Artist: Willie Hightower. Album: Out of the Blue. Genre: Rhythm and blues. Quality: 320Kbps, Lossless. Album: California Son. Genre: Indie Rock.
Last fall, Hightower released Out of the Blue, an understated master class in country soul, smooth balladry and classic southern R&B. The album, co-produced by Claunch, features a mix of covers and originals written by songwriters including country star Chris Stapleton and NRBQ’s Al Anderson. I had always thought that one day someone would give me a chance to succeed, he says. I just didn’t know when. But despite early accolades, Out of the Blue has yet to find an American audience. Eight months after being released in the .
77 year-old singer Willie Hightower and 95 year-old producer Quinton Claunch have made a remarkable Southern Soul record recorded in Muscle Shoals, soaking up the atmosphere of nearly 60 years of soul music. The band features Muscle Shoals legends Travis Wammack and Clayton Ivey. Quinton Claunch produced James Carr's Goldwax recordings in the 1960s, regarded by many as the epitome of Southern Soul. Quinton hasn't lost his touch in picking material and overseeing this record by Willie Hightower.
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ロフィール: American rhythm and blues, soul and funk singer. Not to be confused with the jazz trumpeter and leader, Willie Hightower (2). Born : 1940 in Gasden, Alabama. リエーション: すべてを閲覧中 Willie Hightower. Hightower, W Hightower, W. Hightower, Willie "Pappa" Hightower, Willie Hytower.
Signed by Bobby Robinson, one of the powerhouse record men of Southern soul and R&B, Hightower eked out two national hits - "It's a Miracle," which peaked at 33 on Billboard's R&B charts in 1969; it was eclipsed by a version of Joe South's "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" the next year - before fading from view . Hightower made his first steps toward a career in music in the mid-'60s when he signed a management contract with Shelley Stewart, who also DJ'ed in Birmingham, Alabama on WENN. Stewart brought Hightower to the attention of Bobby Robinson, the founder of Fire and Fury Records.
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Willie Hightower: Best 2 songs. Willie Hightower - You Used Me Baby 03:08. Willie Hightower - Time Has Brought About a Change 03:03. Album: Willie Hightower. Willie Hightower: best 2 tracks. Willie Hightower - Rock Me Gently Out of the Blue, 2018 03:51. Willie Hightower - Somewhere Dry Out of the Blue, 2018 03:27. Artist: Willie Hightower.
Willie Hightower operated on the fringes of FAME in the late '60s. Signed by Bobby Robinson, one of the powerhouse record men of Southern soul and R&B, Hightower eked out two national hits - "It's a Miracle," which peaked at 33 on Billboard's R&B charts in 1969; it was eclipsed by a version of Joe South's "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" the next year - before fading. When his recordings were repackaged by Honest Jon's/Astralwerks in 2004, the reissue sparked a renaissance for Hightower, culminating in the unexpected comeback album Out of the Blue in 2018. Willie Hightower was born on the 30th day of September in 1940 in Gadsden, Alabama. As a child, he began singing in the church, gravitating toward soul - and Sam Cooke in particular - as he grew older.
|1||I Found You|
|2||Raining All The Time|
|3||Rock Me Gently|
|5||Tired Of Losing You|
|6||You Can't Love Me (Better Than You're Loving Me Now)|
|7||No Gettin' Over Me|
|9||Everybody Wants My Girl|
|10||Who Who Who|
- Producer – Quinton Claunch
|CHD1520||Willie Hightower||Out Of The Blue (LP)||Ace||CHD1520||Europe||2018|