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Simply Carrie


Download links and information about Simply Carrie by Carrie Lucas. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Disco, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 50:01 minutes.

Artist: Carrie Lucas
Release date: 1977
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Disco, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 50:01
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No. Title Length
1. I Gotta Keep Dancin' (Keep Smiling) 5:10
2. Me for You 4:15
3. Play By the Rule 3:20
4. Tender (Interlude) 1:39
5. Tender 7:09
6. Jammin' Tenderly (Tender, Pt. 2) 2:26
7. I Gotta Get Away from Your Love 3:50
8. I'll Close Loves Door 4:49
9. What's the Question 5:48
10. Men Kiss and Tell 3:57
11. I Gotta Keep Dancin' (Keep Smiling) [12" Version] 7:38



Carrie Lucas' impressionable debut album (and the rest of her catalog) finally saw its well-deserved CD release at the turn of the 21st century. The set doesn't stray too far from other R&B releases in 1977, but it does feature excellent musicianship on the arranging, vocal, and instrumental frontiers. Benefiting from the helping hands of Jerry Peters, "Tender" is a lushly orchestrated, beautifully delivered romancer, while Greg Phillinganes interjects lots of spunk and pep into the bustling number "I Gotta Get Away from Your Love," co-written by the arranger with Lucas. An ideal merger of a disco bassline with R&B guitar licks, keyboard layerings, and backing vocals, it uses subtle elements of Earth, Wind & Fire's sound. A few numbers are more on the generic side, mainly "I'll Close Love's Door" and the over-produced ballad "Me for You." The melodies here just don't cut it, and Lucas' vocals lack a certain inspiration present in most of the material on Simply Carrie. But the freshness of the remaining material — including the very memorable disco classic "I Gotta Keep Dancin'," graced by the voices of the Wallace "Scotty" Scott and Walter Scott of the Whispers — showcases an understatedly soulful vocalist with a fulfilling repertoire. The only drawback to the CD release is that some of the quality of the original master appears to have been lost over the years. This aspect is most notable on a couple of tracks toward the end of the album, but isn't a major detraction otherwise. [This version of the album contains bonus material.] ~ Justin M. Kantor, Rovi