THE one thing you can say about Carl Sims music is that he is not "Trapped" by whatever is ailing man artist in Southern Soul. Carl's talent remains consistent and so does his performance on record. With that said there are no surprises from the Current Godfather of Southern Soul. From the title cut "I'm Ready" to the lead off "I need a woman" no one handles a ballad any better.
When "its hard not to look" begins you already know this is toe tapping party starting jam that will have plenty Smart radio airplay. I love the music of artist like Willie Clayton but when I want guts in my Soul it gots to be The Godfather. He could just as easy do the song like Lakeside Fantastic Voyage or James Brown's Get up off that thang. Carl Sims has a smelly funk in his voice that has yet to be tapped on record to it full potential. But that does not matter he gives you enough of his soul for you to more than sassyfied with the rap and song " the Hustler" which i expected to be up-tempo, but it works like those songs from the Black flicks of the 70' such as "the Mack" and "Superfly".
Other great songs include Carl Sims version of "The Memories" a great song I've heard before, and "Mojo Hand". There are Other Great singers...But for sure there is only one Carl Sims. Too Bad, Southern Soul could use more of him.