Appearing first in the UK in 1968, This Is Soul was an immediate success. The compilation features the best of Stax and Atlantic artists, at a time when mainstream radio was not focused on soul music, and buying a compilation like this was UK’s first introduction to the great soul music from the US.
This reissue is a replica of the original release, in mono, starting and ending with Wilson Pickett and featuring the likes of Ben E. King, Sam & Dave and Percy Sledge.
- Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
- B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
- Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
- When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
- I Got Everything I Need - Sam & Dave
- What Is Soul? - Ben E. King
- Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) - Otis Redding
- Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
- Keep Looking - Solomon Burke
- I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin
- Warm And Tender Love - Percy Sledge
- Land Of A Thousand Dances - Wilson Pickett