My Name Is Caroline
Caroline's Crawford's career first began at the age of 15 on Motown Records where she recorded loads of songs but released relatively few! She re-surfaced on Philadelphia International in the early '70s with one brilliant single and a completely unreleased album, which stayed in the can as a result of disagreements with Gamble & Huff. An uncompromising singer, she teamed up with Hamilton Bohannon and sang background on his hits "South African Man", "Foot Stomping' Man" and "Summertime Groove". Bohannon wrote, produced, arranged and directed the seven cuts. All Music Guide's Andrew Hamilton writes: "His patented rhythmic, shuffling sound interspersed with some ballads make this an extension of his "Summertime Groove" album which featured Crawford's vibrant vocals. This is good. Mercury's neglect kept this album from improving their bottom line or Crawford's career, in spite of infectious ditties like "Tell Me You'll Wait" "Coming On Strong," and "Caroline Breakdown". A classic soul album from a very underrated singer!!