- Released: January 27, 2009
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Living Blues - p.68
"[An] Ashford and Simpson-penned hit for Charles, 'I Don't Need No Doctor,' is offered in an intriguing instrumental version by Southern California rock 'n' roll drummer Sandy Nelson that features some fuzz-toned guitar by Dr. John."
- 1.It's Much Deeper
- 2.Your Precious Love
- 3.Stay Free
- 4.Found A Cure
- 5.Still A Such Thing
- 7.Gimme Something Real
- 8.I'm Every Woman
- 9.I'm Not That Tough
- 10.Let's Go Get Stoned
- 11.Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
- 12.You're All I Need To Get By
- 13.Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
- 14.Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Audio Mixer: Mitch Maketansky.
Liner Note Author: Jim Bessman.
Recording information: Feinstein's.
THE REAL THING is a live album from the legendary songwriting duo that wrote some of the most enduring songs of the soul and disco era. Though the team's output couldn't match the staggering catalogue of, say, Holland-Dozier-Holland for sheer volume, their best works represent the pinnacle of soul songwriting. This performance captures the group offering smooth, understated takes on classics like "Let's Go Get Stoned," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," and "I'm Every Woman" before a small but enthusiastic crowd.