Shaolin Soul

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Shaolin Soul
Compilation album by Various artists
Released December 4, 2001/February 21, 2002
Genre Soul
Length 63:59
Label Koch

Shaolin Soul is a two-volume compilation of music sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan, and their various solo albums. The samples are principally for the tracks produced by RZA, and as such, largely cover the earlier years of their career.

Reissues and follow-ups[edit]

In 2005, the first volume was reissued by Koch Records with a slightly changed tracklist.[1]

Subsequent volumes in the series have been bootlegs.

In 2014, a three volume series of albums was also released under the title The RZA Presents Shaolin Soul Selection - Volumes 1, 2 and 3. [1][2][3]


Volume 1[edit]

# Title Time Performer(s) Sampled in
1 "Troubles, Heartaches & Sadness" 2:35 Ann Peebles
  • ""Shadowboxin"" by GZA
2 "Let's Straighten It Out" 3:47 O. V. Wright
  • ""America"" by Wu Tang Clan
3 "As Long As I've Got You" 2:38 The Charmels
4 "The Masquerade Is Over" 4:42 David Porter
5 "Groovin'" 2:57 Willie Mitchell
  • ""Liquid Swords"" by GZA
  • ""4th Chamber"" by GZA
6 "You Ought to Be with Me" 3:14 Al Green
  • ""260"" by Ghostface Killah
7 "You're All I Need To Get By" 2:47 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
8 "If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)" 3:01 The Emotions
  • ""Verbal Intercourse"" by Raekwon
9 "Nautilus" 5:00 Bob James
  • ""Daytona 500"" by Ghostface Killah
  • "Take It Back" by Wu Tang Clan
10 "Gotta Find A New World" 2:22 Al Green
  • ""Iron Maiden"" by Ghostface Killah
11 "Little Ghetto Boy (Live)" 4:25 Donny Hathaway
  • ""Little Ghetto Boys"" by Wu Tang Clan
12 "Could I Be Falling In Love" 3:06 Syl Johnson
13 "After Laughter (Comes Tears)" 2:59 Wendy Rene
  • ""Tearz"" by Wu Tang Clan
14 "Ain't No Sunshine" 2:47 Lyn Collins
15 "In The Rain" 5:07 The Dramatics
16 "The Way We Were" 4:34 Gladys Knight & the Pips
17 "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" 2:31 O.V. Wright
  • ""Motherless Child"" by Ghostface Killah
18 "Children Don't Get Weary" 3:33 Booker T. & the M.G.'s with Judy Clay
  • ""Glaciers of Ice"" by Raekwon
19 "Mellow Mood (Part 1)" 1:53 Barry White
  • ""North Star (Jewels)"" by Raekwon

The information on music that is sampled is extracted from[2]

Volume 2[edit]

# Title Performer(s) Sampled in
1 "I Hear The Love Chimes" Syl Johnson
  • "Do You Hear the Bells?" by RZA
2 "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" Ann Peebles
3 "Hard Times" Baby Huey
  • "Buck 50" by Ghostface Killah
4 "I Like It" The Emotions
  • "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" by Ol Dirty Bastard
5 "I Keep Asking You Questions" Black Ivory
  • "Criminology" by Raekwon
  • "Criminology 2.5" by Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon
6 "Honey Bee" New Birth
  • "Clan in da Front" by Wu Tang Clan
7 "Maybe Tomorrow" Jackson 5
  • "All That I Got Is You" by Ghostface Killah
8 "I Hate I Walked Away" Syl Johnson
  • "We Made It" by Ghostface Killah
9 "Something" Al Green
10 "Its Over" Eddie Holman
  • "Nutmeg" by Ghostface Killah
11 "Warp Factor II (Edit)" Montana
  • "Retro Godfather" by Method Man
12 "You're Getting Too Smart" Detroit Emeralds
  • "Incarcerated Scarfaces" by Raekwon
13 "I Got The (Blues)" Labi Siffre
  • "Can It Be All So Simple" by Wu Tang Clan
14 "Ive Been Watching You" Southside Movement
15 "Why Marry" The Sweet Inspirations
  • "Criminology" by Raekwon
  • "Criminology 2.5" by Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon
16 "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" Mad Lads
  • "'97 Mentality" by Cappadonna
17 "Aretha Sing One For Me" George Jackson
  • "Child's Play" by Ghostface Killah
18 "Come Go with Me" Teddy Pendergrass
19 "That's Just My Luck" Syl Johnson
20 "Simply Beautiful" Al Green


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Wu-Tang Clan Entry at". Retrieved September 30, 2006.