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Doris Duke was born Doris Curry, in Sandersville, Georgia in 1945, although the month isn't known. By 1963, Doris had reached the New York City music scene and was earning a crust as both a session singer and a regular back-up artist at the city's famed Apollo Theatre. 'Running Away From Loneliness', her first single, came out in 1966. Two years later her pairing of 'You Can't Do That' and 'Lost Again', (bonus tracks on…

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  • "Too Much to Bear" is one of the finest soul recordings ever. What a voice and what a soul.
  • he's gone, gone, gone, gone.
  • she's AMAZING. MY GOD.
  • It sure was fun.
  • Thats not my thing.
  • Listened to I'm A Loser for the first time not too long ago, and already it has taken its place as one of my very favorite soul albums. Swamp Dogg's production is absolutely phenomenal, and the lyrical material that Duke is working with on this LP is nothing short of inspired, as good as anything that Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham ever came up with. That's before we even mention Duke's impassioned vocals that have that gospel sound so often associated with deep or southern soul. The confluence of all of these elements makes up an album that's easily on par with James Carr's You Got My Mind Messed Up, Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, or Curtis Mayfield's Superfly. A truly delightful discovery. My favorite track is probably I Don't Care Anymore.
  • Authentic music. A rarity.
  • She lacks some brass but is amazing anyway.
  • Great.

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