Nice work by Texas soul singer Oscar Perry
– an underground talent of the Houston scene at Duke/
Peacock Records, breaking out here on his own in a set of 19 mid 70s recordings. Perry
's got a great voice that mixes blues and soul equally, in the manner of Bobby Blue Bland, Little Junior Parker, and some of his contemporaries on the scene – and the tracks on this set, originally recorded for Crazy Cajun Records, have Perry
moving through a number of modes, from sweet southern soul, to mellow ballads, to some more topical material. Titles include "Three K's", "Building A Home (parts 1 & 2)", "Watergate", "Keeps Hanging On", "Can't Mend A Broken Heart", "Lonesome Train", "Best Thing I Ever Had", "Do The Honky Tonk", and "Once In A While".