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ARTIST
TITLE
Shades Of A Genius
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LPS 1492LP LPS 1492LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/6/2011

Exact repro reissue, originally released 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' (included here); 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." --All Music Guide