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Rza Presents Shaolin Soul Selection 1

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2013 two CD collection curated by the Hip Hop master. In the early '90s, The RZA, then known 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. Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1 presents 24 original recordings - nearly 2 1/2 hours of essential soul music 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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 19, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Soul Temple
  • ASIN: B00B89WYZQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,337 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Taken at one level - this is essentially a mix tape from RZA acknowledging his roots to 926 East McClemore in its post Atlantic, finger poppin' reincarnation. Both BCP and Concord had some ill judged roots of "Hip Hop" CDs in the past - but never with the degree of commitment and insight of this great double set.
Firstly, RZA has included several 10 min plus tracks rather than their edits. Some are very familiar - "Walk on By" by Mr. Black Moses, Isaac Hayes and some for Stax aficionados - the woefully unappreciated "Poverty's Paradise" by 24-Carat Black and "Ike's Mood 1" again by Black Moses as well as a couple of rare David Porter outings, "The Masquerade is Over" and "Hang On Sloopy" that have criminally only been available in poorly remastered Stax CDs from the Fantasy era or as mp3 files. RZA certainly knows his Stax/Volt/Enterprise catalog and this set could as easily be subtitled "Dale Warren's Symphonic Soul" - even the Booker T. tracks fall into this categorization with their funkier jazz oriented approach. In addition to the ability to discover some hidden gems, the other great thing about this set is the sound -which is a both a blessing and a curse. The former because tracks on poorly remastered CDs from the 1990s are released for the first time in 21st century sound revealing the energy, complexity and beauty of the tracks. This is comparable to the fad some years ago to have the opening bars of a track in scratchy mono with surface hiss seguing to full stereo - like the B + W in the "Wizard of Oz" morphing to technicolor. "Poverty's Paradise" is especially revealing - great on the 1994 CD on Stax Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth - phenomenal on this CD set. The curse?
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From the beginning to the end. This is full of soul. You will hear where he crafted the shaolin sound from. There are so many good songs on here. I am waiting for a Volume II. Hope others let him have access to the vaults to open them up. The young need to hear to know the basics of creating a masterpiece from the base of it all, soul.
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Yo Rza make a album like this with all the Wu beats....heads like me want to hear the originals
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RZA does serious justice for Stax back catalog. Many of the tracks on this cd were new to me as a novice crate digger. The sound quality is top notch. The standouts for me are the two Isaac Hayes tracks. Joy, in particular, is presented here in its full length, around 15 minutes. The horns and the orchestration on the Hayes tracks are superb. Albert King's I'll Play the Blues For You, sounds amazing as well. If you are thinking about purchasing this CD, then do it. It is well worth the money.If you are a Wu Tang Clan fan, you will smile everytime you hear the familiar strains of samples from songs you already know and love.
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The RZA never seems to let me down. This is a great collection of soul classics. You get two discs worth of music for the price of one. If you enjoy soul, this is a must own for your collection.
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