Bill Brandon

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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Albums

Bill Brandon Bill Brandon (Album) Prelude Records US 1977 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

Bill Brandon Self Preservation / Full Grown Lovin' Man (Single) South Camp US 1967 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon Rainbow Road (Single) Tower US 1968 Vendre cette version
Q-7007 Bill Brandon Since I Fell For You / Strangest Feeling(7", Single) Quinvy Q-7007 US 1970 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon Johnnie Mae Wright / Whatever I Am, I'm Yours (Single) Moonsong US 1972 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon Piece Of My Heart / I Am Free Of Your Love (Single) Moonsong US 1972 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon Stop This Merry-Go-Round / I'm A Believer Now (Single) Moonsong US 1972 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon It's All Wrong But It's All Right / Doing Right Don't Wrong Nobody (Single) Moonsong US 1973 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon And Lorraine Johnson Bill Brandon And Lorraine Johnson - Let's Make Our New Love Something Special / Let Me Be Your Full Time Groover (Single) Moonsong US 1973 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon The Streets Got My Lady (Single) Piedmont US 1976 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon / Lorraine Johnson Bill Brandon / Lorraine Johnson - We Fell In Love While Dancing / The More I Get, The More I Want Prelude Records US 1977 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon Can't We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over (Single) Prelude Records US 1977 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon We Fell In Love While Dancing Prelude Records US 1977 Vendre cette version
Bill Brandon Special Occasion / Get It While It's Hot Prelude Records US 1978 Vendre cette version
TOWN 115 John Edwards (3) / Bill Brandon John Edwards (3) / Bill Brandon - Tin Man / The Streets Got My Lady(7", Single) Kent Records TOWN 115 UK 2008 Vendre cette version
DD003 Tony Borders / Bill Brandon Tony Borders / Bill Brandon - Promise To Myself / Rainbow Road(7", Ltd) Diggin' Deep DD003 UK 2018 Vendre cette version
EXS018 Bill Brandon The Streets Got My Lady(7", Single, Promo) Expansion Records, Piedmont EXS018 UK 2019 Vendre cette version
MS-9001 Bill Brandon Stop This Merry-Go-Round(7", Promo) Moonsong MS-9001 US Unknown Vendre cette version

Compilations

SSCD 7001 Bill Brandon On The Rainbow Road(CD, Comp) Soulscape Records (2) SSCD 7001 Europe 2007 Vendre cette version