Soul Box

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Soul Box
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Studio album by Grover Washington Jr.
Released 1973
Recorded March 1973
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 33:00 Soul Box Vol. 1
35:18 Soul Box Vol. 2
68:18 Verve CD
Label Kudu Records
Producer Creed Taylor
Grover Washington Jr. chronology
All the King's Horses
(1972)All the King's Horses1972
Soul Box
Mister Magic
(1975)Mister Magic1975
Alternative cover
Verve CD reissue
Verve CD reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

Soul Box is the third album by American saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.. The project was originally divided in two LPs, both released in 1973 on Kudu Records with quite identical covers as Soul Box Vol. 1 (KU-12) and Soul Box Vol. 2 (KU-13), then issued as a 2-LP set as KUX-1213. Both albums were recorded during March 1973 with the same personnel. In 2008, the two volumes were released on one CD by Verve/GRP Records.

Track listing[edit]

Soul Box Vol. 1[edit]

  1. "Aubrey" (David Gates) – 3:44
  2. "Masterpiece" (Norman Whitfield) – 13:20
  3. "Trouble Man" (Marvin Gaye) – 15:56

Soul Box Vol. 2[edit]

  1. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder) – 6:03
  2. "Don't Explain" (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 11:11
  3. "Medley: Easy Living/Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)/(Everett Robbins, Porter Grainger) – 9:56
  4. "Taurian Matador" (Billy Cobham Jr.) – 8:08

Verve CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Aubrey" (David Gates) – 3:44
  2. "Masterpiece" (Norman Whitfield) – 13:20
  3. "Trouble Man" (Marvin Gaye) – 15:56
  4. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Wonder) – 6:03
  5. "Don't Explain" (Herzog Jr., Holiday) – 11:11
  6. "Medley: Easy Living/Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" (Robin, Rainger)/(Everett Robbins, Grainger) – 9:56
  7. "Taurian Matador" (Billy Cobham Jr.) – 8:08



  • Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, Theodore Israel – viola
  • Charles Libove, David Nadien, Elliot Rosoff, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman – violin
  • Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Seymour Barab – cello


  1. ^ Soul Box at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 203. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.