“You Got My Mind Messed Up” by James Carr - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1967Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Just like the great Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke before him, James Carr’s gospel roots served him well for his foray into the gritty world of southern soul pop. His debut album for Quinton Claunch and Doc Russell’s Memphis-based Goldwax label, rounds up several sides from 1965-1966, including some terrific Redding-esque ballads such as “Forgetting You”, “Love Attack” and “You’ve Got My Mind Messed Up”. The album noticeably spawned “The Dark End Of The Street”, a new song which became Carr’s most popular, reaching number 10 on Billboard Magazine’s Black Singles Chart, and even crossing over to number 77 on the Pop chart. Muscle Shoals goodness abounds…

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A1 [02:39] 7.0.png James Carr - Pouring Water On A Drowning Man (Drew Baker, Dani McCormick) Soul
A2 [02:54] 7.5.png James Carr - Love Attack (Quinton Claunch) Soul Ballad
A3 [01:59] 6.2.png James Carr - Coming Back To Me Baby (George Jackson) Soul
A4 [02:23] 6.6.png James Carr - I Don’t Want To Be Hurt Anymore (Dolly Greer) Soul Ballad
A5 [01:56] 6.2.png James Carr - That’s What I Want To Know (James Carr, Roosevelt Jamison) Soul
A6 [02:35] 6.9.png James Carr - These Ain’t Raindrops (Quinton Claunch) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:33] 6.4.png James Carr - The Dark End Of The Street (Dan Penn, Chips Moman) Soul Ballad
B2 [02:24] 6.5.png James Carr - I’m Going For Myself (Ernest Johnson, Edgar Campbell) Soul
B3 [02:23] 6.3.png James Carr - Lovable Girl (Obie Burnett McClinton) Soul Ballad
B4 [02:54] 8.2.png James Carr - Forgetting You (Obie Burnett McClinton) Soul Ballad
B5 [02:22] 6.6.png James Carr - She’s Better Than You (Obie Burnett McClinton) Soul Ballad
B6 [02:25] 7.3.png James Carr - You’ve Got My Mind Messed Up (Obie Burnett McClinton) Soul Ballad

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