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Billy Preston Part Five

Billy Preston Part Five

Billy Preston Part Five

I’m doing Billy Preston Part Five, and here’s the discography that I couldn’t fit on Part Four, so this is reality the continue of Part Four.

The Studio EP


Year Album Title Record Label Notes.

2004 Billy Preston‘s Beatles Salute iFanz Records This 4-song EP includes Sgt.Pepper, I‘m Looking Through You, Give Me Love, and Here, There and Everywhere.

The Live Album


1974: Live European Tour 1973 (A&M Records).

The Gospel Albums


1965: Hymns Speak From the Organ (Vee Jay Records, VJLP-5083; 1966 reissue: ExodusRecords, EX-53).
1973: Gospel in My Soul (Peacock Records, PLP-179; reissue of Hymns Speak From theOrgan).
1978: Behold! (Myrrh Records, MYR-1070).
1980: Universal Love (Myrrh Records, MYR-1080; MSB-6607).
1985: Ministr...

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Let’s Stay Together Al Green Part One

Let’s Stay Together Al Green Part One

Let’s Stay Together Al Green Part One

Let’s Stay Together Al Green Part One, Is what I’m calling my blog, because I want stay together with Al Green.

Albert Leornes Greene (born April 13, 1946), often known as The Reverend Al Green,is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording aseries of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including Take Me to the River,Tired of Being Alone, I‘m Still in Love with You, Love and Happiness, andhis signature song, Let‘s Stay Together. Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall ofFame in 1995, Green was referred to on the museum‘s site as being one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music. He has also been referred to as The Last of theGreat Soul Singers. Green was incl...

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Dolly Parton Part Five

Dolly Parton Part Five

I’m doing Dolly Parton Part Five, and I’m grateful, to do it.  However, this time, my only iTunes album I have is a Christmas album with Kenny Rogers, so I’m early (or late), but I’m trying to use what I got first before I buy more. 

2005 Present


Parton earned her second Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song forTravelin Thru, which she wrote specifically for the feature film Transamerica.(2005) Due to the song‘s (and film‘s) acceptance of a transgender woman, Parton received death threats.  She returned to number one on the country chart later in 2005 by lending her distinctive harmonies to the Brad Paisley ballad, When Get Where I‘m Going. In September 2007, Parton released her first single from her own record company, Dolly Records, titl...

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Legendary Hank Williams Part Six

Legendary Hank Williams Part Six

Legendary Hank Williams Part Six

Well, I always typed (text, but not recently), that I will continue doing my favorite performers and singers on my website and here’s Legendary Hank Williams Part Six, to show you that I never forget about them.

Death

Williams was scheduled to perform at the Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, West Virginia on Wednesday December 31, 1952. Advance ticket sales totaled US $3,500That day, because of an ice storm in the Nashville area, Williams could not fly,so he hired a college student, Charles Carr, to drive him to the concerts. Carrcalled the Charleston auditorium from Knoxville to say that Williams would not arrive on time owing to the ice storm and was ordered to drive Williams to Canton,Ohio, for the New Year‘s Day

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Billy Preston Part Four

Billy Preston Part Four

Billy Preston Part Four

Billy Preston dies at 59, which makes me feel, life is too short, but Billy Preston Part Four, may cheer you up. 

Death of A Legendary Performer

Preston had suffered kidney disease in his later years, brought on by hishypertension. He received a kidney transplant in 2002, but his health continued todeteriorate. He had voluntarily entered a drug rehabilitation clinic in MalibuCalifornia, at the suggestion of guitarist Is real Benton, and suffered pericarditis there, leading to respiratory failure that left him in a coma from November 21, 2005. Preston died on June 6, 2006, in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Legacy of Billy Preston 


Miles Davis 1974 album Get Up with It features a track called Billy Preston in his honor. Ringo Starr,

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Dolly Parton Part Four

Dolly Parton Part Four

Dolly Parton Part Four

Ever since I heard 9 To 5, I can’t get it out of my head, so I’m typing Dolly Parton Part Four, so you can feel the same way, as I do.

1987 2005: Country and Bluegrass Period


Along with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, she released Trio (1987) to critical acclaim. The album revitalized Parton‘s music career, spending five weeks at number one on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart, and also reached the top 10 on Billboard‘s Top-200 Albums chart. It sold several million copies and produced four Top 10 country hits, including Phil Spector‘s To Know Him Is to Love Him, which went to number one. Trio won the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocaland was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the YearAft...

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Evelyn Turrentine-Agee

Evelyn Turrentine-Agee

Evelyn Turrentine-Agee

I go to church regularly, but I can’t go, then I’ll listen to Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, and I feel like I’m in church. 


Evelyn Turrentine-Agee (born February 4, 1946 as Ruth Evelyn Tyler), is anAmerican gospel musicianand artist. She started her music career, in 1992, withthe release of In God‘s Own Time by A&M Records. She has released eight morealbums, since her first release, with an assortment of labels, which are WorldWide Gospel, Atlanta International Records, Light Records, WOS Recordings, OphirGospel, Shanachie Records. Five albums have charted on the Billboard magazinecharts, which have primarily come on the Gospel Albums chart.

Evelyn Turrentine-Agee

Birth Name

Ruth Evelyn Tyler

Also known as

Evelyn Turrentine-Agee

Born

Febr...

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Billy Preston Part Three

Billy Preston Part Three

Billy Preston Part Three

It’s time for Billy Preston Part Three, and I can’t wait to start, this blog.

Later Work


In 1997, Billy Preston recorded the album You and I, in Italy, with Italian bandNovecento. The album was produced by Vaughn De Spenza and Novecento members Lino and Pino Nicolosi. In 1998, Preston played organ during the choir numbers on the UPN comedy show Good News. The same year he sang and played synthesizer in thefilm Blues Brothers 2000, as part of the Louisiana Gator Boyssupergroup.

On November 29, 2001, while touring and fighting his own health problems, Preston received the news that George Harrison had died, having long suffered from throat cancer. Preston, among many of Harrison‘s longtime friends, performed in the 2002 Concert for Ge...

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Dolly Parton Part Three

Dolly Parton Part Three

Dolly Parton Part Three

Today, I’m doing doing Dolly Parton Part Three, and I hope I can finish it before midnight, for if I don’t, then I’ll be done by tomorrow.

1976–1986: Pop transition

Parton in 1977
From 1974 to 1980, she consistently charted in the country Top 10, with eightsingles reaching number one. Parton had her own syndicated television varietyshow, Dolly! (1976 77) During this period, many performers, including RoseMaddox, Kitty Wells, Olivia Newton-John, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadtcovered her songs. Her siblings Randy and Stella both received recording contracts of their own. During this period, Parton began to embark on a high-profilecrossover campaign, attempting to aim her music in a more mainstream direction andincrease her vis...
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Billy Preston Part Two

Billy Preston Part Two

Billy Preston Part Two

Billy Preston Part Two, is what I’m doing now, and hopefully Part Three tomorrow.

Post-Beatles Solo Career

Billy Preston Part Two

Preston singing at the piano in 1971
Signed to the Beatles Apple label, in 1969, Preston released the album That‘s theWay God Planned It, produced by Harrison, the title song from which was a hitsingle in Britain. His relationship with Harrison continued after the Beatlesbreak-up in 1970; Preston was the first artist to record Harrison‘s subsequentinternational hit My Sweet Lord, on his 1970 album Encouraging Words, whichHarrison co-produced with him. He appeared on several of Harrison‘s 1970s solo albums, starting with All Things Must Pass; made a notable contribution to theConcert for Banglades...
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