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Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975

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Disc 1 of 2
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(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
Artist: Jackie Wilson
2:57
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Wack Wack
Artist: The Young-Holt Trio
2:58
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Can I Change My Mind
Artist: Tyrone Davis
2:45
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I'm Gonna Miss You
Artist: The Artistics
2:39
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Follow The Leader
Artist: Major Lance
2:18
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Have You Seen Her
Artist: The Chi-Lites
5:08
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Am I The Same Girl
Artist: Barbara Acklin
2:56
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I Had It All The Time
Artist: Tyrone Davis
5:23
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(I Can Feel Those Vibrations) This Love Is Real
Artist: Jackie Wilson
2:52
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Wait A Minute
Artist: The Lost Generation
2:26
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Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)
Artist: The Chi-Lites
2:59
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Just Ain't No Love
Artist: Barbara Acklin
2:44
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Love Uprising
Artist: Otis Leavill
2:32
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A Letter To Myself
Artist: The Chi-Lites
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For Your Precious Love
Artist: Jackie Wilson & Count Basie
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The Girl Don't Care
Artist: Gene Chandler
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The Coldest Days Of My Life
Artist: The Chi-Lites
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Without You In My Life
Artist: Tyrone Davis
3:17
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Gotta Find Me A Lover
Artist: Erma Franklin
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Think Twice
Artist: LaVern Baker & Jackie Wilson
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Oh Girl
Artist: The Chi-Lites
3:36
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The Sly, Slick & The Wicked
Artist: The Lost Generation
2:56
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I Love You
Artist: Otis Leavill
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Baby Boy
Artist: Fred Hughes
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Love Makes A Woman
Artist: Barbara Acklin
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Turn Back The Hands Of Time
Artist: Tyrone Davis
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Soulful Strut
Artist: Young-Holt Unlimited
2:57
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Whispers (Getting Louder)
Artist: Jackie Wilson
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There Was A Time
Artist: Gene Chandler
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(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
Artist: The Chi-Lites
2:58
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I Get The Sweetest Feeling
Artist: Jackie Wilson
2:56
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Girl I Need You
Artist: The Artistics
2:27
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After You
Artist: Barbara Acklin
2:27
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Turning Point
Artist: Tyrone Davis
4:24
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Talking The Teenage Language
Artist: The Lost Generation
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Stoned Out Of My Mind
Artist: The Chi-Lites
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There It Is
Artist: Tyrone Davis
4:06
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You Got Me Walking
Artist: Jackie Wilson
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The Funky Chicken
Artist: Willie Henderson
2:12
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From The Teacher To The Preacher
Artist: Gene Chandler & Barbara Acklin
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 40   Total Length: 122:48

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Fred Goodman

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04.22.11
Various Artists - Brunswick Records, Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975
Label: Brunswick Records

Most soul music fans think of singer Jackie Wilson when the name Brunswick Records comes up, but as this outstanding and wide-ranging collection from the label's golden soul era demonstrates, Brunswick was a hit factory in its own right. Less buffed than Motown, more urban than Stax, Brunswick assembled its own crackerjack staff of arrangers, producers and studio musicians under the leadership of Chicago producer and a&r man Carl Davis. What's most impressive is… read more »

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I am trying to download the album, not rate it.

Wynfred

I am trying to download the album, not rate it.

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Now this IS what i call SOUL with a Capitol S

Pooch23

there was a time...when I was younger ofc,lets have more of these back catalogues PRETTY PLZ!!!

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Great Choice for Anyone

badtz-mari

So much great music on this two disc set. I actually bought it for the office, since my boss likes R&B. We've had clients stop and ask us song titles and artists. Some songs I knew, but most are new to me. We enjoy this set alot.

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Great Chicago Soul

SoulStranger

Nice sampler of Brunswick's hits, and a nice place to start if you want to know what Chicago soul of the late '60s and early '70s sounded like.

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Tasty RnB

tjmax

Not accounting the Hits, this is a collection of rhythm and blues gems. It's a history into the Brunswick label and all their stable of stars. A Highly recomended download

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Brunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975

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Why is it that such seminal recordings are always marked "Sorry but we can't provide you with this recording as an international subscriber" or words to that effect. I have seen this response on several occasions and i think it is up to you to notify your subscriber personally when you can actually provide him/her with their rightful request.

They Say All Music Guide

Brunswick Records was a relatively minor imprint that first popped up in the 1920s, then was passed around the corporate track, owned at one time or another by Warner Brothers, Columbia, and as the ’50s rolled on, by Decca Records. Enter street-smart Detroit manager Nat Tarnopol, whose main client at the time was the dynamically talented Jackie Wilson. Wilson’s debut single, “Reet Petite,” appeared in 1959 on Brunswick, shooting to the top of the R&B charts, the first of 11 singles by Wilson to go Top Ten between 1959 and 1963, and Brunswick was suddenly on the map as a major player in the R&B market. By the mid-’60s, Decca had completely turned the imprint over to Tarnopol, who relocated operations for the label to Chicago in 1967 and began turning out smooth, elegant, and sophisticated productions that mixed innovative horn and string arrangements over rock-solid and proto-funky rhythm tracks and some of the sweetest vocal harmonies this side of Heaven. With a solid stable of artists that included Wilson, Gene Chandler, Tyrone Davis, Barbara Acklin, the Artistics, and the Chi-Lites, Tarnopol’s Brunswick label rivaled Motown as a hit machine through the ’60s and virtually established what has come to be called Northern soul. By 1970, Brunswick was officially a part of MCA Records, who didn’t exactly understand what they had on their hands, and financial and corporate problems soon set in for Tarnopol and Brunswick. The label struggled through the disco era before finally closing its doors officially in 1981, leaving behind an astoundingly solid catalog of music. This wonderful two-disc collection is like a jukebox set on all the hits all the time, and none of these 40 tracks are anything even close to filler. Classic side follows classic side, one after the other, including Jackie Wilson’s stirring “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher,” the Young-Holt Trio’s delightful “Wack Wack” (and in a later incarnation as Young-Holt Unlimited, the timeless “Soulful Strut”), the Artistics’ “I’m Gonna Miss You,” Erma Franklin’s funky “Gotta Find Me a Lover,” and Fred Hughes’ hard-charging and epic “Baby Boy.” Then there are the Chi-Lites, who were a hit factory all on their own, producing classics that ranged from the urbane “Oh Girl” to the political punch of “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People” and the sophisticated symphonic atmospherics of “The Coldest Days of My Life.” Less celebrated than Motown or Stax, Brunswick’s legacy is every bit as impressive, as this generous anthology makes clear. Here an unsung label gets its due, with nary a slack note in over two hours of music, making this set a timeless treasure. – Steve Leggett

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