Paul Weller Turns DJ for Vintage Soul Compilation

Paul Weller Turns DJ for Vintage Soul Compilation
Paul Weller has had one busy career. Following his tenure fronting the Jam and the Style Council, the 51-year-old Brit has enjoyed a long and fruitful solo run. Now, Weller can add DJ to his resume, with the release of a new classic soul compilation early next year.

Titled Lost & Found: Real R'n'B and Soul, the collection sees the legend commonly known as "the Modfather" team up with renowned Northern soul DJ Keb Darge for the double album. The record collects long-lost soul tracks from the '50s and '60s, with Darge compiling "Side A" and Weller taking the reins on "Side B."

Lost and Found is due in UK stores on January 18. No word on a North American release yet, but even if it's a digital release only, we'll be happy.

Weller is also planning to release Wake Up the Nation, his tenth solo album, some time in 2010. Lost & Found: Real R'n'B and Soul:

Side A (Keb Darge's choices):

1. Big Mama Thornton "They Call Me Big Mama"

2. The Brothers Of Soul "Come On Back"

3. The Tempos "(Countdown) Here I Come"

4. Epitome Of Sound "You Don't Love Me"

5. Daddy Cleanhead & The Chuck Higgins Band "Something's Going On In My Room"

6. The Casanova "Two We Got To Keep On"

7. The Creations "A Dream"

8. Elsie Wheat "Tippin"

9. Sarah Dean With Freddie Mitchell Orchestra "Long Lean Daddy"

10. Billy Fair & Orchestra "I'll Be True To You"

11. The Cadets "I Want You"

12. Velma Cross & Her High Steppers "I'll Be Oh So Good"

13. Big T Tyler "King Kong"

14. The Flirtations "Stronger Than Her Love"

15. The Great Experience "Don't Forget To Remember"

Side B (Paul Weller's choices):

1. The Intruders "Hang On In There"

2. Major Lance "Rhythm"

3. Margie Joseph "One More Chance"

4. Tammi Terrell "All I Do Is Think About You"

5. The Dells "Wear It On Your Face"

6. Bobby Bland "Honey Child"

7. The Radiants "Aint No Big Thing"

8. Albert King "Crosscut Saw"

9. Jimmy Witherspoon "Money Is Getting Cheaper"

10. Billy Watkins "The Ice-Man"

11. Eddie Giles "Losin"

12. Emmitt Long "Call Me"

13. Slim Harpo "I Got Love If You Want It"