Soul

Soul

Profile:
Sublabel of the Motown Record Corporation.
Label Code: LC 0348 / LC 00348
For all Unofficial / bootleg copies of this label please use Soul (4)
Soul Records was formed in early 1964 by Berry Gordy Jr as an outlet for the harder-edged, even jazz-tinged R&B music which had started to attract the epithet “soul music”, and endowed with an excellently obvious name which nobody else had apparently bothered to copyright. Soul was never considered one of Motown’s most prestigious imprints (like the “big three” of Tamla, Motown and Gordy), but in reality the label put out some of the best material in the Motown catalogue, and was every bit the equal of the “big three” except perhaps in terms of profile and marketing muscle.

With the demise of Workshop Jazz, the Motown stable lacked a suitable imprint to release records with limited pop appeal; Soul provided the perfect opportunity, while also racking up a roster of excellent artists who could have succeeded on any of the “big three”. This heady mix meant the label went on to enduring fame as the home of Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jimmy Ruffin, Jr. Walker and the All Stars, Shorty Long, the Originals, and a number of instrumental releases by the Motown house band the Funk Brothers. Soul is also the home of perhaps the greatest of all Motown singles, Frank Wilson’s Do I Love You (Indeed I Do), albeit a single that was never actually released.

The first release on Soul was Shorty Long’s Devil With The Blue Dress in March 1964. The label went on to be one of Motown’s longest-lived imprints, only grinding to a halt in 1976 and releasing a trickle of singles before finally closing down during the heyday of disco in 1978. The last release on Soul Records was Major Lance’s I Never Thought I’d Be Losing You, released in April that year.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
702 Soul Session  album cover Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Soul Session(LP, Album, Mono, Roc) Soul, Soul, Soul 702 US 1966 Sell This Version
703 Road Runner  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Road Runner (Album) 703 US 1966 Sell This Version
704 Sings Top Ten  album cover Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten(LP, Album) Soul, Soul 704 US 1966 Sell This Version
707 Feelin' Bluesy  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Feelin' Bluesy (Album) 707 US 1968 Sell This Version
720 Switched On Blues  album cover Various Switched On Blues (Comp) 720 US 1969 Sell This Version
1010 Back To Music  album cover Theo Vaness Back To Music(LP, Album) Prelude Records, Soul 1010 Turkey 1978 Sell This Version
35006 Soul Stomp / Hot 'N' Tot  album cover Earl Van Dyke Soul Stomp / Hot 'N' Tot 35006 US 1964 Sell This Version
35009 Earl Van Dyke All For You(Acetate, 7", TP, W/Lbl) Soul 35009 US 1965 Sell This Version
35013 Shake And Fingerpop / Cleo's Back  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Shake And Fingerpop / Cleo's Back (Single) 35013 US 1965 Sell This Version
35014 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)  album cover Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Single) 35014 US 1965 Sell This Version
35014 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)  album cover Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)(7", Single) Soul 35014 US 1965 Sell This Version
35048 Hip City  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Hip City(7", Single) Tamla Motown, Soul 35048 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
35053 Jimmy Ruffin Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love(7", Promo) Soul 35053 US 1968 Sell This Version
60702 Soul Session  album cover Junior Walker & The All Stars Soul Session(7", Jukebox) Soul 60702 1967 Sell This Version
88513 The Groove Governor  album cover Jimmy Ruffin The Groove Governor(CD, Ltd, RM, S/Edition, Dig) Soul 88513 Spain 2016 Sell This Version
314549506-2 The Very Best Of  album cover The Originals The Very Best Of(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Motown, Soul 314549506-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
37463-6270-2 Nothin' But Soul (The Singles 1962-1983)  album cover Junior Walker & The All Stars Nothin' But Soul (The Singles 1962-1983)(2xCD, Comp) Motown, Soul 37463-6270-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
3746354652 Live  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Live (Album) 3746354652 US 1992 Sell This Version
B/L 011 Top Of The Ladder  album cover Byron Lee And The Dragonaires Top Of The Ladder(LP, Album) Soul B/L 011 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
CS. 1.317 I Heard It Through The Grapevine / It's Time To Go Now  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips I Heard It Through The Grapevine / It's Time To Go Now(7", Single) Rozenblit, Soul CS. 1.317 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
CS - 5.014 Here Comes The Judge  album cover Shorty Long (2) Here Comes The Judge(7") Soul CS - 5.014 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
CS 35105 Gladys Knight & The Pips* For Once In My Life / Daddy Could Swear, I Declare (Single) CS 35105 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
FT 156 Home Cookin / Mutiny  album cover Junior Walker & The All Stars Home Cookin / Mutiny(7", Single) Tamla Motown FT 156 France 1968 Sell This Version
KR001A Stop and get a hold of myself  album cover Gladys Knight Stop and get a hold of myself(7", Single, RE, Unofficial) Soul KR001A US Unknown Sell This Version
LP-737-L Gladys Knight And The Pips Neither One Of Us(LP, Album) Soul, Tapecar LP-737-L Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
LPS-77408 Silk N' Soul  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Silk N' Soul(LP, Album) Soul LPS-77408 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
LPS-77409 The Monitors Greetings!... We're The Monitors(LP, Album) Soul LPS-77409 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
LPS-77459 Jimmy Ruffin Ruff'n Ready(LP, Album) Soul LPS-77459 Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
LPS-77560 Nitty Gritty  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Nitty Gritty(LP, Album) Soul LPS-77560 Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
LPS-77907 Gladys Knight & The Pips* Standing Ovation(LP, Album) Soul LPS-77907 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
LPS-88100 Neither One Of Us  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips Neither One Of Us(LP, Album) Soul, Tamla Motown LPS-88100 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
LPS 88284 Knight Time  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Knight Time(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Soul LPS 88284 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
LPS 88439 A Little Knight Music  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips A Little Knight Music(LP) Tamla Motown, Soul LPS 88439 Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
LPS 88583 Hot Shot  album cover Junior Walker And The All-Stars* Hot Shot(LP, Album) Soul, Tamla Motown LPS 88583 Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
LPS-99.007 Jr Walker* Smooth(LP, Album) Soul LPS-99.007 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
M 5733 Moody Jr.  album cover Junior Walker And The All Stars* Moody Jr.(Cass, Album, sna) Soul M 5733 US 1971 Sell This Version
M 8733 Moody Jr  album cover Junior Walker & The All Stars Moody Jr(8-Trk, Album) Soul M 8733 US 1971 Sell This Version
MB 11-11009 Forever - In Conсert  album cover Marvin Gaye Forever - In Conсert(CD, Unofficial) Prestige Records Ltd. MB 11-11009 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
none Help Me Make It Through The Night  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Help Me Make It Through The Night(7", Single, Promo, Red) Soul none US 1972 Sell This Version
none Janice (Don´t Be So Blind To Love) / Have Some Everybody  album cover Skip Mahoney, Flaming Emeralds Skip Mahoney, Flaming Emeralds - Janice (Don´t Be So Blind To Love) / Have Some Everybody(7", Single, Promo) Soul none US Unknown Sell This Version
S 701 Shotgun  album cover Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Shotgun (Album) S 701 US 1965 Sell This Version
S 702 Soul Session  album cover Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Soul Session (Album) S 702 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
S 703 Road Runner  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Road Runner(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) Soul, Soul, Soul S 703 US 1966 Sell This Version
S 705 Jr. Walker & The All Stars "Live"  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Jr. Walker & The All Stars "Live" S 705 US 1967 Sell This Version
S 723 Greatest Hits  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Soul, Soul S 723 US 1970 Sell This Version
S 731 If I Were Your Woman  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips If I Were Your Woman(LP, Album) Soul, Soul S 731 US 1971 Sell This Version
S732L Rainbow Funk  album cover Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Rainbow Funk (Album) S732L US 1971 Sell This Version
S-732L DJ Rainbow Funk  album cover Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Rainbow Funk(LP, Album, Promo) Soul S-732L DJ US 1971 Sell This Version
S733L Moody Jr.  album cover Junior Walker And The All Stars* Moody Jr. (Album) S733L US 1971 Sell This Version
S 733L-DJ Moody Jr.  album cover Junior Walker And The All Stars* Moody Jr.(LP, Album, Promo) Soul S 733L-DJ US 1971 Sell This Version
S734L Definitions  album cover The Originals Definitions (Album) S734L US 1972 Sell This Version
S736L Standing Ovation  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Standing Ovation (Album) S736L US 1971 Sell This Version
S 737L Neither One Of Us  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips Neither One Of Us (Album) S 737L US 1973 Sell This Version
S 737L DJ Neither One Of Us  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips Neither One Of Us(LP, Album, Promo) Soul S 737L DJ US 1973 Sell This Version
S738L Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find (Album) S738L US 1973 Sell This Version
S 738L DJ Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find(LP, Album, Promo) Soul S 738L DJ US 1973 Sell This Version
S 738-T Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find   album cover Junior Walker & The All Stars Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find (8-Trk, Album) Soul S 738-T US 1973 Sell This Version
S 739L All I Need Is Time  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips All I Need Is Time (Album) S 739L US 1973 Sell This Version
S 739L DJ All I Need Is Time  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips All I Need Is Time(LP, Promo) Soul S 739L DJ US 1973 Sell This Version
S 739 T All I Need Is Time  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips All I Need Is Time(8-Trk) Soul S 739 T US 1973 Sell This Version
S 741V1 Knight Time  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Knight Time (Album) S 741V1 US 1974 Sell This Version
S 741V1 DJ Knight Time  album cover Gladys Knight & The Pips* Knight Time(LP, Album, Promo) Soul S 741V1 DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
S-747PI Sax Appeal  album cover Jr. Walker* Sax Appeal(LP, Album) Motown, Soul S-747PI Canada 1976 Sell This Version
S-4 705 Jr. Walker And The All Stars Live!  album cover Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Jr. Walker And The All Stars Live!(4-Trk, Album) Soul S-4 705 US 1967 Sell This Version
S6-740S1 Game Called Love  album cover The Originals Game Called Love (Album) S6-740S1 US 1974 Sell This Version
S6-744 A Little Knight Music  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips A Little Knight Music(LP) Top Tape, Soul S6-744 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
S6-744S1 A Little Knight Music  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips A Little Knight Music(LP) Soul S6-744S1 US 1975 Sell This Version
S6-745S1 Hot Shot  album cover Junior Walker And The All-Stars* Hot Shot (Album) S6-745S1 US 1976 Sell This Version
S6-746S1 Communique  album cover The Originals Communique (Album) S6-746S1 US 1976 Sell This Version
S6-747 Sax Appeal  album cover Jr. Walker* Sax Appeal(LP) Soul, Top Tape S6-747 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
S6-747S1 Sax Appeal  album cover Jr. Walker* Sax Appeal(LP) Soul S6-747S1 US 1976 Sell This Version
S6-748S1 Whopper Bopper Show Stopper  album cover Jr. Walker* Whopper Bopper Show Stopper (Album) S6-748S1 US 1976 Sell This Version
S6-749S1 Down To Love Town  album cover The Originals Down To Love Town (Album) S6-749S1 US 1977 Sell This Version
S7-744-HC A Little Knight Music  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips A Little Knight Music(Cass, Album) Soul, Soul S7-744-HC US 1975 Sell This Version
S7-745-HT Hot Shot  album cover Junior Walker & The All Stars Hot Shot(8-Trk, Album) Soul S7-745-HT US 1976 Sell This Version
S7 748 HT Whopper Bopper Show Stopper  album cover Jr. Walker* Whopper Bopper Show Stopper(8-Trk, Album) Soul S7 748 HT US 1976 Sell This Version
S7-750 HC Smooth  album cover Jr Walker* Smooth(Cass) Soul S7-750 HC US 1978 Sell This Version
S7-750R1 Smooth  album cover Jr Walker* Smooth (Album) S7-750R1 US 1978 Sell This Version
S7-751R1 Now Arriving  album cover Major Lance Now Arriving (Album) S7-751R1 US 1978 Sell This Version
S 30571 You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) / You're My Everything  album cover Gladys Knight And The Pips You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) / You're My Everything(7", M/Print) Soul S 30571 US 1970 Sell This Version
S-35002 Since I've Lost You  album cover Jimmy Ruffin Since I've Lost You (Single) S-35002 US 1964 Sell This Version
S-35003 Satan's Blues  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Satan's Blues (Single) S-35003 US 1964 Sell This Version
S-35004 You've Got To Change  album cover Sammy Ward* You've Got To Change (Single) S-35004 US 1964 Sell This Version
S35005 It's A Crying Shame (The Way You Treat A Good Man Like Me)  album cover Shorty Long (2) It's A Crying Shame (The Way You Treat A Good Man Like Me) (Single) S35005 US 1964 Sell This Version
S-35006 Soul Stomp / Hot 'N' Tot  album cover Earl Van Dyke Soul Stomp / Hot 'N' Tot(7", Single) Soul S-35006 US 1964 Sell This Version
S-35008 Shotgun / Hot Cha  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Shotgun / Hot Cha (Single) S-35008 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35010 Never Say No To Your Baby  album cover The Hit Pack Never Say No To Your Baby (Single) S-35010 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35011 My Baby / Beautiful Brown Eyes  album cover The Freeman Brothers* My Baby / Beautiful Brown Eyes (Single) S-35011 US 1965 Sell This Version
S 35012 Do The Boomerang / Tune Up  album cover Jr. Walker And The All Stars* Do The Boomerang / Tune Up (Single) S 35012 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35012 Gladys Knight And The Pips Dont Let Her Take Your Love From Me(7", Single) Soul S-35012 US 1968 Sell This Version
S-35013 Shake And Finger Pop / Cleo's Back  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Shake And Finger Pop / Cleo's Back (Single) S-35013 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35013 Cleo's Back  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Cleo's Back(7") Soul S-35013 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35014 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)  album cover Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) / How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Single) S-35014 US 1965 Sell This Version
S 35015 (I'm A) Road Runner  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* (I'm A) Road Runner (Single) S 35015 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35016 As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love  album cover Jimmy Ruffin As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love (Single) S-35016 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35017 Cleo's Mood / Baby You Know You Ain't Right  album cover Jr. Walker & The All Stars* Cleo's Mood / Baby You Know You Ain't Right (Single) S-35017 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35018 The Flick  album cover Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers* - The Flick (Single) S-35018 US 1965 Sell This Version
S 35019 Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter As The Days Go By  album cover Frank Wilson Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter As The Days Go By (Single) S 35019 US 1965 Sell This Version
S-35020 Keep On Lovin' Me (promo)  album cover Frances Nero Keep On Lovin' Me (promo) (Single) S-35020 US 1966 Sell This Version
S35021 Function At The Junction / Call On Me  album cover Shorty Long (2) Function At The Junction / Call On Me (Single) S35021 US 1966 Sell This Version