Freddie Scott - The Great If download album
Video of "The Great Pretender (Extended Version)", by Freddie Mercury - 1987. Directed by David Mallet.
Freddie Scott (April 24, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was an American soul singer and songwriter. His biggest hits were "Hey, Girl", a top ten US pop hit in 1963, and "Are You Lonely For Me", a n. hit on the R&B chart in early 1967.
Freddie Scott - Mr. Heartache (The Best of the Columbia Recordings Plus!) 2011. Everything I Have Is Yours.
The Freddie Mercury Album is a posthumous solo project with material from Queen frontman and vocalist Freddie Mercury released in 1992, to observe the anniversary of his death. The album is mainly made up of remixes from his past releases, as well as the original versions of "Barcelona", "Love Kills", "Exercises in Free Love", and "The Great Pretender". A week later, The Great Pretender, its US counterpart, was released.
One of the sleekest soul senders of the 1960s, Freddie Scott grew a bit rougher as the decade progressed, though his 1966-68 period with New York's Shout Records still find him in fine form. Cry to Me includes 20 tracks, featuring hits like "Are You Lonely for Me Baby" and the title track as well as two previously unreleased tracks.
Much like The Freddie Mercury Album, The Great Pretender was compiled by Queen Productions and features specially commissioned producers who remixed many of Freddie's best-known and highest-regarded material. Why The Freddie Mercury Album wasn't considered good enough for US audiences has never been fully explained. Freddie's solo material hadn't been all that popular in North America, especially when he originally released it (between 1985 and 1988), so it comes as little surprise that The Great Pretender failed to chart, though it did reach the upper reaches of the Top 20 in various European countries. Unusually, this disc was included in the all-encompassing Solo Collection box set in 2000, probably because it features three remixes instead of the original versions that the UK counterpart has.
Freddie Scott (April 24, 1933 - June 4, 2007) was a solo artist who began his career as a songwriter for Colpix Records, along with Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Scott recorded the chart-topping hit "Hey, Girl" and went on to chart a string of other Billboard Hot 100 singles between 1963 and 1971. His 1968 effort "(You) Got What I Need" was sampled for the 1989 Biz Markie hit, "Just a Friend". It was also sampled for Ghostface Killah's "Save Me Dear" in 2004.
Freddie Scott was one of the best exponents of big city soul New York ever produced. He reached the Top 10 with Goffin & King's Hey Girl, cut for Colpix in 1963, and topped the R&B chart three years later with Are You Lonely For Me?, released on Bert Berns' Shout label. Our CD opens with the complete Lonely Man album, recorded in 1964, but for reasons known only to the executives at Columbia, not released until 1967. Also included are six tracks released only on 45, three selections from his first Columbia LP Everything I Have Is Yours and four Shout recordings never previously unissued. Freddie Scott possessed an undeniably fine singing voice but I don't really care for many of the songs and the slick, string-laden arrangements tend to sap the songs of any soul or power
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|A||The Great If
Arranged By – Gene Redd, Jr.*
|B||Deep In The Night
Arranged By – Chas. Calello*
- Producer – Chas. Calello*
- Producer, Written-By – Helen Miller
- Written-By – Eve Merriam
NotesWhite label, black print
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