Clarence Carter's second album came out in 1969, another excellent collection of tough, gritty Southern soul numbers recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals (and featuring guitarist Duane Allman, who was working as a session musician in Muscle Shoals at the time). It featured some interesting covers, with splendid versions of Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind" and Jimmy Hughes' "Steal Away". He also gave R&B makeovers to Tom T. Hall's "Harper Valley PTA" and The Doors' "Light My Fire" (based on José Feliciano's 1968 version). It also had some great originals, one of which gave Carter his second big hit - "Too Weak To Fight" charted at #3 R&B and #13 pop.
This Is Clarence Carter (1967) <|> Testifyin' (1969)
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