If Al Green is 'heads' on the Hi Records coin, Ann Peebles is 'tails'. The signature female artist on the legendary Memphis soul and R&B label, Ann Peebles rocked the pre-disco 1970s with songs of love, lost love and love straight up taken. Released in 1972 and preceding Peebles' uber classic 'I Can't Stand The Rain' by just two years, 'Straight From The Heart' proved the young soon- to-be American R&B icon didn't need worldwide fame and record sales for a license to be fierce and provocative (see 'I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home Tonight', for example). Written by Ann Peebles and husband Don Bryant, 'Straight From The Heart' includes the classic R&B hits 'Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love', 'I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home' and 'Somebody's On Your Case'. Out of print for years, with original editions fetching $150 or more from collectors.
Label: Fat Possum
Catalogue Number: FPH14101