Mitty Collier : Shades of a Genius

Mitty Collier : Shades of a Genius


Chess 1492

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Come Back Baby
A2 - I Had A Talk With My Man Last Night
A3 - Would You Have Listened
A4 - I Gotta Get Away From It All
A5 - My Babe
A6 - Hallelujah (I Love Him So)
B1 - Drown In My Own Tears
B2 - No Faith, No Love
B3 - Together
B4 - Let Them Talk
B5 - Little Miss Loneliness
B6 - Ain’t That Love

Recorded in 1965

“Collier's Chess album is an above-average mid-'60s soul LP, particularly for an artist that never had a big pop hit. Collier's voice is deeper and more gospel-inflected than that of most woman soul singers of the period. She favors slower material than most soul vocalists did as well, as on her most famous recording, "I Had a Talk with My Man Last Night"; Ray Charles stands out as an influence, as three of his songs are covered. She proves capable on swinging medium-tempo belters too, as on the imaginatively arranged version of "My Babe," which sounds here more like gospel-soul than the electric blues tune as popularized by Little Walter. It's quality, varied soul, not simply collector marginalia despite Collier's obscurity. The top-flight Chess soul production, frequent tasteful brass and strings, yet also some earthy numbers with tough bluesy licks. sometimes recalls the sound of Etta James' recordings from the same era”. - Richie Unterberger, Allmusic.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under