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  • Soul Sister [Brunswick, 1969] C-

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Soul Sister [Brunswick, 1969]
This one, on a reputable soul label, with a singer who has already proved herself with the original--some would even say definitive--version of "Piece of My Heart," is a depressing failure, with a safe and sane selection of tunes ("By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "For Once in My Life") and totally unremarkable production. Great title, though. C-