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Maybe it's naïve to be surprised at the fact that a soul singer of Willie Hightower's incredible gifts could remain so obscure. After all, if there's one thing the music business has demonstrated in the last 50 years, it's a quick willingness to suck the last drop of blood from the bodies of its best soul artists and then toss them scornfully aside. Still, though. To hear Hightower roar through Joe South's "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" is to hear the sound of musical revelation -- this is what South's hit version should have been. Same goes for Hightower's rendition of O.B. McClinton's "Back Road into Town" (listen to that horn arrangement and those subtly applied strings) and his respectful but confident take on "Somebody Have Mercy," a Sam Cooke number that manages to showcase both Hightower's obvious vocal debt to the great man and his undeniable individuality. Nor are his originals anything to sneeze at -- note in particular the slowly simmering and powerfully emotive "Time Has Brought About a Change." There is hardly a bum track anywhere on this collection, which includes most of the program from his one album and several of his singles as well, all of them recorded in the late '60s. Essential.
© Rick Anderson /TiVo

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1
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
00:03:18

Bobby Robinson, Producer - Joe South, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1970 Capitol Records, Inc.

2
Back Road Into Town
00:03:49

Rick Hall, Producer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist - Obie Burnett McClinton, Composer

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1971 Capitol Records, LLC

3
If I Had a Hammer
00:02:50

PETE SEEGER, Composer - Lee Hays, Composer - Bobby Robinson, Producer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1966 Capitol Records, LLC

4
Nobody But You
00:02:17

Bobby Robinson, Producer - Dee Clark, Composer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1968 Capitol Records, LLC

5
You Used Me Baby
00:03:08

Rick Hall, Producer - Willie Hightower, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1970 Capitol Records, LLC

6
Time Has Brought About A Change
00:03:03

Rick Hall, Producer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1970 Capitol Records, Inc.

7
It's Too Late
00:02:47

Morgan C. Robinson, Composer - Bobby Robinson, Producer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1965 Capitol Records, LLC

8
(Take My Hand) Let's Walk Together
00:02:47

Morgan C. Robinson, Composer - Bobby Robinson, Producer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1966 Capitol Records, LLC

9
Poor Man
00:03:34

Rick Hall, Producer - George Jackson, Composer - Raymond Moore, Composer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1971 Capitol Records, LLC

10
I Can't Love Without You
00:02:46

Rick Hall, Producer - George Jackson, Composer - Charles Michael Buckins, Composer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1970 Capitol Records, LLC

11
I Love You (Yes I Do)
00:02:32

Morgan C. Robinson, Composer - Bobby Robinson, Producer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1966 Capitol Records, LLC

12
It's Wonderful To Be In Love With You
00:03:17

Bobby Robinson, Composer, Producer - Willie Hightower, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1969 Capitol Records, LLC

13
Ooh Baby How I Love You
00:03:38

Morgan C. Robinson, Composer - Bobby Robinson, Producer - Willie Hightower, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1969 Capitol Records, LLC

14
Somebody Have Mercy
00:03:29

Sam Cooke, ComposerLyricist - Bobby Robinson, Producer - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1969 Capitol Records, LLC

15
Because I Love You
00:02:40

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Robert Banks, Conductor - Stein, Producer - Seymour Stein, Producer - Willie Hightower, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1967 Capitol Records, LLC

16
You Are Mine
00:03:26

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Robert Banks, Conductor - Seymour Stein, Producer - Willie Hightower, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1969 Capitol Records, LLC

17
It's A Miracle
00:02:57

Bobby Robinson, Composer, Producer - Willie Hightower, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1968 Capitol Records, LLC

18
Medley: (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons/You Send Me
00:03:36

Richard Gottehrer, Producer - Deek Watson, ComposerLyricist - Robert Banks, Conductor - Sam Cooke, ComposerLyricist - Seymour Stein, Producer - William Best, ComposerLyricist - Willie Hightower, MainArtist

(C) 2012 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 1967 Capitol Records, LLC

Descriptif de l'album

Maybe it's naïve to be surprised at the fact that a soul singer of Willie Hightower's incredible gifts could remain so obscure. After all, if there's one thing the music business has demonstrated in the last 50 years, it's a quick willingness to suck the last drop of blood from the bodies of its best soul artists and then toss them scornfully aside. Still, though. To hear Hightower roar through Joe South's "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" is to hear the sound of musical revelation -- this is what South's hit version should have been. Same goes for Hightower's rendition of O.B. McClinton's "Back Road into Town" (listen to that horn arrangement and those subtly applied strings) and his respectful but confident take on "Somebody Have Mercy," a Sam Cooke number that manages to showcase both Hightower's obvious vocal debt to the great man and his undeniable individuality. Nor are his originals anything to sneeze at -- note in particular the slowly simmering and powerfully emotive "Time Has Brought About a Change." There is hardly a bum track anywhere on this collection, which includes most of the program from his one album and several of his singles as well, all of them recorded in the late '60s. Essential.
© Rick Anderson /TiVo

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