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James Carr - 50th Anniversary Upcoming 45 & Album Release - Nov 2017

James Carr - 50th Anniversary Upcoming 45 & Album Release - Nov 2017 cover

Next month (November 2017) is the 50th anniversary of the release of James Carr classic soul side 'The Dark End Of The Street'. To mark this auspicious date Ace records are releasing both a 45 and an album sourced from James Carrs back Catalogue.

Lined up for release in November is a vinyl 45 single comprising two of James Carrs most revered recordings ...

 'The Dark End Of The Street' - 'with You've Got My Mind Messed Up'' GOLDWAX 1

Along with an album release titled

James Carr - The Best Of James Carr - KENT513 (LP) / CDKENM 472 (CD) / DVKENM 472 (MP3)

This album will be available in both vinyl and cd/digital formats, vinyl-wise it will be made up of 14 tracks while the CD/Digital release will consist of 20 tracks listed below

The releases are scheduled for release on the 24th November 2017

Cd Track Listing

  1. The Dark End of the Street
  2. These Arms of Mine
  3. Love Attack
  4. Life Turned Her That Way
  5. Freedom Train
  6. A Losing Game
  7. Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
  8. You've Got My Mind Messed Up
  9. You Hurt So Good
  10. A Man Needs a Woman
  11. Lover's Competition
  12. That's What I Want to Know
  13. I'm a Fool for You
  14. A Lucky Loser
  15. Your Love Made a U-Turn
  16. To Love Somebody
  17. I Don't Want to Be Hurt Any More
  18. Let It Happen
  19. Forgetting You
  20. Let's Face Facts


Press Release

James Carr is rightly regarded as one of soul music's greatest ever singers. He may not have enjoyed the level of success of some of his contemporaries, but his singles and albums for Memphis label Goldwax are considered to set the standard by which so much great southern soul is measured.

While James' discography is small by comparison with some of his peers, it makes a very strong case for quality over quantity. Only a handful of James' 1960s Goldwax recordings can be considered to be anything less than essential.

This compilation of James' most successful Goldwax recordings is issued to tie in with the 50th anniversary, in 2017, of James best known and most highly regarded single 'Dark End Of The Street'.  Naturally, it's here along with 19 other superb tracks that Kent hopes will please long-term fans who will enjoy having all the hits (and more!) in one place, as well as encouraging newer recruits to check out our other Kent compilations on James and to enjoy his remarkably consistent discography in its entirety. 

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