This 12-song compilation showcases contemporary soul artists recording for various small, independent Southern labels like Ecko, Butler, Jomar, Serious Sound, Rosemont and Paula. The music is straightforward and heartfelt, featuring outstanding turns by Carl Sims ("Trapped'), Lee Shot Williams ("Times Are Tough"), Sweet Miss Coffy ("I'm In Love With a Man I Just Can't Stand"), Charles Wilson ("It's Sweet On he Backstreet") and Bill Coday ("Your Love Made a Do Wrong Man Do Right"). Selections from Mel Walters, Vickie Baker, Chuck Robertson, David Brinston, Bernard McGee, Sterling Williams and Ernie Johnson complete the collection.
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda