Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Arthur Freeman: Played Out Play Girl (Excello)/Chuck Carter: I've Done You Wrong (Bedford)

These two forgotten 45s sound great if played together. Arthur Freeman has a good reputation for the Stafford's monster "You Got Me Up Tight" on Jumbo. "Played Out Play Girl" was originally issued on his first single and then re-arranged in 1971. It came out on Astor Arts and, one year later, on Excello. The song is a fine example of uptempo Southern Soul. The second of our soul men, Chuck Carter, recorded one single for Brunswick but the best track of the sessions, "He's A Lover", stayed in the vaults till Guy Hennigan made it big at Stafford. "I've Done You Wrong" is a competent version of Kip Anderson's classic and saw the light of day in the latter half of the 60s. To add more value, on the official A side you will find a great deep soul ballad. Blue and red labels, two tasty ingredients for a successful recipe. Enjoy your meal!
played out play girl
I've done you wrong

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