Singer & actress Dee Dee Bridgewater recorded four albums for the Warner Brothers group of labels between 1976 and 1980, one for Atlantic and three for Elektra; for the very first time Robinsongs have combined these Albums on a 4 on 2 CD collection.
• “Dee Dee Bridgewater” the Atlantic album kicks the package off and features ‘Going Through The Motions’ and both the fast & ballad versions of ‘My Prayer’, which were released as singles. The album “Just Family” completes the first disc and this Stanley Clarke produced album featured a who’s who in the Jazz Funk world, including George Duke, Harvey Mason, Ronnie Foster and Chick Corea to name but a few. Stanley Clarke also played bass on selected tracks. The “Just Family” album includes ‘Sweet Rain’ and ‘Just Family’, both released as singles and a fantastic version of Elton John’s ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’.
• Disc Two kicks off with the George Duke produced “Bad For Me” album, and the title track was also a Billboard Top 40 R&B hit. As per previous albums, it also featured some amazing players such as Sheila E on percussion, Greg Phillinganes on keyboards, Alphonso Johnson on bass and Roland Bautista of Earth Wind & Fire fame on guitar.
• Completing Disc Two is the self-titled Elektra album which was produced by Bell & James and Thom Bell. This 1980 album features the single ‘One In A Million (Guy)’ and the club classic ‘Lonely Disco Dancer’.
• Dee Dee Bridgewater, three-time Grammy winner, would also be known as playing The God Witch in the Broadway version of The Wiz.
• With sleeve notes from Lois Wilson, this package really delivers to lovers of great soul music.
Tammy was born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May, 5th 1942 in Tremont, Mississippi and always dreamed of being a country singer. No doubt success also had a place in that dream although great superstardom may not have figured in her imagination.
• In 1977 when the first of the three albums in this collection was released, Tammy Wynette had been recording for almost twelve years. ‘One Of A Kind’, that album’s title track was to become her 40th chart success.
• It was a changing time in country music. Tammy, with her distinctive voice and heart-break songs, followed in the footsteps of Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. The doors were opening for female artists (hitherto mainly a male domain) and just six weeks after Tammy made her debut, Dolly Parton made her first chart appearance with ‘Dumb Blonde’ which she certainly wasn’t!
• The second album “Womanhood” was released in 1978. The title track was the first single taken from the album. It was penned by Bobby Braddock who had given the singer ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E’ ten years earlier. The second single taken from the album ‘I’d Like To See Jesus (On The Midnight Special)’ relates to the famed DJ Wolfman Jack and the Midnight Special TV Show.
• “Just Tammy” from 1979 contained two singles ‘They Call It Making Love’ and ‘No-one Else In The World’.
• Tammy Wynette’s name never vanished from the charts right up until her death on April, 6th 1998 at the tragically early age of 55. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later that year.
• All three albums appear for the first time on CD
David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and the late Peter Banks was the original guitarist in YES.
• The guitar and violin parts for this NEW STUDIO ALBUM were recorded on the 10th August 2010 in an afternoon of improvisation.
• The resultant album was produced by Tony Lowe and David Cross and the guest appearances were recorded during 2018 and 2019 and features:
• This is the last new album of material from the late Peter Banks, who passed away in 2013, and had wanted to see this material released.
• The album will be publicised with a worldwide marketing and social media campaign.
Robyn Douglass is best known to sci-fi fans as Jamie Hamilton in Galactica 1980.
• In Messages for the Future, Robyn shares her recollections of her career building up to appearing in the show, her memories of being on set and her reflections on the show.
• These unique audio recordings were made in 2019 and we hear the recounting of previously unknown details about the show and Robyn Douglass’ contribution to the Battlestar Galactica canon.