Capitol/EMI Celebrates Black Music Month With the Digital Release of 'The Soul Of Capitol Records: Rare & Well-Done (Vol. 1)' Available Now

New Digital Collection Captures 20 Songs At The Center Of Soul Music

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 2, 2011 -- In honor of Black Music Month, Capitol/EMI has released a new digital compilation, The Soul Of Capitol Records: Rare & Well-Done (Vol. 1). The collection, available now for download purchase from all major digital service providers, features 20 songs that are noteworthy not only for their quality, but also for their rarity.

The collection includes "Can't She Tell," a Billy Preston song co-written by Sly Stone, and "Turn Away From Me," an understated collectible by Patti Drew. Other gems include "Lover And A Friend" by the renowned Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham, and "Evidence," one of many intoxicating singles recorded by Patrice Holloway during her stint at Capitol Records in the late 1960s & early '70s.

In addition to the new 'Rare & Well-Done' compilation, several classic albums and collections by legendary soul artists have recently been made available for download purchase for the first time by Capitol/EMI. Timeless albums from Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner, The Ohio Players, Irma Thomas, and Johnny Guitar Watson are just a few of the soul staples that are now digitally available and featured during the month-long celebration.

As a means to overcome adversity, African-American artists expressed themselves by creating timeless music that continues to carry a lasting legacy. For nearly three decades, Black Music Month has played a critical role in rekindling and preserving the rich musical history of soul music pioneers.

The Soul Of Capitol Records: Rare and Well Done (Vol. 1) [digital]

1. A Lil' Lovin' Sometimes – Alexander Patton

2. Crazy Baby – Ruben Wright

3. Kissin' Her And Cryin' For You – The Checkmates, Ltd.

4. Baby Mine – Thelma Houston

5. Can't She Tell (Feat. Sly Stone) – Billy Preston

6. Queen Of The Go Go – Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers

7. Turn Away From Me – Patti Drew

8. Searchin' For My Soul – H.B. Barnum

9. Groovin' At The Go-Go – The Four Larks

10. Reach Out For Me – Willie Tee

11. Lover And A Friend – Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham

12. So Is The Sun – The World Column

13. Comin' Home – Mosaic Tweed

14. Someone For Everyone – Betty And Charles

15. Uh Huh Yeah – The Salty Peppers

16. Hold On, I'm Comin' – General Crook

17. Three People In Love – Mack Rice

18. Evidence – Patrice Holloway

19. The Writing's On The Wall - Skylark

20. I Believe In Miracles – Mark Capanni

New Digital Soul Releases From EMI (Now Available)

  • Billy Larkin and the Delegates – Organ Grooves And Soul Brothers: The Best Of Billy Larkin and the Delegates
  • Baby Washington – I've Got A Feeling…The Best Of Baby Washington
  • Clydie King – The Imperial & Minit Years
  • Elmore James – The Best Of The Modern Years
  • Etta James – The Complete Modern & Kent Recordings (2 CD)
  • Homer Banks: Hooked By Love – The Best Of Homer Banks
  • Ike & Tina Turrner – Her Man....His Woman
  • Inez & Charlie Foxx: The Best Of The Sue Years
  • Irma Thomas – Wish Someone Would Care
  • Irma Thomas – Take A Look
  • Jimmy McGriff – The Best of the Sue Years 1962-1965
  • Jimmy McCracklin – I Had To Get With It: The Best Of The Imperial & Minit Years
  • Johnny Guitar Watson – The Best Of The Modern Years
  • Lost R&B Hits Of The 80's – Various Artists
  • McFadden & Whitehead – Movin' On
  • Paul Pena – Paul Pena
  • Perry & Sanlin – We're The Winners
  • Tavares – Sky High!
  • The Aladdin Records Story (Various Artists)
  • The Fame Gang – Pure Gold From Muscle Shoals (Expanded Edition with Bonus Tracks)
  • The Five Keys – Best of the Capitol Years
  • The Five Keys – Best of the Aladdin Years
  • The Minit Records Story (2 CD) (Various Artists)
  • The Ohio Players – Observations In Time
  • The Soul Of Minit Records (Various Artists)
  • The Sue Records Story: New York City (The Sound of Soul) (4 CD set) (Various Artists)



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