Chanteur Folk US nť le 16 Mars 1936 ŗ Cleveland (Ohio), Fred Neil est mort le 7 Juillet 2001.

US Folk singer born March 16, 1936 in Cleveland (Ohio). Moody, bluesy, and melodic, Fred Neil was one of the most compelling folk-rockers to emerge from Greenwich Village in the mid-'60s. His albums showcased his extraordinarily low, rich voice on intensely personal and reflective compositions, sounding like a cross between Tim Buckley and Tim Hardin. His influence was subtle but significant; before forming the Lovin' Spoonful, John Sebastian played harmonica on Neil's first album, which also featured guitarist Felix Pappalardi, who went on to produce Cream. The Jefferson Airplane featured Neil's "Other Side of This Life" prominently in their concerts, and dedicated a couple of songs ("Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" and "House at Pooneil Corner") to him. On the B-side of "Crying" is Neil's "Candy Man," one of Roy Orbison's bluesiest efforts. Stephen Stills has mentioned Neil as an influence on his guitar playing. Most famously, Harry Nilsson took Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" into the Top Ten as the theme to the movie Midnight Cowboy.
For all his tangential influence, Neil himself remained an enigmatic, mysterious figure. His recorded output was formidable but sparse. During 1964 he recorded as a duo with Vince Martin, which yielded an album for Elektra, Tear Down the Walls. His drumless solo debut, Bleecker & MacDougal (which did have additional instruments), ranked as one of the best efforts from the era in which folk was just beginning its transition to folk-rock. The bluesiest of his albums, it contained some of his best songs, including "Little Bit of Rain," "Other Side of This Life," and "Candy Man." His true peak was his follow-up, Fred Neil, which made a full transition to electric instruments. Less bluesy in tenor, it featured "Everybody's Talkin'," as well as an equal gem in "The Dolphins."
Neil's subsequent slide into obscurity was strange and quick. Sessions, from 1968, was a much more casual and slapdash affair that included some instrumental jamming. Always a recluse, he retreated to his home in Coconut Grove, FL, after achieving cult success, and didn't release anything after a live album in 1971. His obscurity was enforced by an absence of domestic compact-disc reissues of his best work, a situation rectified with a superb best-of compilation by Collectors' Choice and the 2001 reissue of Tear Down the Walls/Bleecker & MacDougal by Elektra. He continued to play, but only for those close to him. Neil, ill with cancer, unexpectedly passed on July 7, 2001, at his home in Florida.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Folk, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop-Rock

You Ain't Treatin' Me Right (1957)

Heartbreak Bound (1958)

Listen Kitten (1959)

You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry (1960)

Bleeker And MacDougal (1965)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

10/1957 SP LOOK Y 1002X45 (US) . You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / Don't Put The Blame On Me
06/1958 SP ABC 45-9935 (US) .

Heartbreak Bound / Trav'lin' Man

02/1959 SP BRUNSWICK 9-55117 (US) . Freddie NEIL & FRIEND - Listen Kitten / Take Me Back Again
08/1959 SP EPIC 5-9334 (US) .

Loveís Funny / Secret, Secret

08/1960 SP EPIC 5-9403 (US) . You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Slipping Around
01/1961 SP EPIC 5-9435 (US) .

Rainbow And A Rose / Four Chaplains

07/1963 SP CAPITOL 5017 (US) .

The Nashville Street Singers (with Fred Neil) - Long Black Veil / Bottom Of The Glass

07/1964 SP Elektra EKSN-45009 (US) . Vince MARTIN & Fred NEIL - Tear Down The Walls / I Know You, Rider
1965 EP VOGUE INT. 18042 (F) Bleecker And MacDougal / Gone Again / Travelin' Shoes / Mississipi Train
11/1966 SP CAPITOL 5786 (US) .

The Dolphins / Ba-De-Da

12/1967 SP CAPITOL 2047 (US) .

The Dolphins / I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree)

01/1968 SP CAPITOL 2091 (US) .

Felicity / Please Send Me Someone To Love

08/1968 SP CAPITOL 2256 (US) .

Everybody's Talkin (Echoes) / That's The Bag I'm In

1968 SP Elektra EKSN-45036 (US) .

Candy Man / The Water Is Wide

09/1969 SP CAPITOL 2604 (US) .

Everybody's Talkin' / Ba-De-Da

1969 SP CAPITOL C 006-80188 (F) Everybody's Talkin' / Badi-Da
11/1969 SP CAPITOL 2604 3C 006-80188 M (I) Everybody's Talkin' / Badi-Da
1974 SP Fratelli Fabbri Editori CPB-79 (I) Everybody's Talking (Fred Neil) / Domani » Un Altro Giorno (Christie)






 


Albums

1964 LP 12" Elektra EKL 248 (mono) / EKS 7248 (stereo) (US)

Tear Down The Walls - MARTIN & NEIL - Vince MARTIN & Fred NEIL - I Know You Rider / Red Flowers / Tear Down The Walls / Weary Blues / Toy Balloon / Baby / Morning Dew / Iím A Drifter / Lininí Track / Wild Child In A World Of Trouble / Dade County Jail / I Got íem / Lonesome Valley

1965 LP 12" Elektra EKL 293 (mono) / EKS 7293 (stereo) (US)

Bleecker and Macdougal - Bleecker And MacDougal / Blues On The Ceiling / Sweet Mama / Little Bit Of Rain / Country Boy / Other Side To This Life / Mississippi Train / Traveliní Shoes / The Water Is Wide / Yonder Comes The Blues / Candy Man / Handful Of Gimme / Gone Again

1967 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2665 (mono) / ST-2665 (stereo) (US)

Fred Neil - The Dolphins / Iíve Got A Secret (Didnít We Shake Sugaree) / Thatís The Bag Iím In / Badi-Da / Faretheewell (Fredís Tune) / Everybodyís Talkiní / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Green Rocky Road / Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga

1968 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2862 (mono) / ST-2862 (stereo) (US)

Fred Neil Sessions - Felicity (take 5) / Send Me Somebody To Love (take 2) / Merry Go Round (take 1) / Love Over Yonder (take 1) / Fools Are A Long Time Coming (take 1) / Looks Like Rain (take 1 / take 2) / Roll On Rosie (take 1)

1969 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-294 (US)

Everybodyís Talkiní - The Dolphins / Iíve Got A Secret (Didnít We Shake Sugaree) / Thatís The Bag Iím In / Badi-Da / Faretheewell (Fredís Tune) / Everybodyís Talkiní / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Green Rocky Road / Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga

1970 LP 12" Elektra EKS 74073 (US) Little Bit Of Rain - Bleecker And Macdougal / Blues On The Ceiling / Sweet Mama / Little Bit Of Rain / Country Boy / Other Side To This Life / Mississippi Train / Traveliní Shoes / The Water Is Wide / Yonder Comes The Blues / Candy Man / Handful Of Gimme / Gone Again
1970 LP 12" Elektra EKS 74073 (CAN)

Little Bit Of Rain - Bleecker And Macdougal / Blues On The Ceiling / Sweet Mama / Little Bit Of Rain / Country Boy / Other Side To This Life / Mississippi Train / Traveliní Shoes / The Water Is Wide / Yonder Comes The Blues / Candy Man / Handful Of Gimme / Gone Again

1971 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-657 (US)
Other Side Of This Life - Introduction / Other Side Of This Life / Roll On Rosie / The Dolphins / Thatís The Bag Iím In / Sweet Cocaine / Everybodyís Talkiní / Come Back Baby / Ba-De-Da / Prettiest Train / Ya Donít Miss Your Water / Felicity
1986 LP 12" SEE FOR MILES SEE-77 (UK)

The Very Best Of Fred Neil - The Dolphins / I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree) / That's The Bag I'm In / Ba-De-Da / Faretheewell (Fred's Tune) / Merry Go Round (take 1) / Felicity (take 5) / Everybody's Talkin' / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Green Rocky Road / Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga / Please Send Me Someone To Love (take 2) / Fools Are A Long Time Coming (take 1)

1998 2 CD Collectors' Choice Music CCM 070-2 (US)

The Many Sides Of Fred Neil :
CD 1 : FRED NEIL : The Dolphins / I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree) / That's The Bag I'm In / Ba-De-Da / Faretheewell (Fred's Tune) / Everybody's Talkin' / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Green Rocky Road / Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga / SESSIONS : Felicity / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Merry-Go-Round / Look Over Yonder / Fools Are A Long Time Comin' / Looks Like Rain / Roll On Rosie
CD 2 : Other Side Of This Life : The Other Side Of This Life / Roll On Rosie / The Dolphins / That's The Bag I'm In / Sweet Cocaine / Come Back Baby / Ba-De-Da / Prettiest Train / Ya Don't Miss Your Water / Felicity / Capitol Single 5017 : Long Black Veil / Bottom Of The Glass / Unreleased : Sweet Mama / Trouble In Mind / December's Dream / Ride Stormy Weather / How Long Blues - Drown In Tears : How Long Blues / The Other Side Of This Life

2001 CD Elektra ‎8122 73563-2 (US) Tear Down The Walls & Bleecker And MacDougal - Tear Down The Walls - Vince Martin & Fred Neil : I Know You Rider / Red Flowers / Tear Down The Walls / Weary Blues / Toy Balloon / Baby / Morning Dew / I'm A Drifter / Linin' Track / Wild Child In A World Of Trouble / Dade County Jail / I Got 'em / Lonesome Valley / Bleecker And MacDougal : Bleecker And MacDougal / Blues On The Ceiling / Sweet Mama / Little Bit Of Rain / Country Boy / Other Side To This Life / Mississippi Train / Travellin' Shoes / Water Is Wide / Yonder Comes The Blues / Candy Man / Handful Of Gimme / Gone Again
11/2004 CD Rev-Ola CR REV 47 (UK)

Do You Ever Think Of Me? - The Dolphins / I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree) / That's The Bag I'm In / Ba-De-Da / Faretheewell (Fred's Tune) / Everybody's Talkin' / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Green Rocky Road / Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga / Felicity / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Merry-Go-Round / Look Over Yonder / Fools Are A Long Time Comin' / Looks Like Train / Roll On Rosie

2004 CD Rev-Ola CR REV 78 (UK) The Sky Is Falling - THE COMPLETE LICE RECORDINGS 1963-1971 - Other Side Of This Life / Roll On Rosie / The Dolphins / That's The Bag I'm In / Sweet Cocaine / Everybody's Talkin' / Come Back Baby (piano : Les McCann) / Ba-De-Da (guitar : Vince Martin) / Prettiest Train / Ya Don't Miss Your Water (piano, Vocalss : Gram Parsons) / Felicity / Linin' Track / The Sky Is Falling / That's The Bag I'm In / Raindrops Falling
08/2005 CD Raven RVCD-221 (AUS)

Echoes Of My Mind - The Best Of Fred Neil 1963-1971 - Linin' Track / The Sky Is Fallin' / Weary Blues (Fred NEIL & Vince MARTIN) / Morning Dew (Fred NEIL & Vince MARTIN) / Wild Child In A World Of Trouble (Fred NEIL & Vince MARTIN) / Bleecker And MacDougal / Blues On The Ceiling / Little Bit Of Rain / Country Boy / Other Side Of This Life / Water Is Wide / Candy Man / Handful Of Gimme / The Dolphins / I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree) / Ba-De-Da / Faretheewell (Fred's Tune) / Everybody's Talkin' / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Felicity / Please Send Me Someone To Love / Roll On Rosie / Come Back Baby / Ya Don't Miss Your Water (Fred Neil with Gram Parsons)

2006 CD Water ‎water165 (US) Fred Neil - The Dolphins / Iíve Got A Secret (Didnít We Shake Sugaree) / Thatís The Bag Iím In / Badi-Da / Faretheewell (Fredís Tune) / Everybodyís Talkiní / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Green Rocky Road / Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga
2008 CD Fallout FOCD 2091 (UK)

Trav'lin Man - The Early Singles - You Ain't Treatin' Me Right / Don't Put The Blame On Me / Listen Kitten / Take Me Back Again / Heartbreak Bound / Travílin Man / Love's Funny / Secret, Secret / Slipping Around / You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry / Rainbow And A Rose / Four Chaplains

2013 CD CAPITOL SM-294 (US) Everybody's Talkin' (Theme From Midnight Cowboy) - The Dolphins / Iíve Got A Secret (Didnít We Shake Sugaree) / Thatís The Bag Iím In / Badi-Da / Faretheewell (Fredís Tune) / Everybodyís Talkiní / Everything Happens / Sweet Cocaine / Green Rocky Road / Cynicrustpetefredjohn Raga

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