Album Details

Rhythm & Blues, Disco, Club/Dance, Motown, Soul, Urban, Quiet Storm, Philly Soul, Pop-Soul, Smooth Soul, Funk

Album Review

Along with the pop-soul and smooth soul that has been the foundation of the Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind series, Vol. 12 captures the first singles that hinted at disco. The heavy beats of Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie," Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa," Eddie Kendricks' "Boogie Down" and MFSB's "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" all point directly toward disco. These cuts are balanced by a number of smooth soul singles -- Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "The Love I Lost, Pt. 1," the Chi-Lites' "Stoned Out of My Mind," Bobby Womack's "Lookin' for a Love," the Main Ingredient's "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely," Al Wilson's "Show and Tell" -- plus the Mainstreeters' funky "Theme from Cleopatra Jones" and the O'Jays' classic "Love Train," all make Vol. 12 another terrific entry in this wonderful series.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Love Train
  2. Soul Makossa
  3. Stoned Out of My Mind [*]
  4. Theme from Cleopatra Jones [*]
  5. The Love I Lost, Pt. 1
  6. Show and Tell
  7. Boogie Down
  8. Jungle Boogie
  9. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
  10. Lookin' for a Love
  11. Just Don't Want to Be Lonely
  12. Be Thankful for What You Got