Soul Fantasy

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Big George Collier - Free at last 1984



Big George Collier is an unknown singer with a great voice. He was lead singer of the group called Columbians, from Columbia, South Carolina in the late 60s. The most known song from the group was entitled "Forever More" in 1968. The short-lived group (1966-1969) consisted of 10 members.



After the Columbians, he worked as an actor and as a "hired voice". He has performed in films including “The Ride” and several others. He also appeared as Ludacris’ father in one of his music videos and participated in numerous local and national radio and TV commercials. He did appearances in various night clubs, hotels and festivals with his band. One of them was the club "Scarlett O'Hara" in which he appeared in the mid 70s. He sings at church, he has appeared with the Savannah Symphony and did guest appearances around GA, NC and SC.


In 1984 he released a single entitled "Free at last" on Imagery Records.
''Free At Last'' is a ballad which was written by Orlandoan Ellis Haraka and was getting a lot of play on area radio stations. Arranged by Steve Carey.



Finally I want to note that until nowadays he sings in various clubs.

Note: The above posted single is not played in full


#    I want to thank Big George Collier for his info and his photos.
##  I also want to thank Dennis Fassuliotis founder of Charleston Jazz Club
      http://charlestonjazzclub.com/
      http://www.facebook.com/chasjazzclub

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