martes, 21 de abril de 2009

Jackie Ross - Take the Weight off Me (1972-1982)

Chicago soul singer Jackie Ross had a classic hit record in the '60s with ‘Selfish One’, after which she fell from mainstream popularity but continued to cut great records. This well researched and well packaged 21 track compilation comprises ultra rare and obscure ’70s singles cut after her more famous ‘60s sides for Chess, including tracks issued on the Scepter, GSF, USA, Capitol, and Sedgrick labels. If you know Jackie's classics, you'll know she has got an incredible voice, trained in gospel (she was the daughter of husband-and-wife preachers), but let loose on secular soul with a really righteous quality, a soaring, dynamic range that always went all-out, even in the most conventional settings. Much of the work here was done with producer Jimmy Vanleer and is in a style that mixes some warmer ‘70s touches with Ross' deeper soul vocals. A style that's a bit more sophisticated than before, but still comes off in a personal, intimate way. The set features 5 duets with Little Milton, and another 16 titles with Jackie solo, all of them recorded between 1972 and 1982. A whopping compilation of rare work that includes ‘This World's In A Hell of a Shape’, ‘A Woman (Get's Nothing From Love)’, ‘Need Your Love So Bad’, ‘Love Master’, ‘Hey Love’, ‘One Hand Wash the Other’, ‘I Think I'm Losing You’, ‘Take the Weight off Me’, ‘The People Some People Choose to Love’, ‘Patching Up the Wound’, ‘Teach Me’, and ‘I Like Your Loving’. Enjoy this great music collection that comes to prove once again Jackie Ross is one of Soul Music's most under-appreciated artists. http://www.cityhallrecords.com/, http://www.dustygroove.com/. Many many thanks to Lohmax for passing me this absolute gem ... though I know he despises that word ;-)

8 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

http://rapidshare.com/files/223610409/Jackie_Ross_-_Take_the_Weight_off_Me__2006_.rar

pedro dijo...

great singer never heard her later stuff thanks

YankeeBoy dijo...

Neither have I and I am looking forward to it. Thanks.

Dreamer456 dijo...

Thanks so much.

hooch dijo...

Many thanks indeed - greatly appreciated!

jahcisco dijo...

Thank you.

Bill dijo...

Yeah, I don`t know her later stuff either,but her early stuff is GREAT.Looking forward to it! Thanks!

Alex63 dijo...

Thanks for this and other great posts.

I have the Mary Gresham and Doris Allen CD's that you have listed on your wishlist. I am new to blogs and blogging and so far only know how to download.

I would be happy to share with you if you sent me some information about how to send music.

Regards. Alex