Funky 16 Corners, unearthers of the finest soul, funk, and r&b on 45, has a new downloadable mix up entitled "Blues, tears, and sorrow." Go get it before it disappears. This is apparently the eighteenth such mix he's made available. I've only caught the last three or four, but this new one's my favourite thusfar. I am a sucker for soultown melodrama, and tend to prefer the slow burn to the firecracker.
On the other hand, the Chess Northern Soul compilation is one I've been sticking to like glue lately, and that stuff don't burn slow.