Body and Soul Classics: The Best of Time Life Music

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Featuring some of the most popular songs from the 60s and 70s, Body and Soul Classics: The Best of Time Life Music is a great collection for any music lover.


There’s nothing like the perfect song to put you in the mood for love. The tunes on this collection were hand-picked by the editors of Time Life Music to create the ultimate soundtrack for romance. From soulful ballads to sensual bossa novas, these classic tracks will set the mood for any special moment.

So dim the lights, pour some wine and enjoyBody and Soul Classics: The Best of Time Life Music.

What is Time Life Music?

Time Life Music is a division of Time Life that specializes in music compilations. It was founded in 1961 as the musical subsidiary of Time-Life Records, a record label that was noted for releasing instrumental recordings, easy listening, and nostalgic music from the 1950s and 1960s era. As a result, many of the compilations that Time Life Music released in its early years consisted of these types of recordings. In the 1980s and 1990s, Time Life Music branched out into other genres, such as classic rock, country music, and jazz. It also began releasing themed compilations, such as collections of songs from specific decades or genres.

The Best of Time Life Music

Time Life Music offers a wide variety of music genres that are perfect for any situation. Whether you need background music for a party or want to relax and unwind, Time Life Music has the perfect playlist for you. With over 100 albums to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect music for any occasion.

Love Songs

Time Life Music’s Body and Soul Classics: The Best of Time Life Music – Love Songs album is a collection of some of the most beautiful, romantic love songs ever recorded. These are songs to fall in love to…or to help rekindle the flame of love. They’re perfect for those special moments…or any moment.

This luxurious 4-CD set features 61 tracks performed by an array of soul legends including Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Al Green, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross & The Supremes. Spanning more than four decades of music – from the early ‘60s through the late ‘90s – these classic soul love songs will transport you back to a time when love was all you needed…and when music expressed it so perfectly.

Country Music

Time–Life’s Music of Your Life was a series of compilation albums released by Time–Life during the late 1980s and early 1990s, spotlighting music from a specific genre or artist during various years. The albums were generally released in boxed sets containing three to six CDs or cassettes. They contained songs mostly from the 1950s through the 1970s, with 1984 being the final year for new songs included on the discs.

The Country Music collection contained songs by artists such as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty, and Loretta Lynn, among others.


Jazz is a genre of music that originated in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is characterized by syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, and the use of improvised solos. Jazz grew out of a mix of African and European musical traditions, and it has been influenced by many different styles over the years.

Some of the most famous jazz musicians include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. Jazz has also been an important source of inspiration for other genres of music, including rock and roll, hip hop, and funk.

Classical Music

Few musical genres are as timeless and universally beloved as classical music. For centuries, classical music has served as a source of inspiration, relaxation and enjoyment for people of all ages.

Today, there are more ways than ever to enjoy classical music. With streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, you can easily create custom classical music stations to suit your mood or listen to entire albums from your favorite composers. You can also find a wealth of classical music apps for your smartphone or tablet, many of which offer free or ad-supported listening.

If you’re new to classical music, it can be helpful to start with some of the most popular and well-known compositions. Pieces like Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 or Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 are sure to please even the most discerning ears. For something a little different, try exploring the works of lesser-known composers like Frederic Chopin or Alexander Scriabin.

However you choose to enjoy it, there’s no doubt that classical music remains one of the most enriching and rewarding genres imaginable.

How to Get the Best of Time Life Music

Time Life Music has been a trusted source of high-quality music for over 40 years. With their Body and Soul Classics collection, you can get the best of Time Life Music’s classic soul hits. This collection features over 60 songs from legendary artists like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and more.


Sometimes the best way to get what you want is to go right to the source. Time Life offers body and soul music classics directly from their website. You can purchase a la carte CDs, DVDs or set packages. The Body and Soul Classics: The Best of Time Life Music collection is an 18-disc set that includes 588 tracks representing the greatest hits from R&B, doo-wop, Motown, disco and quiet storm.

If you’re not sure which package is right for you – or if you’re looking for a gift for a music lover – consider a Time Life Music gift card. Available in physical or e-card form, these can be used to purchase any product on the Time Life website.

In Stores

One of the great successes of the Time–Life company during the 1970s and 1980s was their Very Special Christmas albums. The best-selling of these was A Treasury of Christmas Music, which sold over two million copies worldwide. Many stores would sell this album as a doorbuster at holiday time, and it would often be one of the top-selling albums of the year. It was not uncommon for people to buy multiple copies to give as gifts.

In recent years, Time Life has reissued many of its classic albums on CD, including A Treasury of Christmas Music. If you’re looking for the best Christmas music, this is a great place to start.


It’s been a great journey exploring the history of Body and Soul classics through the years. We’ve seen how this music has developed and changed, but one thing remains constant – the soulful, passionate vocals and stirring melodies of these songs continue to touch our hearts.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of Body and Soul classics and that you’ll continue to enjoy this music for many years to come.

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