Fat Possum/Hi Records
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• 180 Gram Vinyl Record
A diminutive singer with a powerful voice and an even stronger attitude, Ann Peebles was one of the artists who defined Willie Mitchell’s legendary Memphis soul label Hi Records, along with Al Green and, later, O.V. Wright. Easily the best female singer in the Hi stable, Peebles ranked among the finest deep Southern soul singers of the decade.
This album from the early '70s has certainly not mellowed with age. Her singing is sharp and soulful, and comes right from the heart ("Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love"). The beat is powerful, throbbing, young and fresh ("What You Laid On Me") or surging and groovy ("How Strong Is A Woman?"). The arrangements come across as sophisticated and well balanced, yet do not balk at harsh attacks from the winds nor from the use of Hammond and Hohner keyboards, which were so popular at that time. Melody, singers and big band are airy and finely interwoven ("Somebody's On Your Case"), while a fusion of soft swing and snappy acerbity ("I Pity The Fool") rounds off this album which is filled with pure emotion, heart and soul.
|1. Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love|
|2. Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness|
|3. What You Laid On Me|
|4. How Strong Is A Woman|
|5. Somebody’s On Your Case|
|6. I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home Tonight|
|7. I’ve Been There Before|
|8. I Pity The Fool|
|9. 99 Pounds|
|10. I Take What I Want|