Album Review: Sorry You Couldn't Make It by Swamp Dogg
Very Good, Based on 1 Critic
AllMusic - 70 Based on rating 7/10
It's a little secret neither side will often acknowledge, but the dividing line between vintage Southern country music and vintage Southern soul and R&B is extremely narrow, and the two sides have more similarities than differences. In both genres, love, infidelity, the nuts and bolts of survival, and having a well-deserved good time on a Saturday night are among the most common and important themes, and both rely on emotional honesty above all else. Jerry Williams knows a lot about all this -- he wrote and produced soul hits for Doris Duke, Dee Dee Warwick, and Irma Thomas, but in 1972 he was nominated for a Country Music Association award, along with Gary "U.