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She began her career in after winning a local talent contest near Columbus, Ohio, which attracted the attention of country songwriter Bill Anderson. Her first 1 hit was with her debut single "Once A Day" released in Born on this day, was Don Rich, country musician who helped develop the Bakersfield sound in the early s.
He was a noted guitarist and fiddler, and a member of the Buckaroos, the backing band of country singer Buck Owens. Rich died on July 17, Born on this day in Marietta, Georgia, was country singer Priscilla Mitchell.
In the s, with country singer Roy Drusky, she recorded a series of hits, their best-selling recordings being country music "cheating songs", including their biggest hit together, "Yes Mr.
Peters", released inbecoming 1 on the country charts. Born on this day in El Dorado, Arkansas, was David Frizzell, country music singer the younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell.
In the s and into the s, Conley charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eighteen reached 1. Conley's eighteen 1 country singles during the s marked the most 1 hits by any artist in any genre during that decade. Conley's music has been referred to as "thinking man's country" because the narrator looks into the heart and soul of his characters in each song. He died on April 10th Clark died on May 17, aged He died from lung cancer at the age of 56 on 7th May Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Jody Miller, country music singer who in released an answer record to Roger Miller's hit "King of the Road", titled "Queen of the House" which became her signature hit, peaking at 5 on the country singles chart.
Born on this day in Monroe City, Missouri, was Helen Cornelius, country singer-songwriter and actress, best remembered for a series of hit duets with Jim Ed Brown, many of which reached the US country singles top ten during the late s and early '80s, including the 1 hit "I Don't Want to Have to Marry You".
Born on this day in Puryear, Tennessee, was Rattlesnake Annie, country singer and songwriter. She earned her nickname as a child from her respect of snakes. At the time, it was unusual for a woman to play guitar in public, and it was also rare for a woman to produce her own songs.
Born on this day, was Mac Davis, country music singer, songwriter, and actor His early work writing for Elvis Presley produced multiple 1 hits including "Memories", "In The Ghetto", and the latently popular "A Little Less Conversation". He died age 78 on September 29,following heart surgery. He joined Johnny Cash's backing band, the Tennessee Three, after original lead guitarist Luther Perkins, died in a house fire. He was Cash's guitarist for nearly thirty years.
Wootton died on April 9, age Born on this day in Oneonta, New York, was Jerry Jeff Walker, country music singer and songwriter who is most famous for writing the song "Mr. Bojangles" and was a leading figure in the outlaw country music movement. He died of throat cancer on October 23,age Born on this day in Tyler, Texas, was singer-songwriter Richard Dobson. He died of cancer on December 16,aged Born on this day, was Larry Butler, country music producer, songwriter.
From the mids through the s, he worked with Kenny Rogers. Butler is the only Nashville producer to win the Grammy Award for Producer of the year. Russell played piano with "The Wrecking Crew" the top L. His most successful record was "Down in the Boondocks" in His first hit on the country music chart was in with "Burned Like a Rocket. Born on this day in Tremont, Mississippi was Tammy Wynette. Known as the first lady of country music. Her best-known song, "Stand by Your Man", was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the country music genre.
She died from cardiac arrhythmiaon aged 55 on 6th April Between andthe duo also released fourteen singles, including "Tennessee Bird Walk", a 1 hit. Born on this day in Hodgenville, Kentucky, was Bobby Lewis, country music singer-songwriter.
Between andLewis released ten albums and charted more than twenty-five songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Born on this day in Crossett, Arkansas, was K.
Oslin, country music singer and songwriter who is known for a series of top-ten country hits during the late s and early s, four of which topped the chart including her hit "Come Next Monday.
She was 78 years old. Born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio, was Rory Bourke, songwriter. Born on this day in Hugo, Oklahoma, B. He died on March 31, Born on this day, was Lee Greenwood, country music artist who has charted more than 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts.
Born on this day in Florence, Alabama, was Donnie Fritts, session musician and songwriter. Fritts has been Kris Kristofferson's keyboardist for over forty years as of Inhe was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. He died on August 27th age Born on this day in Vienna, Missouri was country singer Leona Williams.
She was a backing musician for Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard, to whom she was married between and Born on this day in Robbinsville, North Carolina, was Ronnie Milsap, country music singer and pianist. Born on this day in Mangum, Oklahoma was pastor, singer, songwriter, producer and television host Gary McSpadden. He died on April 15, age Born on this day in Sheffield, Alabama, was session guitarist and record producer Jimmy Johnson.
He died from kidney failure in at the age of Emmons who was a member of Bill Black's Combo from died on February 23rd Linde wrote numerous hit songs for mainly country music singers, beginning with hits for Roger Miller and Roy Drusky in Inhis song for the Dixie Chicks, "Goodbye Earl", stirred some controversy for its take on spousal abuse. Born on this day in Detroit, Michigan, was Randy Barlow. He died of cancer on July 30,at the age of Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Jessi Colter country music artist who is best known for her collaboration with her husband, Waylon Jennings and for her country-pop crossover hit "I'm Not Lisa".
Born on this in Denver, Colorado was Wayne Carson, country musician, songwriter, and record producer. He played percussion, piano, guitar, and bass. Carson died on July 20,aged She became one of the few women in the outlaw country movement during the s. She died on February 12, He also co-wrote "Cain's Blood", the debut single of s country group 4 Runner.
He died on July 25, age Whilst hanging out backstage at the Montgomery Municipal Auditorium, Hank Williams offered to go out on stage to retrieve Hardrock Gunter's guitar who had just finished his set. Hank walked onto the stage and picked it up, and played a few songs, bringing the house down!
Born on this day in Florence, Alabama was drummer and record producer Jerry Carrigan. He died on June 22nd age Born on this day in Rochester, Minnesota, was singer-songwriter Joe Sun. He charted fourteen singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. Born on this day, was Gene Watson, country singer, best known for his signature song "Farewell Party" and the hit "Love in the Hot Afternoon," and his hit "Fourteen Carat Mind.
Born on this day, was American drummer and session musician Larrie Londin. He played on more hit records during his career than any other drummer, with the possible exception of the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine. He died on August 24, He died on January 1, Born on this day in Letcher County, Kentucky, was Gary Stewart, country musician and songwriter known for his distinctive vibrato voice and his southern rock influenced, outlaw country sound. During the mids Time magazine described him as the "king of honkytonk.
Inshe was the bestselling country artist in Canada, outselling even Garth Brooks and Clint Black. She was also the only female singer ever to have three separate albums chart in the same year in Australia. Born on this day was American country music singer and songwriter Kenny O'Dell. Born on this day in Boscobel, Wisconsin, was Bobby G. Rice, country music singer-songwriter. Between andRice released nine albums and charted thirty songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
Born on this day in Humboldt, Tennessee, was T. Sheppard, born Billy Neal Browdercountry music singer, who had 15 1 hits during the s and s. Sheppard owned a small chain of now-defunct restaurants under the name of "T. Born on this day in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, was Bobbie Gentry, singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material.
Gentry rose to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe" in The track spent four weeks at 1 on the Billboard Hot chart and sold over three million copies all over the world. Born on this day in Lafayette, Louisiana, was Eddy Raven, who is known for his Cajun-influenced country music. Born on this day in Eugene, Oregon, was Susan Raye, country music singer. She enjoyed great popularity during the early and mid 's and chalked up seven top 10 and nineteen top 40 country hits.
Raye was a protegee of country music singer Buck Owens. Owens and Raye recorded a number of hit albums and singles together. Born on this day was American country singer, guitarist Ray Downs, best known for his appearances on the syndicated Porter Wagoner television show.
Ray is now a novelist with three novels and hundreds of short stories to his credit. Born on this day was Kinky Friedman, American Texas Country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician and former columnist for Texas Monthly. Creason died on 21 December He died on December 26, in Georgia. Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Brenda Lee.
At 4 ft. Inshe was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The marriage ended in divorce on May 29, He was acting governor of California while Brown spent time outside of California pursuing presidential ambitions.
According to the Opry, drums and horns were not considered to be part of country music. Wills' band at the time consisted of two fiddlers, two bass fiddles, two electric guitars, an amplified electric steel guitar, and a trumpet, as well as drums, with which the drummer played in the Dixieland style. Red Foley became the first country performer to record in Nashville, Tennessee. Born on this day, was Michael Martin Murphey, singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in Born on this day in Lafayette, Tennessee, was Rita Coolidge, singer and songwriter.
She met Kris Kristofferson at Los Angeles airport when they were both catching the same flight to Tennessee and he got off in Memphis with her rather than go on to his originally intended stop in Nashville; the two married in Born on this day in Springhill, Nova Scotia, was Anne Murray, the Canadian singer whose albums have sold over 54 million copies.
Murray became the first Canadian female solo singer to reach 1 on the US charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, "Snowbird".
Born on this day songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fred Tackett best known as a member of the band Little Feat. Born on this day in Anson, Texas, was Jeannie C.
Born on this day in Kerang, Victoria, was John Williamson, Australian country music singer-songwriter. Williamson has released over forty albums, and has received twenty-six Golden Guitar trophies at the Country Music Awards of Australia.
Born on this day in Ashland, Kentucky, was Naomi Judd, country music singer, songwriter, and activist. With her daughter, Wynonna Judd, Naomi formed country music's most famous mother, daughter team, The Judds scored twenty top hits including fifteen 1's and have sold over 20 million albums. Born on this day in Sevierville, Tennessee, was Dolly Parton, singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress. She is one of the most successful female country artists of all time; with an estimated million albums sold.
The duo had success in the s and s, starting with the release of their crossover hit "Let Your Love Flow" ina 1 single on the Billboard Hot Starting in the late s, the Bellamy Brothers found success in country music as well, charting twenty 1 singles. Born on this day was Douglas B.
Green, American musician, arranger, award-winning Western music songwriter, and Grand Ole Opry member. Dexter owned a bar in the s and helped popularize the style of country music known as 'honky tonk', when he recorded "Honky Tonk Blues" at his first recording session in Cash died on October 14 Born on this day in Texas City, Texas, was Johnny Lee country music singer whose single, "Lookin' for Love" spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in He racked up a series of country hits in the early and mids.
Born on this day in Versailles, Kentucky, was John Conlee, country music singer who between and scored a total of thirty-two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. With his brothers he wrote "Islands in the Stream" which became a world-wide 1 hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in He later became a songwriter for other artists, with his credits including Razzy Bailey's 1 single "Midnight Hauler".
Born on this day was US folk and country singer John Prine. He released his debut album inand put out 19 studio albums in all. Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. Born on this day in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, was Lacy J.
Dalton country singer and songwriter known for her gritty, powerful vocals. Parsons died on 19th September from a heroin overdose aged Born on this day in Groveton, Texas, was Jacky Ward, country music artist. Between andhe charted more than fifteen singles His highest-peaking single, "A Lover's Question", reached 3 on the charts in Murrah was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in Born on this day was American record producer and pianist Tony Brown.
Born on this day was Jimmy Buffett, singer-songwriter, film producer, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band. He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads". The track became his third single released on Sterling Records in April Tex Williams recorded "Smoke! The song which was co-written with Merle Travis and produced by Lee Gillette, spent 15 weeks at 1 on the country chart in The song can be heard in the opening of the film, Thank You for Smoking.
Born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, was Emmylou Harris, singer-songwriter and musician. She has released many chart-topping albums and singles over the course of her career, winning 12 Grammy Awards. The song was Williams' first major hit, reaching 4 on the Billboard Singles chart and is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music. Many others have recorded and performed the song a notably hit version was by Travis Tritt in the s.
Born on this day was American songwriter and musician Richard Fagan who had six top ten singles and 18 charted singles on the Billboard Country charts. Fagan died aged 69 on August 5, Born on this day, was Mike Reid who is a retired professional American football linebacker, as well as a country music artist who played for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Between andshe recorded two duet albums with Bill Anderson, and charted four duets with him. One of their duets, "Sometimes", reached 1 in Williams died on February 11, A Grammy award-nominated writer and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Goodrum has written 1 songs in each of the four decades since his first 1 hit, 's "You Needed Me.
Born on this day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was Bernie Leadon, musician and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Born on this day in Gilmer, Texas, was Don Henley singer, songwriter and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Inhe moved to Los Angeles to record an album with his early band, Shiloh, while living at the home of fellow Texan Kenny Rogers; the album was produced by Kenny Rogers.
Shortly thereafter, Henley met Glenn Frey. They both became members of Linda Ronstadt's backup band. The Eagles have sold over million albums worldwide. According to biographer Colin Escott, Ramona Vincent, a crippled woman, wrote the words of the song as a poem and sent it to Williams, who put a melody to it. Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Freddy Weller, country music artist.
Born on this day, was Pat Alger, songwriter, singer and guitarist who inwas voted Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriter's Association International. Anderson died on July 30th aged Born on this day in Mountain City, Tennessee, was Dave Loggins, singer, songwriter widely remembered for his composition "Please Come to Boston", which was a top 10 hit in the US for him, and was subsequently covered by numerous other artists. Born on this day in South Whitley, Indiana, was Janie Fricke, country music singer, best remembered for a series of country music hits in the early to mid s.
Loretta Webb married Oliver Vanetta Lynn, commonly known as "Doolittle", "Doo" or "Mooney" for running moonshineafter courting for a month. Mooney was 21 years old; Loretta was In an effort to break free of the coal mining industry, the couple moved from Butcher Hollow to the logging community of Custer, Washington when she was 16 years old and seven months pregnant with the first of their six children.
Over the course of their often-tumultuous nearly year marriage, Doolittle was instrumental in developing Lynn's musical talent and country music career. After the duo disbanded, Seals began a solo career in country music and throughout the s and into the early s, LP) 16 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the country charts, eleven of which reached 1, including: "Meet Me in Montana" with Marie Osmond"Bop", "You Still Move Me", "I Will Be There", "Three Time Loser", and "Good Times".
He died on March 25, After the duo disbanded, Seals began a solo career in country music. Throughout the s and into the early s, he released 16 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the country charts.
During its heyday from to helped to launch the careers of some of the greatest names in American country and western music. Born on this day, was Paul Lavon Davis, singer and songwriter, best known for his hit "I Go Crazy", which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot after spending 40 weeks on the charts.
His highest-charting pop hit was the 6 "'65 Love Affair. He died of a heart attack on April 22, a day after his 60th birthday. Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Larry Gatlin, singer, songwriter best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late s, becoming one of country music's most successful acts of the s and s. Gatlin scored a total of 33 Top 40 singles.
He also co-wrote "Love in the First Degree" a 1 hit for Alabama in She is also the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson and the younger sister of songwriter Ron Davies. During the s and s she scored numerous Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard hits becoming one of country music's most influential artists.
American country music singer Roy Acuff announced his intention to run for governor of Tennessee. Running as the Republican candidate, he later lost to Democratic candidate Gordon Browning in the November election. Her music has been successful in multiple genres including pop, country, and adult contemporary and has sold an estimated million records worldwide and has scored 3 Country 1 albums.
Born on this day in Biloxi, Mississippi, was Chris Ledoux, singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums many self-released which have sold more than six million copies in the US. He died on March 9, Born on this day was American country music singer Gary Morris who charted a string of countrypolitan-styled hit songs throughout the s including the ballad "The Wind Beneath My Wings", and five 1 hits.
Hank Williams went into E. Born on this day in Oneida, Kentucky, was Les Taylor, country music artist who was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of country-pop band Exile. He performed with the group untilwhen he left to pursue a solo career.
Born on this day, was James Preston 'J. It was released as a single on MGM Records in September and reached 4 on the country singles chart. During sessions at Castle Studios in Nashville Hank Williams recorded "Wedding Bells" which later peaked at 2 on the country singles chart in It was made of green vinyl, as part of an early attempt to color-code singles according to the genre of music they featured.
Others included red for classical music and yellow for children's songs. Hank Williams' first publicity photos were taken in Shreveport. The photo which was later used for the Hank Williams stamp issued in as part of the Legends of American Music was taken on this day. His horse, Trigger, also had its hoof prints cast for posterity. Born on this day in Sevierville, Tennessee, was Stella Parton country singer and songwriter.
She is a younger sister of Dolly Parton, and musician and businessman Randy Parton. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southern rock, blues, and traditional country. Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Russell Smith, country music singer-songwriter.
He died age 70 on July 12th Born on this day in Tuskegee, Alabama, was Lionel Richie, singer, songwriter and one time member of the Letter In A Song - Dan Hartman - It Hurts To Be In Love (Vinyl. Kenny Rogers scored the crossover country hit with the Richie written and produced track "Lady". The album returned him to the top of the Billboard chart, his first 1 album there for more than 25 years.
Born on this day in Shreveport, Louisiana, was James Stroud, drummer and record producer. Born on this day in Kingston, New York was country singer, songwriter Henry Paul who was a member of the Southern rock band Outlaws and is also a founding member of the country band BlackHawk.
Born on this day in Fort Payne, Alabama, was Jeff Cook guitarist and singer, songwriter best known as one of the founding members of Alabama who have scored over 30 US Country 1 hits. Williams wrote the song originally intending that the words be spoken, rather than sung.
The song about loneliness was largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard and was released as the B side to "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" which was a 2 hit in The song first appeared in the musical Oh, Ernest and was recorded by Emmet Miller in and later by country music singer Rex Griffin. Born on this day in Buffalo, NY, Letter In A Song - Dan Hartman - It Hurts To Be In Love (Vinyl Greg Leisz, songwriter who plays guitar, dobro, mandolin, lap steel and pedal steel guitar.
American old-time fiddler and an early-recorded country musician Fiddlin' John Carson died aged He wrote more than songs in his life but only nine were ever copyrighted which led to several copyright issues with both Okeh Records and other musicians during his active career. Ripley died from cancer on January 3rd, two Letter In A Song - Dan Hartman - It Hurts To Be In Love (Vinyl after his 69th birthday.
Between andJones released four studio albums. His highest charting single, "Bonnie Jean Little Sister ," peaked at 10 in Born on this day in Bartlesville, Oklahoma was Becky Hobbs country music singer, songwriter and pianist who has charted multiple singles on the Country charts, including the 10 hit "Let's Get Over Them Together", a duet with Moe Bandy. Best known for her years as a regular on the country variety series Hee Hawappearing in comic sketches with other cast members.
Her record "Brass Buckles" was a top-five hit on Billboard's country singles chart. She was featured on the cover of Playboy Magazine several times initially credited as Barbi Klein and in nude photo layouts. Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Paul Worley, American record producer and session guitarist, known primarily for his work in country music. McDowell has charted more than thirty Top 40 hits on the Billboard country music charts.
Born on this day was American singer-songwriter Kacey Jones. Jones died on September 1, after a long battle with cancer. His released his debut album, Now and Then, in He was killed in a gunfight with a bounty hunter at the age of 65 on June 11 George Jones married his first wife Dorothy Bonvillion, the couple divorced slightly more than a year later.
The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven 1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career. Highly recommended. From All Music Guide One of the dance figures whose influence and exposure far exceeds his actual name-recognition association, Walter Gibbons pioneered the concept of the remix and inch single in America.
Influenced by Jamaican dub producers, Gibbons began altering tracks for his DJ sets in the early '70s, then took his innovations to the studio and recorded the first commercially available remix singles. He started his career as a DJ, and became one of the most popular mixers in New York by the early '70s. As well, the tracks' influence hardly ended away from the dancefloor. Released on the inch vinyl format at a cheap price, they became incredibly popular and soon spurred other labels including the majors to begin releasing their own inch remix singles as well.
Gibbons also worked on tracks for West End and Gold Mind during the late '70s, but was inactive for several years. He returned in with his most seminal record yet, a classic on New LP) growing garage scene known as "Set It Off.
Sharp, Maquerade, Number 1 and Strafe the latter is undoubtedly the most-heard and definitive. He died in Walter Gibbons. By 18 Walter was plugged into the emerging gay nightlife scene Letter In A Song - Dan Hartman - It Hurts To Be In Love (Vinyl he became one of disco's earliest d.
In Walter was the house d. The club was a cavernous affair created out of two brownstone townhouses merged together. The club was an a potpourri of black, latino, gay, whites and straights, all joined in Walter's tribal percussive symphonies played out with religious fervor. Predating the amazing cut and paste skills later developed by hip-hop d.
John "Jellybean" Benitez is quoted as saying; "I thought I was the best d. Everything he was doing back then, people are doing now. He was phasing records, backbeating them for an echo effect, quick cuts and little tape edits that would freak people out. The drummer would set his kit up on the dancefloor and play alongside Walter's tribal beats.
This odd beginning was the basis for a long and prestigious career for Francois Kevorkian. Walter weaved his magic at Galaxy 21 mainly, but was also heard at the early clubs Fantasia and Buttermilk Bottom. Moulton who created the 12" single sites Gibbons as the first person to have a commercially released 12" single of his mix. It was Gibbons transformation of Double Exposure's "Ten Percent" from a three minute album track into an eleven minute dancefloor stormer that radically changed the disco undergound in terms of record production, remixing and development of the 12" record.
At the time when orchestration was commonly used on dance records, Gibbons' technique was to concentrate on percussion and the song. He was an explorer and innovator of DJ techniques and skills which we now take for granted. The 12" single was Salsoul's 8th release but was the world's first commercially available 12" single, a nifty title that Walter treasured.
The song was so successful that he worked almost exclusively for the Cayre Brothers for the next several years. Magic was cast for both Gibbons and Salsoul Records with the combination of Walter's mixing and Salsoul's distribution, their product kept adding up to chart Gold. It seemed he was in search of something in his life that perhaps he felt was missing. While out in Seattle Walter came to terms with God and became a born-again Christian.
It is widely noted that during this period he refused to play anything with sexually explicit lyrics and anything that didn't have an upbeat spirtual message. Needless to say, disco was the devil's music and his playlists were rather short and the crowds dwindled to nothing. Most people believed that Walter Gibbons was a fading legend in the early history of disco, then in he resurfaced, and had a new and immediate impact on the development of Chicago House Sound.
Gibbons released an independent 12" record called "Set It Off" which started to create a stir at Paradise Garage, the black gay club in New York, where Larry Levan presided over the wheels of steel. Within weeks a "Set It Off" craze spread through the club scene, including new versions by C.
Gibbons had set the tone again, the "Set It Off" sound was primitive house, haunting, repetitive beats ideal for mixing and extending.
It immediately became an underground club anthem, finding a natural home in Chicago, where a whole generation of DJ's including Farley and Frankie Knuckles, rocked the clubs and regularly played it on local radion stations.
Gibbons outlined his feelings prior to his death in an interview with Steven Harvey. I'm just an instrument. M — Popmuzik 12" Version 3. Paul Hardcastle — 19 12" Version 4. Mdmc — How About It 12" Version 5. Sunbelt— Spin It 12" Version 7. This is Pop music in the true meaning of the word.
It was featured on a double groove 12" version and this is the full version ending with "Loud and clear clear clear". ZTT dug up the master copy for me and although it sounds a bit noisy in the beginning, it still is the best sounding version I cam across. Paul Hardcastle — 19 12" version Produced by Sander Bos and myself and a pretty experimental 12" it became.
The track made it to no. There is a longer remix, but I opted for the original version comparing many versions on CD to find the cleanest one. Sunbelt— Spin It 12" version The first time ever for this to appear on CD.
This was one of the tracks that found it's way to my dance floor on the famous Disconet DJ-only label. Felix — Don't You Want Me 12" version A great New-wave dance track from the 80's in master quality. Sheila E. There is an ever longer album version, but this is the one that worked best on the dance floor. Macho — I'm A Man full length version I found a shorter 11 minute master which was labeled being digital, but which sounded over- processed and was pumping into distortion.
Frans vd Kamp came to me with a vinyl transfer which simply sounded better. An over-eager mastering engineer probably ruined the only master version around, so this is the closest to conveying you the way it should sound, and to ease the pain of loss, in it's full version. Miami Sound Machine — Conga 12"Version 8. Manhattan Transfer — Twilight Zone 12"Version 9. You know the version with all those edits, well this is that same mix in it's original form without all the edits.
It is a true Grand 12 inch, more than a piece of great music. It is an adventure you embark on taking you through more than brilliant musical arrangements with many solos, ad-libs, vocal scats and resolving in Sharon's wonder full vocal performance. What this is, truly, is one of the first Beatles tribute albums, and it is extraordinary.
Peter Gabriel performing "Strawberry Fields Forever should be a staple on classic hits radio stations. Where the dismal soundtrack to the film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band had hits and misses, this is a very cohesive and impressive work of art. Pepper soundtrack -- but it is just as cool. Frankie Laine, Status Quo, and a delirious Keith Moon add to the festivities, but it is the Peter Gabriel track which gets the nod as the over-the-top performance here; Moon's rant is so out-there and off-key it disturbs the momentum.
We have to give him a pass, though. It's Keith Moon, and he never made it to 64! Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band soundtrack and film as well, so maybe this is where the idea for that came to be. Utilizing the Elton John number-one hit from two years earlier, "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," insures that a Beatle is involved in this project, as John Lennon performed on that single under the name Dr.
Winston O'Boogie, though it might have been interesting had they added the Royal Philharmonicto the original tape. Well, on second thought, maybe not.
Still, it is a classic, classic album that deserves a better place in rock history, certainly more so than the aforementioned Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack.
Definitely worth seeking out. According to very reputable sources, this release, Friends From The Beginning, is totally bogus. Of value to fansonly as a bizarre artifact from an industry where the artist and thepublic are both being cheated.
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