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rza presents shaolin soul selection vol 1
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Rza (of Wu-Tang Clan) Presents: Shaolin Soul Selection Vol. 1

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    Summary

    The RZA's tracks drip sweat. They're dusty and menacing. They get right up in your grill and and dare you to say something. His loops are often truncated in the oddest places, like two puzzle pieces that don't quite fit together but make the illest design.

    In the early '90s, The RZA, then know as Prince Rakeem, had begun making music for his then new Staten Island (aka Shaolin) based supergroup, Wu-Tang Clan. When Enter The 36 Chambers was finally released in late '93, the effect was seismic. The RZA's "awkward" combination of rugged drums and off-center loops formed the foundation of a unique sound that would inspire a whole new generation of samplists, as well as set off searches for the components of those loops.

    As the nature of this Shaolin style became more defined, it became clear that the sounds of the South, and in Memphis especially, seemed to hold a particular draw for The RZA and other disciples of his style. It was in Memphis that the recording studios of STAX Records were based. The records that STAX issued had a certain tone and swing that perfectly complimented The RZA's gritty, down-to-earth style.

    Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1 presents 24 original recordings - nearly 2 1/2 hours of essential soul music on 2 CDs or 3 vinyl LPs - from the vaults of STAX Records and its subsidiary labels that inspired The RZA and the classic sound of The Wu-Tang Clan...

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    Disc 1:
     
    1. The Mad Lads - 'I Forgot To Be Your Lover'
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    2. Isaac Hayes - 'Joy'
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    3. The Dramatics - 'In The Rain'
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    4. The Emotions - 'I Could Never Be Happy'
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    5. The Soul Children - 'Don't Take My Kindness For Weakness'
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    6. David Porter - 'I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over'
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    7. Booker T & The MGs - 'Sing A Simple Song'
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    8. Little Milton - 'Packed Up & Took My Mind'
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    9. 24-Carat Black - 'Poverty's Paradise'
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    10. Albert King - 'I'll Play The Blues For You'
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    11. The Sweet Inspirations - 'All It Takes Is You And Me'
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    12. The Emotions - 'As Long As I've Got You'
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    Disc 2:
     
    1. William Bell - 'I Forgot To Be Your Lover'
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    2. Isaac Hayes - 'Ike's Mood #1'
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    3. The Soul Children - 'Move Over'
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    4. David Porter - 'Hang On Sloopy'
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    5. Johnnie Taylor - 'Steal Away'
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    6. Albert King - 'Cold Feet'
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    7. The Sweet Inspirations - 'Why Marry'
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    8. The Emotions - 'I Like It'
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    9. Mel And Tim - 'Keep The Faith'
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    10. Isaac Hayes - 'Walk On By'
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    11. Booker T & The MGs - 'LA Jazz Song'
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    12. Judy Clay - 'Children, Don't Get Weary'
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    Total Comments: 6
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/20/2013 1:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 72.69.8.62)
    Location: rter
    Comment: cant wait for this ..banging ass compilation..take me back
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/18/2013 11:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 23.166.101)
    Location: moon,ma
    Comment: Rza raza roosts
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/18/2013 11:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 90.101.217)
    Location: bootytown,usa
    Comment: It made my bub bub bounce
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/18/2013 5:16:00 PM; Partial IP: .4.203.226)
    Location: fl
    Comment: decent album pretty good
    Name: (Posted: 3/6/2013 11:33:00 AM; Partial IP: .81.110.72)
    Location: illadelph
    Comment: cant wait for this ..banging ass compilation..take me back
    Name: (Posted: 3/5/2013 4:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .64.161.85)
    Location: flint,michigan
    Comment: classic rza samples
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