Various Artists

Cheatin': From a Woman's Point of View

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Nifty collection of soul tunes which, just as the title says, deal with cheatin' lovers. Most of these date from the late '60s and early '70s, and while one of these was a Top Ten pop hit (Betty Wright's "Clean Up Woman"), the majority were much bigger on the R&B charts. These include little-anthologized Top Ten R&B hits by Dee Dee Warwick, the Soul Children, and Barbara Mason. There are also pretty well-known soul classics by Laura Lee ("Dirty Man") and Ann Peebles ("Part Time Love"), one of Gladys Knight's more obscure Motown hits ("I Don't Want to Do Wrong"), and little-heard numbers by Irma Thomas, the Emotions, and Margie Joseph. Shirley Murdock and Millie Jackson offer tracks from the past decade, in contrast to the rest of the set. On the whole, this functions as an excuse to pick up some decent, off-the-beaten-path soul.

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