The AMERICA! collection provides a glimpse into evolution of 20th century American music. The previous eleven volumes of this wide-ranging series have brought us Classical, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, and the roots of Country, Folk and Rock 'n' Roll. Each of the anthologies (comprising 2 CDs in a clamshell box with Eng/Fr liner notes) gets to the very heart of these genres and explains their origins, their rationale and their evolution. This volume, containing 56 tracks, concentrates on the gradual transformation of R'n'B into soul, commencing with Nat King Cole and Ruth Brown and moving on to James Brown, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye.