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Tracklist

LP 1

1)

Pouring Water On A Drowning Man Carr, James

2)

Love attack Carr, James

3)

Coming back to my baby Carr, James

4)

I don't want to be hurt anymore Carr, James

5)

That's what I want to know Carr, James

6)

These ain't raindrops Carr, James

7)

Dark End of the Street James Carr

8)

I'm Going For Myself James Carr

9)

Lovable Girl James Carr

10)

Forgetting You James Carr

11)

She's Better Than You James Carr

12)

You've Got My Mind Messed Up James Carr

13)

These Arms of Mine James Carr

14)

You Don't Want Me James Carr

15)

There Goes My Used to Be James Carr

16)

Lucky Loser James Carr

17)

Dixie Belle James Carr

18)

Search Your Heart James Carr

19)

Sock It to Me Baby! James Carr

20)

My Adorable One James Carr

21)

Love Is a Beautiful Thing James Carr

22)

Life Turned Her That Way James Carr

23)

Losing Game James Carr

24)

What Can I Call My Own James Carr

Media 2

1)

The dark end of the street Carr, James

2)

I'm going for myself Carr, James

3)

Lovable girl Carr, James

4)

Forgetting you Carr, James

5)

She's better than you Carr, James

6)

You've got my mind messed up Carr, James

Review

If ever there was a soul singer who rivaled Otis Redding's raw, deep emotional sensuality, it was James Carr, and the proof is in the pudding with You Got My Mind Messed Up. Carr was one of the last country-soul singers to approach any chart given to him as if it was a gift from God. Carr was Redding's rival in every respect if for no other reason than the release of this, his debut album recorded in 1966. The 12 songs here, many of them covered by other artists, are all soul classics merely by their having been sung and recorded by Carr. Among them is the Drew Baker/Dani McCormick smash "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man," George Jackson's "Coming Back to Me Baby," a handful of tracks by O.B. McLinton, including "Forgetting You" and the title track, and the Chips Moman/Dan Penn hit "Dark End of the Street." And while it's true that few have ever done bad versions of the song because of the phenomenal writing, there is only one definitive version, and that one belongs to Carr. In his version he sings from the territory of a heart that is already broken but enslaved both to his regret and his desire. This is a love so pure it can only have been illicit. When he gets to the beginning of the second verse, and intones "I know time is gonna take its toll," he's already at the end of his rope; he knows that desire that burns like this can only bring about ruin and disaster, and it is precisely since it cannot be avoided that his repentance is perhaps accepted by the powers that would try him and judge him. He holds the arrangement at bay, and unlike some versions, Carr keeps his composure, making it a true song of regret, remorse, and a love so forbidden yet so faithful that it is worth risking not only disgrace and destruction for, but also hell itself. As the guitar cascades down the fretboard staccato, he can see the dark end of the street and holds it as close to his heart as a sacred and secret memory. By the album's end with the title track, listeners hear the totality of the force of Memphis soul. With Steve Cropper's guitar filling the space in the background, Carr offers a chilling portrait of what would happen to him in the future. Again pleading with the beloved in a tone reminiscent of a church-singer hell, he's in the church of love. He pleads, admonishes, begs, and finally confirms that the end of this love is his insanity, which was a chilling prophecy given what happened to Carr some years later. This is one of theMemphis soul records of the mid-'60s, full of rough-hewn grace, passion, tenderness, and danger. A masterpiece. ~ Thom Jurek

Contributors

Artist James Carr

Label Kent

Product Details

DUIN E2TOBD5GTVE

GTIN 0029667221115

Release Date 13.04.2018

Amount of Discs 1

Language German

Product type LP (Vinyl)

Track Count 30

You Got My Mind Messed Up

James Carr

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Delivery date: Friday, October 30

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