Dirty Laundry
Dirty Laundry
The Soul of Black Country
Vinyl 0333-1
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Ella Washington - Joe Simon - Bobby Powell - Arthur Alexander - Candy Staton - Betty Lavette - Roscoe Shelton - Stoney Edwards - Clerence Gatemouth - Earl Gaines - Etta James - Bobby Womack - Johnny Adams - Bettye Swann - Freddie North - Otis Williams - Bobby Jonz - Andre Williams - Pointer Sisters - James & Bobby Purify - James Brown - Willie Hobbs - Curtis Mayfield - Solomon Burke

Eine einzigartige Sammlung der unterschiedlichen schwarzen Zugänge zur Countrymusik. Die Anthologie "Dirty Laundry" birgt dabei nicht nur musikhistorisch Verschüttetes, sondern legt die oft übersehenen Country-Wurzeln von Soulstars offen und stellt afroamerikanische Country-Musiker in einen Genre-übergreifenden Kontext.

There has long been a link between country music and soul. Ray Charles was the first to exploit it, but well-told stories of love, lust or deception have been the staple diet of performers as different as Etta James and Tammy Wynette since the 1960s. On this anthology we hear Candi Staton turn Wynette's Stand by Your Man into a soulful command and James makes the country song Almost Persuaded her own. Elsewhere, Ella Washington, Freddie North, James Brown and Earl Gaines raid country's rich catalogue. Finally, Andre Williams brings the story up to date with Jet Black Daddy, Lilly White Mama, which features the White Stripes' Jack White on guitar.
John Clarke, The Times - April 09, 2005

Nowadays, the notion of country music as 'the white man's blues' is fairly well-established. But, Ray Charles apart, country's influence on soul music remains one of black music's guilty secrets, a crossover even less welcome (on both sides of the racial divine) when Bobby Womack released 'BW Goes C&W' in the mid-1979s than it had been when Charles made his more sucessful foray into the genre over a decade earlier. But as this well-researched Trikont anthology shows, this form of musical miscegenation was happening all over the South throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It ranges from country standards with most of the cheese grated off (Womack's ' Bouguet of Roses', Candi Staton's 'Stand by your Man', James & Bobby Purify's 'Sixteen Tons', James Brown's 'Your cheating Heart') to brillant renegades such as Arthur Alexander, Roscoe Shelton and Curtis Mayfield, whose eco-protest anthem 'Dirty Laundry' contributed to his mid-1980s career revival. Mostly, though, it featured black singers finding common ground with country writers on cheatin' songs and love plaints, notably Joe Simon's version of ' Chokin' kind', Soloman Burke's lengthy ' I can't Stop Loving You', and a terrific version of ' You are my Sunshine' by Earl Gaines.
Andy Gill, THE INDEPENDENT - 4. Feb 05 (4 out of 5 stars)

"If Trikont isn't the record company in the world with the greatest sense of humour, then which one is..... I'm just listening to Dirty Laundry.....terrific. Stand By Your Man indeed.... I love this label....every release is from a field so far to the left of the goal posts you wonder why the rest of the real world still plays the game on the right side of it. Beautiful..... Well done......as usual."
Steve Kulak / FUSE MUSIC GROUP Australia

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