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Ann Peebles – Straight From The Heart (Speakers Corner)

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  • In the rough times of Rhythm & Blues Ann Peeble's resume is more familiar than spectacular. Discovered in the nightclubs of Memphis, big-band boss Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller helps her out until she finally landed her probably most striking chart hit with "I Can't Stand The Rain". At the end of the 70's she dives just in time for the commercial disco wave, only to stick her head out again decades later and revive her old songs

    Of course, there is nothing to be felt of the acoustic mildness of old age in the 1972 album: pointed and soulful, the vocals here fire from the open heart ("Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love"). Youthful, fresh beat salvos ("What You Laid On Me") and rolling groove ("How Strong Is A Woman?") press and throb. The arrangements seem sophisticated and well dosed, but they don't shy away from hard brass attacks or the lustful use of the contemporary keyboard electronics of Hammond and Hohner. Airy but finely woven interlinked parts of vocals, singers and big band ("Somebody's On Your Case") and the melt of soft swinging and jagged sharpness ("I Pity The Fool") round off this mix of feeling, body and soul

    Recording: August 1971 at the Royal Recording Studios, Memphis, by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Willie Mitchell


    "Recommendation!" (Good Times, December /
    January 2012)

    "The Hi-Rhythm-Section lets the sparks fly as always, Willie Mitchell's production perfectly balances power and elegance." [Rolling Stone, April 2014]
  • Artist: Ann Peebles
    Label: Hi Records, Speakers Corner Records
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: Germany
    Genre: Soul & Funk
    Style: Soul
  • A1 Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love
    A2 Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness
    A3 What You Laid On Me
    A4 How Strong Is A Woman
    A5 Somebody'S On Your Case
    B1 I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody'S Home Tonight
    B2 I'Ve Been There Before
    B3 I Pity The Fool
    B4 99 Pounds
    B5 I Take What I Want