Just released, Atlantic Unearthed presents rare and unreleased tracks from the label's biggest classic soul and classic R&B male stars from 1967 - 1973.
- Can't Stop A Man In Love - Wilson Pickett (previously unreleased)
- How Does It Feel - Bobby Womack
- You Left The Water Running - Sam & Dave
- Rome Wasn't Built In A Day - Arthur Conley (previously unreleased)
- Book Of Memories - Percy Wiggins
- That's How It Feels - The Soul Clan
- I Love You More Than Words Can Say - Otis Redding
- Baby, Baby, Baby - Percy Sledge (previously unreleased)
- Hold On - James Carr
- Pouring Water On A Drowning Man - Otis Clay
- Lovebones - Mighty Sam
- Love Of My Woman, The - Darrell Banks
- Coldest Days Of My Life - Walter Jackson
- Whiter Shade Of Pale - R.B. Greaves
- Change With The Seasons - Carl Hall
- What A Woman Really Means - Donny Hathaway (previously unreleased)
Compared to Atlantic's Unearthed Soul Sisters, Unearthed: Soul Brothers contains even more rare tracks.
R.B Greaves, Percy Wiggins, and Darrell Banks gain deserved exposure next to well known legends Otis Redding, Bobby Womack, and Donny Hathaway.
There are two ways of looking at "previously unreleased" tracks. Were they lost in the music vaults, or did they not make the cut when originally recorded?
As a historic reflection of the classic soul era almost forty years later, I suspect Unearthed: Soul Brothers is a little bit of both. However, these artists were so good at their craft, that these adventurous tracks hold their own in 2006 with the best of the genre.