He released singles from vocalists within the revue and other groups as well. While Ike constantly recorded the revue, they performed days out of the year to make up for lack of hit records.

It was their first album to chart, reaching No. Their first Billboard charting album, Live! It reached No. From throughThe Ikettes released eight singles, most of which were issued by Modern Records.

Phil Spector had seen them perform at a club on the Sunset Strip and invited them to appear in the concert film The Big T. Show which was filmed on November 29, After their release from Album), they signed to Spector's Philles Records label. The disappointing chart performance caused the album, River Deep — Mountain High, to be shelved in America where it wasn't officially released until However, in Britain, the song became a hit, reaching No.

It also reached No. Hall included a quote from Spector stating, "We can only assume that England is more appreciative of talent and exciting music than the US". When they returned to the US, they were involved in a serious bus accident while on the road in Wichita, Kansas. A few band members were hospitalized, so Turner recruited members from St. Louis to continue the tour. Bythe revue started to book bigger venues in the United States.

They performed a series of "exclusive deals" during this period, to help Ike increase their finances. As their careers were rising, their personal relationship was deteriorating and Tina attempted suicide before a show in The first album, Outta Season, was released in March It peaked at No. It was in Vegas that Ike, who up to that point had lived a drug and alcohol free life, began using cocaine. He later recalled that he was introduced to the drug by "two famous Las Vegas headliners".

It was successful, reaching No. The next month The Hunter was released on Blue Thumb, one of their more blues-oriented albums which features electric blues guitarist Albert Collins. The album peaked at No. Their performance of "Bold Soul Sister" propelled the single to No. In March, their single "Come Together" peaked at No. Due to the success of their singles, they were signed to Minit's parent label Liberty Records.

Later that year, they made their first trip to Asia to perform in Siam, China, Japan, and the Philippines. Ike wasn't fond of the original song, but he liked the cover version by Checkmates, Ltd. Ike and Tina released their version on the album 'Workin' Together' in December The single was released in Januaryreaching No.

Workin' Together became their most successful studio album, peaking at No. Their performances received rave reviews. The conservative Le Monde described Ike and Tina as "the voice of desire".

Their concert at the Olympia was recorded and released as the album Live In Paris. The concert was filmed and released as Soul To Soul in theaters in August The following month the soundtrack Soul To Soul was released which featured the Turners. In"Two Timin', Double Dealin'" was released.

In Marchthe Turners opened their own recording studio, Bolic Sound. The facilities had already been in use for Turner productions since A few months later they released the album Feel Good. Nine out of the ten tracks on the album were written by Tina. The single was even more successful in Europe, reaching No. It was also a top 5 hit in several other countries.

Jones temporarily left after she was fined for being late onstage. The Ikettes weren't paid much and were often fined by the Turners for "inexcusables" such as tardiness, no-shows at rehearsals, miscues onstage, sloppy appearance, and disruptive behavior. Jones was the "longest-lasting Ikette" and was referred to as "Motha" Ikette. She was the group's trainer and came up with most of the choreography.

Both albums received Grammy nominations at the 17th Annual Grammy We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis / Live! (CD. Their gospel album was nominated for Best We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis / Live! (CD Gospel Performance. Ike also earned a solo nomination for his single "Father Alone". He had previously co-produced a few of their singles and the album Feel Good InTina starred as the Acid Queen in the rock opera film Tommy.

To capitalize off her publicity surrounding the film, a solo album by Tina was released titled Acid Queen.

It was a hit in Europe where the Turners had a strong following, reaching No. ByIke's cocaine addiction had caused a hole in his nasal septum, leading to nosebleeds from which he would relieve himself by using more of the drug. The contract had a key person clause, meaning they would have to sign it in four days, keeping Tina contractually tied to Ike for five more years. While en route to the hotel, the Turners got into a physical altercation in the car.

Soon after their arrival, Tina fled to the nearby Ramada Inn and later hid at several friends' homes. On July 27,Tina filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. Further singles included " Where in the World " and "Forever Blue", which featured a descending phrase that reminds some people of the John Barry theme for the film Midnight Cowboy.

With strong dance rhythms reverberating throughout the entire album, tracks draw influences from s and s jazz, pop, soul, and funk. The album's title track, a blend of s soul music and modern pop, gained the duo heavy airplay on smooth jazz radio and was a crossover hit, gaining airtime on adult contemporary stations as well.

The musical influences of Stevie WonderThe Jackson 5Curtis Mayfield and others would become evident on this album but continue on through their later releases. In line with the album theme, Drewery also grew out her hair from her trademark bob which had become a visual signature for their early years. Numerous changes were afoot by the time the fourth album, The Living Returnwas released in September The replacement of producer Paul O'Duffy, after initial studio sessions with Ray Haydencontributed to a looser, rawer feel to the songs that were often the results of studio jam sessions.

Though Drewery and Connell still led Swing Out Sister, additional musicians, including former 52nd Street bassist Derick Johnson, Pa'lante percussionist Chris Manis, Jazz Defectors drummer Myke Wilson, and trumpet player John Thirkellincreased the group to ten members who replicated the live performances that had been captured on the Japan-only release Live at the Jazz Cafe.

Few of the band's releases charted highly on the pop listings in Western countries after the successful debut album. The band, however, became extremely popular in Japan. Producer Paul O'Duffy, who co-wrote half of the songs, was back at the helm. As an orchestra was once again employed led by Gavyn Wrightthe lush arrangements characteristic of Kaleidoscope World resurfaced.

The album included a cover of Laura Nyro 's " Album) Soul Picnic " as well as the original version of "Better Make It Better", which appeared in a different mix on their previous album. This album would also mark the beginning of the duo's use of Japanese musicians in their studio sessions.

Filth and Dreamstheir sixth album, proved yet again that Swing Out Sister were eager to reinvent themselves. The album was released in Japan in Marchand it remains the only album not released in any other country. This album featured stronger jazz leanings than some of their early pop-oriented albums, and is restrained in mood.

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January Bannister, Matthew Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. Boone, Graeme M. Holm-Hudson ed. Pendragon Press. Redding's premature death devastated Stax. Already on the verge of bankruptcy, the label soon discovered that the Atco division of Atlantic Records owned the rights to his entire song catalog. Redding was born in Dawson, Georgiathe fourth of six children, and the first son of Otis Redding Sr. Redding Sr. When Redding was three, the family moved to Tindall Heights, a predominantly African-American public housing project in Macon.

From age 10, Redding took drum and singing lessons. At Ballard-Hudson High Schoolhe sang in the school band. Redding said that he "would not be here" We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis / Live! (CD Little Richard and that he "entered the music business because of Richard — he is my inspiration.

I used to sing like Little Richard, his rock 'n' roll stuff My present music has a lot of him in it. At age 15, Redding left school to help financially support his family; his father had contracted tuberculosis and was often hospitalized, leaving his mother as the family's primary income earner. Pianist Gladys Williams, a locally well-known musician in Macon and another who inspired Redding, often performed at the Hillview Springs Social Club, and Redding sometimes played piano with her band there.

Redding sang Little Richard's "Heebie Jeebies. Cake and the Mighty Panthers, featuring Johnny Jenkins. A member of Pat T. Cake and the Mighty Panthers, Redding toured the Southern United States on the Chitlin' Circuita string of venues that were hospitable to African-American entertainers during the era of racial segregationwhich lasted into the early s. When Walden started to look for a record label for Jenkins, Atlantic Records representative Joe Galkin showed interest and around sent him to the Stax studio in Memphis.

Redding drove Jenkins to the session, as We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis / Live! (CD latter did not have a driver's license. Stewart later praised Redding's performance, saying, "Everybody was fixin' to go home, but Joe Galkin insisted we give Otis a listen. There was something different about [the ballad]. He really poured his soul into it. The single was released by Volt in October and charted in March the following year.

The latter is the only Redding track with both background singing and brass. It became his worst-selling single. In NovemberRedding, accompanied by his brother Rodgers and an associate, former boxer Sylvester Huckaby a childhood friend of Redding'straveled to New York to perform at the Apollo Theater for the recording of a live album for Atlantic Records.

The trio asked Walden for money. Huckaby's description of their circumstances living in the "big old raggedy" Hotel Theresa is quoted by Peter Guralnick in his book Sweet Soul Music. He noted meeting Muhammad Ali and other celebrities. Ben E. Most of Redding's songs after "Security", from his first album, had a slow tempo. Disc jockey A. Moohah Williams accordingly labeled him "Mr. Pitiful", [33] and subsequently, Cropper and Redding wrote the eponymous song.

That summer, Redding and the studio crew arranged new songs for his next album. Ten of the eleven songs were recorded in a hour period on July 9 and 10 in Memphis. Redding's success allowed him to buy a acre 1. Walden signed more musicians, including Percy SledgeJohnnie TaylorClarence Carter and Eddie Floydand together with Redding, they founded two production companies. The other was named Redwal Music derived from Red ding and Wal denwhich was shut down shortly after its creation. Redding was one of the first soul artists to perform for rock audiences in the western United States.

His performance received critical acclaim, including positive press in the Los Angeles Timesand he penetrated mainstream popular culture. Bob Dylan attended the performance and offered Redding an altered version of one of his songs, " Just Like a Woman ". Woods in Today often considered his signature song[43] Jim Stewart reckoned, "If there's one song, one performance that really sort of sums up Otis and what he's about, it's 'Try a Little Tenderness'.

That one performance is so special and so unique that it expresses who he is. The spring of marked the first time that Stax booked concerts for its artists. When the crew arrived in London, the Beatles sent a limousine to pick them up. It was Jim Stewart's idea to produce a duet album, as he expected that "[Redding's] rawness and [Thomas's] sophistication would work". Six out of ten songs were cut during their joint session; the rest were overdubbed by Redding in the days following, because of his concert obligations.

Three singles were lifted from the album: " Tramp " was released in April, followed by " Knock on Wood " and "Lovey Dovey". Redding returned to Europe to perform at the Paris Olympia. The live album Otis Redding: Live in Europe was released three months later, featuring this and other live performances in London and StockholmSweden. InRedding performed at the influential Monterey Pop Festival as the closing act on Saturday night, the second day of the festival. He was invited through the efforts of promoter Jerry Wexler.

The ballad "I've Been Loving You" followed. The last song was "Try a Little Tenderness", including an additional chorus. Jones, "I think we did one of our best shows, Otis and the MG's. That we were included in that was also something of a phenomenon. That we were there? With those people? They were accepting us and that was one of the things that really moved Otis. He was happy to be included and it brought him a new audience. It was greatly expanded in Monterey. Before Monterey, Redding wanted to record with Conley, but Stax was against the idea.

The two moved from Memphis to Macon to continue writing. In early DecemberRedding again recorded at Stax. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and tried to create a similar sound, against the label's wishes.

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