Ann Peebles

I was not familiar with the music of Ann Peebles until I got this Hi Records anthology. She is one of the greatest R&B artists ever. Peebles is a great singer and even co-wrote some of her hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Her best known song is “I Can’t Stand the Rain” but my favorite is “I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home”. Like Al Green, her records were produced by Willie Mitchell with backing from the Hi Rhythm section. I actually prefer hers because I am not a big fan of ballads.

This is an article on her from the Oxford American:

She made a couple of albums on Rounder Records in the 1990s. Her voice was actually better and deeper but they were not innovative like her great early records. They just recreated the past.

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