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Straighten It Out: The Best of Latimore

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Download links and information about Straighten It Out: The Best of Latimore by Latimore. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Disco, Funk genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:15:45 minutes.

Artist: Latimore
Release date: 1995
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Disco, Funk
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:15:45
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Jolie 3:06
2. Stormy Monday 5:37
3. If You Were My Woman 5:08
4. Let's Straighten It Out 5:14
5. Snap Your Fingers 3:36
6. Keep the Home Fire Burnin' 3:19
7. There's a Red-Neck In the Soul Band 4:38
8. Qualified Man 4:33
9. Somethin' 'Bout 'Cha 4:53
10. Sweet Vibrations 4:42
11. I Get Lifted 4:52
12. Let Me Live the Life I Love 3:26
13. Dig a Little Deeper 5:41
14. Long Distance Love 3:44
15. Too Hot to Handle 5:40
16. Goodbye Heartache 3:38
17. Discoed to Death 3:58

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This typically generous collection from Rhino focuses on a lesser-known but worthwhile proponent of Southern soul. The songs collected here represent '70s R&B music at its most laid-back and thoughtful: The definitive track on Straighten It Out: The Best of Latimore is the title cut, a gorgeous midtempo ballad that features Benny Latimore pouring out his heart in a gospel-tinged style over a simmering midtempo beat dominated by his fluid electric piano work. Most of the material here follows the same style, highlights including a jazzy, finger-popping take on the old standard "Stormy Monday Blues" and "Somethin' 'Bout Cha," a mellow groover reminiscent of Al Green's mid-'70s work. This consistency is both a blessing and a curse: Despite the overall solid nature of the material here, the lack of stylistic variation makes the songs repetitive after a while (especially during the second half of the collection). That said, Straighten It Out: The Best of Latimore does include all of Latimore's chart hits from his '70s era and allows the listener a convenient way to pick this material up in one fell swoop. As a result, it is worth a spin for hardcore '70s soul fans. ~ Donald A. Guarisco, Rovi