- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic SD 7285 (1973)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A CD reissue of Southern soul singer Jackie Moore's debut album, originally released in 1973. It contains a number of her charting singles, including "Precious, Precious," "Darling Baby," "Time," "Sweet Charlie Babe" and "Both Ends Against The Middle."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1334 stars out of 5
- "Straight-talking soul....[She] melds luxuriant Philly orchestration and Miami disco..."
- 1.Sweet Charlie Babe
- 2.Clean Up Your Yard
- 4.Darling Baby
- 5.Cover Me
- 6.Both Ends Against The Middle
- 8.Precious, Precious
- 10.Something In A Look
Personnel: Jackie Moore (vocals); Dennis Coffey, Tony Bell, Tony Bell, Bobby Ell (guitar); James Mullen, Booker Walker (tenor saxophone); Hugh Garraway (baritone saxophone); Phares Corder, Charles Wicker (trumpet); Dave Crawford , Cotton Kent, James Sigler, Jimmy Sigler, Mac Rebennack, Michael Utley, Cotton Kent (keyboards); Bob Babbitt, Harold Cowart, Vernie Robbins, Ronnie Baker (bass guitar); Ron Zeigler, Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson, Ron Ziegler (drums); Ron Renaldo (percussion); Cornell Dupree, Jerry Puckett, Norman Harris, Jimmy O'Rourke (guitar); Billy Carter (organ); Wardell Quezergue, Bunny Sigler (keyboards); Earl Young, James Stroud (drums); Brad Shapiro (percussion).
Audio Remixers: Carl Paroulo; Ron Albert; Tommy Couch, Jr.
Arrangers: Ronnie Baker; Tony Bell.
Sweet Charlie Babe contains ten powerhouse tracks by Jacksonville, FL native Jackie Moore. A good mixture of Southern and urban R&B soul from the saucy, sweet soul diva. The slinky "Precious, Precious" zoomed up the charts and became her biggest hit; it employs a similar groove that made hits out of "Trapped by a Thing Called Love" by Denise LaSalle and "Make Me Yours" by Bettye Swann. "If" is lyrically infectious; Joe Simon also recorded the Bunny Sigler and Phil Hurtt tune. The floating "Both Ends Against the Middle" delights every time it spins. Moore does justice to the Elgins' "Darling Baby," the rolling ballad is one of Holland-Dozier-Holland's most charming songs. Moore shows no shame singing about her man Charlie, on "Sweet Charlie Babe," an upbeat testimonial, with a message similar to the Marvelettes' "Don't Mess with Bill." She dispenses wise advice on "Clean Up Your Own Yard." "Time" is an exquisite ballad eloquently done by Moore; however, beat ballads and deep soul sagas like "Cover Me" and "Willpower" defined Moore's style. If you can't find this slab of vinyl, these songs and more are available on the CD Precious, Precious: The Best of Jackie Moore. ~ Andrew Hamilton