A Hog-Wild, Labor Day Barbecue Mixtape

The end of summer always comes way too quickly for my liking but luckily for everyone summer puts its last gasp into Labor Day weekend, a weekend reserved for high school kids to deal with the after shock of being back at school and one last summer barbecue for family and friends together.  To celebrate I’ve put together a sweet soulful compilation of some of the best soul the fifties, sixties and seventies had to offer. Punchy, bright, supple and warm, these numbers will put a little kick into your afternoon and bring you into the night. Remember, all the tracks listed here are free (just right-click on the link and save target/link as), but please, if you like them, support the artists. The mix after the jump

1. In The Midnight Hour- Wilson Pickett

In The Midnight Hour- Wilson Pickett

2. Just One Look- Doris Troy

Just One Look- Doris Troy

3. Move On Up- Curtis Mayfield

Move On Up- Curtis Mayfield

4. Jimmy Mack- Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Jimmy Mack- Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

5. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)- The Isley Brothers

This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)- The Isley Brothers

6. Groove Me- King Floyd

Groove Me- King Floyd

7. Knock On Wood- Eddie Floyd

Knock On Wood- Eddie Floyd

8. Oh How I’d Miss You- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Oh How I’d Miss You- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

9. Piece of My Heart- Erma Franklin

Piece Of My Heart- Erma Franklin

10. Respect- Otis Redding

Respect- Otis Redding

11. You’re A Wonderful One- Marvin Gaye

You’re a Wonderful One- Marvin Gaye

12. I Want You Back- Jackson 5

I Want You Back- Jackson 5

13. Twistin’ The Night Away- Sam Cooke

Twistin’ The Night Away- Sam Cooke

14. Try It You’ll Like It- Marvin Gaye

Try It, You’ll Like It- Marvin Gaye

15. Pusherman- Curtis Mayfield

Pusherman- Curtis Mayfield

16. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)- Donny Hathaway

Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)- Donny Hathaway

17. Sweet Soul Music- Arthur Conley

Sweet Soul Music- Arthur Conley

18. Hold On, I’m Comin’- Sam & Dave

Hold On, I’m Comin’- Sam & Dave

19. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher- Jackie Wilson

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher- Jackie Wilson

20. Blowin’ In The Wind- Sam Cooke

Blowin’ In The Wind- Sam Cooke

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