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Ann Peebles was the Queen of Willie Mitchell's notorious Memphis-based R&B Hi Records and she played a huge role in defining the sound of the soul label, along with Al Green and O.V. Wright.
Her superb single "I Can't Stand The Rain" peaked at number 6 on the US R&B charts, made it to number 3 in U.S. Billboard' Hot Dance Singles charts and reached number 41 in the UK singles chart in 1974. "I Can't Stand The Rain" has been covered by many artists, including Tina Turner, and saw a revival by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott who heavily sampled it on her 1997 hit "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)".
Demon is issuing a 4 track EP that will only ever be available on the iTunes store. The EP includes the tracks: "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" popularised by a cover version by Paul Young, it was Ann’s ninth single and charted at number 31 in the US Soul charts. Also featured is the excellent: “Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” - originally released in 1972, it peaked at number 13 in the US Soul Charts.