In Memphis 1972-77

In Memphis 1972-77

by George Jackson


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In Memphis 1972-77

George Jackson isn't a household name in soul and R&B circles, but he should be. As a songwriter, he has penned hits for Clarence Carter, James Carr, Bob Seger, Wilson Pickett, Candi Staton, and the Osmonds, just to name a few. He scored his own big single with "One Bad Apple" in 1971 and has been a staff writer for Malaco since 1980. This compilation on Great Britain's Ace Records imprint covers Jackson's recording career for a fruitful period during the '70s when he was recording for Willie Mitchell at Hi, at MGM, and at smaller imprints such as Cheers and ER. These singles, fine as they are, never really got beyond regional airplay, and are not the true attraction to this compilation; instead, it is the eight sides he cut for Sounds of Memphis included here that are all previously unissued. "Let's Live for Ourselves" is a stone Southern soul classic. Why it has remained in the vaults for decades is a mystery. The same goes for its flip, "If You Never See Me Again." Check out the shimmering tear jerker "Walking the City Streets," with its introductory rap and killer trombone chart. "A Woman Wants to Be Loved," and "Take Your Love and Go" are equally powerful. When these are paired with the officially released sides, this becomes an unbeatable compilation and a testament to the "purple period" in Jackson's long and criminally under-celebrated career.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/30/2009
Label: Ace Records Import
UPC: 0029667232920
catalogNumber: 6723292
Rank: 43511

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Jackson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Clarence Carter   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ray Griffin   Composer
Terry Johnson   Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams   Composer
Eugene Williams   Composer
Tony Rounce   Memorabilia
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Earl Cage   Composer
Larry Chambers   Composer
Raymond Moore   Composer
Curtis Wilkins   Composer
John Harris   Composer
Robert Thomas   Composer
Kevin Briscoe   Memorabilia
Andrew Bridgeman   Composer
Argentry Mitchell   Composer

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