Arthur Alexander (from the album Arthur Alexander on Omnivore Recordings)
The 1972 release of his self-titled album brought Arthur Alexander back into the music world. He recorded his first hit “You Better Move On” at a former tobacco warehouse turned into a recording studio. The success of the track became a building block for Rick Hall’s Fame Studios. Arthur Alexander’s initial recordings were some of the first backed by the soon-to-be legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, and brought a string of early 1960’s hits. Arthur Alexander was considered a comeback album and added a Country touch to the Rhythm and Blues of the Alabama-based songwriter. The Soul groove blends with a thumping twang for “I’m Comin’ Home”, Country Folk is meets a church piano on “Simple Song of Love”, acoustic picking backs “Down the Back Road”, and a soft sway to urged forward with snaking guitar lines on “It Hurts to Want You So Bad”.
Though his own star leveled before reaching great heights, Arthur Alexander has had his songs recorded by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Ike and Tina Turner as well as many other artists. With only three recorded album Arthur Alexander is reissued with six additional tracks in addition to unreleased cuts. Arthur Alexander offered the original version of “Burning Love” on the album covered by Elvis Presley soon after the album’s release. Soulful vocals and strings walk down “Rainbow Road” and integrity wins over passion in “Go on Home Girl” as Arthur Alexander presents his version of Billy Swan’s “Lover Please”, cruises in on funky chord chops and percussion for “Call Me Honey”, and shakes out sea-breeze rhythm for “Call Me in Tahiti”.
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