Little Ann - Deep Shadows LPSKU: TRLP004
Brilliant soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s -- a full set of work by vocalist Little Ann, issued here for the first time ever! You might recognize Ann's name from her appearance on a few of the Ace/Kent Records issues of material by Detroit producer Dave Hamilton over the years -- and the work here all comes from those classic collaborations with Hamilton -- trapped on tape for many years, always contemplated as a possible Little Ann album -- but only issued in full by the funky folks at Timmion Records !
The groove here is as offbeat as some of Dave's other great work -- not nearly as tight, or uptight, as Motown music -- and instead, done with a sly undercurrent of darkness on most numbers, even the mellower ones -- almost that earliest mix of Detroit styles that you get on pre-fame singles from Westbound Records artists. Ann's vocals are nice and lean, and slide right into the mix with ease -- heartfelt enough to grab us right away, yet without any obvious cliches as well.
Format & package: LP
Record label: Timmion Records
Year of release: 2023 (repress)
A1 Deep Shadows
A3 Who Are You Trying To Fool
A4 Sweep It Out In The Shed
B1 What Should I Do
B2 Lean Lanky Daddy
B3 I Got To Have You
B4 The Smile On Your Face
B5 Who Are You Trying To Fool (Instrumental Version)