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Soulful Sixties


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Music: B



Passport has issued so many hour-average compilations of older music clips that it is easy to get them mixed up at times and the material is usually mixed.  Soulful Sixties is one of the best, most consistent compilations to date.  Though not all of the songs that follow would be considered Soul by today’s standards, early mainstream R&B charts would actually include such hits:


1)     Nowhere To Run – Martha & The Vandellas

2)     Baby Love – The Supremes

3)     Stop! In The Name Of Love – The Supremes

4)     Every Little Bit Hurts – Brenda Holloway

5)     Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The-Stars

6)     Jenny Take A Ride – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

7)     When I’m Gone - Brenda Holloway

8)     Something About You – The Four Tops

9)     Nothin’ But Heartaches – The Supremes

10)  Good Lovin’ – The Young Rascals

11)  Going To A Go Go – Smokie Robinson & The Miracles

12)  Don’t Mess With Bill – The Marvelettes

13)  Ain’t That Peculiar – Marvin Gaye

14)  Message To Michael – Dionne Warwick

15)  Soul & Inspiration – The Righteous Brothers

16)  The In Crowd – Dobie Gray


Maybe it is just luck of the draw, but this is a really exceptional hits set like few we have seen on DVD to date.  There have been those exceptional Music Video compilations (MTV 20 – Pop and Pure 80’s) but nothing like this that was so random otherwise.  These are also all the performers in top, even rare form.  Those who may have already bought this out of curiosity were certainly already surprised.  Especially at the low price issued, you will want to get a copy of Soulful Sixties.


The images are all full frame 1.33 x 1 from their TV origins and in black and white, with each down a few generations.  This is not the most pristine these clips may be available, but the quality overrides technical considerations more than usual.  That includes the Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, which in the cases where the artist(s) are mouthing the hit record, the sound is substandard.  The Millennium Edition CDs of the given Motown artists featured in the majority, while the Warwick track was issued a few years ago in a 24K Gold CD import, not to mention better vinyl copies of said materials.  There are no extras either, but get this for the performances.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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