This overview of soulful Scottish singer/songwriter Frankie Miller features his three big hits "Darlin", "Be Good to Yourself", and "Caledonia" as well as key album cuts like "Highlife/Brickyard Blues" and "I Can't Change It." Miller never found the same amount of success overseas as he did in his native U.K., but his raspy brand of Rod Stewart, Tom Waits and Bob Seger-infused pub rock, blue-eyed soul, and R&B earned him a loyal following that will covet this fine collection of impassioned '70s goodness.
Frankie is one of the legends of the British music scene, with a powerful voice that has drawn numerous comparisons. His distinctive voice and song writing ability have earned him the respect of his peers and that is reflected in the number of world renowned artists, including Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Cher, The Everly Brothers and Ray Charles, who have covered his songs…
Frankie Miller's fame, such as it is, derives from his 1978 hit "Darlin', combined with songwriting credits for artists as diverse as Bob Seger and Bonnie Tyler. Long Way Home illustrates the duality of the music inside, as well as Miller's relative distinction: his hoarse voice is his most profound means of communication. Album of previously unreleased material recorded in the 90's. Guests include Joe Walsh.
This time out Scotsman Frankie Miller finds himself in Nashville playing with some of the finest sidemen that city has. But, despite the location, Frankie turns in another fine album of R&B material. Much of the material is original but the covers he chooses are interesting, including one from Australia's Jojo Zep. Also of note: 4 years later, The Bellamy Brothers hit the country chart with Frankie's composition "Forget About Me."
High Life is the second album by Frankie Miller. It was produced by Allen Toussaint, who also composed seven songs on the album. "Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)" was almost immediately covered by Three Dog Night and "Shoo Rah" was covered by Betty Wright – and both tracks become chart hits.
The 2nd part of Bear Family's Complete Frankie Laine career retrospective follows the great singer and his producer, Mitch Miller, to Columbia Records, where they went together after their successful stint at Mercury (chronicled in Bear Family's first boxed set). This one presents Frankie's complete recordings from 1951-1955, some 160 songs (on 6 CDs) that include all those great duets with Jimmy Boyd, Doris Day, the Four Lads and, of course, Jo Stafford. A hardcover book includes an extensive discography and interviews with Jo Stafford, Frankie's long-time accompanist, Al Lerner, and Frankie himself. Deluxe box (LP size, over 1 inch thick). 2002.
Sailor is the second studio album by American rock group The Steve Miller Band, released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Like The Steve Miller Band's previous album, Children of the Future, Sailor was produced by Glyn Johns. Unlike its predecessor which was recorded in London, England, Sailor was recorded in Los Angeles, California. It was the last Steve Miller Band album to feature contributions by original members Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman. Scaggs went on to a successful solo career. The album features a psychedelic blues rock sound.