New LP - O.C. Tolbert - You Got Me Turned Around - Some serious DEEP FUCKING SOUL reissued courtesy of The Timmion label (the party responsible for discovering the unreleased & stunning Little Ann "Deep Shadows" LP in 2009), this time spotlighting the unreleased gems in the career of soul singer O.C. Tolbert, who sounds to us like a cross between a gruff shouter like Wilson Pickett or Solomon Burke & a smoother crooner like Howard Tate or Sam Cooke. Tolbert was a discovery of famed Detroit producer Dave Hamilton, & like another Hamilton protege (the aforementioned Little Ann) most of Tolbert's recorded output on this collection was left sitting in a can somewhere until now, with only 2 tracks ever making onto a single in the early Seventies. Seriously just when we think that there couldn't be ANY more great stuff languishing in producer's vaults anymore, a record like this falls flat into our laps. This is a seriously stellar album of sides that could & should have helped elevate Tolbert to stardom (or at least notoriety) - all the elements are here; solid tunes, great vocal & accompanist arrangements, & above all Tolbert's voice - deep, resonant & emotive. Beautiful reissue, presented here on 180 gm vinyl & housed in a old-school "tip-on" sleeve & includes a beautiful inner sleeve with informative liner notes (Tolbert auditioned for Motown & was told to "come back in a year"?? WTF?). A beautiful collection & recommended - do your turntable a solid & play this one now!