lunes, 9 de febrero de 2009

Barbara Acklin: The Brunswick Singles As & Bs (1999)

A vocalist in the style of Dionne Warwick and Brenda Holloway, Acklin first recorded for Special Agent under the name Barbara Allen. In 1966, following a spell as a backing singer, she worked as a receptionist at the Brunswick Records offices and submitted some of her own compositions to producer Carl Davis. One of these, ‘Whispers’, was a major hit for Jackie Wilson, who returned the favour by helping Acklin to secure a recording contract with Brunswick. ‘Love Makes a Woman’, a US number 15 pop hit in July 1968, was followed by ‘Just Ain't No Love’ and ‘Am I The Same Girl’ (a UK Top 25 hit in 1992 for Swing Out Sister). Meanwhile, Acklin began writing with Eugene Record from the Chi-Lites, a partnership that resulted in several of that group's finest moments, including ‘Have You Seen Her’ and ‘Stoned Out of My Mind’". The relationship continued despite Acklin's departure for Capitol Records, but in spite of her early promise with ‘Raindrop’ (1974), she was dropped from the label in 1975. She continued to work as a solo artist and session vocalist but failed to regain the commercial heights of her late 60s recordings. Her music remained in the public eye through prominent cover versions by M.C. Hammer (‘Have You Seen Her’) and Swing Out Sister (‘Am I The Same Girl’). Sadly, Acklin passed away from pneumonia in November 1998. Diablo Records gathered all of Acklin's 12 solo Brunswick singles, A- and B-sides, for this zesty 25-song collection.~ Colin Larkin, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music.



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8 comentarios:

TSI-NA-PAH dijo...

Gracias por el descubrimiento.
saludos

Nosi dijo...

Un placer. Para eso estamos ;-)

scottdavida dijo...

Wonderful music... wonderful singers.

Have a link to Kimberly Briggs

http://rapidshare.com/files/171361296/Kimberley_Briggs_-_Passing_Clouds__1972_.rar

Have looked at your wonderful collection. Impressive! Could you upload -Thelma Jones - Sweet Inspirations Songs of Faith & Sweet Inspirations.

Thanks again.

Will try to some more of your wanted list

David

Nosi dijo...

Thanks very much, David!! I see what I can do about your requestings!!
Greetings

Nosi dijo...

I'm afraid the Kimberley Briggs file has been blocked ;-(

Nosi dijo...

I will re-up soon.

djandpete dijo...

thanks

Liam dijo...

Great thanks.