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While the Rhythm & Blues series and the Solid Gold Soul series were not identical,
they had a huge overlap, so are covered here together. Essentially, the Solid Gold Soul series
was a reissue of the earlier Rhythm & Blues series with much more colorful artwork. Although
there were CDs in each series that were not in the other, a vast majority of the CDs in Solid Gold
Soul were exact reissues of the earlier Rhythm & Blues series.
The Rhythm and Blues series was a late 1980s-early 1990s subscription offering that concentrated on music from the R&B or soul charts. The series was successful, and eventually reached 24 volumes plus a budget 2-CD compilation, covering the early 1950s to the mid-1970s.
Starting around 1996, the volumes of the Rhythm and Blues series by year were reissued as the Solid Gold Soul series, with completely different artwork, even though the CDs inside were trackwise and sonically identical to the corresponding volume in the earlier Rhythm and Blues series. The new series used the R838- prefix instead of the old RHD- prefix. The Solid Gold Soul series did not include all the volumes in the Rhythm and Blues series, and later issued new volumes that weren't included with the older series, eventually reaching 31 volumes plus a budget box set and a special edition CD. In the late 1990s, Time-Life was selling both series side by side.
Direct-mail advertisement for the Solid Gold Soul subscription series featured an envelope that resembled an old concert poster.
We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail . Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Time-Life or Warner Bros. Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (all of which are out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2004, 2008 by Mike Callahan.
According to Carl Davis, the Funk Brothers "used to come over on the weekends from Detroit. They'd load up in the van and come over to Chicago, and I would pay 'em double scale, and I'd pay 'em in cash." Similarly two of Motown's house session singers The Andantes , Jackie Hicks and Marlene Barrow, along with Pat Lewis (who was filling in for Andante Louvain Demps), performed on the session for "Higher and Higher". [ citation needed ]
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