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James Carr

Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

ONE OF THE finest exponents of Southern soul, whose intense performances won him a strong cult following, Carr made the original versions of the often-recorded 'Pouring Water on a Drowning Man' (1966) and 'Dark End of the Street' (1967), the first song written by Chips Moman and Spooner Oldham. Like O. V. Wright, his influence was far greater than his success.

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