I'm still amazed that these amazing George Jackson CD compilations are not getting more notice. This is sublime 1970s southern soul. His "In Memphis" was outstanding and so is this CD, the first volume of his Fame Recordings. Volume 2 just came out and you can rest assured I'm going to snare that one too! George Jackson was primarily known as a songwriter for most of his career, and many artists scored big hits with his tunes. But what's impressive is how good --- no, how excellent --- a recording artist he was in his own right. He possessed a fine, expressive voice that garnished each tune with a succulent sheen of soul. His voice may not have the jaw-dropping power of a James Carr or O.V. Wright, but it's not far behind those guys. These recordings all appear to be from either the late 60s or early 70s, but there aren't exact recording dates listed. But there is a nice booklet with information about Jackson and these recordings. It says that while going through the archives of Fame Records, they came across over 100 unissued tracks from George Jackson. That's the count so far ... there could be more! Man, that's mind boggling, the fact that so many songs of high quality were sitting in a vault for so many years. Huge thanks to Kent Records for putting together this compilation. I'm looking forward to Volume 2. Any fan of the Otis Redding/James Carr school of expressive soul singers needs to hear this guy.