10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the album cover says, "The Voice of Bad Company and Free Celebrates Classic Masterpieces of Memphis." Fair enough. The man best known to classic rock fans for “All Right Now,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love," and “Can’t Get Enough” headed down to the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis and cut this album of songs best associated with that city's Stax Records (and a few others originally recorded a little further down in Muscle Shoals, Ala.). Paul Rodgers’ voice is in fine form, and the arrangements remain true to the originals, with plenty of Hammond B-3 organ, acoustic and electric piano, Memphis horns, smooth in-the-pocket drums, and electric bass, all true to the sounds of the '60s and early '70s. Versions of Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" and “That’s How Strong My Love Is”—along with a few lesser-known tunes—are treated with love and respect.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As the album cover says, "The Voice of Bad Company and Free Celebrates Classic Masterpieces of Memphis." Fair enough. The man best known to classic rock fans for “All Right Now,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love," and “Can’t Get Enough” headed down to the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis and cut this album of songs best associated with that city's Stax Records (and a few others originally recorded a little further down in Muscle Shoals, Ala.). Paul Rodgers’ voice is in fine form, and the arrangements remain true to the originals, with plenty of Hammond B-3 organ, acoustic and electric piano, Memphis horns, smooth in-the-pocket drums, and electric bass, all true to the sounds of the '60s and early '70s. Versions of Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" and “That’s How Strong My Love Is”—along with a few lesser-known tunes—are treated with love and respect.

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