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Chess Uptown Soul ()


If you're trying to differentiate what was specifically "uptown" about these '60s Chess soul sides, you're getting into a game of serious hairsplitting. Basically this 24-track comp offers material -- mostly non-hits -- from 1963-67 that leans toward sophisticated, brassy soul borrowing much from Motown and Curtis Mayfield, but not matching the peaks of either. It's still pretty enjoyable, if sometimes generic, material, including efforts by some stars (Gene Chandler, Billy Stewart, Etta James, Ramsey Lewis, Little Milton, ...

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  1. The Entertainer
  2. Love Ain't Nothin'
  3. Jerk and Twine
  4. Oh What a Feeling
  5. It Ain't No Big Thing
  6. Sitting in the Park
  7. Temptation 'Bout to Get Me
  8. Everything to Me
  9. Nothing But You
  10. I Won't Need You
  11. Wear It on Our Face
  12. Do You Wanta Go
  13. Pushover
  14. Believe in Me
  15. Searching for My Love
  16. I Had a Talk With My Man
  17. I Believe She Will
  18. So Much Love
  19. Hurt So Bad
  20. Here You Come Running
  21. Mama Didn't Lie
  22. Go Away Little Boy
  23. The Soul of a Man
  24. Two in the Morning
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