““Pop music has a history of great production teams..........Now Boston has a new duo vying for honors: Michael Dinallo and Ducky Carlisle. With their penchant for dialing in the right vibe for any type of roots music — blues, country, R&B, folk, primal rock — they could call themselves the Rust Brothers if they weren’t already known as the Tremolo Twins. And their moniker can be found on one of the year’s hottest R&B comebacks, Eddie Floyd’s new Eddie Loves You So on the revived Stax label.””
"Dinallo has a reputation as a player and producer who knows how to sublinate his ego in service to the material, and doesn't let habit get in the way when looking for the right sound.....(He) works up a steady soul sweat. It's his vision of rock and roll heaven - with brown Fender amps."
“Often in tandem with Cropper, Eddie Floyd wrote some of Stax's most emblematic material, and some of its most atypical. Eddie Floyd Loves You teams him with Michael Dinallo and Ducky Carlisle, themselves fluent with various soul and blues greats. Floyd's voice isn't what it used to be, but the production slyly adds spare, country-soul grooves to classic material. "You're So Fine," a 1959 hit for Floyd's Detroit group the Falcons, rocks and rolls, while " 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone" is simply deadly: "Stumblin' through the city/Stoppin' every girl I see," Floyd sings. He sounds like a country boy making his way down backstreets toward a redemption that turns out to be a mirage, and that's as true to the Stax aesthetic as you'd care to get in this day and age.”
“Eddie Loves You So highlights the 73-year-old Alabama native's skills as a writer, as it features soul numbers he wrote for other artists, going back to his pre-Stax days with the Falcons, and a couple of newer compositions. Not to slight his singing - Floyd sounds great. His devastating rendition of "Consider Me," a pleading deep-soul ballad he cut in his previous Stax tenure, makes this once-obscure album cut sound like a should-have-been classic.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"4 Stars - Adventurous, exciting, honest, and authentic."
Revolver Magazine, The Netherlands
“For his first addition to the Stax catalog in 34 years, Floyd turned not to Memphis but to Boston. Working with local producers Ducky Carlisle and Michael Dinallo, Floyd revisits songs he wrote for himself and others at the legendary record label that was revived last year. The 73-year-old Floyd sounds astonishingly loose and soulful, as if still in his “Knock on Wood” heyday. Backed by Carlisle (drums), Dinallo (guitar) and other local artists, Floyd’s pleading voice recaptures the r & b magic that made Stax a soul institution and him part of its foundation. Download: “Since You’ve Been Gone.””