Peebles, Ann - Straight From The Heart - New LP
Essential 1971 set, some insane understated guitar and then keyboard coming to the front on the mini bridge, horns helping punch it home, rock solid rhythm section for the foundation that backs Ann without getting in the way. That's just the opening cut, and the set never lets up, slinking in close and taking hold, grabbing you right from the get go and never letting go, staying strong from go to whoa. Talk about totality and tight, in the pocket, bass, drum, and guitar in sync with Ann as she takes it all in and makes it her own, beauty and grit, funk and soul. -- winch (green noise)
If Al Green is heads on the Hi Records coin, ANN PEEBLES is tails. The signature female artist on the legendary Memphis soul and R&B label, Ann Peebles rocked the pre-disco '70s with songs of love, lost love, and love straight up taken. Released in 1972, Straight From The Heart preceded by just two years Peebles' über-classic, I Can't Stand The Rain, proving the young, soon to be American R&B icon didn't need worldwide fame and record sales for a license to be fierce and provocative (see the album track "I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home Tonight").