Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain on LP + MP3 Coupon
This wonderful album, originally released in 1974 on the Memphis-based Hi Records label, deserved a wider audience than it ended up getting at the time. It played to Ann Peebles' greatest strength, her poised and sultry voice, and surrounded by the sparse, easy funkiness of the trademark Hi rhythm section and producer Willie Michell's perfect use of horns and strings, she sings like a resilient but scorned angel on this impressive set of songs about the darker side of love.
Her best song is here, the eccentric but brilliant "I Can't Stand the Rain," along with a marvelous version of Joe Simon's "(You Keep Me) Hangin' On," and perfect readings of a pair of Earle Randle songs in "If We Can't Trust Each Other" and "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down." Peebles sings her heart out, and with those bright-sounding Hi grooves behind her, it all comes together to make a classic album of dark, bouncy and beautiful Southern soul.
Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain Track Listing:
1. I Can't Stand The Rain
2. Do I Need You
3. Until You Come Into My Life
4. (You Keep Me) Hangin' On
5. Run, Run, Run
6. If We Can't Trust Each Other
7. A Love Vibration
8. You Got To Feed The Fire
9. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
10. One Way Street