Chanteuse Country US née le 1er Mai 1944, originaire de Nashville (Tennessee). Rita Coolidge a débuté en 1969 en compagnie de Joe Cocker. Elle fait un premier album en 1971 pour le label A & M Records et se marie avec Kris Kristofferson en 1973. Rita Coolidge chante de la variété Pop qui n'a rien à voir avec la Country Music et pourtant elle est considérée comme une chanteuse de ce style.

A versatile singer blessed with a clear, pure voice, Rita Coolidge was a capable stylist in rock, pop, R&B, country, and folk, and was a hugely in-demand session Vocalsist outside of her own solo recording career. Born near Nashville, TN, in the town of Lafayette in 1945, Coolidge was part Cherokee and first sang in the church where her father was a minister. She studied art at Florida State University, but also sang and wrote songs on the side, and decided to give music a shot before settling into teaching. She moved to Memphis after graduation and worked singing commercial jingles, sometimes with her sister, Priscilla, and soon landed a job touring with Delaney & Bonnie as a backup Vocalsist. She subsequently relocated to Los Angeles, where she sang on recording sessions by the likes of Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Leon Russell, and Joe Cocker, among others. After returning from the supporting tour for Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Coolidge landed her own solo contract with A&M.
Coolidge's self-titled debut album was released in 1971, but despite critical acclaim for it and the follow-up, Nice Feelin', she failed to break through commercially. Over the course of the next few years, she moved into country-rock and Southern California soft rock, working territory not too dissimilar from Linda Ronstadt. She also married progressive country singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson in 1973, the same year she recorded a duo album with him titled Full Moon. Full Moon topped the country charts, and "From the Bottle to the Bottom" won a Grammy for Best Country Vocals by a Duo or Group. The following year, the couple released a follow-up, Breakaway, whose "Lover Please" won them another Grammy in the same category. Coolidge finally broke through in her own right with 1977's Anytime, Anywhere, a collection of well-chosen covers with a strong R&B bent. Paced by the hit singles "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" (a Jackie Wilson cover that went to number two pop), "We're All Alone" (Top Ten), and "The Way You Do the Things You Do" (a Top 20 Temptations cover), Anytime, Anywhere climbed into the Top Ten and sold over a million copies. Coolidge and Kristofferson released one final duo album, Natural Act, in 1979, but their marriage was on the rocks, and they separated by the end of the year.
Coolidge never repeated the pop success of Anytime, Anywhere, but she did continue to land hits on the adult contemporary charts through the early '80s, including "You," "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love," and "All Time High" (the theme for the James Bond flick Octopussy). She parted ways with A&M after 1984's Inside the Fire, and spent some time away from the music business to devote herself to various social causes. She returned to recording with 1992's Love Lessons, on Critique, and went on to cut several albums for other small labels during the latter half of the '90s. 1995's Cherokee, in particular, signaled a renewed interest in her Native American musical heritage, and she teamed up with her sister, Priscilla, and her niece, Laura Satterfield, to form Walela, which explored those roots in greater detail over two albums in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Several anthology collections were released in the early 2000s; And So Is Love, an album of traditional jazz standards, marked Coolidge's first release for Concord in 2005. A holiday album, A Rita Coolidge Christmas, arrived seven years later in 2012 from 429 Records

http://www.ritacoolidge.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Piano, Actress

Style musical : Country-Pop, Pop, Soft Rock

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1968 SP PEPPER 443 (US) Turn Around And Love You / Walkin' In The Mornin'
1972 SP A & M 1398 (US) . Fever / My Crew
11/1973 SP A & M S-1475 (US) . Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - Song I'd Like To Sing / From The Bottle To The Bottom
03/1974 SP A & M S-1498 (US) . Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - Loving Arms  / I'm Down
1974 SP A & M S-1545 (US) . Mama Lou / ?
11/1974 SP MONUMENT ZS8-8630 (US) . Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - Rain / What'cha Gonna Do
01/1975 SP MONUMENT ZS8-8636 (US) . Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - Lover Please / Slow Down
04/1975 SP MONUMENT ZS8-8646 (US) . Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds / Sweet Susannah
1977 SP A & M1922 (US) Higher And Higher / Whos To Bless And Whos To Blame
1977 SP A & M 1965 (US) We're All Alone / Southern Lady
1977 SP A & M 2004 (US) The Way You Do The Things You Do / ?
1978 SP A & M 2090 (US) . Love Me Again / The Jealous Kind
1979 SP A & M 2199 (US) . One Fine Day / ?
1979 SP A & M ? (US) . I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / ?
1979 SP A & M 2121-S (US) . Kris KRISTOFFERSON & Rita COOLIDGE - Not Everyone Knows / Blue As I Do
04/1980 SP CAPITOL 4865 (US) . Somethin' Bout You / Late Night Confession (with Glen CAMPBELL)
1981 SP A & M 2281 (US) . Fool That I Am / ?
11/1982 SP MONUMENT GOLDEN SERIES WS8 03441 (US) . Lover Please (Kris KRISTOFFERSON & Rita COOLIDGE) / For The Good Times (Kris KRISTOFFERSON)
1986 SP POLYGRAM ? (US) . Rita COOLIDGE & Rupert HOLMES - Touch And Go / ?

Albums

02/1971 LP 12" A & M SP 4291 (US) RITA COOLIDGE - That Man Is My Weakness / Second Story Window / Crazy Love / The Happy Song / Seven Bridges Road / Born Under A Bad Sign / Ain't That Peculiar / (I Always Call Them) Mountains / Mud Island / I Believe In You
11/1971 LP 12" A & M SP 4325 (US) NICE FEELIN' - Family Full Of Soul / You Touched Me In The Morning / If You Were Mine / Nice Feelin' / Only You Know And I Know / I'll Be There / Better Days / Lay My Burden Down / Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) / Journey Thru The Past
10/1972 LP 12" A & M SP 4370 (US) THE LADY'S NOT FOR SALE - My Crew / Fever / Bird On The Wire / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / A Woman Left Lonely / Whiskey Whiskey / Everybody Loves A Winner / Donut Man / Inside Of Me / The Lady's Not For Sale
07/1973 LP 12" A & M SP 4403 (US) FULL MOON - Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - Hard To Be Friends / It's All Over All Over Again / I Never Had It So Good / From The Bottle To The Bottom / Take Time To Love / Tennessee Blues / Part Of Your Life / I'm Down But I Keep Falling / I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / After The Fact / Lovin' Arms / Song I'd Like To Sing
04/1974 LP 12" A & M SP 3627 (US) FALL INTO SPRING - Love Has No Pride / That's What Friends Are For / Cowboys And Indians / Hold An Old Friend's Hand / We Had It All / Mama Lou / Heaven's Dream / Desperados Waiting For The Train / A Nickel For The Fiddler / The Burden Of Freedom / Now Your Baby Is A Lady / I Feel Like Going Home
12/1974 LP 12" MONUMENT PZ 33278 (US) BREAKAWAY - Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - Lover Please / We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds / Dakota The Dancing Bear / Whatcha Gonna Do / Things I Might Have Been / Slow Down / Rain / Sweet Susannah / I've Got To Have You / I'd Rather Be Sorry / Crippled Crow
11/1975 LP 12" A & M SP 4531 (US) IT'S ONLY LOVE - Born To Love Me / I Wanted It All / Keep The Candle Burning / Don't Let Love Pass You By / It's Only Love / Star / Late Again / My Rock And Roll Man / Mean To Me / Am I Blue
03/1977 LP 12" A & M SP 4616 (US) ANYTIME... ANYWHERE - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher / The Way You Do The Things You Do / We're All Alone / I Feel The Burden (Being Lifted Off My Shoulders) / I Don't Want To Talk About It / Words / Good Times / Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame / Southern Lady / The Hungry Years
12/1978 LP 12" A & M SP 4690 (US) NATURAL ACT - Rita COOLIDGE & Kris KRISTOFFERSON - Blue As I Do, Not Everyone Knows / I Fought The Law / Number One / You've Gotta Love Yourself / Loving Her Was Easier / Back In My Baby's Arms / Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends / Hoola Hop / Love Don't Live Here Anymore / Silver Mantis
05/1978 LP 12" A & M SP 4699 (US) LOVE ME AGAIN - You / Slow Dancer / Sweet Inspiration / Love Me Again / It Just Keeps You Dancin' / Bye Bye, Love / The Jealous Kind / Hello Love, Goodbye / You're So Fine / Songbird
1978 LP 12" MONUMENT KR 1 (NL)

Souvenirs Kris and Rita European Tour 1978 Featuring Billy Swan - Not Everyone Knows (Kris KRISTOFFERSON & Rita COOLIDGE) / I Fought The Law (Kris KRISTOFFERSON & Rita COOLIDGE) / The Way You Do The Things You Do (Rita COOLIDGE) / Lay Me Down (And Love The World Away) (Kris KRISTOFFERSON) / I Can Help (Billy Swan) / We're All Alone (Rita COOLIDGE) / Help Me Make It Through The Night (Kris KRISTOFFERSON) / (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher (Rita COOLIDGE) / Me And Bobby McGee (Kris KRISTOFFERSON) / You're OK I'm OK (Billy Swan)

09/1979 LP 12" A & M SP 4781 (US) SATISFIED - Can She Keep You Satisfied / Crime Of Passion / Fool In Me / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / Let's Go Dancin' / One Fine Day / Pain Of Love / Sweet Emotion / Trust It All To Somebody
12/1980 LP 12" A & M SP 4836 (US) GREATEST HITS - Born Under A Bad Sign / We're All Alone / Fool That I Am /(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher / Nice Feelin' / The Way You Do The Things You Do / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / Words / Only You Know And I Know / I Don't Want To Talk About It / Fever / Am I Blue
08/1981 LP 12" A & M SP 3727 (US) HEARTBREAK RADIO - Walk On In / One More Heartache / The Closer You Get / Wishin' And Hopin' / Heartbreak Radio / Man And A Woman / I Did My Part / Hold On (I Feel Our Love Is Changing) / Basic Lady / Stranger To Me Now / Take It Home
1983 LP 12" A & M SP 4914 (US) NEVER LET YOU GO - I'll Never Let You Go / Tempted / Stop Wasting Your Time / Shadow In The Night / Only You / You Do It / Fools In Love / Do You Really Want To Hurt Me / You Ought To Be With Me / We've Got Tonite
1983 LP 12" A & M 28090 (US) LOVE FROM TOKYO - Love From Tokyo / All Time High / Don't Cry Out Loud / Only You / We've Got Tonite / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / Sweet Memories / We're All Alone / Do You Really Want To Hurt Me / You  / Way You Do The Things You Do / Slow Dancer
1984 LP 12" A & M SP 5003 (US) INSIDE THE FIRE - Hit Me On The Loveside / Do You Believe In Love / I Can't Afford That Feeling Anymore / Games / Wishing Star / I'm Comin' Home / Something Said Love / Love From Tokyo / Survivor / Love Is Muddy Water
1987 CD A & M 2504 (US) CLASSICS - VOLUME 5 - Higher And Higher / Closer You Get / Words / Way You Do The Things You Do / Only You Know And I Know / We've Got Tonite / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / Bye Bye Love / You / We're All Alone / Fever / Something Said Love / One Fine Day / All Time High / Crazy Love / Love Has No Pride / You're So Fine / Love From Tokyo / Nice Feelin'
1990 CD POLYGRAM 1291 (US) FIRE ME BACK - I'm Still Learning About Love / I Stand In Wonder / Tattler / Bed Of Roses / Someday / Hello Blues / Fascination / That's Just The Way Love Is / Old Fashioned Heart / Fire Me Back / I Would Not Change A Thing
11/1992 CD CRITIQUE 15410 (US) LOVE LESSONS - Heart Don't Fail Me Now / Just A Kiss Away / Nobody But You / If You Find It / Love Lessons / Ain't No Reason / You've Got The Best Of Me / Girfirend / One Heartbeat / I Want to Know What Love Is / Cherokee
1995 CD PONY CANYON 813 (JAP) BEHIND THE MEMORIES - Shower The People / All The Love / How Bout Us / Please Don't Be Scared / Old Heart Aches / How Sweet It Is / I Can't Tell You Why / This Time / Is It You / When You Are On Your Way
05/1996 CD VARESE 1003 (US) OUT OF THE BLUES - Mean To Me / Am I Blue / Hallelujah, I Love Him So / Stormy Monday / For The Good Times / Black Coffee / Bring It On Home To Me / Nobody Wins / Man I Love / When The Night Rolls In / Out Of The Blues
1997 CD ZYX MUSIC 1323 (UK) DANCING WITH AN ANGEL - I Just Want To Be With You / Rain / End Of The Summer / Endless Night / Another Saturday / Let It Be Me / Samarkand Blue / River Of Love / Soly Sombra / Rainy Blue / Please Don't You Cry / Suddenly / Circle Of Light
1997 CD JVC 60172 (US) LETTING YOU GO WITH LOVE - Letting You Go With Love / Way I Loved You / I'm Not Your Lover / Everybody Needs / Shoo Rah / Without Love / I've Been Thinking About You / Runaway Love / Love Without Mercy| / What's It Gonna Be / I'll Remember You
03/1998 CD 404 MUSIC 2100 (US) THINKIN' ABOUT YOU - Shoo Rah / Love Without Mercy / Without Love / Letting You Go With Love / Runaway Love / What's It Gonna Be / The Way I Loved You / I've Been Thinking About You / I'm Not Your Lover / Everybody Needs / I'll Remember You
11/1998 CD SPECTRUM 120568 (UK) THE COLLECTION - We're All Alone / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher / Crazy Love / Seven Bridges Road / I Believe In You / Bird On The Wire / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / I Don't Want To Talk About It / Words / One Fine Day / Fool That I Am / Tempted / All Time High / Walk On In / Wishin' And Hopin' / Slow Dancer / You / Sweet Inspiration / You're So Fine
02/2000 CD INTERSCOPE 490604 (CAN) THE MILLENIUM COLLECTION - THE BEST OF RITA COOLIDGE - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher / All Time High / Way You Do The Things You Do / Superstar [live] / Only You Know And I Know / Loving Arms / One Fine Day / Fever / You / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / We're All Alone
2001 CD SPECTRUM 550079 (UK) ALL TIME HIGH - We're All Alone / I Don't Want To Talk About It / Loving Arms (with Kris KRISTOFFERSON / The Closer You Get / You're So Fine / (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher / The Way You Do The Things You Do / All Time High / We've Got Tonite / Wishin' And Hopin' / You / One Fine Day / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / Words
10/2001 CD UNIVERSAL INT. 490870 (US) THE UNIVERSAL MASTERS COLLECTION - All Time High / Sweet Inspiration / (You Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher / The Way You Do The Things You Do / Only You Know And I Know / One Fine Day / Fever / You / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / We're All Alone / Words / Slow Dancer / You're So Fine / I Don't Want To Talk About It / Bird On The Wire / The Closer You Get / Songbird / Love Me Again
10/2002 CD SOULFOOD ? (US) SHAMAN'S WAY - SOULFOOD & Rita COOLIDGE - Dreaming Taos / Shaman's Journey, Pt 1 / Vision Quest / Way / Prophecy / Shaman's Way / Echo Canyon / Shaman's Journey, Pt 2 / Sky Creek
02/2004 2 CD HIP-O / A & M 000156802 (US) DELTA LADY - THE RITA COOLIDGE ANTHOLOGY :
CD 1 : Turn Around And Love You / Superstar [live] / That Man Is My Weakness / Born Under A Bad Sign / Mud Island / I Believe In You / Family Full Of Soul / Nice Feelin' / Only You Know And I Know / Fever / Bird On The Wire / Lady's Not For Sale / Song I'd Like To Sing / Loving Arms / Love Has No Pride / Now Your Baby Is A Lady / Born To Love Me / I Wanted It All / Late Again / Am I Blue?
CD 2 : (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher / Way You Do The Things You Do / We're All Alone / You / Love Me Again / Slow Dancer / Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends / One Fine Day / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / Somethin' 'Bout You / Baby I Like / Fool That I Am / Basic Lady / Closer You Get / Only You / All Time High (Theme Song from Octopussy) / Love Came For Me (Love Theme from Splash) / Something Said Love / Survivor / Perfect Strangers (Love Theme from The Mystery of Edwin Drood) / Cherokee / Way I Love You
06/2005 CD CONCORD 2271 (US) AND SO IS LOVE - Come Rain Or Come Shine / Save Your Love For Me / Cry Me A River / I Thought About You / We're All Alone / Estaté (with Herb ALPERT) / More Than You Know / Sentimental Journey / The Masquerade Is Over / I Don't Know Enough About You / Don't Smoke In Bed / Don't Go To Strangers
06/2005 CD UNIVERSAL UICY-9932 (JAP) THE COLLECTION - THE BEST 1200 - We're All Alone / I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love / Higher And Higher / Crazy Love / Seven Bridges Road / I Believe In You / Bird On The Wire / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / I Don't Want To Talk About It / Words / One Fine Day / Fool That I Am / Tempted / All Time High / Walk On In / Wishin' And Hopin' / Slow Dancer / You / Sweet Inspiration / You're So Fine
02/2009 CD BEAT GOES ON 846 (UK) RITA COOLIDGE / NICE FEELIN' - That Man Is My Weakness / Second Story Window / Crazy Love / The Happy Song / Seven Bridges Road / Born Under A Bad Sign / Ain't That Peculiar / (I Always Called Them) Mountains / Mud Island / I Believe In You / Family Full Of Soul / You Touched Me In The Morning / If You Were Mine / Nice Feelin' / Only You Know And I Know / I'll Be Here / Better Days / Lay My Burden Down / Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) / Journey Through The Past
04/2010 2 CD RAVEN RVCD-315 (AUS) THE LADY'S NOT FOR SALE / FALL INTO SPRING / IT'S ONLY LOVE :
CD 1 : My Crew / Fever / Bird On The Wire / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / A Woman Left Lonely / Whiskey Whiskey / Everybody Loves A Winner / Donut Man / Inside Of Me / The Lady's Not For Sale / Love Has No Pride / That's What Friends Are For / Cowboys And Indians / Hold An Old Friend's Hand / We Had It All / Mama Lou
CD 2 : Heaven's Dream / Desperados Waiting For The Train / A Nickel For The Fiddler / The Burden Of Freedom / Now Your Baby Is A Lady / I Feel Like Going Home / Born To Love Me / I Wanted It All / Keep The Candle Burning / Don't Let Love Pass You By / It's Only Love / Star / Late Again / My Rock And Roll Man / Mean To Me / Am I Blue
10/2012 CD 429 FTN 17899 (US) A RITA COOLIDGE CHRISTMAS - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree / Santa Baby / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Winter Wonderland / Baby It's Cold Outside (feat. Lynn COULTER) / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Little Drummer Boy / Jingle Bell Rock / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / Circle Of Light (feat. ST. GENEVIEVE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR) / Amazing Grace (feat. ST. GENEVIEVE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR) / Love In This Room

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