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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Carla Thomas' recordings for Stax Records had more of a pop sheen than most of the other artists on the label's roster, and her sides often featured involved orchestration and a distinct, almost Motown feel. This doesn't mean she didn't bring the soul, though; she could more than hold her own in duets with Otis Redding, after all. This well-chosen set (Motown's Mable John made the selection) covers tracks recorded between 1960 and 1972 at Stax, and includes Thomas' magnificent cover of Barbara Lynn's "You'll Lose a Good Thing," the sensual and absolutely glorious "Sugar," and a pair of Thomas' biggest hits, "Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)" -- she was still a teen when she ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Carla Thomas' recordings for Stax Records had more of a pop sheen than most of the other artists on the label's roster, and her sides often featured involved orchestration and a distinct, almost Motown feel. This doesn't mean she didn't bring the soul, though; she could more than hold her own in duets with Otis Redding, after all. This well-chosen set (Motown's Mable John made the selection) covers tracks recorded between 1960 and 1972 at Stax, and includes Thomas' magnificent cover of Barbara Lynn's "You'll Lose a Good Thing," the sensual and absolutely glorious "Sugar," and a pair of Thomas' biggest hits, "Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)" -- she was still a teen when she recorded it -- and "I Like What You're Doing (To Me)." Somehow managing to sound sweet, innocent, wounded, worldly, sensual, and seductive by turns on these tracks (and sometimes all at once), Thomas is undoubtedly one of the greatest singers to ever come out of the Stax studios, and that's saying something.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2006
  • Label: Stax
  • UPC: 025218862127
  • Catalog Number: 8621
  • Sales rank: 64,760

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carla Thomas Primary Artist, Vocals
Steve Cropper Guitar
Chuck Rainey Bass
The Memphis Horns Horn, Track Performer
Melvin Davis Drums
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass, Bass Guitar
Isaac Hayes Keyboards
Booker T. Jones Keyboards
Pat Lewis Background Vocals
Carl Lynch Guitar
Ray Monette Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Sandra Rhodes Guitar
Rudy Robinson Keyboards
David Spinozza Guitar
Marvell Thomas Piano
Michael Toles Guitar
Rose Williams Background Vocals
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Gordon "Specs" Powell Percussion
James Alexander Bass
Diane Lewis Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Carla Thomas Composer
Chips Moman Composer
M. Thomas Composer
Deanie Parker Composer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Rice Composer
Bettye Crutcher Composer
Kent Barker Composer
C. Thomas Composer
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