Chanteur Country US né Rasie Michael Bailey le 14 février 1939 à Five Points (Alabama).

A singer whose vocal style fused country with blue-eyed soul, Alabama-born Rasie Michael "Razzy" Bailey cut his first recordings in 1949 at the age of ten. By 15, he led a string band, sponsored by the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America, which came in second in a talent contest held at Auburn University.
Bailey married and had children immediately after graduating high school; as a result, his career as a performer was sporadic and unsuccessful for a number of years. In 1966, he contributed a number of songs to Atlantic Records' Bill Lowery, among them "9,999,999 Tears," which Lowery agreed to produce. While the single, on which Bailey was backed by a studio band featuring Billy Joel, Joe South, and Freddy Weller, failed to chart, it renewed the singer's interest in pursuing a recording career full time. As a result, he formed the pop-oriented trio Daily Bread in 1968, releasing a pair of albums on small labels. Another group, the Aquarians, followed in 1972; in 1974, Bailey recorded the album I Hate Hate simply as Razzy.
After I Hate Hate failed to chart, Bailey again dropped out of music, but in 1976, singer Dickey Lee hit number three with a cover of "9,999,999 Tears"; after Lee hit the Top 20 with another of his songs, "Peanut Butter," Bailey signed a new recording contract of his own. In 1978, he released the single "What Time Do You Have to Be Back in Heaven," the first of five consecutive Top Ten hits.
Between August 1980 and December 1981, Bailey reached his commercial peak with a string of five number one hits — "Loving Up a Storm," "I Keep Coming Back," "Friends," "Midnight Hauler," and "She Left Love All Over Me" — and in 1981 was named Billboard magazine's Country Singles Artist of the Year. The albums Razzy (1980), Makin' Friends (1981), Feelin' Right, and A Little More Razzy (both 1982) were also very successful.
By the mid-'80s, however, Bailey's hit-making days were largely over; his singles landed only in the lower rungs of the charts. In 1987, he began issuing his records through his own label, SOA (Sounds of America). In 1993, the release of the album Razzy Bailey: Fragile, Handle With Care was marred by the suicide of Bailey's wife, Sandra.

http://www.razzybailey.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Country Soul, Country Pop, Rockabilly

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUi87b69I2w

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

04/1967 SP ABC PARAMOUNT 45-10939 (US) . Re-Enlistments Papers / Stolen Moments
1969 SP 1-2-3 1717 (US) . Beautiful Room / Brimstone
1974 SP AQUARIAN AQ 601 (US) . I Hate Hate / Singing Other People's Songs
04/1974 SP MGM M 14728 (US) . I Hate Hate / Singing Other People's Songs
09/1974 SP MGM M 14754 (US) . Quarter To Three / Old No Homer
1975 SP CAPRICORN CP 0238 (US) . Grits And Gravy / Peanut Butter
1976 SP BOBLO 312 (US) . Tupelo Woman / ?
09/1976 SP ERASTUS 526 (US) . Keepin' Rosie Proud Of Me / Candy Store
03/1978 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11226 (US) . Is It Over / Anywhere There's A Jukebox
07/1978 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11338 (US) . What Time Do You Have To Be Back To Heaven / That's Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls
12/1978 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11446 (US) . Tonight She's Gonna Love Me / Your Old Love Letters (Always Get The Better Of Me)
04/1979 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11536 (US) . If Love Had A Face / Natural Love
08/1979 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11682 (US) . I Ain't Got No Business Doin' Business Today / Conchita
12/1979 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11885 (US) . I Can't Get Enought Of You / North Won The War Against Last Night
04/1980 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11854 (US) . Too Old To Play Cowboy / 9,999.999 Tears
08/1980 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12002 (US) . Loving Up A Storm / What's A Little Love Between Friends
11/1980 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12120 (US) . True Life Country Music / I Keep Coming Back
03/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12199 (US) . Anywhere There's A Jukebox / Friends
06/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB-12268 (US) . Midnight Hauler / Scratch My Back (And Whisper In My Ear)
09/1981 SP RCA VICTOR GB-12311 (US) . Friends / Loving Up A Storm
11/1981 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13007 (US) . She Left Love All Over Me / Blaze Of Glory
03/1982 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13084 (US) . Everytime You Cross My Mind / Tonight She's Gonna Love Me
08/1982 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13290 (US) . Love's Gonna Fall Here Tonight / Singin' Other People's Songs
11/1982 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13359 (US) . Peace On Earth / + Charley PRIDE
12/1982 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13383 (US) . Poor Boy / What Time Do You Have To Be Back
1982 EP RCA VICTOR PF-13228 (US) LIVE IN NEW YORK
04/1983 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13512 (US) . After The Great Depression / Guess Who's Gonna Be A Dad
09/1983 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13630 (US) . This Is Just The First Day / Night Life
02/1984 SP RCA VICTOR PB-13718 (US) . In The Midnight Hour / Mr Melody Man
07/1984 SP MCA MCA-52421 (US) . Knock On Wood / If You Happen To See My Baby
11/1984 SP MCA MCA-52500 (US) . Touchy Situation / Music Takes Me Past The Point
03/1985 SP MCA MCA-52547 (US) . Modern Day Marriages / New Orleans When It Rains
07/1985 SP MCA MCA-52628 (US) . Fightin' Fire With Fire / To Write A Sad Song
11/1985 SP MCA MCA-52701 (US) . Old Blue Yodeler / To Write A Sad Song
05/1986 SP MCA MCA-52851 (US) . Rockin' With The Parking Lot / Baby My Baby
10/1987 SP SOA SOA-001 (US) . If Love Ever Made A Fool / ?
01/1988 SP SOA SOA-002 (US) . Unattended Fire / Lover Please
11/1988 SP SOA SOA-003 (US) . Starting All Over Again / ?
03/1989 SP SOA SOA-004 (US) . But You Will / ?
???? SP NASHVILLE SOUTH 100 (US) . Sometimes Late At Night / ?

Albums

1974 LP 12" MGM M3G-4973 (US) RAZZY BAILEY
1979 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 3391 (US) IF LOVE HAD A FACE - What Time Do You Have To Be Back To Heaven / If Love Had A Face / Tonight She's Gonna Love Me / Natural Love / Hat's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And Rolls / Your Old Love Letters / Love Coming Down / I Ain't Got No Business Doin' Business Today / Conchita / Is It Over
1980 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 3688 (US) RAZZY - What Time Do You Have To Back / If Love Had A Face / Too Old To Play Cowboy / True Life Country Music / There's Really Nothing To It / What's A Little Love Between Friends / I Ain't Got No Business Doin' Business Today / Tonight She's Goin' To Love Me / Lovin' Up A Storm / I Can't Get Enough Of You / Let's Go Find Some Country / I Keep Coming Back / That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks / 9 999 999 Tears
1981 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4026 (US) MAKIN' FRIENDS - Too Far Gone And Much Too Close To You / Scratch My Back / Friends / Best Kept Secret In Town / Spending My Nights With You / Midnight Hauler / Blind Faith And Naked Truth / Anywhere There's A Jukebox / Old No Homer / Late Night Honky Tonk Country Song
1982 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4228 (US) FEELIN' ALRIGHT - Bad News Look / Everytime You Cross My Mind / Sittin' Here Washing / I Loved 'em All / Your Momma And Daddy Sure Did Something Righ / She Left Love All Over Me / I've Had My Limit / Blaze Of Glory / Travelin' Time / Night Life
1982 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4423 (US) A LITTLE MORE RAZZ - Love's Gonna Fall Here Tonight / Twenty Years Ago / Quarter Till Three / Keep A Burnin' Love On Fire / Guess Who's Gonna Be A Dad / Poor Boy / Love Is Muddy Water / I Forgot How Bad My Woman Could Be / We Had Our Moments / Singin' Other People's Songs
1982 LP 12" PLANTATION PLP 47 (US) SPARKS - Lila Was A Widowwoman / You Can Touch But You Can Never Hold / Lookin' For A Lovin' / Morning Rain / I Hate Hate / Singin' Other People's Songs / It Ain't So Bad Bein' Good / Quarter To Three
1983 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4679 (US) GREATEST HITS - This Is Just The First Day / Loving Up A Storm / If Love Had A Face / Anywhere There's A Jukebox / Friends / Midnight Hauler / After The Great Depression / She Left Love All Over Me / I Keep Coming Back / 9 999 999 Tears / Night Life
1984 LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1 4936 (US) MIDNIGHT HOUR - In The Midnight Hour / I Don't Love You Like I Used To / Love Scene / Little Cheating Never Hurt No One / Cold Day In July / Keep On Keeping It Up / Mornings Ain't Easy / Midtown Motel Midday Matinee Blues / I Don't Want To Get Along Without You / When Your Heart's Never Been Stepped On
1985 LP 12" MCA 5544 (US) CUT FROM A DIFFERENT STONE - Modern Day Marriages / Touchy Situation / Knock On Wood / Didn't We / New Orleans When It Rains / Cut From A Different Stone / Music Takes Me Past The Point / If Loving You Is Against The Rules / Dr Love / Twistin' The Night Away
1985 LP 12" MCA 5615 (US) ARRIVAL - Rockin' In The Parkin' Lot / Fighting Fire With Fire / To Make This Same Mistake Again / Easy Climb / To Write A Sad Song / Where Did Mr Right Go Wrong / Baby My Baby / Shine Shine Shine / Livin' Like There's No Tomorrow / Old Blue Yodeler
1989 LP 12" KING SNAKE KS-014 (US) BLUES JUICE -  Blues Juice / I Hate Hate / This Is Now / Louisiana Style / Don't Let Love Kick Your Ass / Last Stop (On A Dead End Street) / But You Will / When Your Heart's Been Stepped On / Watch It Grow / Caboose Of Your Love Life
1991 LP 12" SOA 531 (US) RAZZY UNWRAPPED - She's Coming Unwrapped / Unattended Fire / Starting All Over Again / My Heart Is Fragile / I Am The Blues / She's Something / This Eagle's Flying Home / Things / Blue Monday / Long Black Veil / Midnight Hour / Sandcastles / Midnight Hauler / Night Life / If You've Got The Nerve
10/1999 CD RENAISSANCE  214 (US) ANTHOLOGY - Midnight Hauler / Tonight She's Gonna Love Me / If Love Had A Face / I Ain't Got No Business Doin' Business / I Can't Get Enough Of You / Too Old To Play Cowboy / Loving Up A Storm / I Keep Coming Back / What Time Do You Have To Be Back To Heaven / Friends / Anywhere There's A Jukebox / Scratch My Back / She Left Love All Over Me / Everytime You Cross My Mind / Love's Gonna Fall Here Tonight / After The Great Depression / In The Midnight Hour / 9 999 999 Tears / True Life Country Music
2003 CD DOCUMENT ? (UK) RAZZY BAILEY - Your Cheating Heart / Rockin' In The Parking Lot / I'm Surviving / 9.999.999 Tears / Don't Talk To The Baby / I Keep Coming Back / Poor Boy / After The Great Depression / Scratch My Back / I Hate Hate / Memories / Quarter To Three / Old Nohomer / She's Anybody's Darlin' / Sometimes Late At Night / She Wanted To

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