Roy Head

Texas Soul and Country Man: The Crazy Cajun Recordings

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It's good to see that music lovers worldwide are finally recognizing Roy Head. The Texas wailer got busy on soul radio in the ‘60s with the ladies' favorite "Treat Her Right," included here. Head wriggled more than Presley and could out-sing Conway Twitty without the flashy, theatrical props of showmen like Wayne Cochran. This is pure, uncompromising, gutbucket soul with many standouts including "I Can't Stand It," Johnny Ace's "Pledging My Love," "Don't Want to Make It Too Funky," and "Get Out of My Life Woman," a cuttin' rendition of Lee Dorsey's classic. This 15-song import showcases Head at his down-to-earth best and includes some country cuts, but there's no big style change between Head's soul songs and his country songs; he meshes both genres well.

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