Gwen McCrae - Lay It On Me: The Columbia Years (2010)
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Label: P&C Records/Reel Music Inc. (US) | Released: 2010, September, 28
While at least one track from this album showed up decades ago on an Epic compilation, the remainder of this album has remained in the Columbia archives until Reel Music had it remastered and release. The sound is incredible - even with some of the tracks in mono, This is the result of Steve Alaimo's production at the AGP studios in Memphis, the Memphis Boys backing (see the Ace album for more detail) supported by the Memphis Horns, and Bill Lacey's remastering. This is a stunning album - strong songs, great production and Gwen McCrae in fine voice. The hits - which are certainly evident 40 years later were buried as Columbia was in the midst of moving to its HBS-inspired black music strategy under the leadership of Clive Davis. This is a great addition to any 70s soul library.
Release of this CD: 2010, September, 28 [CD P&C Records/Reel Music Inc. (US), Cat.# 66748-72002-2 / UPC: 667487200226]
Note: Compilation of early 70's Columbia 7" singles.
Tracks 1-5 - Stereo, 6-11 - Mono
© 2010 Reel Music Inc. This compilation ℗ 2010 Sony Music Entertainment.
Manufactured by Sony Music Entertainment.
Printed in USA
Produced by Steve Alaimo for Marlin Productions.
01. Ain't Nothing You Can Do (03:01)
02. Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad (03:05)
03. He's Not You (03:04)
(Irwin Levine / Toni White)
04. Leave the Driving To Us (02:59)
(Steve Alaimo / Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey / Benny Latimore / Clarence Reid)
05. You Were Always On My Mind (03:45)
(Wayne Carson / John Christopher / Mark James)
06. Been So Long (02:27)
(Difosco Ervin / Anthony Thomas / Richard Travis / James Williamson)
07. I'm Losing the Feeling (02:37)
08. Lay It On Me (02:37)
(Donnie Fritts / Eddie Hinton)
09. Lead Me On (02:12)
10. Like Yesterday Our Love is Gone (02:59)
(Willie Clark / Clarence Reid)
11. Lovin' In the Lay-a-Way (02:46)
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