Sir Lattimore Brown – This is Lattimore’s World (1977/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 32:45 minutes | 695 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sound Stage 7
If Lattimore Brown, who tragically passed away last year, had only left us his recordings he would have enjoyed a place as one of Southern Souls great, if somewhat under appreciated singers.
However, the quite extraordinary circumstances of his apparent ‘death’ and subsequent resurrection have elevated him to ‘cult’ status. The full story can be found on Red Kelly’s excellent blog here and I urge any one unfamiliar with his remarkable story to read it.
This admirable compilation brings together all of his seven Sound Stage 7 singles and his two releases for Renegade. On the CD the Sound Stage 7 recordings are programmed sequentially as they were originally released, which highlights what a consistent output it was.
His first outing for the label was “I’m Not Through Lovin’ You” and boy did he hit the ground running! Recorded at Stax with the resultant production quality you would expect Lattimore really gives it his all and delivers superbly. The other side, “I’ve Got Everything (My Baby Needs)” ups the tempo with another assured vocal performance.
His second 45, “I Know I’m Gonna Miss You” finds him in Nashville and duetting with Roscoe Shelton and is another ballad of the first degree. Once again it was coupled with a faster track; “Little Bag Of Tricks” showing he could have competed with any of his contemporaries in this idiom if only the material had been made available.
1. Sir Lattimore Brown – I’ve Got Everything (My Baby Needs)
2. Sir Lattimore Brown – I’m Not Through Lovin’ You
3. Sir Lattimore Brown – Boo Ga Lou Sue
4. Sir Lattimore Brown – It Hurts Me so Bad
5. Sir Lattimore Brown – It’s Gonna Take a Little Time
6. Sir Lattimore Brown – Otis is Gone, Pt. 1
7. Sir Lattimore Brown – Otis is Gone, Pt. 2
8. Sir Lattimore Brown – I Know I’m Gonna Miss You
9. Sir Lattimore Brown – It’s Such a Sad, Sad World
10. Sir Lattimore Brown – Don’t Trust No One
11. Sir Lattimore Brown – Bless Your Heart
12. Sir Lattimore Brown – So Says My Heart
13. Sir Lattimore Brown – Nobody Has to Tell Me (You Were Meant for Me)