alt01.See And Don't See
02.Daddy's House
03.You Used Me
04.Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing
05.Snake In The Grass
06.Your Key Don't Fit It Anymore
08.I Don't Want Nobody To Have It But You
09.We'll Cry Together
10.I'll Drown In My Tears
11.I Want My Freedom
12.Try Me

Since her belated “discovery� following the club scene success of the moody single See & Don’t See, it’s been generally assumed that Marie Lyons must have been a James Brown associate. Presumably his hands guided these late 60s recordings because she was a fine soul stylist and recorded for DeLuxe, a subsidiary of the King label Brown once called home – but there is no evidence to support this. In fact, biographical details on Lyons are almost non-existent and, though she may indeed be a true prodigy, one can’t help but think there are illuminating facts about her to be uncovered and a story to be told.
DeLuxe pushed three singles from this rare album, including a storming version of Fever, but Lyons vanished completely once it was released. Certain reissue labels are lazier than others, however (some songs on this superb album aren’t even credited to the correct writers, her origins seem guessed at) and, though musically this is a must-have soul album, it’s a pity that it’s been bootlegged already and this legitimate reissue stands as the lesser achievement.