My Soul Is Satisfied/The Rest of James Carr

My Soul Is Satisfied/The Rest of James Carr

by James Carr
     
 

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 didSee more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667223126
catalogNumber:
231
Rank:
216898

Tracks

  1. Pouring Water on a Drowning Man  - James Carr
  2. Love Attack  - James Carr
  3. What the World Needs Now Is Love  - James Carr
  4. She's Better Than You  - James Carr
  5. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)  - Barbara Perry
  6. A Woman Is a Man's Best Friend  - James Carr
  7. A Losing Game  - James Carr
  8. Row, Row Your Boat  - James Carr
  9. Hold On  - James Carr
  10. I'll Put It to You  - James Carr
  11. Let Me Be Right (I Don't Want to Be Wrong)  - James Carr
  12. Bring Her Back  - James Carr
  13. Hit and Run  - James Carr
  14. A Woman's Got the Power  - James Carr
  15. Hungry for Your Love  - James Carr
  16. It's Sweet on the Backstreet  - James Carr
  17. The Dark End of the Street  - James Carr
  18. I'm Gonna Marry My Mother-In-Law  - James Carr
  19. That's When the Blues Began  - James Carr
  20. Try My Love  - James Carr
  21. Jordan River
  22. He'll Be There AKA You've Got a Friend
  23. My Soul Is Satisfied  - James Carr

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Carr   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tav Falco   Conductor
Clyde Isolm   Tenor (Vocal)
Cathey Stamps   Drums
William Watson   Guitar
Eddie Hubbard   Baritone (Vocal)
TR Isom   Tenor (Vocal)
Robert King   Bass
Rev E. L. Whitaker   Leader

Technical Credits

James Carr   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Tommy Tate   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Quinton Claunch   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Tav Falco   Cover Photo
Dolly Greer   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Dani McCormick   Composer
Chips Moman   Composer
John Ward   Composer
Carson Whitsett   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes,Label Design
Rudolph V. "Doc" Russell   Composer
Melvin Carter   Composer
O.B. McClinton   Composer
Mack Vickery   Composer
Duncan Cowell   Mastering
Edward Randle   Composer
Cliff Thomas   Composer
Sidney Bailey   Composer
Drew Baker   Composer
Roosevelt Jamison   Composer
Denny Weaver   Composer
Robert McRee   Composer
Willie Hightower   Composer

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