Fern Kinney

Fern Kinney

Southern soul - disco singer
She was born in Jackson, Mississippi on July 11, 1949. She started in the mid-60's singing with The Poppies (3) along with Dorothy Moore. She released one solo single in 1968, the Huey P. Meaux produced "Your Love Is Not Reliable" and in the 70's she did back up singing for other artists' releases (King Floyd, Dorothy Moore, Z.Z. Hill etc.) before she started recording as solo artist in the late 70's, with the duet with Frederick Knight, "Sweet Life in 1978. She released three albums, before returning to back up singing in the 80's. Her albums were produced by the holy trinity of southern soul scene (Carson Whitsett, Tommy Couch, Wolf Stephenson). Her biggest hits were "Groove Me" and "Together We Are Beautiful", she has also covered succesfully Shirley And Lee's "Let The Good Times Roll" and Frederick Knight's "I've Been Lonely For So Long"
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Fern Kinney Discography Tracks


Fern Kinney Groove Me (Album) Malaco Records Greece 1979 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney Fern (Album) Malaco Records Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney Sweet Music (Album) Friends Records US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fern Kinney Your Love's Not Reliable (Single) Atlantic US 1968 Sell This Version
Frederick Knight - Fern Kinney Frederick Knight - Fern Kinney - Sweet Life / Tonight's The Night (Single) CBS US 1978 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney Groove Me (Single, Maxi) T.K. Disco Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful (Single) WEA Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney I Want You Back / Groove Me (Single) WEA UK 1979 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney Baby Let Me Kiss You (Single) WEA US 1979 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney I've Been Lonely For So Long (Single, Maxi) WEA, Malaco Records Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
K 79148 Fern Kinney Movie Show(7", Single) WEA K 79148 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PRO 501 Rose Royce / Fern Kinney Rose Royce / Fern Kinney - Is It Love You're After / Groove Me(12", Promo) Warner Bros. Records, WEA PRO 501 France 1979 Sell This Version
DIF 144 Fern Kinney / The B-52's Fern Kinney / The B-52's - Nene, Dejame Besarte / Planeta Claire(7", Single, Promo) WEA DIF 144 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
M-2061 Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful(7", Single) Malaco Records M-2061 US 1980 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney Let The Good Times Roll Malaco Records US 1981 Sell This Version
MAL 1206 Fern Kinney I'm Ready For Your Love(12") Malaco Records MAL 1206 US 1982 Sell This Version
Fern Kinney Beautiful Love Song Malaco Records, Malaco Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
OG 9592 Fern Kinney / Booker Newberry III Fern Kinney / Booker Newberry III - Together We Are Beautiful / Love Town (7", RE) Old Gold (2) OG 9592 UK 1986 Sell This Version
GIG 111 205 Fern Kinney Groove me (Love Mix)(7", Single) GiG Records GIG 111 205 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
CLCL 007 Fern Kinney Groove Me / Together We Are Beautiful / I'm Ready For Your Love(CD, Maxi) Club Classics (2) CLCL 007 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SCTI 1027 Fern Kinney Groove Me / Together We Are Beautiful(12") Black Beats SCTI 1027 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Candi Staton / Fern Kinney Candi Staton / Fern Kinney - Victim / Groove Me Unidisc Canada Unknown Sell This Version


Fern Kinney Fern Kinney (Comp) Friends Records Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
MCCD 167 Fern Kinney Chemistry - The Best Of Fern Kinney(CD, Album, Comp) Music Club MCCD 167 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SCCD 1036 Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful - The Definitive Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Smith & Co SCCD 1036 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version


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November 11, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
A criminally under-rated but a bit of a 'Bovril' type of a singer.
You will either hate or adore her 'ethereal billowing' & I'm firmly of the latter opinion.
Her take on 'Angel On The Ground' really does transport you somewhere 'above the clouds'.
Some of her B-Sides like 'I Want You Back' or 'Love Me Tonight' make you wonder who was choosing the tracks to promote ?
Thankfully both have been recognised as the Classics [in hiding !] they are and there's some brilliant longer re-edits of them.
'Groove Me' is the track most might know & thankfully there's now some expanded editions of the LP.
One of them strangely uses the 7'' of non-album single 'Movie Show', when there's a longer take that's sadly 'vinyl only'.
I wish some Love could be shared for her other 2 LP's and maybe put them on Cd too with some of the many rarities that still haven't made it to any of the 'compilations' - yet ?
Like so many singers written of as 'One-Hit-Wonder', there's much more to her than just the one tune.
I'm pretty certain the track 'Movie Show' was on a 12'' Single that isn't listed here ?

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