Friday, July 3, 2009

Old School Friday: From Band To Solo

For this week's OSF, I chose two artists who took the solo route after they had group success. The first is Len Barry. As the frontman of the Dovells, Barry sang lead on a string of dance craze hits in the early 1960s. Their first and biggest hit (The Bristol Stomp) is clip #1 in the player below. In 1965, Barry had a huge hit with the song 1, 2, 3. However, I decided to go with his 1966 follow-up (Like A Baby) for clip #2.

For artist #2, I selected a guy that I feel is underrated when it comes to vocalists: Philip Bailey. Clip #3 is a 1978 performance of Fantasy, one of the best songs he did as one of the co-lead singers of Earth, Wind & Fire. The last clip is the video to Walking On the Chinese Wall, from his 1984 solo debut album.


MrsGrapevine said...

You have totally introduced me to something new and different, I haven't heard of them in the least bit. Thanks for sharing, that's what OSF is all about.

Malcolm said...

Mrs. G.: You are quite welcome. That's what I enjoy about OSF, introducing people to songs/artists and having others do the same for me.

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