My Soul Is Satisfied CD (2004)

Artist: James Carr

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Label Kent/ace
SKU 61004873
UPC 029667223126
UPC 14 00029667223126
Format CD
Release Date 6/1/2004
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Author James Carr
Compilation Appearance Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Compilation Appearance Real R&b:60s
Compilation Appearance Smooth Soul
Technical Info
CatalogID 231
Lable Name Kent
Released 06/01/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00029667223126
Album Notes and Credits
With a couple of minor exceptions not worth mentioning, this compilation contains every known James Carr recording not to have made it on to CD before 2004. That means five 1966-70 tracks that didn't find their initial release until LPs issued years later; three previously unavailable alternates from the same era; his 1971 Atlantic single; three tracks he did for River City in the mid-'70s (one previously unissued); a smattering of 1990s recordings for the SoulTrax label, one previously unreleased; and three songs from the early '90s, also done for SoulTrax, on which Carr sang lead with the Jubilee Hummingbirds gospel group. (Technically speaking, all of those SoulTrax numbers save the previously unreleased track appeared on CD before, though few heard them other than hardcore Carr fans.) It's a fill-in-the-blanks compilation, and while the packaging makes no bones about that, this is still something that only Carr fanatics need. The '66-'70 tracks are the best, but they're really luxury items considering that three of them are alternates; three of them re-recordings of songs that had previously been issued on Carr's Goldwax singles; one a duet with Barbara Perry on a cover of the Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"; and one a previously unissued complete version of "What the World Needs Now Is Love," a song not ideally suited to the singer's brand of Southern soul. The Atlantic single's okay, but the post/early-'70s material suffers to varying degrees from too-slick production, which isn't appropriate for the kind of organic deep soul you want to hear Carr sing. No grudges borne against Ace for making sure collectors can complete their James Carr library in such a handy fashion; just make sure you have your reading glasses on and don't mistake The Rest of James Carr for the best of James Carr. ~ Richie Unterberger
Disc 1
1 Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
2 Love Attack
3 What the World Needs Now Is Love - (previously unreleased)
4 She's Better Than You - (previously unreleased)
5 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
6 Woman Is a Man's Best Friend, A - (Alt Mix)
7 Losing Game, A - (previously unreleased)
8 Row, Row Your Boat - (Alt Mix, previously unreleased)
9 Hold On
10 I'll Put It to You
11 Let Me Be Right (I Don't Want to Be Wrong)
12 Bring Her Back
13 Hit and Run - (previously unreleased)
14 Woman's Got the Power, A - (previously unreleased)
15 Hungry for Your Love
16 It's Sweet on the Backstreet
17 Dark End of the Street, The
18 I'm Gonna Marry My Mother-In-Law
19 That's When the Blues Began
20 Try My Love
21 Jordan River
22 He'll Be There AKA You've Got a Friend
23 My Soul Is Satisfied

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