Ann Peebles ‎– Greatest Hits (Vinyl LP)

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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2015

Label:  Fat Possum

 

Track List

Side A

  1. Walk Away
  2. Give Me Some Credit
  3. Part Time Love
  4. I Pity The Fool
  5. Slipped, Tripped, Fell In Love
  6. Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
  7. Somebody’s On Your Case
  8. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down

Side B

  1. I Can’t Stand The Rain
  2. (You Keep Me) Hangin’ On
  3. Do I Need You
  4. Beware
  5. Come To Mama
  6. Dr. Love Power
  7. I Didn’t Take Your Man
  8. Old Man With Young Ideas

 

Notes

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, notching an instant classic with her 1973 hit “I Can’t Stand the Rain.” She co-wrote a generous share of her own material with husband Don Bryant, and while she cut plenty of love and heartbreak tunes, her persona was built on the grit and resilient strength she displayed on songs like “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down.” Peebles wasn’t always as appreciated on the charts as her work often merited, especially among pop listeners, but her best recordings hold up among the best of their era.

Peebles was born April 27, 1947, in East St. Louis, Missouri. Her father was a minister and her mother a singer, and naturally Peebles began singing at a young age in her father’s church choir. She also sang with the family group, the Peebles Choir, which had been touring the gospel circuit since Peebles’ grandfather founded it a generation earlier. As a teenager, she sang secular music on the St. Louis club circuit, supported and accompanied by her father. There she met blues bandleader Oliver Sain, a local legend, and eventually joined his revue. Peeblescaught her big break in 1968 on a trip to Memphis, where she asked to sit in on a club set by trumpeter Gene “Bowlegs” Miller. Miller was already signed to Hi Records at the time, and duly impressed with Peebles’ voice, he brought her to Hi house producer Willie Mitchell for a tryout. Mitchell, who was still in the process of shifting the label from country to R&B (and had not yet discovered Al Green), immediately offered Peebles a contract; she was still shy of her 21st birthday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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