Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz
This album is a real curiosity. First try of the future Stax queen of southern soul, Gee Whiz absolutely doesn't sound like a average Stax album or even a southern soul record. Instead of the horns and strings fury the label will be reknowned for, Carla Thomas delivers the most middle of the road and pop oriented album of her career. Her voice is already recognizable but the production is a bit too syrupy. The cover and the title stay nonetheless pretty cool.