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Shades of Mitty Collier: The Chess Singles 1961-1968

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Though Mitty Collier recorded fairly often for Chess throughout most of the 1960s, she experienced relatively little commercial success. A few of her singles -- "I'm Your Part Time Love," "I Had a Talk with My Man," "No Faith, No Love," and "Sharing You" all included on this release -- had some success on the R&B charts, but had Dusty Springfield not covered "I Had a Talk with My Man," Collier would be even more obscure than she is. This anthology collects all 15 of her Chess A-sides, as well as nine of the cuts used on their flips. It might not quite make the case for her as a major lost talent, but it's highly worthwhile soul for those with a taste for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Though Mitty Collier recorded fairly often for Chess throughout most of the 1960s, she experienced relatively little commercial success. A few of her singles -- "I'm Your Part Time Love," "I Had a Talk with My Man," "No Faith, No Love," and "Sharing You" all included on this release -- had some success on the R&B charts, but had Dusty Springfield not covered "I Had a Talk with My Man," Collier would be even more obscure than she is. This anthology collects all 15 of her Chess A-sides, as well as nine of the cuts used on their flips. It might not quite make the case for her as a major lost talent, but it's highly worthwhile soul for those with a taste for something that's both earthy in performance and commercial in production. Collier had a considerably deeper, somewhat huskier voice than most woman soul singers, often taking a more assertive, no-nonsense attitude than was the norm for the era. As to why she didn't have more success, it's down to the most common reason: the songs themselves usually weren't that arresting, though some were quite decent. The best ones here tend to be the earlier tracks, especially "I Had a Talk with My Man," an inspired fusion of gospel and soul; "Walk Away," an intense ballad that also bears a heavy gospel influence; and her admirably tough reworking of Little Walter's "My Babe." Also of note are "My Party," which is almost frighteningly despondent in its full-throated anguish; "I'm Your Part Time Love," a soul-blues answer record to Little Johnny Taylor's "Part Time Love"; and "Miss Loneliness," a 1963 single that's a little poppier than most of her singles, and sounds more worthy of getting some airplay. Chess' production and arrangements are usually stellar on these sides no matter what the era, especially so on some sumptuously orchestrated mid-'60s efforts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2008
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667230124
  • Catalog Number: 301
  • Sales rank: 81,017

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mitty Collier Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Cash McCall Composer
James Cleveland Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Clay Hammond Composer
Oliver Sain Composer
Mitty Collier Composer
Al Bell Composer
Milton Bland Composer
Leonard Caston Composer
Raynard Miner Composer
Lloyd Reese Composer
Roquel Davis Composer
Lloyd Webber Composer
Ronald Saunders Composer
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