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CD released: Nov 24, 2017

Tracklisting:
1. The Dark End Of The Street
2. These Arms Of Mine
3. Love Attack
4. Life Turned Her That Way
5. Freedom Train
6. A Losing Game
7. Pouring Water On A Drowning Man
8. You'Ve Got My Mind Messed Up
9. You Hurt So Good
10. A Man Needs A Woman
11. Lover'S Competition
12. That's What I Want To Know
13. I'M A Fool For You
14. A Lucky Loser
15. Your Love Made A U-turn
16. To Love Somebody
17. I Don't Want To Be Hurt Any More
18. Let It Happen
19. Forgetting You
20. Let'S Face Facts
JAMES CARR
THE BEST OF
Label: KENT
Cat No: CDKENM472
Barcode: 29667086721
Packaging: CD Regular

James Carr's Goldwax career, lasting from the end of
1964 to early 1970, is revered among soul music fans.
He only made it into the lower half of the Hot 100 Pop
charts but managed to hit the R&B charts nine times
out of fourteen releases; each success is here. His
intensely emotive style has continued to win fans long
after his career and life ended, while his reputation has
climbed into the top echelons of soul singers,
mentioned by those who know with similar awe to
those of Otis, Aretha and Sam Cooke.
Ace has covered his Goldwax recordings in great detail
but we have never released a Greatest Hits compilation
for music fans who want one handy package of the very
best tracks. Apart from the hit singles there are classic
southern soul tracks like 'Lover's Competition', 'Life
Turned Her That Way', 'A Losing Game' and 'Forgetting
You'. Those were also issued as Goldwax 45s whereas
Carr's stunning version of Otis' 'These Arms Of Mine',
Wee Willie Walker's 'A Lucky Loser' and his own funky
'Your Love Made A U-Turn' were not discovered until 25
to 30 years after their recording. His deep soul takes on
the Masqueraders' 'Let's Face Facts' and Spencer
Wiggins' 'Love Attack' also languished until the late
70s when they sneaked out unexpectedly on expensive
Japanese LPs.
Famous for his hit ballads like 'The Dark End Of The
Street' and his even bigger chart success 'You've Got
My Mind Messed Up', he could set dancefloors of the
60s alight with grooves like 'Freedom Train' and the
Northern Soul favourite 'That's What I Want To Know'.
All these tracks have been picked for their musical
excellence and to show the wide range of soul styles
Carr could apply himself to.

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