This 17 track set of rare soul is a great entry in the great Japanese tradition of "free soul" compilations of stuff from the 70's! Perhaps a better title might have been "rare modern soul", because the set brings together a nicely collected batch of tracks from the Sony/
Columbia catalog that never show up on CD these days. Some of the tracks might be familiar, but there's also some lost soulful gems from obscure albums that are well worth searching out – and leave it to the Japanese to turn you onto them! Titles include "Let It Go" by Pages, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis, "Making Love" by Herbie Hancock
, "Cause You Love Me Baby" by Denice Williams, "Let This River Flow" by Googie & Tom Coppola, "Now (Sweet Lover Man)" by Sharon Redd and Ula Hedvig, "Anytime" by Kokomo, and "I'll Go Where The Music Takes Me" by Tina Charles. Lots more, and a groove that runs from midtempo modern to more club-oriented 70s soul tracks!
(Includes obi, small import sticker on booklet cover.)