Let Me Be Good To You - The Atlantic & Stax Recordings 1960-1968

Carla Thomas

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Carla Thomas Let Me Be Good To You - The Atlantic & Stax Recordings 1960-1968 CD




SoulMusic Records is proud to present a first-of-its-kind complete collection of all of the Atlantic and Stax recordings by Carla Thomas, released between 1960-1968. With a total of 94 tracks, “Let Me Be Good To You” celebrates ‘The First Lady Of Stax Records’ whose 1961 classic hit ‘Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)’ led to the Memphis-based label’s distribution with Atlantic Records. Sequenced by session, the deluxe 4-CD set includes tracks from Carla’s four solo albums, plus the famed 1967 “King & Queen” LP of duets with the late Otis Redding. The ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides of all of Carla’s singles – including (28) non-album tracks – are featured including Carla’s duets with her famous father, Rufus Thomas, along with five live recordings from Carla’s 1967 performances in London and Paris with the famed Stax/Volt Revue.

Produced by SoulMusic Records founder David Nathan, “Let Me Be Good To You – The Atlantic & Stax Recordings (1960-1968)” boasts a stellar 8,000-word extensive essay by renowned UK writer Charles Waring with 2020 quotes from Stax executive Al Bell, famed songwriter/producer David Porter, Carla’s sister Vaneese (a recording artist in her own right) and former Stax publicist and songwriter Deanie Parker and others. Superb mastering by Nick Robbins and first class artwork by Roger Williams make this 4-CD set a full documentation of Carla Thomas’ pioneering contribution to soul music, as Stax Records’ primary female hitmaker for the label’s groundbreaking first eight years.


Disc One: A LOVE OF MY OWN covers Carla’s first recordings for Satellite Records which morphed into Stax Records in 1961, including duets with her father Rufus Thomas, her debut LP, “Gee Whiz” and various non-album singles such as ‘I’ll Bring It On Home To You’, Carla’s ‘answer’ song to Sam Cooke’s 1962 hit.
Disc Two: EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH includes Carla’s second LP, “Comfort Me” alongside deep soul classics ‘How Do You Quit (Someone You Love)’, ‘Stop! Look What You’re Doing’ and ‘What Have You Got To Offer Me’ and her major 1966 hits, ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ and ‘B-A-B-Y’, both co-written and produced by Isaac Hayes & David Porter.
Disc Three: SOMETHING GOOD (IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU) features the 1966 LP “Carla” plus the eleven tracks from 1967’s globally-successful “King & Queen” LP pairing Carla with Otis Redding, the label’s then-primary hitmaker including duet covers of ‘Tramp’ and Eddie Floyd’s ‘Knock On Wood’.


Title: Let Me Be Good To You - The Atlantic & Stax Recordings 1960-1968

Format: CD

Release Date: 23 Oct 2020

Artist: Carla Thomas

Sku: 2601407

Catalogue No: QSMCR5196BX

Category: Folk



1. Cause I Love You

2. Down Deep Inside

3. Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes

4. For You

5. I Didnt Believe

6. Yeah, Ye-Ah

7. A Love Of My Own

8. Promises

9. Your Love

10. It Aint Me

11. In Your Spare Time (Please Think Of Me)

12. Fools Fall In Love

13. The Masquerade Is Over

14. (This Is) A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening

15. To The Aisle

16. Dance With Me

17. The Love We Shared

18. (Mama, Mama) Wish Me Good Luck

19. I Kinda Think He Does

20. I Cant Take It

21. Ill Bring It Home To You

22. The Puppet

23. What A Fool Ive Been

24. The Life I Live

25. All I Want For Christmas Is You

26. Gee Whiz, Its Christmas

27. Night Time Is The Right Time

28. Thats Really

29. Ive Got No Time To Lose

30. A Boy Named Tom

31. A Womans Love

32. Dont Let The Love Light Leave

33. How Do You Quit (Someone You Love)

34. Stop! Look What Youre Doing

35. Every Ounce Of Strength

36. When You Move You Lose

37. Were Tight

38. Yes, Im Ready

39. Let It Be Me

40. Move On Drifter

41. Forever

42. What The World Needs Now

43. I?m For You

44. Will You Love Me Tomorrow

45. Lover?s Concerto

46. Another Night Without My Man

47. Comfort Me

48. Birds & Bees

49. Never Let You Go

50. Let Me Be Good To You

51. B-A-B-Y

52. What Have You Got To Offer Me

53. Red Rooster

54. I Got You Boy

55. Medley: Baby What You Want Me To Do / For Your Love

56. I?m So Lonesome I Could Cry

57. I Fall To Pieces

58. You Don?t Have To Say You Love Me

59. Fate

60. Looking Back

61. All I Want For Christmas Is You (1966)

62. Winter Snow

63. Something Good (Is Going To Happen To You)

64. It?s Starting To Grow

65. Knock On Wood

66. Let Me Be Good To You

67. Tramp

68. Tell It Like It Is

69. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

70. Lovey Dovey

71. New Year?s Resolution

72. Bring It On Home To Me

73. Are You Lonely For Me Baby

74. It Takes Two

75. Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis

76. I Got My Mojo Working (Live In Paris)

77. Let Me Be Good To You (Live In Paris)

78. Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes (Live In Paris)

79. Yesterday (Live In London)

80. B-A-B-Y (Live In London)

81. When Tomorrow Comes

82. Unchanging Love

83. Any Day Now

84. Stop Thief

85. I Take It To My Baby

86. I Want To Be Your Baby

87. Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going)

88. Lie To Keep Me From Crying

89. I'll Always Have Faith In You

90. All I See Is You

91. Pick Up The Pieces

92. Separation

93. A Dime A Dozen

94. I Want You Back