"Clarence Carter's work as documented in this collection is nothing short of amazing. His work stands in the area where the blues and soul music meet, and the results will definitely grab you. His voice is so soulful and expressive and really put it across like the old bluesmen were capable of doing. This compilation is the best of his work from 1965-1970 and has too many great songs to mention. If you are a fan of the Allman Brothers Band or Duane Allman, this disc does feature three songs on which Duane Allman is credited as a session musician. The slide guitar solo he plays on "The Road Of Love" sounds as if he will literally tear the roof off the studio and gives me chills every time I hear it. Also worth noting is the two songs on this collection that were also covered by Etta James: "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "Tell Daddy", which was released as "Tell Mama" by Etta James. Overall, this is a really strong collection and while Clarence Carter may not get props like some of the other great soul men do, he should. This collection is the proof."
THE REAL CLARENCE CARTER
Les Brown | Chicago | 01/31/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of the the many soul artists of the mid-60's, Clarence Carter was underated by many of the northern radio station D.J.'s and program directors. Living in Baltimore at the time Clarence was recording on the 'Fame' label, only 1 station would play his music with any consistancy and that was WANN in Annapolis, Md..
I'm happy to see this album available but miss cuts like;
Funky Fever, Thred the Needle, The Court Room and a few others.
Overall, this album will fill the soul gaps in anyone's collection. Now, if I could only find some original Andre Williams."
One of my favorite CD's
Pizzlefoof@aol.com | New Paltz, New York United States | 09/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow. what a cd. The whole album is full of classic tracks. I play this CD so much. His voice is one of the most amazing that I have ever heard. It blows me away every time I listen to this CD. I wish that he would tour through NY. This CD is a must for anybody who ever remotely likes soul music. Buy this CD. BUY THIS CD NOW!!!!!"
More than strokin'!!
Dorothy Barnett | 01/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the TRUE Clarence Carter. Not novelty, but some really amazing and heartfelt songs. You can really feel the emotion come through in this man's music and this is a great sampler of what he can do. Everything from ballads, to old school soul, to party anthems, this is a a wonderful album. Great backing musicians too. Wish somebody was doing music like this now. Artists like Clarence Carter are rare. When you listen to him, you can tell that he's lived it!"