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Give It Up To Love - SACD
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The first ever Stereo Hybrid SACD pressing of the Mighty Sam classic, from the original AudioQuest master tapes.
"Testify! This is another excellent SACD release by Audioquest. One of my favorite tracks off the Bluesquest sampler “Too Proud”—a Carlene Carter tune—is on this disc. With the exception of one other tune by Al Green all the other songs are written by McClain. Sam got his start back in the 50s/60s singing R&B. In 1966 he had a successful single and was soon performing alongside early greats Gladys Knight, Otis Redding, the Temptations, among others. For many years following McClain’s career was uncertain. A move in the early 1990s to New England helped to restart his career and thus we have this recording.
With “Here I Go Falling In Love Again” we can hear roots in soul. It’s clear that the material on this disc is performed by a seasoned professional. The mix between slower and faster tunes is just right—“I’m Tired Of These Blues” is one of the standout mellower blues tunes. Song after song grabs the listener and serves as even more proof of McClain’s ability to work the audience. The album includes extensive liner notes by Frank-John Hadley. This one’s a keeper."
- Brian Bloom, Audiophile Audition
1993 Blues Album Of The Year - Tower Records Pulse!
"Highly Recommended" - #1 Top Ten List - Blues Review Quarterly
"Give It Up To Love is the R&B comeback of the year." - Rolling Stone
"If you buy only one recording this year, this is the one to buy." - Music City Blues
"Readers who yearn for the days of classic deep soul will definitely want this one!" - Living Blues
"Mighty Sam McClain's Give It Up To Love is one of the great soul records." - Stereophile
"Don't miss this! I wore out my copy, playing it over and over ..." - The Absolute Sound
Mighty Sam McClain - Vocals
Bennie Wallace - Sax (Tenor)
Bruce Katz - Organ, Piano, Hammond B-3
Kevin Barry - Guitar
Lorne Entress - Drums
Michael Rivard - Bass
Produced by: Joe Harley, Sam McClain, Lorne Entress