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James Carr - The Best of James Carr -  import

James Carr - The Best of James Carr - import

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Artist: James Carr |  Label: Kent / Goldwax 513  |  Format: CD  |  Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B | Album Condition: New | Cover Condition: Sealed

James Carr
The Best of James Carr 
Kent / Goldwax 472 - import re-issue from the UK

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release on Goldwax of James Carr’s recording of ‘The Dark End Of The Street’, a record rightly hailed as a benchmark in soul, and in southern soul in particular. James’ recording of Dan Penn and Chips Moman’s genre-defining song is one of dozens but it was the first and is by unanimous consensus the best.

Here at Ace we wanted to do something to commemorate the anniversary. The first and most logical thought was to put out commemorative reissue of the single but we also wanted to do something for album fans. Although we have extensively anthologized James’ catalogue in the past, we’ve never released a “Best Of” before. This 14 track set is aimed primarily at those who know a few of James’ tracks and would like to get to know his discography better. For long-time fans the disc provides an ideal opportunity to get all of James’ Billboard R&B and pop chart hits in one place for the first time. 

James was truly one of soul music’s finest singers, up there with Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin and Jackie Wilson in the pantheon of the greatest soul music makers. It’s a shame he didn’t make more records but those he released on Goldwax between 1965 and 1971 have few equals. If you enjoy “The Best Of James Carr” we strongly urge you to check out the rest of his Goldwax recordings, every single one of which is available on Kent.

The Dark End of the Street 
These Arms of Mine 
Love Attack 
Life Turned Her That Way 
Freedom Train 
A Losing Game 
Pouring Water on a Drowning Man 
You've Got My Mind Messed Up 
You Hurt So Good 
A Man Needs A Woman 
Lover's Competition 
That's What I What to Know 
I'm A Fool For You 
A Lucky Loser 
Your Love Has Made a U-Turn 
To Love Somebody 
I Don't Want to Be Hurt Anymore 
Let It Happen 
Forgetting You 
Let's Face Facts 


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