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Johnny Adams: Chasing Rainbows - The Tan Canary (2-CD)

These takes were recorded for labels like Hep Me, SSS International, or Chelsea before he joined Rounder Records in 1983.

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  • Interpret: Johnny Adams

  • Album titlle: Chasing Rainbows - The Tan Canary (2-CD)

  • Label SHOUT

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5013929503625

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Adams, Johnny - Chasing Rainbows - The Tan Canary (2-CD) CD 1
01 After All The Good Is Gone Johnny Adams
02 Somewhere Johnny Adams
03 Selfish Johnny Adams
04 She's Only A Baby Herself Johnny Adams
05 Chasing Rainbows Johnny Adams
06 I Can't Believe She Gives It All To Me Johnny Adams
07 The Image Of Me Johnny Adams
08 Stay With Me And Stay In Love Johnny Adams
09 One Fine Day Johnny Adams
10 It's Been So Long Johnny Adams
11 Spanish Harlem Johnny Adams
12 It's Got To Be Something Johnny Adams
13 It Only Rains On Me Johnny Adams
14 Night People Johnny Adams
15 Memories Johnny Adams
16 Put It Off Till Tomorrow Johnny Adams
Adams, Johnny - Chasing Rainbows - The Tan Canary (2-CD) CD 2
01 Baby, Baby I Love You Johnny Adams
02 Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You Johnny Adams
03 Give Me A Chance Johnny Adams
04 I Don't Want Cry Johnny Adams
05 I'll Never Fall In Love Again Johnny Adams
06 Nothing Takes The Place Of You Johnny Adams
07 Share Your Love With Me Johnny Adams
08 Who Will The Next Fool Be Johnny Adams
09 Your Love Is All I Need Johnny Adams
10 Stand By Me Johnny Adams
11 Bells Of St. Mary Johnny Adams
12 White Christmas Johnny Adams
13 I Can't Be All Bad Johnny Adams
14 Too Much Pride Johnny Adams
15 Born To Love You Johnny Adams
16 Just Call Me Darling Johnny Adams
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"Johnny Adams"

Johnny Adams

Reconsider Me

Johnny Adams

Reconsider Me

 

They called Johnny Adams the Tan Canary around his New Orleans homebase, so mellifluous were his rich, burnished tones. In a city with a musical legacy built around the funky second-line parade beat, Adams was a classy balladeer with a multi-octave range whose melismatic pipes were capable of swooping down into a deep baritone and then up to a falsetto with the greatest of ease.

Born January 5, 1932 in the Big Easy, the rail-thin Adams got a late start in the music biz because he was busy singing in service of the Lord. His secular jump in 1959 came at the behest of his neighbor, composer Dorothy LaBostrie (she'd cleaned up the lyrics to Little Richard's Tutti-Frutti). "She always knew I could sing, so she just decided to ask," said the late Adams. She wrote him the tasty ballad I Won't Cry, produced by a young Mac 'Dr. John' Rebennack for Joe Ruffino's Ric label. Johnny had a local hit his first time out, and more fine Ric 45s followed. "I was more or less just a singer then," he said. "I wasn't an artist. I was just a singer."  Rebennack co-wrote the Ray Charles-tinged A Losing Battle, which did dent the R&B charts on Ric in 1962.

Adams was part of a Crescent City contingent that journeyed up to Detroit in '63 to audition for Berry Gordy (others included Earl King and Chris Kenner). But Ruffino reportedly threatened a lawsuit, knocking a Motown deal off the table. After Ruffino's death, Johnny's contract went to Joe Assunto at Watch Records. There he revived Release Me, a country classic that first hit for Jimmy Heap in 1954. "We just heard that playing, between Esther Phillips and Engelbert Humperdinck," said Adams. "We just decided to do it." Shelby Singleton's Nashville-based SSS International logo picked it up in '68, and Adams joined a long list of singers to hit with the weeper.

The gut-wrenching soul ballad Reconsider Me, penned by Singleton staffers Mira Smith and Margaret Lewis and cut in Nashville, proved Johnny's biggest SSS hit, sailing to #8 R&B and #28 pop. "These ladies were doing a lot of writing for Jo Jo Benson and Peggy Scott at the time," said Adams. "You know, changing country songs into blues." Lewis and Smith also supplied his next hit, I Can't Be All Bad.

Beginning in 1983, Johnny reached a new demographic at Rounder Records. He gave the songbooks of Percy Mayfield and Doc Pomus album-length examinations, exquisitely delving into contrasting blues and jazz material without ever faltering. "They got a whole lot of New Orleans music," Adams reasoned. "I try to make mine different when I can." Prostate cancer killed him on September 14, 1998. 

- Bill Dahl -

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Tracklist
Adams, Johnny - Chasing Rainbows - The Tan Canary (2-CD) CD 1
01 After All The Good Is Gone
02 Somewhere
03 Selfish
04 She's Only A Baby Herself
05 Chasing Rainbows
06 I Can't Believe She Gives It All To Me
07 The Image Of Me
08 Stay With Me And Stay In Love
09 One Fine Day
10 It's Been So Long
11 Spanish Harlem
12 It's Got To Be Something
13 It Only Rains On Me
14 Night People
15 Memories
16 Put It Off Till Tomorrow
Adams, Johnny - Chasing Rainbows - The Tan Canary (2-CD) CD 2
01 Baby, Baby I Love You
02 Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
03 Give Me A Chance
04 I Don't Want Cry
05 I'll Never Fall In Love Again
06 Nothing Takes The Place Of You
07 Share Your Love With Me
08 Who Will The Next Fool Be
09 Your Love Is All I Need
10 Stand By Me
11 Bells Of St. Mary
12 White Christmas
13 I Can't Be All Bad
14 Too Much Pride
15 Born To Love You
16 Just Call Me Darling