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Johnny Adams: Released.. A Memorial Album 1968-83 (CD)

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  • Interpret: Johnny Adams

  • Album titlle: Released.. A Memorial Album 1968-83 (CD)

  • Label RPM

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2001
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5013929521926

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Adams, Johnny - Released.. A Memorial Album 1968-83 (CD) CD 1
01 Release Me Johnny Adams
02 You Made A New Man Out Of Me Johnny Adams
03 In A Moment Of Weakness Johnny Adams
04 I Won't Cry Johnny Adams
05 I Want To Walk Through This Life With You Johnny Adams
06 Reconsider Me Johnny Adams
07 If I Could See You One More Time Johnny Adams
08 South Side Of Soul Street Johnny Adams
09 Georgia Morning Dew Johnny Adams
10 Real Live Livin' Hurtin' Man Johnny Adams
11 Lonely Man Johnny Adams
12 Proud Woman Johnny Adams
13 A Losing Battle Johnny Adams
14 How Can I Prove I Love You Johnny Adams
15 You Can Depend On Me Johnny Adams
16 Let Me Be By Myself Johnny Adams
17 It's Got To Be Something Johnny Adams
18 Share Your Love With Me Johnny Adams
19 Your Love Is All I Need Johnny Adams
20 Stairway To Heaven Johnny Adams
21 After All To Good Is Gone Johnny Adams
22 Chasing Rainbows Johnny Adams
23 Love Me Now Johnny Adams
24 Hell Yes I Cheated Johnny Adams
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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 - Released.. A Memorial Album 1968-83 (CD) CD 1
01 Release Me
02 You Made A New Man Out Of Me
03 In A Moment Of Weakness
04 I Won't Cry
05 I Want To Walk Through This Life With You
06 Reconsider Me
07 If I Could See You One More Time
08 South Side Of Soul Street
09 Georgia Morning Dew
10 Real Live Livin' Hurtin' Man
11 Lonely Man
12 Proud Woman
13 A Losing Battle
14 How Can I Prove I Love You
15 You Can Depend On Me
16 Let Me Be By Myself
17 It's Got To Be Something
18 Share Your Love With Me
19 Your Love Is All I Need
20 Stairway To Heaven
21 After All To Good Is Gone
22 Chasing Rainbows
23 Love Me Now
24 Hell Yes I Cheated