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The Essential James Carr ()


When the soul era of the mid-'60s was in full bloom, for a period of three years James Carr was the maker of some of its mightiest music. His warm, soulful voice could make the reading of virtually anything he touched (even his version here of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody") a transcendent event. He is also the mystery man of the genre, unlettered and imbued with an almost childlike innocence, disappearing for a decade after these recordings were made with charges of mental instability cropping up whenever his name is ...

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  1. You've Got My Mind Messed Up
  2. I'm A Fool For You
  3. You Didn't Know It But You Had Me
  4. The Dark End Of The Street
  5. Lovable Girl
  6. Stronger Than Love
  7. I Gotta Go
  8. Love Attack
  9. You Don't Want Me
  10. A Man Needs A Woman
  11. Coming Back To Me Baby
  12. Forgetting You
  13. Pouring Water On A Drowning Man
  14. These Ain't Raindrops
  15. Freedom Train
  16. What Can I Call My Own
  17. I'm Going For Myself Now
  18. Gonna Send You Back To Georgia
  19. Let It Happen
  20. To Love Somebody
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