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Second to None [CD]

Sam Dees Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Jun 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Kent
  • ASIN: B0000013BN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,122 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. We Always Come Back Strong 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tag Tag 3:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Your Love Is Like A Boomerang 2:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Number One, Second To None 4:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Home Wreckers 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fool Or Your Man 3:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The World Don't Owe You Nothing 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Like To Party 2:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I'm Gonna Give You Just Enough Rope (To Hang Yourself) 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cry To Me 4:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Who You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife) 3:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Good Guys Don't Always Win 3:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Vanishing Love 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Nothing Comes To A Sleeper But A Dream 3:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Wish That I Could Be Him 3:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. False Alarms 3:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. You've Been Doing Wrong For So Long 4:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Win Or Lose 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Run To Me 2:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Help Me My Lord 2:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Touch Me With Your Love 3:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Just My Alibi 3:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Worn Out Broken Heart 4:210.79  Buy MP3 

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense yet little known 'soul sketches' gem 3 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
A highly under valued song-writer in his own right, Sam Dees 1975 LP, 'The Show Must Go On' remains unavailable; so step forward the highly reliable Ace / Kent label to proffer this unfaltering near-on 80 minutes of gut-wrenching, tear enducing and emotionally charged resume. The brevity and sparseness of the majority of these piano-led cuts is the clearest giveaway to the fact that what we have here are unfinished demo versions, yet this only serves to add to the whole and in no way prevents the vocal interpretation applied to the superlative self-penned material pushing this up toward being one of the greatest ever deep soul releases -this truly is music from the heart.

Do not expect horns and swooning strings; there is a magic to this release made all the more great by the absense of over-production. The anguish and feeling imparted to the listener is without parallel. 'Number One, Second To None' has to be one of the most simply beautiful celebrations of love for your woman ever released. Yet this sits directly alongside more hurt messages such as 'Home Wreckers' and 'I'm Gonna Give You Just Enough Rope (To Hang Yourself').

This release is absolutely indispensable within the context of the criminally sparse Dees catalogue containing 23-tracks of sheer brilliance. Why oh why are we being denied more?!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second to No-one! 14 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was searching for the classic Sam Dees track 'After All' and chanced upon this album.Mr.Dees is a unique quantity. He is only really known within a die-hard soul fraternity which is a great shame.
His talent as a song writer have (I suspect)made him a reasonable living for many years but his talent as a superb vocalist are not appreciated.This album is a collection of mainly soulful ballad based material which really does showcase what the man is all about.
It is virtually impossible to describe Sam Dees original style but I will attempt to do is an effort to encourage you to buy,buy,buy this album. This southern soul music sits somewhere between the treacly rich soul of seventies groups like the Comtrollers and the Dramatics and the masterful vocals of Al Green.The music on offer is largely simplistic in its delivery but all the better for it as the sheer soul on offer nearly brings tears to my eyes.A few tracks are a bit dated but the majority stand up for the soul genious that is Sam Dees! Highly recommended for music lovers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 21 Oct 2013
By John G
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Clearly a good song writer, and I do like the relatively sparse arrangements, but I was a little disappointed in this cd. I don't find the delivery achingly soulful, and the sound belongs squarely in the mid seventies, when disco and smooth soul were popular styles. Not bad, simply not great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST 24 Aug 2013
By RoyR
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare Soul from one of the greatest Rare Souls 10 July 2002
By DomJazzSoul - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Only few soul artists are great songwriters and great performers in their own right. Sam Dees is from this breed and this CD showcases this to full effect. Sam is another one of those rare soul artists who has never got the recognition he deserves, a la Leon Ware, as a performer.
Although many of these tracks are demo recordings, with just Sam, his piano and drums you still get some great soul that is stripped down to the bare essentials, and these tracks are essential. Those in the know and lucky enough will own a copy of his superlative 1975 debut Album on Atlantic 'The Show Must Go On'. 3 tracks from that album are here in different but still excellent versions, namely Good Guys, Come Back Strong, and the immortal Worn Out Broken Heart. Also of note is his heartfelt rendition of Cry To Me, of whom Loleatta Holloway's version is more well known, unsurprising as many of Sam's great tracks have been written for and recorded by others, but few can sing Sam's songs like the man himself. If you're into soul, or if you're not, you need this album and I can bet you'll be on the trail for the follow-up as well scouring the racks for, as Sam says, The Show Must Go On...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love Me Some Sam Dees! He's Pure Soul. 13 Oct 2007
By Oliver Penn - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Talk about "overlooked!" His name should be the definition you find in the dictionary when you look up that word. He's one of the unsung heros of soul music.

This is the man who wrote some of Loleatta Holloway's best songs, including "Cry To Me" and "Worn Out Broken Heart," also "You've Been Doing Wrong For So Long" for Thelma Houston, "Mess On Your Hands" for Millie Jackson, "Love All the Hurt Away" for Aretha Franklin and "Right in the Middle of Falling in Love" for Bettye LaVette.

I stumbled upon one of his albums ("The Show Must Go On") in a record store and bought it on a whim. What a pleasant surprise when I heard his voice and the SOUL that enveloped me. I was hooked. What a singer, what a stupendous voice. His style of singing is obviously steeped deeply in black church music: gospel, which he sings with grit and passion. For the connoisseurs of soul, Sam Dees is THE MAN.
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