Fast Tracks: “I Have No One” from “The South Side of Soul Street: The Minaret Soul Singles 1967-1976”


Disc 2, Track 3

“I Have No One”

From The South Side of Soul Street: The Minaret Soul Singles 1967-1976

Omnivore

Liner notes: Keep the fire extinguisher handy when Big John Hamilton pours out his heart on this smoldering lament.

Behind the music: Based in a tiny town on the Florida Panhandle, Finley Duncan’s Minaret label released a slew of fine R&B singles in its decade of operation, all included on this two-disc set. Hamilton, Minaret’s most prolific artist, worked with Etta James and Hank Ballard before going solo.

Check it out if you like: Southern soul crooners like Joe Simon, Percy Sledge, and James Carr.

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