Soul Fantasy

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Freddie Waters - I'm gonna walk right out of your life 1977

Freddie Waters began his musical career in Nashville Tennessee in the mid 1960s as lead singer for a vocal group called the Hytones. They were featured regulars on a legendary television show called "The Night Train". Through this exposure they were discovered by producer/arranger Robert Holmes. He produced a couple of obscure 45s (on a small Excello subsidiary) for them and then was hired as arranger for Ted Jarrett's Ref-O-Ree label. Mr. Holmes brought Freddie Waters and Eddie Frierson (another member of the Hytones) along with him to the new label.
Freddie & Eddie recorded a couple of duets together in a Sam & Dave style but soon Freddie was out on his own as the label's most visible artist. He had several regional hits, most notably "Singing A New Song". As this record started to get action in several major southern markets, it came to the attention of Curtis Mayfield who leased the master and re-released it on his Curtom label. The record did quite well in the south. This success, in turn, lead to interest from Stax Records in Memphis.
Things began to look up as Ted Jarrett and Robert Holmes were hired as house production team for Audio Media recording studio in Nashville. Freddie was brought into the fold and landed a contract with October Records, a new (and sadly short-lived) Nashville soul label. The first single release "I'm Afraid To Let You Into My Life / I'm gonna walk right out of your life" and was included on the album "Just Enough To Get Me Cool" which released in the UK in 1987 by Move Records.

I have chosen the song "I'm gonna walk right out of your life" which is the flip side of "I'm Afraid To Let You Into My Life". This song was composed by Henry Strzelecki in 1969. Produced and arranged by Robert Holmes.

In 2002 was released a CD which contains songs by Freddie Waters entitled "Singing a new song". The songs were recorded for labels Ref-O-Ree and October.
Sadly Freddie Waters died in 2000.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full

1 comment:

Lil Dave said...

Trying to find some info. I recently acquired a sealed copy of the 1977 album Just enought to get me cool on october records. Only references I can find of this album are the 1986 uk release, any help would be appreciated.