Clarence Carter will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock and pop. Along with Fame Studio legendary producer Rick Hall, Clarence Carter created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic.
In 1971, Clarence was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic simply titled The Best Of Clarence Carter. This stunning array of his top charters includes Patches, Slip Away and Snatchin It Back and other smash hit singles, like Too Weak to Fight and I Cant Leave Your Love Alone. Most of them feature the legendary musicianship of folks like Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham and Barry Beckett. This top charting collection hasnt been available on vinyl for many decades...that is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Clarence Carter. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. Friday Music has also included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian and the classic photos by Rayburn Sparks, not seen in LP cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with their recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, they feel this stunning Clarence Carter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood
Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes
Original Artwork Elements
1. Slip Away
2. I Smell a Rat
3. Too Weak to Fight
4. Making Love (At the Dark End of the Street)
5. Snatching It Back
1. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
2. Funky Fever
3. Doin' Our Thing
4. The Feeling Is Right
5. Take It Off Him and Put It On Me
6. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure