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James Carr: At The Dark End Of The Street (Blue Side, import)

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 1987

"THE WORLD'S Greatest Soul Singer", boasts the cover of this magnificent album, and I ain't about to argue. In fact I have long regarded the handful of sides James Carr recorded for the Goldwax label in the '60s as just about the most intense and moving soul music ever committed to vinyl.

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