Talk Memphis

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Austin mainstay Toni Price (who moved to San Diego shortly before the release of this set) ups the energy on her first album in four years. Talk Memphis rocks a bit harder, brings tougher soul, and generally burns hotter than much of the singer's catalog. As usual, she chooses terrific material to work with. From the greasy Memphis groove of the title track to the rootsy funk of "Am I Groovin' U?" to an obscure blues-soul gem from Stax's tag team of Hayes/Porter called "Leftover Love" (originally performed by Mable John), Price stamps these songs with her distinctive and sexy Southern drawl. Longtime cohort Gwil Owen contributes three tunes that tap into his country-folk ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Austin mainstay Toni Price (who moved to San Diego shortly before the release of this set) ups the energy on her first album in four years. Talk Memphis rocks a bit harder, brings tougher soul, and generally burns hotter than much of the singer's catalog. As usual, she chooses terrific material to work with. From the greasy Memphis groove of the title track to the rootsy funk of "Am I Groovin' U?" to an obscure blues-soul gem from Stax's tag team of Hayes/Porter called "Leftover Love" (originally performed by Mable John), Price stamps these songs with her distinctive and sexy Southern drawl. Longtime cohort Gwil Owen contributes three tunes that tap into his country-folk pedigree. Price also digs deep into the Ashford & Simpson catalog for the R&B grit of "Runnin' Out'" and tears through the Ann Peebles' staple "99 Pounds" with the driving yet subdued passion that informs all of her work. Price slinks around Owen's "The Power" like a cat on the prowl and returns to Memphis again for a cover of Booker T. Jones' "Sorry About That." The Texas Horns and female background vocals (to which she often overdubs herself) bring even more sultry soul to a few tracks, including Allen Toussaint's "Mean Man." The band of Austin pros plays with hot-buttered precision, and even though Derek O'Brien's production is in the pocket, the sound is somewhat reserved for music that thrives on passion. Regardless, it adds up to a rousing good time that doesn't expand Price's borders as much as refine what she has already proved to do so effectively. It's another in a series of terrific releases from one of Southern music's best-kept secrets, who seems to improve with the passing years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • Label: Texas Music Group
  • UPC: 049891006326
  • Catalog Number: 63
  • Sales rank: 266,215

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Talk Memphis (3:45)
  2. 2 What I'm Puttin' Down (3:52)
  3. 3 Mean Man (2:51)
  4. 4 Am I Groovin' U? (3:35)
  5. 5 Leftover Love (2:52)
  6. 6 Gravy (4:24)
  7. 7 Sunflower (3:33)
  8. 8 Right Where I Belong (3:52)
  9. 9 Poor Little Fool (3:27)
  10. 10 Runnin' Out (3:20)
  11. 11 Sorry About That (2:43)
  12. 12 99 Pounds (3:26)
  13. 13 The Power (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toni Price Primary Artist
Marcia Ball Piano
Rich Brotherton Background Vocals
James Fenner Percussion
David Grissom Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Derek O'Brien Bass, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
George Rains Drums
Larry Fulcher Bass
Johnny Moeller Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Kaz Kazanoff Saxophone
John H.R. Mills Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Eddie Floyd Composer
Jesse Winchester Composer
Don Bryant Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Derek O'Brien Producer
Gwil Owen Composer
David Porter Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Stuart Sullivan Engineer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Bert Russell Composer
Dick Reeves Art Direction
John H.R. Mills Arranger
Wendy Colonna Composer
Richard Ferreira Composer
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