"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" with Rhonda Vincent (2017)
In his later years, Singletary made the most of a voice that was tailor-made for duets by collaborating with other singers on most of his post-major label albums. The last record to be released during his lifetime, American Grandstand was a collection of duets with bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent, which once again saw him reinterpreting classics and standards. "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" had Singletary tackling Conway Twitty's role from his 1973 hit with Loretta Lynn, and it was one of Singletary's most rollicking performances in years. He and Vincent enjoy a playful chemistry, which elicits a joyful howl from the crooner in the song's final bars, a fitting farewell for one of his final recordings. J.G.