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A mountain of hurt,
This review is from: The Greatest (Audio CD)
I only recently discovered who Arthur Alexander as but I of course knew his music with his most famous being Anna ( go to Him ) which was famously covered by the Beatles.
surely he is one of the underrated black singers who produced great songs and music but were covered by white artists who made the money and they were forgotten.
He has a sad voice that is almost crying.I have Anna on as I write this and it is heartbreaking. as the liner notes says the songs are delivered effortlessly in a wounded baritone that seems to barely conceal a mountain of hurt.
Although he did not write it Soldier of Love is another great rendition
His original fans never forgot him being John Lennon and George Harrison.
You'd better move on was the first national hit recorded in Alabama and was famously covered by the Rolling Stones.
He deserves a special place in pop history because of his influence on the Beatles and Rolling stones and it is believed that John Lennon was influenced by Alexander's singing style.
Detroit City is a great talking song in the middle and is very sad as he has told everyone that he has made but he wants to go home
For that reason alone this is a great CD I am finishing off this review whilst listening to Your Better Move on written and sung by him . a real mountain of hurt.
Cant recommend this collection highly enough. His tracks will be in my top hundred and I will have to insist they get played at my funeral. If he is good enough for the stones and the Beatles he is certainly good enough for me.
I will now have to put it in my car Cd and play for the next week. Hardly a duff track.real soul.