- Released: January 9, 2001
- Label: Soultrax Records
Living Blues - 5-6/01, p.84
"...Solid and brilliant....Carr's voice is deeper and darker than in the old days, still resonant and infused with longing....the music makes it plain that his gifts remain for the ages. "
- 1.It's Sweet on the Backstreet
- 2.Dark End of the Street
- 3.Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
- 4.I'm into Something
- 5.Soul Survivor
- 6.Take Me to the Limit
- 7.Gonna Marry My Mother-In-Law
- 8.She's Already Gone
- 9.Man Worth Knowing
- 10.Try My Love
- 11.All Because of Your Love
- 12.Things a Woman Needs
- 13.Hungry for Your Love
- 14.Love Attack
- 15.High on Your Love
- 16.Memphis After Midnight
- 17.I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
- 18.That's How Strong My Woman's Love Is
- 19.What's a Little Love Between Friends
- 20.That's When the Blues Began
Personnel: John Ward (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Gary Talley, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Michael Toles (guitar); Peter Straus, Jim Spake (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Lannie McMIllian (tenor saxophone); James Mitchell (baritone saxophone); Reid McCoy, Scott Thompson, Ben Cauley (trumpet); Charles Hodges (keyboards); Howard Grimes (drums); James Robertson (snare drum); W. Brown, B. Brown, The Masqueraders (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Doug Easley; Jimmy Walker ; Danny Jones; Willie Mitchell.
Recording information: Airtrans Studio, Memphis, TN; Easley-McCain Studios; Echo; Imperial Studios; Roadhouse Studios; Royal Recording Studios; Ryan And Rutherford Studio.
Expect a plethora of James Carr CDs to gut the market; the late singer was always idolized by deep soul lovers for his pure vocal style, unpolished but smooth without any slickness or gloss. The reluctant singer always had issues and often went into laconic states during conversations. But earthy soul lovers will treasure these tracks, which features a smattering of his biggest hits, "The Dark End of the Street" and "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man," and some not so common like "Memphis at Midnight" and "Gonna Marry My Mother in Law." ~ Andrew Hamilton