Soul Album Discography
by David Edwards, Mike Callahan and Patrice Eyries
Last update: July 30, 2012

The Soul label was active from 1964 to 1978 and was intended to be the Motown outlet for blues and rhythm and blues recordings.

The two major hitmakers for the label were Jr. Walker & the All Stars and Gladys Knight & the Pips, although the label was quite successful getting its product on the record charts. Other artists included Jimmy Ruffin (and brother David), the Originals, the Monitors, Shorty Long, Earl VanDyke, the Fantastic Four, and Major Lance.

The first Soul label (far left) was white with black printing, "SOUL" vertically to the left of the center hole in purple. This label was used on 701 and 702. The second Soul label (near left) was three shades of purple with silver printing; "SOUL" was above the center hole in white with a white box around it. This label was used until the end of the series.
The deejay label (far left) was the same design on white with black print. The singles label (near left) for most of the series was similar to the second album label.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Soul or Motown Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 1998, 2012 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

Soul SM-700 (mono)/SS-700 (stereo) Main Series:

SM/SS-701 - Shotgun - Jr. Walker & All Stars [5/65] (7-65, #105) Cleo's Mood/Do The Boomerang/Shotgun/Road Runner/Shake And Fingerpop/Shoot Your Shot//Tune Up/Hot Cha/Monkey Jump/Tally Ho!/Cleo's Back/Ain't That The Truth

SM/SS-702 - Soul Session - Jr. Walker & All Stars [3/66] (4-66, #130) Good Rockin'/Hewbie Steps Out/Shake Everything/Everybody Get Together/Mark Anthony (Speaks)/Us//Moonlight In Vermont/Decidedly/Eight Hour Drag/Brainwasher/Three Four Three/Satan's Blues

SM/SS-703 - Road Runner - Jr. Walker & All Stars [8/66] (9-66, #64) (I'm A) Road Runner/How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)/Pucker Up Buttercup/Money (That's What I Want)/Last Call/Anyway You Wannta'//Baby You Know You Ain't Right/Ame' Cherie (Soul Darling)/Twist Lackawanna/San-Ho-Zay/Mutiny

SM/SS-704 - Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten - Jimmy Ruffin [1/67] (5-67, #133) Original cover had a monochromatic picture of Jimmy Ruffin. Album was reissued with a new cover with a different, full color picture of Ruffin (see below). I've Passed This Way Before (S)/Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got (S)/What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (S)/As Long As There Is L.O.V.E Love (S)/Halfway To Paradise (S)/Black Is Black (S)//Bless You (S)/Since I've Lost You (S)/World So Wide Nowhere to Hide (From Your Heart) (S)/I Want Her Love (S)/Tomorrow's Tears (S)/How Can I Say I'm Sorry (S)

SM/SS-704 - Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten - Jimmy Ruffin [1/67] (5-67, #133) Second, less common, cover. I've Passed This Way Before (S)/Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got (S)/What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (S)/As Long As There Is L.O.V.E Love (S)/Halfway To Paradise (S)/Black Is Black (S)//Bless You (S)/Since I've Lost You (S)/World So Wide Nowhere to Hide (From Your Heart) (S)/I Want Her Love (S)/Tomorrow's Tears (S)/How Can I Say I'm Sorry (S)

SM/SS-705 - Jr. Walker and the All Stars Live - Jr. Walker & All Stars [9/67] (10-67, #119) Introduction: The Velvelettes/Shake And Fingerpop/Hot Cha/(I'm A) Road Runner/Ame' Cherie (Soul Darling)/Tune Up//How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)/Moonlight In Vermont/Cleo's Back/Shotgun/Finale: Heart Break [Earl Van Dyke]

SM/SS-706 - Everybody Needs Love - Gladys Knight & Pips [9/67] (10-67, #60) Everybody Needs Love/I'll Be Standing By/Since I've Lost You/I Heard It Through The Grapevine/You Don't Love Me No More/Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone//Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me/He's My Kind Of Fellow/Yes I'm Ready/My Bed Of Thorns/Do You Love Me Just A Little Honey/Just Walk In My Shoes

SS-707 - Fellin' Bluesy - Gladys Knight & Pips [5/68] (6-68, #158) Commercial release is stereo only. Released in monaural SM-707DJ with a white promotional label. The End Of Our Road/That's The Way Love Is/Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby/The Boy From Crosstown/Ain't You Glad You Chose Love/I Know Better//Don't Let Her Take Your Love From Me/It Should Have Been Me/Don't Turn Me Away/What Good Am I Without You/Your Old Standby/It's Time To Go Now

SS-708 - Ruff 'N Ready - Jimmy Ruffin [3/69] (4-69, #196) Released in stereo only. Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me/Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby/Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love/Farewell Is A Lonely Sound/Everybody Needs Love/96 Tears//It's Wonderful (To Be Loved By You)/Sad And Lonesome Feeling/Love Gives Love Takes Away/I'll Say Forever My Love/You Got What It Takes//Lonely Lonely Man Am I

SM/SS-709 - Here Comes the Judge - Shorty Long [8/68] Here Come The Judge/Night Fo' Last (Instrumental)/Function At The Junction/Don't Mess With My Weekend/Ain't No Justice/Devil With The Blue Dress//Night Fo' Last/Stranded In The Jungle/Here Comes Fat Albert/Sing What You Wanna/Another Hurt Like This/People Sure Act Funny

Note: At this point, commercial releases switch to stereo only.

SS-710 - Home Cookin' - Jr. Walker & All Stars [1/69] (2-69, #172) Come See About Me/What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)/Home Cookin'/Sweet Soul/Hip City, Part 1//Hip City, Part 2/Sweet Daddy Deacon/Fanny Mae/The Things I Do For You/Baby Ain't You Shame

SS-711 - Silk N' Soul - Gladys Knight & Pips [12/68] (1-69, #136) I Wish It Would Rain (S)/The Look of Love (S)/Goin' Out Of My Head (S)/Yesterday (S)/Groovin' (S)/You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (S)//Theme From Valley Of The Dolls (S)/Baby I Need Your Loving (S)/Together (S)/The Tracks Of My Tears (S)/You're My Everything (S)/Every Little Bit Hurts (S)

SS-712 - I Got a Feeling - Barbara Randolph [Unissued]

SS-713 - Nitty Gritty - Gladys Knight & Pips [9/69] (10-69, #81) Cloud Nine/Runnin' Out/Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime)/(I Know) I'm Losing You/The Nitty Gritty/Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone//All I Could Do Was Cry/Keep An Eye/Got Myself A Good Man/It's Summer/The Stranger/I Want Him To Say It Again

SS-714 - Greetings!...We're The Monitors - Monitors [9/70] Bring Back The Love/Share A Little Love With Me/Step By Step (Hand In Hand)/The Further You Look The Less You See/Since I Lost You Girl/Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music//Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam)/Time Is Passin' By/Say You/Number One In Your Heart/Serve Yourself A Cup of Happiness/You Share The Blame

SS-715 - The Earl of Funk - Earl Van Dyke [9/70] Someday We'll Be Together/Rainy Night In Georgia/Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin/Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye/Wichita Lineman/The Flick//Cissy Strut/Stand By Me/My Cherie Amour/Fuschia Moods/The Stingray/The Whip A Rang

SS-716 - Green Grow the Lilacs - Originals [7/69] (1-70, #174) First title of the album was Green Grow the Lilacs, but it was reissued with the new title Baby I'm For Real when the song became a hit (see below). We've Got A Way Out Love/Green Grow The Lilacs/Baby I'm For Real/I've Never Begged Before/Red Sails In The Sunset/One Life We Live//Moment Of Truth/Why When Love Is Gone/When Will We Learn/You're The One/Love Is A Wonder/You Mysterious You

SS-716 - Baby I'm for Real - Originals [7/69] (1-70, #174) Second title and cover. We've Got A Way Out Love/Green Grow The Lilacs/Baby I'm For Real/I've Never Begged Before/Red Sails In The Sunset/One Life We Live//Moment Of Truth/Why When Love Is Gone/When Will We Learn/You're The One/Love Is A Wonder/You Mysterious You

SS-717 - Best of the Fantastic Four - Fantastic Four [3/69] I Love You Madly/The Whole World Is A Stage/You Gave Me Something (And Everything's Alright/I've Got to Have You/To Share Your Love/Goddess Of Love//Can't Stop Looking For My Baby/As Long As I Live (I Live For You)/Man In Love/Romeo And Juliet's "I Don't Wanna Live Without You"/Just The Lonely

SS-718 - Jr. Walker and the All Stars' Greatest Hits - Jr. Walker & All Stars [6/69] (6-69, #43) Shotgun (S)/How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (S)/Home Cookin' (S)/Pucker Up Buttercup (S)/Hip City, Part 1 (S)/(I'm A) Road Runner (S)//Come See About Me (S)/Hip City, Part 2 (S)/Cleo's Mood (S)/Shake And Fingerpop (S)/Money (That's What I Want), Part 1 (S)/Shoot Your Shot (S)

SS-719 - The Prime of Shorty Long - Shorty Long [11/69] I Had A Dream/A Whiter Shade Of Pale/Memories Are Made of This/I'm Walkin'/I Cross My Heart/Lillie Of The Valley//Blue Monday/Baby Come Home To Me/I Wish You Were Here/When You Are Available/Give Me Some Air/The Deacon Work

SS-720 - Switched on Blues - Various Artists [11/69] What Makes You Love Him - Sammy Ward (S)/For This I Thank You - Gino Parks (S)/Bread Winner - Sammy Ward (S)/Same Thing (Will Happen To You) - Gino Parks (S)/I Call It Pretty Music But The Old People Call It the Blues, Part 2 - Stevie Wonder (S)//Part Time Love - Sammy Ward (S)/That's No Lie - Gino Parks (S)/I Guess There's No Love - Mable John (E)/Someday Pretty Baby - Sammy Ward (S)/My Daily Prayer - Amos Milburn (E)

SS-721 - What Does It take to Win Your Love - Jr. Walker & All Stars [11/69] (1-70, #92) First title and cover. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)/These Eyes/Proud Mary/Ame' Cherie (Soul Darling)/Clinging To The Thought That She's Coming Back/Cleo's Mood//Hot Cha/I've Got To Find A Way To Win Maria Back/Sweet Soul/Gotta Hold On To This Feeling/How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)/San-Ho-Zay

SS-721 - Gotta Hold on to This Feeling - Jr. Walker & All Stars [3/70] Second cover and title. The album was reissued with a new title and cover when "Gotta Hold On To This Feeling" became a hit. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)/These Eyes/Proud Mary/Ame' Cherie (Soul Darling)/Clinging To The Thought That She's Coming Back/Cleo's Mood//Hot Cha/I've Got To Find A Way To Win Maria Back/Sweet Soul/Gotta Hold On To This Feeling/How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)/San-Ho-Zay

SS-722 - How Sweet He Is - Fantastic Four [Unissued] This was to have been a gospel album featuring Sweet James Epps.

SS-723 - Gladys Knight and the Pips' Greatest Hits - Gladys Knight & Pips [3/70] (4-70, #55) Every Beat Of My Heart/Letter Full Of Tears/Giving Up/Everybody Needs Love/I Heard It Through The Grapevine/The End Of Our Road//I Wish It Would Rain/Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime)/You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)/Friendship Train/The Nitty Gritty/It Should Have Been Me

SS-724 - Portrait of the Originals - Originals [6/70] (7-70, #198) The Bells/I Like Your Style/There's A Place We'd Like To Know/You May Not Like The Change/Don't Stop Now/Since I Fell For You//Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)/You Want Hearts And Flowers/Just Another Morning/Wichita Lineman/I'll Wait For You/My Way

SS-725 - Jr. Walker and the All Stars Live - Jr. Walker & All Stars [5/70] Intro: Hip City, Parts 1 & 2/Sweet Soul/Home Cookin'/Something You Got//(I Know) I'm Losing You/Come See About Me/What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)/Medley: Shotgun-What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)

SS-726 - A Gassssssssss - Jr. Walker & All Stars [9/70] (10-70, #110) Do You See My Love (For You Growing)/And When I Die/I Was Made To Love Her/Carry Your Own Load/Shut Up Don't Interrupt Me/Groove And Move//Holly Holy/Honey Come Back/Riding High On Love/Hey Jude/At A Saturday Matinee

SS-727 - The Groove Governor - Jimmy Ruffin [9/70] Let's Say Goodbye Tomorrow/Maria (You Were The Only One)/Honey Come Back/Our Favorite Melody/Living In A World I Created For Myself/If You Will Let Me I Know I Can//This Guy's In Love With You/On The Way Out (On The Way In)/Take A Letter Maria/You Gave Me Love/Just Before Love Ends/Gathering Memories

SS-728 - I Am My Brother's Keeper - The Ruffin Brothers (Jimmy & David) [10/70] (11-70, #178) He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother/Stand By Me/When My Love Hand Comes Down/Got to See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)/Your Love Was Worth Waiting For/Steppin' On A Dream//Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)/True Love Can Be Beautiful/Turn Back The Hands Of Time/Set 'Em Up (Move In For The Thrill)/The Things We Have To Do/Lo And Behold

SS-729 - Naturally Together - Originals [10/70] We Can Make It Baby/I Wake Up Crying/Once I Have You (I Will Never Let Go)/My World Is Empty Without You/If You Gonna Leave (Just Leave)/Let It Be//The Only Time You Love Me Is When You're Losing Me/Got Bless Whoever Sent You/Give Yourself The Right (To Be Wrong About Me)/Rainy Night In Georgia/A Man Without Love/You Were My Everything

SS-730 - All in a Knight's Work - Gladys Knight & Pips [10/70] Cabaret/The End Of Our Road/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Fever/Glory Of Love/Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone/Girl Talk/Giving Up//Everybody Needs Love/Just In Time/Every Beat Of My Heart/Dr. Feelgood/Letter Full Of Tears/I Heard It Through The Grapevine/He'll Guide My Way

SS-731 - If I Were Your Woman - Gladys Knight & Pips [7/71] (5-71, #35) If I Were Your Woman/Feeling Alright/One Less Bell To Answer/Let It Be/I Don't Want To Do Wrong/One Step Away//Here I Am Again/How Can You Say That Ain't Love/Is There A Place (In His Heart for Me)/?Everybody Is A Star/Signed Gladys/Your Love's Been Good For Me

Note: At this point, the catalog numbers change from the old SM/SS- series to an S- prefix (later S6, S7), followed by the catalog number, followed by a pricing-related suffix. The numerical sequence does not change.

S-732L - Rainbow Funk - Jr. Walker & All Stars [7/71] (7-71, #91) Way Back Home (S)/Take Me Girl I'm Ready (S)/Feeling Alright (S)/Right On Brothers And Sisters (S)/Teach Them To Pray (S)//Something (S)/Psychedelic Shack (S)/Pieces Of A Man (S)/These Things Will Keep Me Loving You (S)

S-733L - Moody Jr. - Jr. Walker & All Stars [12/71] (1-72, #142) Way Back Home (Vocal)/I Don't Want To Do Wrong/Bristol's Way/Don't Blame The Children/Me And My Family//Groove Thang/Still Water Medley/Never Can Say Good-Bye/Walk In The Night/Moody Junior

S-734L - Definitions - Originals [2/72] The Exodus Song/The World Can't Stop Me (From Loving You)/The Rovin' Kind/Make It With You/I've Got A Need For You/Love Is Life//I'm Someone Who Cares/Lie No. 2/Come Rain Or Shine/Keep Me/Bridge Over Troubled Water

S-735L - Sunny and Warm - Blinky [Unissued] I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is/Rescue Me/How You Gonna Keep It/This man Of Mine/It's Gonna Be Always/How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone//Shine On Me/For Once In My Life/I'll Always Love You/Is There A Place In His Heart For Me/This Time Last Summer/Your Love Was Worth Waiting For

S-736L - Standing Ovation - Gladys Knight & Pips [12/71] (1-72, #60) Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To/Can You Give Me Love With A Guarantee/Fire And Rain/Master Of My Mind/He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother/Bridge Over Troubled Water//It Takes A Whole Lotta Man For A Woman Like Me/Help Me Make It Though The Night/The Long And Winding Road/If You Gonna Leave (Just Leave)/No One Could Love You More

S-737L - Neither One of Us - Gladys Knight & Pips [2/73] (3-73, #9) Neither One of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Good-bye)/It's Gotta Be That Way/For Once In My Life/This Child Needs It's Father/Who Is She (And What Is She To You)//And This Is Love/Daddy Could Swear I Declare/Can't Give It Up No More/Don't It Make You Feel Guilty

S-738L - Peace and Understanding Is Hard to Find - Jr. Walker & All Stars [4/73] I Ain't Going Nowhere/I Don't Need No Reason/It's Alright Do What You Gotta Do/It's Too Late/Soul Clappin'//I Can See Clearly Now/Gimme That Beat, Parts 1 & 2/Country Boy/Peace And Understanding (Is Hard to Find)

S-739L - All I Need Is Time - Gladys Knight & Pips [6/73] (7-73, #70) I'll Be Here (When You Get Home)/All I Need Is Time/Heavy Makes You Happy/The Only Time You Love Me Is When You're Losing Me/Here I Am Again//There's A Lesson To Be Learned/Oh! What A Love I Have Found/The Singer/Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)

S6-740S1 - Game Called Love - Originals [8/74] Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me/She's My Old Lady/Game Called Love/Behind Closed Doors/I Remember When (Dedicated To Beverly)//You're My Only World/So Near (And Yet So Far)/Ooh You (Put A Crush On Me)/Be My Love/Supernatural Voodoo Woman, Part 1

S-741V1 - Knight Time - Gladys Knight & Pips [3/74] (3-74, #139) How Can You Say That Ain't Love/Somebody Stole The Sunshine/Between Her Good-Bye And My Hello/It's All Over But The Shoutin'/We've Got Such A Mellow Love//Ease Me To The Ground/Your Heartaches I Can Surely Heal/Master Of My Mind/Billy Come On Back As Quick As You Can/It Takes A Whole Lot of Human Feeling

S6-742S1 - Jr. Walker and the All Stars - Jr. Walker & All Stars featuring Stevie Wonder [Unissued] Album covers were printed and test pressings were made. This recording was the last session recorded in Detroit and was produced by Clarence Paul. This album was issued in the UK as Tamla-Motown STML-11274. Stevie Wonder is harmonica soloist on the first two tracks. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life/All In Love Is Fair/Killing Me Softly With His Song/My Love//Boogie Down/I Ain't That Easy To Lose/Dancin' Like They Do On Soul Train/Break Down And Sing/Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

S6-743 - California Sunset - Originals [Unissued] Switched to Motown M6-826S1.

S-744S1 - A Little Knight Music - Gladys Knight & Pips [3/75] (4-75, #164) In The Middle Of The Road/Come Together/All We Need Is A Miracle/No One Could Love You More//Don't Tell Me I'm Crazy/Sugar Sugar/Can You Give Me Love With A Guarantee/I Hate Myself For Loving You/Put A Little Love In Your Heart

S6-745S1 - Hot Shot - Jr. Walker & All Stars [1/76] I'm So Glad/Why Can't We Be Lovers/You Ain't No Ordinary Woman/Just Can't Get Enough//Love (Keep Us Together)/I Need You Right Now (with Thelma Houston)/Probe Your Mind/Don't Lose What You Got (Trying to Get Back What You Had)/Hot Shot

S-746P1 - Communiqué - Originals [5/76] Mr. Troublemaker/Count Me Out/Down To Love Town/Touch/Natural Loving Feeling//Everybody's Got To Do Something/Bring Me Together/Just To Be Closer To You/It's So Real/All I Wanna Do (Is Spend My Life Loving You)

S-747S1 - Sax Appeal - Jr. Walker [6/76] Feel Like Makin' Love/I Feel So Good/You Ain't No Ordinary Woman/Sax Appeal//Ego Tripping/All In Love Is Fair/Boogie Down/Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

S6-748S1 - Whopper Bopper Show Stopper - Jr. Walker [10/76] Whopper Bopper Show Stopper/You Are The Sunshine Of My Life/You're On Fire/Leap And Peep/Don't Make No Plans//I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)/I Want You/Love Ain't Enough/My Love

S6-749S1 - Down to Love Town - Originals [1/77] Hurry Up And Wait/Down To Love Town/Your Are A Blessing to Me//Six-Millon Dollar Man/Mother Nature's Best/Sunrise/Been Decided

S7-750R1 - ...Smooth - Jr. Walker [5/78] I Need You Right Now (with Thelma Houston)/I Can See Clearly Now/What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted/Darling, Come Back Home/Probe Your Mind//Hard Love/You're On Fire/Climb On Up/It Takes Two To Make Love/All The Way

S7-751R1 - Now Arriving - Major Lance [8/78] I Never Thought (I'd Be Losing You)/Wild And Free/Chicago Disco/Do The Mess Around/How My Love Goes//Think About The Love We Had/Troubles/Love Pains/It's All Over

Thanks to Reg Barlette, Steve Kamins and Albert Kinderman.

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