RELEASE
1992
LABEL
Time/Life Music
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Disco, Soul, Urban, Quiet Storm, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul, Philly Soul, Motown, Psychedelic Soul, Funk

Album Review

Part of their extensive series of R&B compilations covering the mid-'50s to the early '70s, Time Life's Rhythm & Blues: 1970 packs it in with 21 soul highlights from the dawn of the hippie-hangover decade. Spotlighting some of the biggest stars of the day, the disc includes now-canonized classics from the Temptations ("Ball of Confusion"), Sly Stone ("Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"), the Delfonics ("Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)"), and the Miracles ("Tears of a Clown"). In addition, the mix features a bounty of such "one-hit wonders" as Freda Payne's "Band of Gold," the Chairmen of the Board's "Give Me Just a Little More Time," and Eddie Holman's "Hey There Lonely Girl." And the compilation also includes the likes of Diana Ross, the Spinners, the Jackson 5, and Aretha Franklin. With its generosity and label-straddling approach in full effect, Time Life delivers a truly dope soul hits retrospective.
Stephen Cook, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Tears of a Clown
  2. Give Me Just a Little More Time
  3. O-o-h Child
  4. Stoned Love
  5. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
  6. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
  7. I Want You Back
  8. Patches
  9. Don't Play That Song
  10. The Thrill Is Gone
  11. Hey There Lonely Girl
  12. War
  13. Band of Gold
  14. It's a Shame
  15. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
  16. Express Yourself
  17. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  18. Turn Back the Hands of Time
  19. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  20. A Rainy Night in Georgia
  21. The Bells