Encore!/Mr. Everything

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
This two-fer assembles a pair of Chuck Jackson LPs cut in the mid-'60s for the Wand label. Encore! suffers from the absence of the kind of signature performance e.g. "Any Day Now" or "I Keep Forgetting" that galvanizes the soul belter's finest Wand efforts. The opener "Tell Him I'm Not Home," a stinging tale of romantic rejection, was the record's biggest hit and its brightest moment, complete with a powerful backing vocal courtesy of Doris Troy. But like so many LPs in the pre-Beatles era, there's a surplus of filler, and Jackson's attempts to overcompensate for the lackluster material result in several absurdly dramatic performances likely to grate on the ears of most ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
This two-fer assembles a pair of Chuck Jackson LPs cut in the mid-'60s for the Wand label. Encore! suffers from the absence of the kind of signature performance e.g. "Any Day Now" or "I Keep Forgetting" that galvanizes the soul belter's finest Wand efforts. The opener "Tell Him I'm Not Home," a stinging tale of romantic rejection, was the record's biggest hit and its brightest moment, complete with a powerful backing vocal courtesy of Doris Troy. But like so many LPs in the pre-Beatles era, there's a surplus of filler, and Jackson's attempts to overcompensate for the lackluster material result in several absurdly dramatic performances likely to grate on the ears of most listeners. Mr. Everything features "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself," the Burt Bacharach/Hal David-penned ballad originated by balladeer Tommy Hunt and later popularized by blue-eyed soul goddess Dusty Springfield, and the results are devastating -- Jackson's deeply poignant vocal eloquently articulates the slow-burning desperation of the song, proving yet again how effective the singer could be given the right material. Unfortunately, much of Mr. Everything also consists of second-rate filler, although the rendition of the Gerry Goffin/Carole King collaboration "I Need You" is just as good as its pedigree would suggest. Equally noteworthy is "Something You've Got," the first in a series of exemplary duets pairing Jackson with Maxine Brown.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/1994
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667211024
  • Catalog Number: 110
  • Sales rank: 225,913

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Jackson Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Nat Adderley Composer
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Clifford White Liner Notes
Ira Howard Liner Notes
Tony Bruno Composer
Sanford Bellini Composer
Brenda Bruno Composer
Arch Yancey Liner Notes
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