Collecting music is always full of surprises's, I have never come across James Carr before even though I have loved all the Atlantic & Stax Soul stuff back in the day. Although one reviewer has stated, 'Don't expect Otis' that's exactly who I'm reminded of from the first play of this cd, certainly I think his voice is no less than many of the well known artists of the last century. I heard Brian Matthews play 'That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me' on the way to work one Saturday morning, I thought what a great version, I've known & loved this song from the Terry Evans rendition, given a softer approach but just as good. There are a handful of songs here which most people into this genre will recognise, but they are all good, even 'Row, Row Your Boat' which one reviewer picked up on, o.k. it's not of the same calibre as 'Dark End Of The Street, but it's still listenable. I am amazed how young this guy was and the relative extent of the singles that charted for him, even more amazed that he was so young when he passed, just a mere 58 years. All the tracks feel so fresh a real quality recording, if you like Soul music you'll find that none of this disappoints!