Chanteur et compositeur Country US né Wilton Frederick Weller, le 9 Septembre 1947 ŕ Atlanta (Georgie). Freddy Weller a travaillé avec Joe South et Tommy Roe, avant de s'imposer en 1969 chez Columbia Records.

Guitarist and songwriter Freddy Weller had a successful behind-the-scenes career in pop/rock before finding solo success as a country singer. Born Wilton Frederick Weller in Atlanta in 1947, he started playing both banjo and mandolin at age eight and soon moved on to the guitar as well. During his teen years, Weller performed regularly on the local radio show Georgia Jubilee, where he shared time with the likes of Jerry ReedJoe South, and Billy Joe Royal. He soon became a regular session guitarist in the area, most notably playing on Royal's 1965 hit "Down in the Boondocks"; while in Royal's touring band, Weller met Paul Revere & the Raiders, who offered him their lead guitar slot in 1967. Weller spent the next four years as a member of the Raiders, and in 1969 he worked with pop singer Tommy Roe in a songwriting capacity, co-writing the smash hits "Dizzy" and "Jam Up Jelly Tight." Later that year, Raiders frontman Mark Lindsay offered Weller the chance to return to his first love, country music, when the group canceled a recording session. Weller took the studio time instead, and his version of Joe South's "Games People Play" went to number two on the country charts that year; moreover, the follow-up single, South's "These Are Not My People," reached number five. Weller departed the Raiders to focus on his solo career in 1971, the same year he scored three straight Top Five hits on the country charts with "Another Night of Love," "Indian Lake," and "The Promised Land."
Weller reached the country Top 20 three times over 1972-1973 with songs he either wrote or co-wrote: "The Roadmaster," "She Loves Me (Right Out of My Mind)," and "The Perfect Stranger." He also penned Bob Luman's country smash "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" in 1972, and it was later covered for another hit by Steve Wariner. Weller's final Top Ten hit was a 1973 cover of Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business," and he reached the Top 20 twice more in 1974 with "I've Just Got to Know (How Loving You Would Be)" and "You're Not Getting Older (You're Getting Better)." In 1975, he left Columbia to record an album for ABC/Dot but subsequently returned to Columbia and continued to record for them through the early '80s. He couldn't duplicate his earlier run of commercial success as a singer but kept up his songwriting; when a few small-label efforts in the '80s failed to attract much attention, he supplied material to stars like Reba McEntire ("They Asked About You"), John Michael Montgomery ("She Don't Need a Band to Dance"), and George Jones ("What I Do Best"), among others.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Bass, Songwriter

Style musical : Country-Pop, Traditional Country

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No One To Love (1961)

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (1969)

These Are Not My People (1969)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

Singles

1959 SP ESCO 400 (US) .

Goodbye / Don’t Answer That Quastion

1961 SP DORE 595 (US) .

No One To Love / Mary I'm Glad To See You

11/1965 SP APT 45-25096 (US) .

You Better Go Join The Campfire Girls / Walk Away Softly

03/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44800 (US) . Games People Play / Home
06/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-44916 (US) . These Are Not My People / You Never Knew Julie
08/1969 SP CBS 4438 (GER)

Games People Play / These Are Not My People

10/1969 SP COLUMBIA 4-45026 (US) . Down In The Boondocks / Amarillo Texas
01/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45087 (US) . I Shook The Hand / We Gotta All Get Together
04/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45138 (US) . Listen To The Young Folks / Listen To The Young Folks
1970 SP CBS 5228 (SCAN)

Okie From Muskogee / Down In The Boondocks

11/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45276 (US) . The Promised Land / Goodnight Sandy
1971 SP CBS 5426 (NW) The Promised Land / Goodnight Sandy
05/1971 SP COLUMBIA 4-45388 (US) . Indian Lake / (I'd Do It All) Over You
1971 SP CBS CBS 7437 (POR)

Indian Lake / (I'd Do It All) Over You

08/1971 SP COLUMBIA 4-45451 (US) . Always Something Special / Another Night Of Love
1971 SP COLUMBIA 13-33172 (US) .

Games People Play / These Are Not My People

01/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45542 (US) . Ballad Of A Hillbilly Singer / Good Old Fashioned Music
05/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45624 (US) . Roadmaster / Who Do You Love
10/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45723 (US) . Angel On My Shoulder / She Loves Me
03/1973 SP COLUMBIA 4-45827 (US) . It Sure Feels Good (To Be Loved Again) / Too Much Monkey Business
07/1973 SP COLUMBIA 4-45902 (US) . Betty Ann And Shirley Cole / The Perfect Stranger
11/1973 SP COLUMBIA 4-45968 (US) . I've Just Got To Know / Georgia Girl
03/1974 SP COLUMBIA 4-46040 (US) Sexy Lady / Bobby Crabtree's Grave
1974 SP COLUMBIA 13-33251 (US) .

She Loves Me (Right Out Of My Mind) / Too Much Monkey Business

1974 SP COLUMBIA 3-10016 (US) . You're Not Getting Older / Are We Makin' Love?
04/1975 SP ABC / DOT DOA 15554 (US) . Love You Back To Georgia / ?
1975 SP ABC / DOT DOA 15577 (US) . Still Making Love To You / Stone Crazy
03/1976 SP COLUMBIA 3-10300 (US) . Ask Any Old Cheater Who Knows / Legend In My Home
06/1976 SP COLUMBIA 3-10352 (US) . Liquor, Love And Life / Celia Brown
09/1976 SP COLUMBIA 3-10411 (US) . Room 269 / I Drank Myself Sober 
02/1977 SP COLUMBIA 3-10482 (US) . Strawberry Curls / When You Were Mine
05/1977 SP COLUMBIA 3-10539 (US) . Merry Go Round / One Man Show
08/1977 SP COLUMBIA 3-10598 (US) . Nobody Cares But You (mono) / Nobody Cares But You (stereo)
02/1978 SP COLUMBIA 3-10682 (US) . Let Me Fall Back In Your Arms / Snuff Queens
06/1978 SP COLUMBIA 3-10769 (US) . Bar Wars / One Of The Mysteries Of Love
09/1978 SP COLUMBIA 3-10837 (US) . Love Got In The Way / You Win Again
01/1979

SP COLUMBIA 13-33368 (US)

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Bar Wars / Merry-Go-Round

01/1979 SP COLUMBIA 13-33369 (US) .

Room 269 / Nobody Cares But You

01/1979 SP COLUMBIA 3-10890 (US) . Fantasy Island / Take A Little Bit
04/1979 SP COLUMBIA 3-10973 (US) . Nadine / Too Many Memories
07/1979 SP COLUMBIA 3-11044 (US) .

That Run-Away Woman Of Mine / Atlanta 

10/1979 SP COLUMBIA 3-11149 (US) . Go For The Night / Two Makes One Wonderful Love
02/1980 SP COLUMBIA 3-11221 (US) . A Million Old Goodbyes Side / Sleep With Me
05/1980 SP COLUMBIA 3-11266 (US) . Explosion / Lost In Austin
10/1980 SP COLUMBIA 3-11394 (US) . Tonight I'm Drinkin / Still Your Fool
1983 SP BTB TS-5001 (US) .

Wild Streak / Serious Fun





Albums

07/1969 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS-9904 (US) GAMES PEOPLE PLAY - Games People Play / Oakridge Tennessee / Home / Louisiana Redbone / One Woman Can't Hold Me / My My Momma / These Are Not My People / Freeborn Man / You Never Knew Julie / Birmingham / Goodnight Sandy
05/1970 LP 12" COLUMBIA CS-1036 (US) LISTEN TO THE YOUNG FOLKS - Listen To The Young Folks / Children / Look For Me When You See Me Comin' / Sunday Morning Coming Down / I Shook The Hand / Down In The Boondocks / Okie From Muskogee / That Little Boy / Up On Cripple Creek / We Gotta All Get Together / Amarillo Texas
1971 LP 12" CBS / Sony ‎SOPJ 9 (JAP)

Freddy Weller's Greatest Hits - The Promised Land / Good Old Fashioned Music / Stagger Lee / Indian Lake / Up On Cripple Creek / Listen To The Young Folks / Another Night Of Love / Down In The Boondocks / Sunday Morning Comin' Down / Okie From Muskogee / These Are Not My People / Games People Play

04/1971 LP 12" COLUMBIA C-30638 (US) THE PROMISED LAND - The Promised Land / (Seashores Of) Old Mexico / Stagger Lee / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Another Night Of Love / Indian Lake / Rose Garden / Within My Memory / J Tyler Rosenthal / Good Old Fashioned Music / Train Train (Carry Me Away)
1971 LP 12" COLUMBIA C-30638 (US)

Another Night Of Love - The Promised Land / (Seashores Of) Old Mexico / Stagger Lee / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Another Night Of Love / Indian Lake / Rose Garden / Within My Memory / J Tyler Rosenthal / Good Old Fashioned Music / Train Train (Carry Me Away)

10/1972 LP 12" COLUMBIA KC-31769 (US) THE ROADMASTER - Roadmaster / Let's Make The Most Of Tonight, She Loves Me (Right Out Of My Mind) / Lonely Women Make Good Lovers / Who Do You Love / Ballad Of Hillbilly Singer / There's An Angel On My Shoulder / Good God Almighty / Bars Have Made A Prisoner / Sweet Sounds Of Love / Oldie But A Goldie
1972 LP 12" HARMONY KH-31784 (US)

Freddy Weller's Country Collection - Games People Play / Children / Okie From Muskogee / Freeborn Man / Down In The Boondocks / Listen To The Young Folks / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Up On Cripple Creek / Home / These Are Not My People

05/1973 LP 12" COLUMBIA KC-32218 (US) TOO MUCH MONKEY BUSINESS - Too Much Monkey Business / It Sure Feels Good / Perfect Stranger / Loving You Comes Easy / Betty Ann And Shirley Cole / You Got What It Takes / Warm Sweet Love / Georgia Girl / Pass Me By / Easy Listening / Don't Play Me No Demo's
02/1974 LP 12" COLUMBIA KC-32958 (US) SEXY LADY - Sexy Lady / You're Not Getting Older (You're Getting Better) / Ain't It Good / Put Your Heart Into It / Hot Fire / I've Just Got To Know (How Loving You Would Be) / Love Light / Scarlet Water / Are We Makin' Love / Always Something Special / Lovin' Time
06/1975 LP 12" ABC DOT DOSD-2026 (US) FREDDY WELLER - Love You Back To Georgia / Still Making Love To You / Salty Dog Blues / I'll Never Find A Love Like That Again / That's You / Stone Crazy / Let's Get Back In Touch / Show 'em The Way To Your Love / Have You Ever Done It / Three Legged Dog
10/1975 LP 12" COLUMBIA KC-33883 (US) FREDDY WELLER'S GREATEST HITS - Games People Play / Down In The Boondocks / Indian Lake / Roadmaster / These Are Not My People / Promised Land / Too Much Monkey Business / She Loves Me (Right Out Of My Mind) / Perfect Stranger / Sexy Lady
07/1976 LP 12" COLUMBIA KC-34244 (US) LIQUOR LOVE AND LIFE - Liquor Love And Life / Celia Brown / What A Time / Room 269 / Fallin' In Love Tonight / You're The Only One To Ever Love Me Good Enough To Make Me Want To Stay Home / Ask Any Old Cheater Who Knows / Legend In My Home / I Drank Myself Sober / When You Were Mine
06/1977 LP 12" COLUMBIA KC-34709 (US) ONE MAN SHOW - Strawberry Curls / Merry-Go-Round / Nobody Cares But You / But I Do / Cry On Your Pillow / (After Sweet Memories) Play Born To Lose Again / Love Doctor / One Man Show / Whiskey And Daisy / I Just Can't Get Over You (Getting Over Me).
11/1978 LP 12" COLUMBIA KC-35658 (US) LOVE GOT IN THE WAY - Bar Wars / Oh Oh Oh / Love Got In The Way / One Of The Mysteries Of Love / Fantasy Island / Take A Little Bit / You Win Again / Rock-A-Bye Baby / Dizzy / Legend Of Paul Revere And The Raiders
02/1980 LP 12" COLUMBIA JC-36231 (US) GO FOR THE NIGHT - Go For The Night / Tonight I'm Drinkin' / Lost In Austin / Night Man / Explosion / Still Your Fool / Sleep With Me / Atlanta / Let's Strike Tonight / Million Old Goodbyes
1982 LP 12" 51-WEST Q-16237 (US) RAMBLIN' MAN - On The Road Again / Save The Last Dance For Me / (I'm A) Ramblin' Man / Drivin' My Life Away / Party Time / Southern Nights / Maybelline / Love A Rainy Night / Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want To Get Over You) / Stand By Me
1987 LP 12" BULLDOG BDL 3003 (UK)

Back On The Steet - Midnight Driver / Right In The Prime Of Her Love / Shootin' From The Heart / Trying To Get Around To 'Em All / If You Knew How Much I Wanted You / Back On The Street / Time Machine / Intensive Care / You Believed In A Dreamer / Midnight Crises / One Dream At A Time / Atlanta

1998 LP 12" Sony A-28909 (US)

Freddy Weller Sings His Big Ones - Games People Play / These Are Not My People / The Promised Land / Indian Lake / She Loves Me (Right Out Of My Mind) / Another Night Of Love / Too Much Monkey Business / The Perfect Stranger / I've Just Got To Know (How Loving You Would Be) / You're Not Getting Older (You're Getting Better)

1998 CD Young World Music ? (US)

Greatest Hits (And Then Some) - Games People Play / Promised Land / Indian Lake / She Loves Me Right Out Of My Mind / Roadmaster / Perfect Stranger / Another Night Of Love / Down In The Boondocks / These Are Not My People / Lonely Women Make Good Lovers / Your Memory Walks Through Walls / Searching For The Great American Honky Tonk Queen / Garden / Lovin' Time / Rock 'n' Roll Time Capsule

1999 CD Music Mill MMIL 70011 (US)

Greatest Hits - Games People Play / The Promised Land / Indian Lake / She Loves Me Right Out Of My Mind / The Roadmaster / The Perfect Stranger / Another Night Of Love / Down In The Boondocks / These Are Not My People / Lonely Women Make Good Lovers

03/2003 CD Collectors' Choice Music CCM330-2 (US) THE VERY BEST OF FREDDY WELLER - Home / Games People Play / These Are Not My People / Down In The Boondocks / Promised Land / Indian Lake / Another Night Of Love / Ballad Of A Hillbilly Singer / Roadmaster / She Loves Me (Right Out Of My Mind) / Too Much Monkey Business / Perfect Stranger / I've Just Got To Know (How Loving You Would Be) / Sexy Lady / You're Not Getting Older (You're Getting Better) / Nobody Cares But You / Bar Wars / Love Got In The Way / Fantasy Island / Nadine / Go For The Night / Legend Of Paul Revere And The Raiders

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