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Our Turn to Cry

  • 1. What Can You Do When You Ain't Got Nobody? - Soul Brothers Six
    2. What Can I Do, Pt. 1 - Bobby Marchan
    3. Lonely Soldier - Mike Williams
    4. How Can You Baby-Sit a Man? - Ned Towns
    5. Temptation's 'Bout to Get Me - Ed Robinson
    6. Message to My Baby, A - Billy Harner
    7. He Don't Belong to Me - Doris Troy
    8. Today I Started Loving You Again - Bettye Swann
    9. She Didn't Know (She Kept on Talking) - Dee Dee Warwick/The Dixie Flyers
    10. I Wish It Would Rain - Johnny Adams
    11. Hold On - James Carr
    12. I'm Just an Ordinary Man - Benny Latimore
    13. I've Got Enough Heartaches - Mighty Sam
    14. Let Me Down Easy - Alvin Robinson
    15. Help Me Find My Groove - Dee Dee Sharp
    16. Don't It Sound Good, Pt. 1
    17. We Can't Believe You're Gone
    18. Baby Come on Home - Hoagy Lands
    19. May God Bless Our Love, Pt. 1
    20. Believe in Me
    21. Book of Memories - Percy Wiggins
    22. Please Stay - Lou Johnson
    23. Last Girl, The - The Isley Brothers
    24. No Easy Way Down
    25. Your Turn to Cry - Bettye LaVette
    26. Breakfast in Bed - Baby Washington
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 195

  • Credits

    Performers include: Elvis & The Roadrunners, Bobby Harris, Ned Towns, Billy Mashburn, Betty Lavette, N.A. Allen, Benny Latimore, Mighty Sam, Jennings Brothers, Hoagy Lands, Isley Brothers, Dee Dee Warwick, The Dixie Flyers, Dee Dee Sharp, percy Wiggins, Baby Washington.
    Contains 26 tracks.
    Liner Note Author: John Ridley.
    Recording information: 07/09/1963-??/??/1972.
    Photographers: Slyvia Croasdell; Steve Richards .
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Doris Troy; Billy Harner; Hoagy Lands; Lou Johnson ; Alvin Robinson; Benny Latimore; Bettye LaVette; Bobby Harris.
    Like its companion volume, Sanctified Soul, this scours the Atlantic vaults for obscure soul ballads of the 1960s and early '70s. Although this in no way should be construed as a sampler of the best Atlantic had to offer in that category, for those who have digested all the famous classic soul by Atlantic stars and are ready for more, this is highly recommended. No big stars are found on this 26-track anthology, with the exception of the Isley Brothers, whose exquisite 1964 heartbreaker, "The Last Girl," is hardly something (unfortunately) that you're likely to hear on oldies stations. A few other singers here had mid-level success and fairly strong cult status, such as Baby Washington (who does "Breakfast in Bed," more famous as rendered by Dusty Springfield), Dee Dee Warwick, Dee Dee Sharp, Doris Troy, Bettye Swann, Mighty Sam, Johnny Adams, Lou Johnson, Benny Latimore, and Alvin Robinson. You don't see many of the other names anywhere unless you own singles price guides, but there are some real goodies. It's a long list. The Soul Brothers Six's "What Can You Do When You Ain't Got Nobody?" is churchy, pleading soul at its best. Bobby Marchan sounds a heck of a lot like a woman on "What Can I Do (Pt. 1)" (and he is a he, not a she). Mike Williams' "Lonely Soldier" is a moving, if subtle, commentary on the anguish of serving in Vietnam. Benny Latimore's "I'm Just an Ordinary Man," from 1969, is far more satisfying than his more well-known subsequent output. Alvin Robinson does a good approximation of Ray Charles on "Let Me Down Easy." Dee Dee Sharp breaks out of her novelty dance mold with the Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham song "Help Me Find My Groove." Bobby Harris does a cool tribute to the late Sam Cooke with "We Can't Believe You're Gone." Billy Mashburn does a perhaps inadvertently humorously overdone tribute to doo wop on "Don't It Sound Good (Pt. 1)." N.A. Allen does an obscure, soulful Goffin/King composition, "No Easy Way Down." Some of the early-'70s cuts are slicker and less interesting than those of the prior decade, but overall this sits very high on the ladder of obscure soul collections. [This U.K. import is not available for sale in North America.] ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • Genre: R&B
  • Label: Kent 195
  • Distributor: City Hall
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 029667219525
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