California Girl / Down To Earth
CAT # SCD-88027-25
1. California Girl 3:44 2. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) 3:19 3. Why Is The Wine Sweeter (On The Other Side) 2:44 4. Rainy Night In Georgia 3:49 5. Love Is You 3:30 6. People, Get It Together 3:07 7. Laurie 4:16 8. Hey There Lonely Girl 3:38 9. I Feel Good 4:41 10. Too Much Is Too Little For Me 2:54 11. You Got That Kind Of Love 2:56 12. People Get Ready 4:50 13. Linda Sue Dixon 3:58 14. My Mind Was Messed Around At The Time 3:34 15. When The Sun Goes Down 5:49 16. Salvation 5:33 17. I Only Have Eyes For You 3:18 18. Tears Of Joy 5:14 19. Changing Love 6:30
Alabama-born soul singer Eddie Floyd found ideal songwriting partners in MGs members Booker T. Jones and Steve Cropper and scored his biggest hits working with them. By the time the two albums reissued herein were made, Jones and Cropper were breaking away from the MGs and Stax Records, but such was their loyalty to their old friend that they continued to collaborate with Floyd. Recorded in 1969 and '70, the first contains the hits "Why Is the Wine Sweeter (On the Other Side)" and "California Girl," both co-written by Floyd and Jones. The second, produced in 1971 by Cropper and Floyd, is a bold experiment in soul-rock fusion quite unlike anything else in the vocalist's discography.
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