Carla Thomas – The Queen Alone (180g LP)

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Among all the majestic eminences in the music business, Carla Thomas reigned unmistakably as “The Queen of Memphis Soul” on the Stax label with its special characteristics. The clear, dry and natural essential sound of this studio recording imparts the down-to-earth flair of the southern town Memphis and its musical tradition. With wonderful contemplation, the Queen begins her performance with a tautly arranged but pleasantly round and melting version of Burt Bacharach’s “Any Day Now.”

The reflective opening clearly signals that the human voice is of major importance here, no matter whether a restrained pulsating soul number (“Stop Thief”) or a metallically ticking groove (“I Take It To My Baby”) is on the track list. Even an occasional dip into the violin paint-pot (“I Want To Be Your Baby”) is not an end in itself but serves exclusively to refine the diaphanous, gentle voice of the principal singer. In addition there is lush, groovy polyphony with a call-and-response concept (“Somethings Good”) and intoxicating gospel-like antiphony (“Lie To Keep Me From Crying”), all good for keeping the soul of Soul together.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

ID: Stax – S 718, Speakers Corner Records – S 718

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Clive Westlake

Composer

Ben Weisman

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Carla Thomas

Primary Artist, Vocals

Joe Shamwell

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David Porter

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Deanie Parker

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Allen Jones

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Alvertis Isbell

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Bob Hilliard

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Isaac Hayes

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Eddie Floyd

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Steve Cropper

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Homer Banks

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Burt Bacharach

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A1Any Day Now3:40
A2Stop Thief2:37
A3I Take It To My Baby2:55
A4I Want To Be Your Baby2:14
A5Something Good (Is Going To Happen To You)2:30
A6When Tomorrow Comes2:30
B1I'll Always Have Faith In You2:52
B2All I See Is You3:30
B3Unchanging Love2:45
B4Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going)2:27
B5Lie To Keep Me From Crying2:25
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Carla Thomas

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