One of the few full albums ever issued by McKinley Mitchell
– a deep soul singer with an equal amount of blues in his approach – and this great raspy approach to a lyric that's somewhere in between ZZ Hill and Bobby Blue Bland! The date of the album is 1978, but the whole thing has a vibe that could be years earlier – a really classic southern soul approach, with backings by a sweet studio combo that's clearly getting some great directly from James Stroud, who also helped with production. Things are nicely laidback and under-polished – and Mitchell
's wonderful voice really gets to shine on tracks that include "Open House At My House", "You're So Fine", "The Town I Live In", "You Know I've Tried", "Run To Love", "Dream Lover", "End Of The Rainbow", and "Follow The Wind". CD features bonus tracks that include "Poverty", "Days Got Brighter", "Slave For Your Love", "Falling For Your Love", "Trouble Blues", and "When It Rains It Pours".
(Part of the Malaco Definitive Collection, The Truth Of Southern Soul Series!)