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V.A – Shaolin Soul : Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4 “Classic Soul Sounds That Inspired The Wu-Tang Clan”

Whether you’re a Wu-Tang fan or not, the Shaolin Soul compilations are priceless listening experiences for any soul music lover.  I have been rocking these compilations since they were released and they have never left my iPod. As a hip hop producer, I already knew a significant number of the songs and had them on vinyl records, but it was nice to get all the joints in volumes like this. The RZA is a hip hop genius, but the pure genius of these compilations is the actual songs themselves. It’s the “feel” of the songs that will take your ears to another level of the game.

Actually, I already wrote a post on the Shaolin Soul compilations on another blog with the title “V.A – Shaolin Soul : Vol. 1, 2, 3 & 4 “Classic Soul Sounds That Inspired The Wu-Tang Clan””. Tons of people have hit me up asking for updated Rapidshare links and such, but for all that you’re going to have keep searching….Google is your friend. 

The purpose of this particular blog is to give a dedicated blog just to these compilations. That’s how important these shits are to me.

Big Shout to: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U-God, Cappadonna, Gravediggaz, Killarmy, Streetlife, Sunz of Man, Shyheim, Nas, Black Knights of the North Star, Rakim, Busta Rhymes, Wu-Tang Killa Beez, Achozen, Killah Priest, Cappadonna, Black Market Militia, Mathematics, Hell Razah, Royal Fam, True Master, 4th Disciple, GP Wu, Cilvaringz, Redman


Wu-Tang Clan - Shaolin Soul

episode 1

Episode 1:

Trouble Heartaches And Sadness – Ann Peebles
Lets Straighten It Out – O V Wright
Ill Never Grow Old – The Charmels
The Masquerade Is Over – David Porter
Groovin – Willie Mitchell
You Ought To Be With Me – Al Green
Youre All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell
If You Think It (You May As Well Do It) – The Emotions
Nautilus – Bob James
Gotta Find A New World – Al Green
Dont Do It – Syl Johnson
Little Ghetto Boy (Live) – Donny Hathaway
Could I Be Falling In Love – Syl Johnson
After Laughter (Comes Tears) – Wendy Rene
Aint No Sunshine – Lyn Collins
Is It Because Im Black – Syl Johnson
In The Rain – The Dramatics
The Way We Were – Gladys Knight And The Pips
Motherless Child – O V Wright
Children Dont Get Weary – Booker T And The MGs

episode 2

Episode 2:

I Hear The Love Chimes – Syl Johnson
Im Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down – Ann Peebles
Hard Times – Baby Huey
I Like It – The Emotions
I Keep Asking You Questions – Black Ivory
Honey Bee – The New Birth
Maybe Tomorrow – Jackson 5
I Hate I Walked Away – Syl Johnson
Something – Al Green
Its Over – Eddie Holman
Warp Factor II (Edit) – Montana
Youre Getting Too Smart – Detroit Emeralds
I Got The (Blues) – Labi Siffre
Ive Been Watching You – Southside Movement
Why Marry – The Sweet Inspirations
Gone The Promises Of Yesterday – Mad Lads
Aretha Sing One For Me – George Jackson
Come Go With Me – Teddy Pendergrass
Thats Just My Luck – Syl Johnson
Simply Beautiful – Al Green

episode 3

Episode 3:

Love Jones – Brighter Side Of Darkness
My Hero Is My Gun – Diana Ross
Oh Pretty Woman – Albert King
Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
Hang On Sloopy (Long Version) – David Porter
Ohio Machine Gun – The Isley Brothers
Far Cry – Marvin Gaye
Parade Strut – JJ Johnson
Please Don’t You Leave Me Lonely – King Floyd
Here Comes The Rain Again – Eurythmics
Sunny – Booker T & The MG’s
Synthetic Substitution – Melvin Bliss
Rocket Love – Stevie Wonder
Theme from Cool Breeze – Solomon Bliss
Drowning On Dry Land – OV Wright
Black and Tan Fantasy – Thelonious Burke
I Forgot To Be Your Lover – Willien Bell
Don’t Take My Kindness For Weakness – The Soul Children
Different Strokes – Syl Johnson
Sanford & Sons – Quincy Jones

episode 4

Episode 4:

Free Again – Gap Mangione
Benjamin – Les McCann
Tobacco Road – Tommy Youngblood
Brother Louie – Hot Chocolate
Take Yo’ Praise – Camille Yardbrough
A Fool Can’t See The Light – O.V. Wright
Mechanical Man – Jerry Butler
Let Me Down Easy – Betty Lavette
Giving Up – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Light My Fire – Al Green
Underground (Demo) – Curtis Mayfield
The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
Le Freak – Chic
Midnight Groove – Love Unlimited
A Message From A Black Man – The Whatnauts
Steal Away – Johnnie Taylor
I Believe To My Soul – Donny Hathaway
Today – Tom Scott
And This Is Love – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Walk On By – Isaac Hayes
The Champ – The Mohawks
I Who Have Nothing – Ben E. King