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Take Your Shoes Off (album) On his 11th album, the blues/soulman crooner tips the balance to the '60s Hi/Stax sound. Funky ''24-7 Man'' is a dirty-dancing gem, and the Al Green...Take Your Shoes Off (album) On his 11th album, the blues/soulman crooner tips the balance to the '60s Hi/Stax sound. Funky ''24-7 Man'' is a dirty-dancing gem, and the Al Green...1999-04-30

On his 11th album, the blues/soulman crooner tips the balance to the ’60s Hi/Stax sound. Funky ”24-7 Man” is a dirty-dancing gem, and the Al Green-channeling ”Love Gone to Waste” makes you want to dive into those Willie Mitchell-produced horns. Sure, Robert Cray doesn’t sound all that anguished on the heartache-got-me tracks in Take Your Shoes Off, but overall his Southern soul is winning. B

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