Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain

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' great strength, her poised and sultry voice, and surrounded by the sparse, easy funkiness of the trademark Hi rhythm section and producer Willie Mitchell's perfect use of horns and strings, she sings like a resilient but disappointed 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 Earl Randle songs, "If We Can't Trust Each Other" and "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down." Peebles sings her heart out, and with those somehow bright-sounding Hi grooves behind her, it all comes together to make a classic album of dark, bouncy, and beautiful Southern soul. Rating = 4 stars AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

Arranged By [String Arrangements] – James Mitchell
Backing Vocals – Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes
Baritone Saxophone – James Mitchell
Bass – Leroy Hodges
Design [Reissue Design] – Brandon Seavers
Drums – Howard Grimes
Guitar – Teenie Hodges
Lacquer Cut By – JW
Liner Notes – Vince Aletti
Mastered By [Original Lp Mastering] – Howard Craft
Organ, Piano – Charles Hodges
Piano – Archie Turner
Producer, Engineer – Willie Mitchell
Strings – The Memphis Strings
Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Love, Ed Logan
Trombone – Jack Hale
Trumpet – Wayne Jackson


A1 I Can't Stand The Rain 2:29
A2 Do I Need You? 2:32
A3 Until You Came Into My Life 3:10
A4 (You Keep Me) Hangin' On 2:39
A5 Run, Run, Run 2:34
B1 If We Can't Trust Each Other 2:50
B2 A Love Vibration 2:45
B3 You Got To Feed The Fire 2:20
B4 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down 2:44
B5 One Way Street 2:51


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