Carla Thomas

Gee Whiz (Limited Edition) (408715)

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Gee Whiz (Limited Edition)

Carla Thomas

Waxtime 500

8436559464901

LPS 155126

408715

SOUL

1

LP 7,04 €

-7,00 €

14,04 €

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

Atlantic Records in 1961. The album foreshadowed what was to come from one of soul music's most treasured song stylists. Recorded in Nashville and Memphis, between March and May 1961, the LP includes many highlights, such as a Rufus Thomas composition ("Your Love"), a Chips Moman tune ("Promises"), and three songs penned by Carla: "It Ain't Me," "A Love of My Own," and the self-penned teen ballad "Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)." Written in 1958 and rejected by Vee-Jay in Chicago, it became a national hit record, reaching the pop Top 10 and the R&B Top 5.

In addition to the original album, this limited collector’s LP includes 2 bonus tracks, consisting of Atlantic singles from the same period: the soulful ballad “I Kinda Think He Does,” and the lovely mid-tempo “I Can’t Take It.”

PERSONNEL:

CARLA THOMAS, lead vocals, plus:

SIDE 1, TRACKS 1-3, 5 & 6 / SIDE 2, TRACKS 1, 5 & 6:
Unidentified rhythm section, horns, and strings.
Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, May 5, 1961.

SIDE 1, TRACK 4 / Side 2, TRACKS 2-4: The Anita Kerr Singers (backing vocals).
Unidentified rhythm section and strings.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, March 25, 1961.

SIDE 1, TRACK 7 / SIDE 2, TRACK 7: Unidentified personnel.
Probably recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, 1961-1962.

SIDE 1:

01. GEE WHIZ (LOOK AT HIS EYES)
02. DANCE WITH ME
03. A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING
04. YOUR LOVE
05. FOOLS FALL IN LOVE
06. TO THE AISLE
07. I KINDA THINK HE DOES (*)

SIDE 2:

01. THE MASQUERADE IS OVER
02. A LOVE OF MY OWN
03. PROMISES
04. IT AIN’T ME
05. FOR YOU
06. THE LOVE WE SHARED
07. I CAN’T TAKE IT (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS