Shirley Brown's 1974 recording of "Woman to Woman" was the last major hit for Stax Records; the Memphis company went bankrupt little over a year later. After purchasing the Stax catalog in 1977, Fantasy Records opened new Stax offices in Memphis under the direction of legendary Stax songwriter-producer David Porter. Brown was re-signed to the label, with this 1979 David Porter/Lester Snell–produced disc being among the highlights of the new Stax. Long unavailable, the album features the West Memphis–born singer applying her soaring church-hewn tones to a set of driving dance tunes and emotion-gripping ballads with the real soul feeling for which she is famous.
When, Where, and What Time; Crowding in On My Mind, After a Night Like This, Dirty Feelin’, Hang on Louie, Eyes Can’t See, Move Me--Move Me, Love Starved
with Lester Snell, Jr., Carl Marsh, Donald O’Conner, Jimmy McGhee, Michael Toles, Ray Griffin, Blair Cunningham, Terry Johnson, Walter Person, Jr., Michael Beard, The Memphis Horns, The Memphis Symphony; Hot, Buttered & Soul; Linda Jones, Romell Greenlee, William C. Brown III, The Newcomers