Calvin Scott

I'm Not Blind, I Just Can't See

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Best known for his longtime collaboration with R&B great Clarence Carter, Calvin Scott turned up on Stax just long enough for this awkward spiritual soul session, a shameless and wan stab to capture the sound and schtick of Ray Charles. The uncomfortably titled I'm Not Blind, I Just Can't See bears few of the classic Stax hallmarks, with backing unit the Jazz Crusaders settling for a half-baked deep-fried soul sensibility that fails to complement Scott's gritty vocals -- moreover, the songs lack fire, delivering little beyond a few uplifting lyrical platitudes.