Johnny Adams The Immortal Soul of Johnny Adams
- Released: April 20, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Aim Records
- 1.I Only Wanna Be With You
- 2.I'll Never Fall in Love Again
- 3.Love Me Now
- 4.Stairway to Heaven
- 5.Give Me a Chance
- 6.Turning Point
- 7.Who Will the Next Fool Be
- 8.Your Love Is All I Need
- 9.Stay With Me
- 10.Share Your Love
- 11.Closer to You
- 12.Sharing With You
- 13.Think About You
- 14.Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
- 15.Spanish Harlem
Recorded between 1976 and 1983.
Liner Note Author: Jeff Hannusch.
Photographer: Jay Turkewitz.
The tracks on THE IMMORTAL SOUL OF JOHNNY ADAMS were recorded in the six years prior to Adams' career resurgence-a long string of critically acclaimed albums on Rounder Records. Stylistically, SOUL is a bit of mixed bag. There's a little disco, a little '60s soul, and even one song ("Closer to You") that is a throwback to the late-'50s R&B style of Brook Benton. As usual, Adams' seamless, soaring vocals provide the glue that holds the whole package together. He's particularly inspired on two excellent covers, a nicely funked up version of "Spanish Harlem" and a "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You" that out-grits Wilson Pickett.
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