl 3:36

06 William Bell Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday 2:39

07 Joe Hinton Funny 3:04

08 Aaron Neville Wrong Number (I Am Sorry Goodbye) 2:52

09 Tony Clarke The Entertainer 2:35

10 Leon Haywood It's Got To Be Mellow 2:26

11 Tyrone Davis Can I Change My Mind 2:50

12 Bobby Hebb Sunny 2:49

13 Intruders Cowboys To Girls 2:37

14 Dionne Warwick Don't Make Me Over 2:50

15 Maxine Brown Oh No Not My Baby 2:43

16 Bobby Womack Fly Me To The Moon 2:57

17 Billy Stewart I Do Love You 3:06

18 Radiants Voice Your Choice 2:36

19 James And Bobby Purify I'm Your Puppet 3:02

20 Esther Phillips Release Me 3:19

21 Gene Chandler Rainbow 2:54

22 Jay Wiggins Sad Girl 2:20

23 Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care 2:23

24 Ray Charles In The Heat Of The Night 3:24

25 Lorraine Ellison Stay With Me 3:29


01 Shorty Long Function At The Junction 2:50

02 King Curtis Memphis Soul Stew 2:58

03 Dobie Gray The In Crowd 2:52

04 Starlets (The Blue-Belles) I Sold My Heart To The Junkman 2:28

05 Barbara Acklin Love Makes A Woman 2:57

06 O'jays Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) 2:44

07 Bettye Swann Make Me Yours 2:59

08 Clifford Curry She Shot A Hole In My Soul 2:20

09 Betty Everett You're No Good 2:24

10 Ikettes I'm Blue 2:33

11 Four Tops Seven Rooms Of Gloom 2:34

12 Aretha Franklin (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone 2:26

13 Young Holt Trio Wack Wack 3:01

14 Solomon Burke Got To Get You Off My Mind 2:36

15 Martha And The Vandellas You've Been In Love Too Long 3:03

16 James Carr Pouring Water On A Drowning Man 2:42

17 Fontella Bass Rescue Me 2:54

18 Joe Tex Show Me 2:57

19 Gladys Knight And The Pips Friendship Train 3:47

20 Knight Bros. Temptation 'bout To Get Me 3:26

21 Clarence Carter Snatching It Back 2:42

22 Lou Rawls Dead End Street Monologue Dead End Street 3:47

21 Clarence Carter Snatching It Back 2:42

22 Lou Rawls Dead End Street Monologue Dead End Street 3:47


01 James Brown Out Of Sight 2:24

02 Esquires Get On Up 2:24

03 Jerry Butler Only The Strong Survive 2:38

04 Willie Tee Teasin' You 2:45

05 Mel & Tim Backfield In Motion 2:32

06 Erma Franklin Piece Of My Heart 2:37

07 Chuck Jackson I Don't Want To Cry 2:16

08 O'kaysions Girl Watcher 2:37

09 Stevie Wonder I Was Made To Love Her 2:38

10 Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y 2:56

11 C & The Shells You Are The Circus 3:02

12 Wilson Pickett I'm In Love 2:32

13 Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces Searching For My Love 2:33

14 Velvelettes He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' 2:34

15 Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind 2:43

16 Don Covay Seesaw 3:02

17 Showmen 39-21-46 3:02

18 Ike & Tina Turner A Fool In Love 2:55

19 Mary Wells Bye Bye Baby 2:55

20 Brenton Wood The Oogum Boogum Song 2:30

21 Doris Troy Just One Look 2:32

22 Booker T & The Mgs Time Is Tight 3:15


01 Arthur Conley Sweet Soul Music 2:22

02 Meters Cissy Strut 3:04

03 Archie Bell And The Drells Tighten Up 2:40

04 Bob And Earl Harlem Shuffle 2:55

05 Freddie Scott Are You Lonely For Me 3:15

06 Howard Tate Stop 2:48

07 Bull And The Matadors The Funky Judge 2:36

08 Soul Brothers Six Some Kind Of Wonderful 2:43

09 Major Lance The Monkey Time 2:49

10 Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart 2:57

11 Alvin Cash And The Crawlers Twine Time 2:25

12 Gloria Jones Tainted Love 2:14

13 Joe Jeffrey Group My Pledge Of Love 2:47

14 Rex Garvin Sock It To 'em J.B. Part 1 2:41

15 Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness 2:49

16 Lee Rogers I Want You To Have Everything 2:30

17 Shirley Ellis The Nitty Gritty 2:16

18 Rodger Collins She's Looking Good 2:29

19 Cliff Nobles And Co. The Horse 2:56

20 Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love 2:52

21 Bobby Patterson T.C.B Or T.Y.A. 2:50

22 Little Milton Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) 2:41

23 Isley Brothers It's Your Thing 2:51

24 Darrell Banks Open The Door To Your Heart 2:31

25 Soul Sisters I Can't Stand It 2:43

26 Dyke And The Blazers We Got More Soul 2:42


01 Jackie Wilson Baby Workout 3:02

2 Edwin Starr Agent Double-O-Soul 2:46

03 Robert Parker Barefootin' 2:32

04 Marvelows I Do 2:29

05 Sir Mack Rice Mustang Sally 3:06

06 Soul Survivors Expressway To Your Heart 2:23

07 Capitols Cool Jerk 2:36

08 Jj Jackson But It's Alright 2:54

09 Etta James Tell Mama 2:23

10 Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache 2:44

11 Temptations (I Know) I'm Losing You 2:29

12 Rufus Thomas The Memphis Train 2:35

13 Mar-Keys Last Night 2:39

14 Five Du-Tones Shake A Tail Feather 2:25

15 Contours First I Look At The Purse 3:07

16 Eddie Floyd Big Bird 3:03

17 Bob Kuban & The In-Men The Cheater 2:41

18 Marvelettes Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead 2:26

19 Jr Walker & The All Stars Shake And Fingerpop 2:46

20 Fantastic Johnny C Boogaloo Down Broadway 2:44

21 Bar-Kays Soul Finger 2:21

22 Kim Weston Take Me In Your Arms 2:59

23 Eddie Holland Leaving Here 2:34

24 David Ruffin My Whole World Ended 3:30

25 Show Stoppers Ain't Nothin' But A House Party 2:40

VA - New Orleans Funk 

Vol. 01

01 Meters Handclapping Song 2:56

02 Explosions Hip Drop 2:37

03 Lee Dorsey Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further 3:04

04 Gentleman June Gardner It's Gonna Rain 2:17

05 Eddie Bo Check Your Bucket 2:40

06 Professor Longhair Big Chief 2:09

07 Huey 'piano' Smith & His Clowns Free, Single and Disengaged 2:11

08 Chuck Carbo Can I Be Your Squeeze 2:30

09 Aaron Neville Hercules 4:12

10 Mary Jane Hooper I've Got Reasons 2:33

11 Gaturs Gator Bait 2:44

12 Allen Toussaint Get Out of My Life, Woman 3:03

13 Cyril Neville Tell Me What's on Your Mind 2:08

14 Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band Handa Wanda 3:16

15 Various Love Lots of Lovin' 2:59

16 Explosions Garden of Four Trees 2:41

17 Ernie & the Top Notes Dap Walk 3:08

18 Meters Just Kissed My Baby 4:40

19 Marilyn Barbarin Reborn 2:25

20 Dr John Mama Roux 2:58

21 Danny White Natural Soul Brother 2:20

22 Eddie Bo Hook 'n' Sling (Part 2) 2:20

23 Ernie K. Doe Here Come the Girls 3:05

24 Robert Parker Hip-Huggin 2:43

Vol. 02

01 Cyril Neville Gossip 2:34

02 Eddie Bo If It's Good to You (It's Good for You) 2:29

03 Ray J Right Place Wrong Time 2:54

04 Meters Chicken Strut 2:44

05 Allen Toussaint Tequila 3:10

06 Prime Mates Hot Tamales 2:36

07 Betty Harris Show It 2:54

08 Lee Dorsey Four Corners 2:50

09 Bonnie, Sheila You Keep Me Hanging On 2:42

10 Gaturs Yeah You're Right, You Know You're Right 2:25

11 Danny White & Linda Nail The Twitch 2:20

12 Inell Young What Do You See In Her 3:01

13 Earl King Street Parade 3:13

14 Eddie Bo The Rubber Band 2:02

15 Benny Spellman Fortune Teller 2:12

16 Warren Lee Mama Said We Cant Get Married 2:53

17 Betty Harris Twelve Red Roses 2:30

18 Joe Chopper Soul Pusher 2:53

19 Eddie Bo Hey Bo 2:09

20 Johnny Moore Haven't I Been Good To You 2:53

21 Elder Jimmy Hicks Mr Big Stuff 2:32

22 Warren Lee Funky Bell 3:03

23 G. Davis; R. Tyler Hold on Help Is On It's Way 2:23

24 Art Neville Bo Diddley 2:42

25 Porgy Jones The Dapp 3:21

Vol. 03

01 Willie West & the Meters Fairchild 3:16

02 Professor Longhair Go to the Mardi Gras 2:46

03 Betty Harris Trouble with My Lover 2:47

04 Tony Owens Got a Get My Baby Back Home 2:33

05 Lee Dorsey Little Baby 2:50

06 Dixie Cups Two Way Poc a Way 2:47

07 Eldridge Holmes If I Were a Carpenter 2:53

08 Dirty Dozen Brass Band Do It Fluid 5:12

09 Lee Dorsey & the Meters What You Want 3:14

10 Explosions Jockey Ride (Parts 1 & 2) 5:14

11 Allen Toussaint We the People 2:47

12 Chuck Carbo Take Care Your Homework Friend 2:27

13 Betty Harris What'd I Do Wrong 2:41

14 Eldridge Holmes The Book 3:30

15 Deacons Fagged Out 3:00

16 Diamond Joe Gossip Gossip 2:43

17 Professor Longhair Big Chief Part 2 2:30

18 Rubaiyats Omar Khayyam 2:14

Vol. 04

01 Eldridge Holmes Pop, Popcorn Children 2:51

02 Gus 'The Groove' Lewis Let the Groove Move You 2:54

03 Dave Bartholomew The Monkey 2:28

04 Chocolate Milk Action Speaks Louder Than Words 3:31

05 James K-Nine Live It Up 2:52

06 Lou Johnson Frisco Here I Come 2:53

07 Norma Jean No Competition 2:28

08 James Waynes Junco Partner (Worthless Man) 2:28

09 David Robinson I'm a Carpenter (Pt. 1) 2:15

10 Barons Ltd Making It Better 2:16

11 Johnny Adams You Make a New Man Out of Me 2:55

12 Clifton Chenier And His Red Hot Louisiana Band Party Down 4:35

13 Eddie Bo Can You Handle It 2:43

14 Bob French's Storyville Jazz Band Y'er Comes the Funky Man 2:36

15 Joe Haywood Play Me a Cornbread Song 2:38

16 Betty Harris I'm Gonna Git Ya 2:19

17 Chuck Colbert; Viewpoint Stay 2:45

18 Zilla Mayes All I Want Is You 2:10




  1. Beg-Scream & Shout!, Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul is absolutely a fantastic must-have box set. I have played and loved it for years, so if youdon't have it, here's your chance.
    Did I mention that it's highly recommended?

    1. Thanks for that Peerke.
      Its a an astonishing box, but the other set, New Orleans Funk, is also a fantastic musical trip.


  2. Thanks, BB! I've had that NO Funk series since it was initially released. Great overview of NO music and highly recommend it to all. The Big Ole Box comp is a new one to me, but undoubtedly will be the subject of repeated listenings.

    1. Hi pmac,
      You are in for a pleasant surprise when you listen to the Big Ol' Box...


  3. thank you butterboy great upload mate tks a lot

    1. Hi Aussie,
      You are welcome.
      These two comps are sensational, everyone should buy a copy.


  4. Just wow on that Big ol' Box. Amazing collection and not just the usual stuff. I'm thinking these volumes need to be burned and put on the jukebox. Thanks a lot for them!

    1. Hi hotrodmike,
      There are a couple of favorites. So wonderful to listen to.
      Everyone, list to hotrodmike.


  5. Thanks for the documentary and all the comps!!!
    Great upload! Cheers

    1. Hi Il Commendatore,
      There is so much music in the world and it requires our time to listen too it.
      In the end is is truly worth it.


  6. Wow, BB! Thanks, both of these sets looks amazing!
    Any chance you could post a 3 cd set called "Rare Soul Groove & Grind 1963-1973"
    Thanks for all of the superb music!!

    1. Hi omac,
      Both of these ARE amazing. Hope you will enjoy them.
      I do have that set but mine is a 4 CD set. I will post it in the future.


    2. Thanks again for posting these 2 sets.
      That's fantastic news regarding the Rare Soul Groove and Grind 1963-1973 4 cd set! I can't wait!!!!!

  7. Thanks Butter..You are swinging high. Thanks again.

    1. Hi Professor.
      So much to shout about here. Enjoy!