Walk a Mile in My Shoes is Otis Clay's first set of gospel studio material since the Blind Pig release The Gospel Truth in 1993. Clay freely mixes the unbridled showmanship and bittersweet soul balladry of the secular with his religious conviction, and his intensely honest vocal delivery appeals to both audiences regardless of lyrical content. With horn-laden arrangements reminiscent of his recordings for Hi Records in the '70s, these tracks include "A Soul Stirrers Medley," featuring Soul Stirrers Leroy and Arthur Crume. There is a duet with Carla Thomas ("If I Could Reach Out and Help") performed live at the Chicago Gospel Festival along with new interpretations of O.V. Wright's "On Jesus Program," Stevie Wonder's "Love's in Need of Love Today," and Joe South's modern standard "Walk a Mile in My Shoes."
AllMusic Review by Al Campbell
feat: Carla Thomas