james carr The Dark End of the Street / You've Got My Mind Messed Up (7", £9.50)
The song and performance that is generally considered to be the definitive example of deep, southern soul celebrates its 50th birthday this year. To celebrate half a century of a genuine all-time classic record, Kent brings you a very limited edition, 45 rpm reissue of James Carr’s unbeatable 1967 version of Dan Penn and Chips Moman’s ‘The Dark End Of The Street’. We are also celebrating this event by releasing a 20-track mid-price “Best Of” compilation on CD – Carr’s first ever “Greatest Hits” set – and a vinyl album containing 14 of those 20 tracks. Global appreciation of Carr’s catalogue grows with every passing year. Many consider him to be the greatest singer soul music has ever produced, and it’s hard to contemplate an alternative viewpoint. Here’s an opportunity to pick up two of Carr’s most timeless tracks on a jukebox-friendly 45 that will enhance any collection. And when you have finished wearing out the 45 and the “Best Of” collection, don’t forget to check out Kent’s other James Carr CDs and albums too.
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