Profil:
Soul - disco singer. Bill Brandon was born in Huntsville, Alabama on October 7, 1943 and recorded music steeped in deep Southern Soul.

He was signed to Quin Ivy's production company in 1967 and recorded a southern soul classic,"Self Preservation" that Percy Sledge covered. A second highly sought after single, "Rainbow Road", issued in 1968 was released as a one off by Tower Records. It was written about and for Arthur Alexander (You Better Move On #24 Pop, 1962) who ended up recording it four years later but Brandon's recording remains the definitive version.

Quin Ivy began to get out of the music business and Brandon began recording for Sam Dees and Frederick Knight. He then signed with Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce, who had a production deal with Prelude Records. Brandon recorded an uptempo disco version of "Can't We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over" a song written by Tony Macaulay, that Donna Summer covered a tender ballad for her "I Remember Yesterday" LP and the B side of "I Feel Love". "We Fell In Love While Dancing" was issued on a special promotional 12" Prelude single backed with fellow Huntsville-ite Lorraine Johnson's "The More I Get The More I Want".

His last vinyl pressing was "Special Occasion / Get It While It's Hot" coming out in 1978, and since then no new music has come from Bill Brandon. He left the music business behind in 1987 and took up truck driving and like Rick Nelson's "Garden Party" with absolutely no regrets. Reports about him confirm that he is still singing for the congregation of a church in Harvest, Alabama to this day.
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Compilations

Bill Brandon - Rhythm & Blues Terrible Vol. 2 illustration d'album Various Full Crown Lovin'n Man Various - Rhythm & Blues Terrible Vol. 2 (Comp) Atco Records France 1968 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - The Mercury Mobile Discotheque - Volume 1 illustration d'album Various Stop This Merry-Go-Round et 1 de plus… Various - The Mercury Mobile Discotheque - Volume 1 (Comp) Mercury UK 1972 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - Super Soul Sensation illustration d'album Various I Am Free Of Your Love Various - Super Soul Sensation (Comp) Philips Greece 1975 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - You Better Believe It - Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio - Volume 3 illustration d'album Various When You Get What You Want et 2 de plus… Various - You Better Believe It - Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio - Volume 3 (Comp, Album) Charly R&B UK 1989 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - High On The Hog - Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio - Volume 2 illustration d'album Various One Minute Woman et 4 de plus… Various - High On The Hog - Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio - Volume 2 (Comp, Album) Charly R&B UK 1989 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - More Power To Ya! (Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio Volume 4) illustration d'album Various What The World Needs Now et 2 de plus… Various - More Power To Ya! (Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio Volume 4) (Comp) Charly R&B, Charly R&B Europe 1989 Vendre cette version
CD CHARLY 200, CHARLY CD200 Bill Brandon - Rare Soul From Alabama. The South Camp/Quinvy CD illustration d'album Various I'll Be Your Baby Tonight et 5 de plus… Various - Rare Soul From Alabama. The South Camp/Quinvy CD(CD, Comp) Charly R&B, Charly R&B CD CHARLY 200, CHARLY CD200 UK 1989 Vendre cette version
CRB1225 Bill Brandon - Rainbow Road - Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio - Volume 5 illustration d'album Various Rainbow Road et 3 de plus… Various - Rainbow Road - Rare Soul From The Quinvy/Broadway Sound Studio - Volume 5(LP, Comp) Charly R&B CRB1225 Europe 1989 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - The Essential Modern Soul Selection illustration d'album Various The Streets Got My Lady Various - The Essential Modern Soul Selection (Comp) Goldmine Soul Supply UK 1991 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - Rare Preludes Volume 6 illustration d'album Various We Fell In Love While Dancing Various - Rare Preludes Volume 6 (Comp) Unidisc Canada 1993 Vendre cette version
CPCD 8067 Bill Brandon - Southern Grooves illustration d'album Various Full Grown Lovin' Man Various - Southern Grooves(CD, Comp) Charly Records CPCD 8067 UK 1994 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon - Prelude's Greatest Hits - Volume V illustration d'album Various We Fell In Love While Dancing Various - Prelude's Greatest Hits - Volume V (Comp) Unidisc Canada 1995 Vendre cette version
CDRB 29 Bill Brandon - Down Deep South illustration d'album Various Rainbow Road Various - Down Deep South(CD, Comp) Charly Records CDRB 29 1995 Vendre cette version
DEEPBOX 2 Bill Brandon - Absolutely... The Very Best Of Disco illustration d'album Various We Fell In Love While Dancing (Extended 12 et 1 de plus… Various - Absolutely... The Very Best Of Disco(3xCD, Comp + Box) Deepbeats DEEPBOX 2 UK 1997 Vendre cette version
RS07 Bill Brandon - Rare Soul & Disco Volume 07 illustration d'album Various Baby, Love Is A Two Way Street Various - Rare Soul & Disco Volume 07(CD, Comp, Mixtape, Unofficial, No ) The Collector Series RS07 France 1998 Vendre cette version
CDKEND 163 Bill Brandon - Good Guys Don't Always Win (Hotlanta Soul) illustration d'album Various I'm A Believer Now et 3 de plus… Various - Good Guys Don't Always Win (Hotlanta Soul)(CD, Comp) Kent Soul CDKEND 163 UK 1998 Vendre cette version
GSCD111 Bill Brandon - Across The Board illustration d'album Various Whatever I Am I'm Yours Various - Across The Board(CD, Comp) Goldmine Soul Supply GSCD111 UK 1998 Vendre cette version
US-0243 Bill Brandon - Down & Out - The Sad Soul Of The Black South illustration d'album Various Rainbow Road Various - Down & Out - The Sad Soul Of The Black South(CD, Comp) Trikont US-0243 Germany 1998 Vendre cette version
none Bill Brandon - Rare Trax Vol. 11 - Sweet Soul Music illustration d'album Various Rainbow Road Various - Rare Trax Vol. 11 - Sweet Soul Music(CD, Comp, Promo) Rolling Stone none Germany 1999 Vendre cette version
DB 249452 Bill Brandon - History Of R&B illustration d'album Various Strangest Feeling et 1 de plus… Various - History Of R&B(5xCD, Comp, Car + Box) Disky DB 249452 Netherlands 1999 Vendre cette version
55015 Bill Brandon - Black Music illustration d'album Various Rainbow Road Various - Black Music(2xCD, Comp) Radio Star Records (2) 55015 Europe 1999 Vendre cette version
CDKEND 183 Bill Brandon - Full Time Groovers (Hotlanta Soul Vol 2) illustration d'album Various Let's Get It Back Together Again et 3 de plus… Various - Full Time Groovers (Hotlanta Soul Vol 2)(CD, Comp) Kent Soul CDKEND 183 UK 2000 Vendre cette version
DB 993022 Bill Brandon - 5 CD History Of R&B illustration d'album Various Rainbow Road et 1 de plus… Various - 5 CD History Of R&B(5xCD, Comp) Disky DB 993022 Netherlands 2000 Vendre cette version
AMSCD 107 Bill Brandon - Feber: Andres Lokko - Northern & Modern Soul illustration d'album Various Whatever I Am, I'm Yours Various - Feber: Andres Lokko - Northern & Modern Soul(2xCD, Comp) Amigo AMSCD 107 Sweden 2004 Vendre cette version
MCUTCD04 Bill Brandon - Mastercuts Soul illustration d'album Various Full Grown Lovin' Man Various - Mastercuts Soul(3xCD, Comp) Mastercuts MCUTCD04 UK 2005 Vendre cette version