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Soul Survivor [CASSETTE]

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  • Audio Cassette (24 May 1994)
  • Label: Soultrax
  • ASIN: B000006M02
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Soul Survivor
  2. Man Worth Knowing
  3. Put Love First
  4. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
  5. Things a Woman Need
  6. Day Dreamin'
  7. All Because of Your Love
  8. I'm Into Something
  9. Memphis After Midnight
  10. That's How Strong a Woman's Love Is

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Format: Audio CD
This fairly recent release (originally from in 1993) from the late James Carr will be slightly disappointing to those who are familiar with his earlier work from the 60s. As with much 'modern' blues and soul the sound of the instruments are slightly too clear and polished for my tastes and as a result can sound synthesised and tinny. The schmaltzy saxophone solos in 'Put Love First' and 'Things a Woman Need' (and others besides) are an example of this.
The production does not however, overshadow Carr's amazingly soulful voice (perhaps this is what Otis Redding have might sounded like if he were still alive). Lyrically he covers the usual soul topic of love and life. The more up tempo tracks tend to be easier to listen to (in my opinion anyway). The stand out tracks on this album are the title track, 'Soul Survivor' and the mid-tempo 'Memphis After Midnight'.
If you are approaching James Carr's music for the first time I would recommemd you go for some of his earlier work to start with, which is more akin to the Northern Soul style than this is. If you like Van Morrison's later stuff however you will probably enjoy this album - it is like Morrison but layered with a lot more soul!
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5.0 out of 5 stars James Carr's Soul Survivor - This is a gem 6 Jan. 2005
By J. Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of the most unappreciated CD's to be released. This CD exemplifies Carr's strong vocal and an excellent rhythmn section. The first song, "Soul Survivor" details a true theme for Carr's many struggles through a torrid life. The CD gets better and better with each song. The best thing about this CD is that every song is a proven winner. If you are a Joe Simon fan, then this CD is for you. Now I know where Joe pick up his cool mourning style and delivery. They both are great artists. I would definitely buy this cd again. Thanks James Carr for the meomories and a beautiful piece of music. Rest in peace.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 12 Feb. 2016
By Steven Gratzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
Songs as the end of the cd quit playing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Jan. 2015
By Martin J Fenton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Brilliant Thanks
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