jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2009

Vivian Reed: Vivian Reed (1970) ... plus

I would like to say farewell with a final post I am sure you are going to love, since this record is an extremely rare collector's item ...

An outstanding vocalist with a rich lower voice, the ravishingly beautiful Vivian Reed, a.k.a. "Ms. Bubblin' Brown Sugar," never made the splash in the record industry that she did as a Broadway actress. The talented New York native is the daughter of Lucille, and the late Clyde Reed. She starred in Bubbling Brown Sugar on Broadway, as Queenie, and with off Broadway productions in Toronto, Paris, and other cities. Her acting acumen, earned the vivacious actress, a Tony nomination, the Drama Desk Award (outstanding feature actress in a musical), Outer Circle Critics Award, the NAACP Award, and many more honors. In the early '90s she won a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club. She began recording in the '60s and enjoyed her highest charting single with a fantastic rendition of 'Yours Until Tomorrow,' in 1968 on Epic Records. Hot on its heels she released her debut Lp, simply titled Vivian Reed. Produced by Ted Cooper and arranged and conducted by Jimmy Wisner, Tommy Bell and Bobby Martin, this is a killer of an album, mostly comprised of showtunes like 'Somewhere', 'The Shape of Things to Come' and 'I've Gotta Be Me', but all with a solid soul pedigree. It also features a great version of the Barbara Acklin and Eugene Record's song 'Walk on My Side'. Another single '(You're My) Soul and Inspiration b/w 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (Medley)' made a little noise, climbing to #115 on the Billboard Singles Charts. Her next LP was the soundtrack Brown Sugar, on H&L Records in 1976, then Another Side, on United Artists Records in 1979; a second United Artists album Ready and Waiting dropped in 1980. They all sold poorly, and the single releases didn't shake em' up either. Other than her debut on Epic, and her United Artists' albums, the first produced by Jeff Lane, Vivian's recordings were MOR affairs that had little chance with contemporary audiences. While her recording career stagnated, she kept singing and as recently as 1996 was part of a Rhythm & Blues Revue with Freda Payne & Bunny Sigler. She has appeared in the top night clubs all over the world; an avid church goer, Vivian is attempting to revitalize her dormant recording career in the gospel field. I included here her complete debut album Vivian Reed with 7 bonus tracks, consisting of some of the sides she recorded for Atco Records in the early-'70s, including 'Save Your Love for Me' and her rendition of Al Green's 'Tired of Being Alone', her two collaborations on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of 1976's Bubbling Brown Sugar ('Sweet Georgia Brown' and 'God Bless the Child'), one cut from her Faith and Fire album, 'The Biggest Mistake', and 'Face to Face', a beautiful song which appears on the OST of the 1983 film L'Africain. (Gracias mil Maxi!!)

Vivian's stunning performance of Sweet Georgia Brown:


I hope you enjoy it! ;-)

SO LONG!!!

44 comentarios:

Nosi dijo...

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e-keane dijo...

I just want to say thank you, Nosi, so much for all the great music you have so kindly shared with me over the year...many artistes of whom I was unaware.....standouts the Pat Lundy album and most recently the Alice Clarke.....all in all sublime music that has touched my heart and stirred the soul...and that's what music should be about.
I will miss your daily posts but will continue to follow you on your "sister" blog.

Thanks for everything.

Respect,


Eugene

Chris T dijo...

Wow!
What can I say but thanks, more thanks & nuff thanks, Ms. Musicologist. Best wishes for the new year and forever. Your effort is truly appreciated.
Will now pay more attention to your Soulful Divas.
As the man above said,

Nuff respect!

troods dijo...

Thanks for this last gem. How great are you. See you soon elsewhere, Nosi.

arne dijo...

Thanks for all you have given an opportunity to listen to.

Goofy dijo...

Too bad that you'll stop, Nosi. I hope that you'll keep the links live for a while, though.

Britt dijo...

thank you so much for the daily inspiration. your taste and insights are invaluable!!!! your blog was a traesure and will truly be missed. forgive me for all the times i never thanked you before!

glenn dijo...

You've given us so much, thank you!

k02 dijo...

Thank you Nosi for all the great music you have brough into my life. Wish you well and the best of luck in youre future endevaours. Hope to see you around tho. Take Care.

Bye.

jahcisco dijo...

Thanks for everything. It has been a pleasure whilst it lasted but as we all know good things do not last for ever. Thanks for the memories and here is wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.

richsoul dijo...

Thanks for the wonderful and fantastic music that you provided to all of us. I will miss you and I am sure others will too. Thank you.

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George dijo...

Thanks so much for all the great music, This is/was my number 1 music blog

alex dijo...

will be sadly missed-thanks for all the great drops

Dreamer456 dijo...

We love you, Nosi. Thanks again for all the incredible music.

Vincent the Soul Chef dijo...

It was indeed a great run, and I am glad that I could be a small part of it. Thanks for everything.

Peace and blessings.

melkasoul dijo...

thnx for all nosi

Kathy dijo...

YOU ARE APPRECIATED. GOOD LUCK

monstress dijo...

Thank you so so so much! You have given me an education and so much great music in the bargain!

pretoria dijo...

thank you!!

roberto t. dijo...

Thank you for your terrific work!

blakink69 dijo...

thanx

Raphy dijo...

Simply>>>>.WOW#


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Jocelyn dijo...

Hello,

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Buns O'Plenty dijo...

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bmurphyuk2001 dijo...

Thank you so much for all the great music

Culture Street dijo...

Very beautiful voice..

sandra dijo...

It's nice pictures are there. i was amazed this one. Thanks for all really great work on it.


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Richard dijo...

Great post! Thanks for sharing concerti.tv @Sandra

Mark dijo...

What? So this is the end of supersoulsisters? Well, then I guess I have to thank you for the last year of incredibly good music. You also inspired me to start my own generic viagra blog, with information and lots of things. Thank you so much. Enjoy the ride!

dj d dijo...

Hi, this is DJ D from Retro Remixes. Not sure if you will get this message but just wanted to say thank you for all of your wonderful posts. As a long time fan of R&B and Soul, it is much appreciated. You posted great stuff for a year and I am very grateful.

I am sorry that you are leaving and that I didn't discover your blog earlier. I have included a link to your blog from my site. I hope more people will be able to enjoy the great things that you have shared.

Margarine dijo...

Hiya,

First of all, a HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best to you, Nosi and yours for 2011.. ^x^ .. !!!

Just wanna express big thanks for an AWWWSOME institute of quality soul-sisters here, great to read all the background info, so well done! I'll SURE be checkin'your next project, so..

Cya inna bit at Soul Divas.. :) ..Take care, greetzzz from chilly Amsterdam,

R@t & Marg..

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Dj SOULHEALER dijo...

I cant believe i just found your blog, it is indeed a gem!! Thanks for all the sharing... much respect.






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GANGSTAC dijo...

a soul music me da enimo de vida aqui no brasil... meu sonho e puder ir um dia ae nos EUA mas ja que isso esta longe vou fica sempre aqui com voces atravez da internete....
vou aprecia a voz da diva vivian
obrigado

DJNYC dijo...

she sounds great, the outfit is a little distracting :)
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jibran seo dijo...

is she Canadian singer ?
please i m Canadian songwritter if you have any question so you can contact to me.
i write songs.

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katysewell12 dijo...

Thank you so much for posting all different kinds of soul gospel music . These are the classics along with some I've never heard before! It is so enjoyable!

katysewell12 dijo...

Thank you so much for posting all different kinds of soul gospel music . These are the classics along with some I've never heard before! It is so enjoyable!

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SALUTI!