Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Joe Simon: Drowning in the Sea of Love [Spring, 1972]
Strange--Simon leaves producer-mentor John Richbourg for Gamble-Huff and all of a sudden he's taking after Jerry Butler. Also strange, especially in an Ice Man, is the way his voice begins to melt when it ventures below the timbreline--how syrupy it gets at the end of "Something You Can Do Today," for instance. Strange, but nice. Now if only Gamble-Huff would write more filler like "O'le Night Owl" to go with their two hits per album. B