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Clarence Carter Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Koch
  • ASIN: B00005A0LI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,741 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Trying To Sleep Tonight 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Messin' With My Mind 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Was In The Neighborhood 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dr. CC 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Love Me With A Feeling 5:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'm Not Just Good, I'm The Best 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Slip Away 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Grandpa Can't Fly His Kite 6:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Kiss You All Over 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I've Got A Thing For You 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I'm Between A Rock And A Hard Place 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Strokin' (Long and Dirty) 6:23£0.99  Buy MP3 

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fairly good songs, sad production . . . 23 July 2003
By aliled - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Clarence Carter has a wonderful voice that really oozes soul of the Southern variety, and he's in not really in bad form here. The songs (for the most part) are solidly written and veer from heartfelt ballads of love ("I Was In The Neighborhood") to his infamous lustful tales ("Strokin'") - not all are great, but there are several good ones.
Many of these songs were big hits, particularly with older fans of R&B. Unfortunately, they were recorded in the 80's and suffer greatly from the production sins of that decade. Linn drums, drum machines in general, synth basses, MOR synth strings, you name it, it's here. Perhaps the most offensive aspect of it is that his vocals are buried in the mix, below layers of drums, and even the backing vocalists have more oomph behind them than Carter's voice. While this is truer with some songs than others ("Dr CC" is one of the more flawed tunes, for example), none of the songs are entirely free from it.
Given that Carter's brand of soul is so innately organic, the heavily-dated machine-oriented production style found throughout is much more offensive than similarly produced records from the 80's. I suppose Men Without Hats or the Fixx or Kajagoogoo used these same production techniques to their advantage, it's just not what I want to hear on a Clarence Carter record. You can't fault most of the songs here, but fans of southern soul are better directed to "Snatchin' It Back", a compilation of Carter's material for Atlantic, recorded in they heyday of southern soul and with an appropriate sound for the music.
Koch deserve demerits for including nothing in the way of liner notes or release date information for these songs. It's almost as if they knew people would stay away if they knew. I would have!
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the great funky blues party album of all time. 18 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Everybody more or less remembers CC's top 40s tune "Patches" and oldies radio stations seem to always include it in their weekly repertiore....no disrespect intended to those stations, but hey, 20 or 30 years after that hit, CC put out what I would consider classic urban blues jams--"Strokin'", "Love Me With A Feeling", "Dr. CC"--mostly performed via solo multitracking multiinstrumentalizing--rare for a blues star, rarer for anyone this side of Stevie Wonder and Prince. This man has one great voice...and a devilish laugh. This album has all of CC recent recordings on the Ichiban Label--excellent for parties and roadhouse get togethers.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Party Blues CD... 8 Feb 2002
By yygsgsdrassil - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
....if you have just one Clarence Carter CD in your collection, it's gotta be this. These are great, great tunes from his 80's and 90's Big C/Ichiban records days that are bluesy and funky and fun. From the street risque numbers "Strokin'", "Grandpa Can't Fly his Kite", "Love Me With A Feelin" (all of which has benefitted from a word of mouth hyping--you probably won't ever hear these on radio) to the Dr's jams "Dr. CC" and "I'm Not Just Good" to "Slip Away" (Redux)...in a phrase, they are near masterpieces. Mark my words, people are gonna catch on and catch up with these jams and make them their greatest medicine for whatever ails them. They are just that good.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and sexy 2 May 2000
By Thembisa Mbekeni - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD is wonderful and it reminds me of Clarenc e Carter live in Johannesburg. It's sexy with a message in it. I like listening to his music because it makes me laugh.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funky&funny 5 Feb 2000
By mistermaxxx08 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Clarence Carter is super bad musically.his voice ain't no joke. the music is Bar B-Que flavored for sure.Stroking alone is a gem.he will crack you up but also get your respect with his music ability.
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