There are a number of reasons why Boss Man
(1970), which concludes the trilogy of great, if underappreciated, Epic
albums Charlie Rich released before hitting paydirt with Behind
Closed Doors, should have clicked with listeners nationwide. First,
Charlie Rich, singing and playing and writing with unbridled conviction.
Second, Billy Sherrill producing in an uncharacteristically understated
fashion that further allowed Charlie to shine. Third, a cast of fine
supporting musicians offering strong, laid-back performances reminiscent
of heyday Memphis soul. Four, okay, lets face it, the eclectic mix of
genres that embodies the soul of Charlie, allowed here to come up for
air. Need a few more reasons? Eleven more are listed below.