Carla Thomas Sweet Sweetheart: The American Studio Sessions and More
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- Released: September 3, 2013
- Label: Ace Records
- 1.Country Road
- 2.I Loved You Like I Love My Very Life
- 3.I'm Gettin' Closer To You [Version 1]
- 4.To Love Somebody
- 5.That Old Sweet Roll
- 6.Heaven Help The Non-Believer
- 7.Heavy Load
- 8.Sweet Sweetheart
- 9.I Think I Love You Again
- 10.Everything Is Beautiful
- 11.I'm Gettin' Closer To You [Version 2]
- 12.B-A-B-Y [Take 1]
- 13.Crying All By Myself [Take 2]
- 14.Love Sure Is Hard Sometimes
- 15.Just Kiss Your Pillow [Take 1]
- 16.Try Me
- 17.Don't Feel Rained On [Take 1]
- 18.He Picked Me [Take 2]
- 19.Good Good Lovin' [Take 2] [Slow Version]
- 20.Problems [Take 9]
- 21.Stop By Here
- 22.Apple Of My Eye [Take 1]
- 23.Give It A Try [Demo]
Our previous, well received volume of Carla's Hidden Gems collected up two dozen unreleased masters recorded between approximately 1961 and 1971. Sweet Sweetheart: The American Studios Sessions and More is the result of Ace's latest vault trawl, with all but two of the featured performances making their debut here.
The first half of the programme spotlights a complete album that Carla recorded with former Stax producer Chips Moman at Chips' American Studios in Memphis in 1970. Stax released two of its tracks as a 45 but the remaining titles have sat in various tape vaults for 42 years.
The balance of the material features tracks and performances recorded in the mid 60s. You may know one or two of these titles but we guarantee you will have never heard the versions used here.
The superb quality of this unissued material beggars belief that it was passed over for release at the time of recording. Better late than never, as they say, and it's always a pleasure to bring such high quality vintage material to catalogue.
A limited edition of 1500 copies.