Goldwax Presents A Losing Game - Goldwax Rarities James Carr


Southern Soul
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More Goldwax rarities from the soul star on limited edition 7-inch vinyl.

It’s always a pleasure to add to Kent’s small but steadily growing limited edition EP range, particularly when the disc features a hero of southern soul music. Our previous James Carr EP sold out in no time at all, and we are sure the Goldwax rarities featured on this month’s “A Losing Game” will guarantee it a similarly short catalogue life. Three of the EP’s four tracks were first issued on a long-deleted Japanese album in the mid-70s. All are much coveted by collectors, particularly Carr’s version of the deep soul standard ‘What Can I Call My Own’. ‘Pouring Water On A Drowning Man’ and ‘Love Attack’ are not alternate takes to the original Goldwax 45s but completely different recordings, cut at different sessions in different studios. Each is as potent as the single version, if not better in many ways. Best of all is ‘A Losing Game’ – a staple of northern soul and R&B clubs for decades, the take heard here has the same backing track as the released version, but Carr’s vocal is quite different. We’re also thrilled to bring you this great music in a package that features two previously unseen photos of Carr taken during a performance at a club in Montgomery, Alabama in 1966, around the time the single of ‘Love Attack’ was charting.

Tony Rounce


Track listing


Side 1

Side 2

  • 01 Preview Pouring Water On A Drowning Man (Version 2)

  • 02 Preview What Can I Call My Own

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