lunes, 14 de septiembre de 2009

Lorraine Ellison: Stay with Me - The Best of Lorraine Ellison (1995) ... plus

With an incredible vocal power, range, and intensity that was perhaps too heavy for the record-buying masses, Lorraine Ellison never made it big, except of course in the hearts of committed soul fans-and the occasional rock and pop buyer. Ellison was born in North Philadelphia and began singing gospel with her family at age six. She sang professionally with a local group named the Sylvania Singers before forming the family group The Ellison Singers in the late '50s/early '60s. By 1964, she began recording R&B music, and her first hit was the 1965 R&B hit 'I Dig You Baby' (later made into a pop smash by Jerry Butler). One year later, she released her signature song, the intense, symphonic-drenched ballad 'Stay With Me,' written and produced by Jerry Ragovoy and issued by the Warner label. It hit number 11 on the R&B charts in the fall of 1966. Some of her other singles were 'Heart Be Still,' 'Don't Let It Go to Your Head,' and 'I've Got My Baby Back.' Songs that she wrote with her manager Sam Bell (of Garrett Mimms & the Enchanters) were recorded by Mimms and Howard Tate. Ellison's Warner LPs include Heart and Soul (1966), Stay With Me (1969), and Lorraine Ellison (1974) and the compilation The Best of Philadelphia's Queen (1976). Lorraine Ellison died on August 17, 1985 from ovarian cancer at the young age of 51. This set containing 23 songs from 1966-1973, includes three non-LP singles, three unreleased cuts from an aborted 1970 session at Muscle Shoals, her only two charting singles, and even an Al Kooper song from an obscure 1970 soundtrack. These are among the foremost examples of the collision of soul, gospel, and pop, with the accent on the soul and gospel. The first half of the program, consisting of 1966-70 sides produced by Ragovoy (who also wrote most of those songs), have the edge over the early-'70s sessions. But Ellison's vocals are hard to fault anywhere. It also includes the original version of 'Try (Just a Little Bit Harder),' covered by Janis Joplin. I added 2 extra tracks from the Stay with me album which were omitted from this compilation. You can find her first Lp here. http://www.allmusic.com/, http://www.rhinohandmade.com/
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9 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

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josé neves dijo...

many many tanks!

justme dijo...

Thanks for a MUCH better copy of this cd than the one I had. It is a great album.

RJW dijo...

I am commenting about "The Fuzz" lp, i left a comment there but i don't know if you saw it there. Thanks for that amazing album, it is great. I did a pro tools clean up of the vinyl noises, and wanted to offer to upload the cleaned version for you, if you would like to hear it. Either way, though, thanks very much for making that available.

dgstv dijo...

what up girl! your blog is funtastic, look our work and.....exchange? read us, one luv!

IL BLOG DI ZOBEIDE D'ANVERSA PONTORNO VEDOVA CAPRAROLA dijo...

check if you like this marvellous italian singer - Mia Martini - the album is a 2cd compilation..
A great voice who used to tour with Aznavour or sing with Dee Dee Bridgewater.. and who sadly committed suicide in 1994...

http://www.mediafire.com/?cmuim5znkm5
http://www.mediafire.com/?8in0z3ty1wj

Nosi dijo...

Thanks everybody for your thanks and gifts!! Very nice of you all! ;-)

Ricardo dijo...

I bought "Stay with me" when it very first came out back in the sixties. 40 years on its still head and shoulders above anything else I play. Trouble is, you can't follow it with anything. What ever I play after it seems so shallow and bland.
A landmark record for sure.
Thanks for keeping it alive.

paycheckfan dijo...

Thanks for a great blog, would you mind re-upping this album?
Thanks!