Best of the Hi Records Years
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Loved by r&b fans and rock musicians alike (Bob Seger covered "Come To Mama", and Graham Parker did likewise with "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down"), Ann Peebles is a master of simmering restraint. What her sublime delivery is able to convey is a thing of beauty--even without the yelping so many female singers think is 'emoting' in these, the days of Patti Labelle, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and their 'American Idol' clones.
Her signing with Hi Records was an act of celestial confluence, her unadorned delivery a perfect fit for the Hi Records house band's lean, spare chops. "Part Time Love", "I Can't Stand the Rain", "A Love Vibration" and "Come To Mama" are bare-bones, propulsive funk, the sister to recordings by Al Green and Syl Johnson.
There's nothing fancy about the music here, or the broad, flat flood plains of west Tennessee from which it sprang. But like the deceptively relaxed current of the Mississippi, this music will grab you and won't let go.
Take the plunge.
Simply one of the most underrated soul singers of her era, and her style is well showcased in this sampling from her glory days with Mitchell's Hi Records. Peebles is not a flashy singer with unbelievable chops like Aretha or Mavis Staples, but she has a grit and an absolute authority that puts her in their class. It's impossible not to believe every word she says. A MUST for fans of classic soul. It didn't hurt that she was associated with one of the great soul producers in Mitchell, whose best arrangements ("I Can't Stand the Rain," e.g.) are unique in the genre.
There is nothing flashy here, but definately a definitive example of Ann Peebles at her best.
She is very earthy and has plenty of range.
Good record for your soul collection.
legedary Ann Peebles The Best Of The Hi Records Years /Hi Records-The Right Stuff will convince you and prove to you
that this girl is the real stuff that others have sadly taken from her. Hail you Ann! And bless you that Tina realized you when she
recorded "I' Can't Stand The Rain' (the apple don't fall far from the tree , ha?). This collects her years at Hi Records from '69
to '78 and this CD is packed with full liner notes & pixs on this ladies wonderful output, plus all her great gems! A must for any
R & B lover or music lover at heart!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THIS MUSIC IS NICE. I MEAN WHAT MORE CAN I SAY. EVERYTHING IS JUST THERE WHEN IT COMES TO QUALITY & VIBE.Published on January 6, 2014 by Orlando Brian Anthony
I really enjoyed listening to the CD. It was of good quality. I have no issues with the songs at all.Published on January 29, 2013 by Joseph Collins
It is music that you can ride domn the highway on and be comfortable with.Published on November 23, 2008 by Sharon Mingo
Where is Ann Peebles now? Is she still married to Don? How many children does she actually have. She had spoken about a son, but did not speak of the daughter who is supposedly... Read morePublished on December 23, 2005 by confused
Her vocals may be similar to Esther Phillips, but the groove is totally Al Green. These are some nice mid-tempo songs and ballads recorded from 1969 to 1978. Read morePublished on February 22, 2005 by Truth
This CD is essential to anyone who is a fan and collector of great soul music. Ann Peebles packed a lot of wallop in that little bitty frame. Read morePublished on June 26, 2003 by COMPUTERJAZZMAN