- Released: October 20, 1997
- Label: Aim Records
- 2.Slip Away
- 3.You Talk Too Much
- 4.Brick House
- 5.Starting All Over Again
- 6.Too Weak to Fight
- 7.Back Stabbers
- 8.Everybody Plays the Fool
- 9.Got a Thing About You Baby
- 10.You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
- 11.I'm Easy
- 12.Drift Away
- 13.Woman Don't Go Astray
- 14.Lovely Day
Includes liner notes by Peter Noble.
This is part of the Aim Best Of Rock, Best Of Blues, Best of Soul, Best of Reggae series.
Personnel: Clarence Carter (vocals, guitar, piano).
Liner Note Author: Peter Noble.
The best of Clarence Carter? Well, there's a very nice (re-recorded) version of "Patches" here, plus a similar version of "Slip Away," his other biggest hit. The rest of the album, however, is more like the best of the Commodores, Joe Jones, the Ojays, the Main Ingredient, Dusty Springfield, Dobie Gray, Bill Withers, and Keith Carradine, all of whose songs Carter covers with mostly excellent results.
The production varies from track to track (some of the tracks are probably demos) but Carter sings everything like he means it. A bluesy rendition of "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" is particularly affecting.