Saturday, January 9, 2010

James Carr-The Essential

Carr's gotta be my all time favorite soul singers. Often compared to Otis Redding (and it's actually a pretty fair comparison), Carr's truly fucked life really came across in these songs. There's classics like the definitive version of "The Dark end of the Street," and "You've Got my Mind Messed Up," but it's "I'm Going For Myself Now" that has continued to help me through many dark times. This is a collection of soul tracks that really sounds like a soul crying. Even the up beat and funky workouts have an essence rarely captured on disc.


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