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Encyclopedia > Freddie Scott

Freddie Scott (April 24, 1933 - June 4, 2007) was a solo artist who began his career as a songwriter for Colpix Records, along with Carole King and Gerry Goffin. is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Colpix Records was the first recording company for Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ...

Scott recorded the chart-topping hit "Hey, Girl" and went on to chart a string of other Billboard Hot 100 singles between 1963 and 1971. His 1968 effort "You Got What I Need" was sampled for the 1989 Biz Markie hit, "Just a Friend". “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Biz Markie (born Marcel Hall April 8, 1964 in Harlem, New York) is a rapper and DJ, best known for humorous singles such as Just a Friend. He has been labeled The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop. ... Just a Friend is a comedic and romantic hip hop song by rapper Biz Markie, in which he alternates between rap and deliberately off-key singing. ...

Scott later hit the oldies circuit, and then released two new albums in the 1990s, one in 2001, and one in 2004. He also was a contributor to Van Morrison's "Vanthology" album released in 2003. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...

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Diminishing commercial returns combined with Colpix's crumbling infrastructure to relocate Scott to parent label Columbia, which dubbed him "the Million Dollar Baby" and recast him as a crooner with 1964's "One Heartache Too Many." In 1965, he even released Everything I Have Is Yours, a cabaret-inspired LP comprised largely of hit movie themes.
Scott resurfaced in 1966 at Shout Records, the fledgling soul label founded by producer/songwriter Bert Berns -- together they co-wrote "Are You Lonely for Me," a simmering, bluesy knockout that reportedly required over 100 vocal takes prior to completion.
Scott's Herculean effort was rewarded with a record that topped the R&B charts for four weeks while rising to number 39 on the pop charts.
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