Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Soul Sighs: Got My Mind Messed Up

Spent some time a few months ago reading Peter Guralnick's Sweet Soul Music. Ol' Pete talks quite a bit about James Carr, but I never checked out the music until today.

Surprise, surprise--it's amazing. This is the only real performance I could find, and while poor James looks like he's seen better days, the power in his voice is still evident:

I'm in a kick for R&B right now, and "You've Got My Mind Messed Up" is sure to be my next eMusic download (eMusic is another post on here), but I gotta know, is there anything out there today that hits with this much rhythm/intensity/emotional power?


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