Exclusive: RZA compiles a group of Soul tracks from the Stax Records vaults.
Soul Temple Records has announced the release of its upcoming compilation The RZA Presents Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1, releasing on March 19th.
The project sees the Wu-Tang Clan swordsman curating a playlist of tracks from the Stax Records vaults. Artists included on the release include Isaac Hayes, The Dramatics, The Emotions, The Soul Children, Booker T and the MGs, Albert King and many more.
Soul Temple Records has released a nine-minute preview of the project mixed by DJ 7L that can be streamed below and downloaded at Bandcamp. There are several pre-order packages available including a three-LP vinyl set with a Soul Temple t-shirt, a two-CD set with a t-shirt, a three-LP vinyl set and a two-CD set.
RZA last curated the soundtrack for his directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists, enlisting Kanye West, Ghostface Killah, The Black Keys, Pusha T and more for the album.
Check the tracklist, cover art and album preview below.
1. The Mad Lads - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
2. Isaac Hayes - Joy
3. The Dramatics - In The Rain
4. The Emotions - I Could Never Be Happy
5. The Soul Children - Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness
6. David Porter - I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over
7. Booker T and the MGs - Sing A Simple Song
8. Little Milton - Packed Up and Took My Mind
9. 24-Carat Black - Poverty's Paradise
10. Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You
11. The Sweet Inspirations - All It Takes Is You and Me
12. The Emotions - As Long As I've Got You
13. William Bell - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
14. Isaac Hayes - Ike's Mood
15. The Soul Children - Move Over
16. David Porter - Hang On Sloopy
17. Johnnie Taylor - Steal Away
18. Albert King - Cold Feet
19. The Sweet Inspirations - Why Marry
20. The Emotions - I Like It
21. Mel and Tim - Keep The Faith
22. Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
23. Booker T and the MGs - L.A. Jazz Song
24. Judy Clay - Children Don't Get Weary
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