Song of the Week – Snatching it Back, Clarence Carter

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Blind soul man Clarence Carter had a couple of big hits in the 60s, namely “Slip Away” and “Patches” (a family favorite sing-a-long). He also recorded a terrific version of the southern soul classic “Dark End of the Street” that even white bread Linda Ronstadt couldn’t ruin.

But when I want to party and shake a leg, I turn to Carter’s “Snatching It Back” from the 1969 album Testifyin’.

This track was recorded at the legendary FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals. (Duane Allman was part of their house band for a while.) It is slathered with a thick layer of southern funk bar-b-q sauce and a warm side of horns.

The 81 year old Carter still occasionally performs.

Enjoy… until next week.

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