Play Lists

When I first created this page, the list consisted of around 200 songs; it is now around 400 so I rotate the play list regularly to keep things fresh. The Soul Man’s repertoire is focused primarily on Tamla Motown, Classic Soul and Northern Soul from the 1960’s and on Funk, Smooth Soul and Disco from the 1970’s and 1980’s. I can also feature many of the chart hits that made it on to the disco scene. For live appearances, these are usually arranged into sets so that there are few gaps and the dancers are happy. For your party, you are welcome to request a few tracks you particularly want to hear The Soul Man perform. Most shows start with a set of 1960’s Tamla Motown & Soul and end with 1970’s Smooth Soul & Disco. If you want your party themed as “100% 1960’s Motown & Soul” or as “100% 1970’s Disco & Funk“, that’s fine; just tell me in your contact email.

1-2-3     1965 25 Miles 1969 A Change is Gonna Come 1964
Ain’t Gonna Bump 1977 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 1967 Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now    1979
Ain’t Nothing But a Houseparty Ain’t Too Proud To Beg 1968 All Night Long    1983
Love Really Hurts 1976 I Get the Sweetest Feeling 1972 Give It Up 1982
Come See About Me Me1964 I Can’t Give You Anything But My Love1975 You Sexy Thing 1975
Down On the Beach 1974 I’ll Take You Where the Music’s Playing 1965 Caribbean Queen 1984
Angel     2001 At the Club 1965 Baby I Need Your Loving 1964
Baby Now That I Found You 1967 BackStabbers 1972 Barefootin’   1966
Zoom 1982 This Is It 1976 Let’s Go Round Again 1980
Heatwave 1963 The Right Track 1966 Let the Good Times Roll 1967
Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy 1970 Betcha By Golly Wow   1972 Black Pearl 1970
There’s a Ghost in My House 1966 You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine1976 Shop Around 1960
Blame It On The Boogie    1978 Boogie Nights   1977 Boogie Oogie Oogie  1978
Boogie Wonderland   1979 Breakin’ Down the Walls 1968 Brick House 1977
Bring It On Home To Me 1962 Brokenhearted 1966 Build Me Up Buttercup 1968
Can’t Get By Without You 1976 Can’t Get Enough of Your Love   1974 Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You    1993
Celebration    1980 Chain Gang 1960 Come On Over To My Place 1972
Could It Be I’m Falling1973 Cupid 1962 Dancing In The Sreet 1964
Dancing on the Ceiling   1986 Disco Inferno 1977 Do I Love You 1966
Dock of the Bay 1968 Don’t Take Away The Music   1976 Easy 1977 & 88
Everybody Needs Somebody Farewell is a Lonely Sound 1970 Feel The Need in Me 1973
First, My Last, My Everything 1974 For Once In My Life  1968 Get Down On It 1981
Get Ready 1969 Gimme Some Lovin’ Give Me Just a Little More Time 1970
Grapevine 1969 Hang On In There    1974 Hard To Handle
Harlem Shuffle 1969 Heaven Must be Missing 1976 Heaven Must Have Sent You   1966
Hello 1984 Here I Go Again 1972 Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me 1971
Hold Back The Night 1975 Hold On I’m Coming 1968 Houseparty 1968
How Sweet It Is 1964 I Can Make You Feel Good 1982 I Can’t Help Myself   1967
I Can’t Turn You Loose 1965 I Feel Good1966 I’ll Pick a Rose for My Rose 1969
In Crowd 1965 It Takes Two 1968 Jailhouse Rock
Just My Imagination 1971 Kissin’ In The Back Row    1974 Knock on Wood 1968
Ladies Night 1979 Land of a 1000 Dances 1966 Le Freak           1978
Let’s Groove Tonight   1981 Let’s Stay Together   1971 Let’s Twist Again 1961
Like Sister & Brother 1973 Love I Lost           1974 Love Is In The Air  1978
Love Man    1960 Love Train 1973 Midnight Hour 1965
Minnie the Moocher 1932/1980 More Than a Woman   1978 Ms Grace    1975
Mustang Sally 1966 My Cherie Amour 1969 My Girl 1965
Needle in a Haystack 1964 Never Can Say Goodbye 1974 Night Shift  1985
Night To Remember   1982 Onion Song 1969 Out on the Floor
Play That Funky Music      1976 Private Number 1968 Reach Out, I’ll Be There 1966
Really Saying Something 1964 RoadRunner 1969 Rock The Boat 1974
Rock Your Baby 1974 Same Old Song 1966 Saturday Night at the Movies 1964
Save the Last Dance For Me 1960 September   1978 Seven Days Too Long
Shake a Tailfeather She Used to Be My Girl  1978 Signed, Sealed Delivered  1970
Skiing In The Snow Something Old Something New 1971 Soothe Me   1967
Soul Man 1967 Still  1979 Stone in Love With You 1972
Stop Her on Sight 1966 Stuck On You  1984 Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Soul Music 1967 Take Me to the River Tears Of a Clown 1970
That’s The Way I Like It    1975 The Snake The Tracks of My Tears1965
The Way You Do 1964 There Goes My First Love   1975 This Old Heart of Mine 1966
Three Times a Lady    1978 Too Busy Thinkin Bout My Baby 1969 Tracks of My Tears 1969
Twenty Five Miles 1969 Twistin’ the Night Away 1962 Two Can Have a Party 1968
Unchain My Heart 1987 Under the Boardwalk 1964 Up On the Roof 1962
Uptight 1966 Walk Away Renee 1967 When You’re Young and In Love  1967
Wherever I lay My Hat 1964 Who’s Makin’ Love 1968 Wonderful World 1960
Wooly Bully 1965 Working My Way Back     1980 Yester Me, Yester You, Yesterday  1969
You Are Everything    1970-74 You Are My Destiny  1992 You Can’t Hurry Love 1966
You Really Got a Hold on Me1962 You To Me Are Everything     1976 You Win Again 1977
You’re Ready Now 1966 Red Light Spells Danger 1977 Caribbean Queen 1984
Long After Tonight is All Over 1965 Love on a Mountain Top 1967 With This Ring 1967
Young Hearts Run Free 1976 When the Going Gets Tough1986 Now is the Time 1976