Fairly standard Latimore/Malaco date
Sam Mosley | Toronto, Ontario | 08/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fairly standard Latimore LP for Malaco, sticking to his distinctive style of down home Southern soul. Soul veteran Jimmy Lewis produced several of the tracks, aiming for a slightly more contemporary sound using programmed backing, while Malaco man Wolf Stevenson produced the others using the usual Muscle Shoals accompaniment for the more old school sound. The songs are pretty standard Latimore style, though he does get very bluesy on "If I Wasn't A Gentleman", while "Can't Stop" has a nice reggae tinge. The best track is probably "Take Me to the Mountaintop", a simple yet affective mid-tempo track and the only track written by Benny himself. One wishes Malaco would've let him contribute more originals in the simple soul/blues style of his classic "Let's Straighten It Out"."