Ann Peebles Greatest Hits LP
Greatest Hits From R&B Chanteuse On Vinyl LP!
A delicate, slinky figure with a powerhouse voice, Ann Peebles occupied a
special place among the many great talents that roamed the halls of Memphis'
iconic R&B label Hi Records in the 1960s and 1970s. While producer Willie
Mitchell was the company's heart, musicians the Hodges brothers its soul, and Al
Green its top star, it was Peebles who gave the label its first national
success, and a lasting female identity.
Released in the fall of 1973, "I Can't Stand the Rain" would provide the title
track and foundation for Peebles' breakthrough LP. Defined by Mitchell's
evocative production touches - including the mesmerizing raindrop intro, played
on a newly purchased studio gizmo, the electronic timbale - and some of Hi
Rhythm's most supple grooves, the song was transformed into magic.
"I Can't Stand the Rain" would quickly become a top ten R&B hit, a Top 40 pop
number, and earned the admiration of fellow artists like David Bowie and John
Lennon; the ex-Beatle declared in Billboard that it was "the best song ever".
The success of "Rain" would also net Peebles a Grammy nomination and send her
touring across the world.
Over the course of seven albums and dozens of singles for Hi, Peebles expressed
a complex range of moods and emotions in her music. Her songs were alternately
pleading and defiant, seductive, and destructive - but always utterly soulful.
Even so many years later, Peebles' soul remains truly indomitable - Bob Mehr,
• Vinyl LP
1. Walk Away
2. Give Me Some credit
3. Part Time Love
4. I Pity the Fool
5. Slipped, Tripped, Fell in Love
6. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
7. Somebody's On Your Case
8. I'm Gonna Tear your Playhouse Down
9. I Can't Stand the Rain
10. (You Keep Me) Hangin' On
11. Do I Need You
13. Come to Mama
14. Dr. Love Power
15. I Didn't Take Your Man
16. Old Man With Young Ideas