Soul Breakout ’60

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
Release date: 24 Jan 2011

"60 tracks, two CDs and hours of fun." - THE STAR (Ireland)

"The 5 Dozen Tracks Here Show Just What a Broad Church Soul Was As It Started Out." - 4/5  MOJO

"Capturing soul's big bang over 60 tracks and two discs... an exciting comp." - 4/5  RECORD COLLECTOR

"Sixty scorching souls tracks from 1960...this is glorious." - 5/5  UNCUT

"Bask in the early talents of Ike Turner, Irma Thomas and Same Cooke...who helped build the very foundation of Soul as we know it." - BLUES AND SOUL


CAT No: FVDD081UPC TEXT: 5055311000817

Full details

Soul Breakout ’60 compiles 60 tracks by various artists displaying the development of soul music in the US charts of 1960. All of the songs were R&B and/or pop hits and many have become classics of the genre. The artists include legends like Ike & Tina Turner, Ray Charles, the Drifters, Aretha Franklin, the Miracles, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, James Brown and Bobby Bland. The collection, which includes full details of the original label issues, is the third in an ongoing series following the evolution of soul year by year. The informative booklet notes are authored by respected Echoes/Record Collector journalist Mike Atherton. A parallel series, R&B Spotlight, is being released simultaneously. The two series are intended to complement each other, with no duplication of tracks.

1960 found soul pioneers Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Bobby Bland and James Brown enjoying R&B smashes and also seriously denting the pop charts. This was the year Ben E. King left the Drifters to start his own run of hits, but also provided the lead vocals on the group’s classics like “Save The Last Dance For Me” while they decided on a replacement frontman. Other newcomers to the listings that became stars of the genre include Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Mary Wells, Ted Taylor, Irma Thomas and Maxine Brown. Indeed the embarrassment of riches in the charts of 1960 is such that we have taken the necessary step of increasing Soul Breakout from a 1CD, 30-track format to a generous 60-track, 2CD selection. This allows us to do full justice to the soul hits of 1960 and the golden years that lie ahead.



  1. A Fool In Love (Ike & Tina Turner)
  2. Money (That's What I Want) (Barrett Strong)
  3. I'll Go Crazy (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  4. Talk That Talk (Jackie Wilson)
  5. Clap Your Hands (Part 1) (The Wheels)
  6. Work Out (Baby Washington)
  7. No One (Can Ever Take Your Place) (Sam Cooke)
  8. I Love The Way You Love (Marv Johnson)
  9. Baby (You've Got What It Takes) (Dinah Washington & Brook Benton)
  10. This Magic Moment (The Drifters)
  11. Lead Me On (Bobby Bland)
  12. Spanish Harlem (Ben E King)
  13. Teenage Sonata (Sam Cooke)
  14. Nobody Loves Me Like You (The Flamingos)
  15. The Ties That Bind (Brook Benton)
  16. All I Could Do Was Cry (Etta James)
  17. Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
  18. Doggin' Around (Jackie Wilson)
  19. Think (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  20. (You Can Have My Husband But) Don't Mess With My Man (Irma Thomas)
  21. Sticks And Stones (Ray Charles)
  22. Lonely Winds (The Drifters)
  23. Ain't Gonna Be That Way (Marv Johnson)
  24. A Lonely Soldier (Jerry Butler)
  25. You've Got The Power (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  26. I've Been Loved Before (Shirley & Lee)
  27. Ta Ta (Clyde MvPhatter)
  28. The Teacher (The Falcons)
  29. Everything About You (Ty Hunter & The Voice Masters)
  30. There's Something On Your Mind (Part 2) (Bobby Marchan)


  1. Bye Bye Baby (Mary Wells)
  2. Look Out (Ted Taylor)
  3. Save The Last Dance For Me (The Drifters)
  4. Chain Gang (Sam Cooke)
  5. Stay With Me (A Little While Longer) (Ed Townsend with The Townsmen)
  6. Shop Around (The Miracles (featuring Bill "Smokey" Robinson))
  7. I Idolize You (Ike & Tina Turner)
  8. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend (Jackie Wilson)
  9. All In My Mind (Maxine Brown)
  10. First Taste Of Love (Ben E King)
  11. Don't Believe Him, Donna (Lenny Miles)
  12. Tonight's The Night (The Shirelles)
  13. Dance With Me Georgie (The Bobbettes)
  14. A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love) (Dinah Washington & Brook Benton)
  15. I Count The Tears (The Drifters)
  16. All The Love I've Got (Marv Johnson)
  17. Tell The Truth (Ray Charles)
  18. (I Do The) Shimmy Shimmy (Bobby Freeman)
  19. This Old Heart (James Brown & The Famous Flames)
  20. I Want To Know (Sugar Pie DeSanto)
  21. Today I Sing The Blues (Aretha Franklin)
  22. Cry Cry Cry (Bobby Bland)
  23. Kiddio (Brook Benton)
  24. He Will Break Your Heart (Jerry Butler)
  25. Am I The Man (Jackie Wilson)
  26. (You've Got To) Move Two Mountains (Marv Johnson)
  27. Will You Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles)
  28. The Same One (Brook Benton)
  29. Sad Mood (Sam Cooke)
  30. The Bells (James Brown)