Chanteur et compositeur Country né Kenneth Gist Jnr. en 1946 à Antlers (Oklahoma).

Best known for writing the country landmark "Behind Closed Doors," Kenny O'Dell also enjoyed some success on the pop charts as a solo performer. Born Kenny Gist, Jr. in Antlers, OK, in 1946, he was raised in Santa Maria, CA, scoring his first regional hit in 1963 with "Old Time Love." After a stint with the band Guys & Dolls, O'Dell in 1967 signed as a solo act to the White Whale label's Vegas subsidiary, releasing his debut LP, Beautiful People; the title cut was a Top 40 hit, although its chart momentum was curtailed by a copycat version recorded by the better-known Bobby Vee. The follow-up single, "Springfield Plane," cracked the Hot 100, and in 1968 O'Dell's composition "Next Plane to London" found its way to folk-rockers the Rose Garden via Pat Pipolo, his cousin and the group's co-producer. The result was a Top 20 hit, and O'Dell also contributed the Rose Garden's second single, "If My World Falls Through." After Vegas folded, he moved to White Whale for several little-noticed singles, including "No Obligations" and "Groovy Relationship." With the label's demise imminent, in 1970 O'Dell relocated to Nashville to head Bobby Goldsboro's publishing firm House of Gold. After authoring a handful of minor hits including Sandy Posey's "Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love?," O'Dell scored his commercial breakthrough with "I Take It on Home," a Top Ten country hit for Charlie Rich in 1972. The following year, Rich cut his superlative "Behind Closed Doors," which not only topped the country charts during its 40-week run but also cracked the pop Top 20 on its way to winning the Grammy for Best Country Song. The attendant publicity earned O'Dell a solo deal with Capricorn, highlighted by the 1975 Top 40 hit "My Honky Tonk Ways" and 1978's Top Ten entry "Let's Shake Hands and Come Out Lovin'." Also in 1975, he and Larry Henley collaborated on Tanya Tucker's chart-topping "Lizzie and the Rain Man"; O'Dell was a Grammy nominee again in 1986 for the Judds' smash "Mama He's Crazy." A decade later, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Pop-Rock, Contemporary Country

Old Time Love (1962)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1962 SP MAR-KAY 3696 (US) .

Old Time Love / Take Another Look

1963 SP In Unity 104 (US) . Hurricane / Take Another Look
10/1967 SP VEGAS V-718 (US) .

Beautiful People / Flower Girl

1967 SP VOGUE INT. 80118 (F) Beautiful People / Flower Girl
1967 SP POLYDOR 52 972 (DE) Beautiful People / Flower Girl
12/1967 SP DELTA DS 2001 (NL) Beautiful People / Flower Girl
01/1968 SP VEGAS V-722 (US) .

Springfield Plabe / I'm Gonna Take It

04/1968 SP VEGAS V-724 (US) .

I Could Love You / Happy With You

07/1968 SP VEGAS V-726 (US) .

Bless Your Little Heart / Join The World

07/1969 SP WHITE WHALE WW-319 (US) .

No Obligations / Groovy Relationship

07/1969 SP WHITE WHALE WW-319 (US) (promo) . No Obligations / No Obligations
10/1969 SP WHITE WHALE WW-331 (US) (promo) .

Groovy Relationship / Groovy Relationship

12/1970 SP EPIC 5-10693 (US) .

If I Was A Rambler / High On Life

12/1970 SP EPIC 5-10693 (US) (promo) . If I Was A Rambler [mono] / If I Was A Rambler [stereo]
04/1971 SP EPIC 5-10730 (US) .

Jubal / I Was A Loser

04/1971 SP EPIC 5-10730 (US) (promo) . Jubal (mono) / Jubal (stereo)
10/1971 SP EPIC 5-10791 (US) (reissue) .

Jubal / I Was A Loser

05/1972 SP KAPP K-2169 (US) .

Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love / Two For The Road

05/1972 SP KAPP K-2169 (US) (promo) . Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love (mono) / Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love (stereo)
07/1972 SP KAPP K-2178 (US) .

Lizzie And The Rainman / Homecoming Queen

08/1973 SP CAPRICORN CPR 0020 (US) .

Rock And Roll Man / Ain't Gonna Study The War No More

08/1973 SP CAPRICORN CPR 0020 (US) (promo) . Rock And Roll Man (mono) / Rock And Roll Man (stereo)
02/1974 SP CAPRICORN CPR 0038 (mono) / CPS 0140 (stereo) (US) .

You Bet Your Sweet Sweet Love / Let's Go Find Some Country Music

02/1974 SP CAPRICORN CPR 0038 (US) (promo) . You Bet Your Sweet, Sweet Love (mono) / You Bet Your Sweet, Sweet Love (stereo)
09/1974 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0203 (US) .

I'll Find Another Way (To Say I Love You) / I Take It On Home

09/1974 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0203 (US) (promo) . I'll Find Another Way (To Say I Love You) (mono) / I'll Find Another Way (To Say I Love You) (stereo)
12/1974 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0219 (US) .

Soulful Woman / Let's Get On The Road

12/1974 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0219 (US) (promo) . Soulful Woman (Mono) / Soulful Woman (Stereo)
05/1975 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0233 (US) .

My Honky Tonk Ways / Behind Closed Doors

05/1975 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0233 (US) (promo) . My Honky Tonk Ways (mono) / My Honky Tonk Ways (stereo)
10/1975 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0247 (US) .

I Can't Think When You're Doin' / Together This Christmas

06/1978 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0301 (US) .

Let's Shake Hand And Come Out Lovin' / We Might Be All Night

10/1978 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0309 (US) .

As Long As I Can Wake Up In Your Arms / Soulful Woman

02/1979 SP CAPRICORN CPS 0317 (US) .

Medicine Woman / Who Do I Know In Denver?



Albums

1968 LP 12" VEGAS V-401S (US) BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE - Beautiful People / Kentucky Woman / Sunshine Dreamin' / I'm Gonna Take It / Different Drum / Flower Girl / Take Another Look / Massachusetts / You'll Break Me Yet / Next Plane To London / If My World Falls Through
09/1974 LP 12" CAPRICORN CP 0140 (US) KENNY O'DELL - Soulful Woman / Everything I Am / I'll Find Another Way (To Say I Love You) / Lord, Am I Dreamin' / Let's Get On The Road / Easy Street / Behind Closed Doors / House Of Love / Let's Go Find Some Country Music / I Take It On Home / You Bet Your Sweet, Sweet Love
1978 LP 12" CAPRICORN -CPN 0211 (US) LET'S SHAKE HANDS & COME OUT LOVIN' - Let's Shake Hands And Come Out Lovin' / We Can Make Music / When It's Just You And Me / Soulful Woman / Behind Closed Doors / Who Do I Know In Denver / As Long As I Can Wake Up In Your Arms / We Might Be All Night / Thank You Everlovin' / I Take It On Home
01/2013 CD Real Gone RGM-0115 (US)

Beautiful People - Beautiful People / Kentucky Woman / Sunshine Dreamin' / I'm Gonna Take It / Different Drum / Flower Girl / Take Another Look / Massachusetts / You'll Break Me Yet / Next Plane To London / If My World Falls Through / BONUS TRACKS : Springfield Plane / Happy With You / I Could Love You / Bless Your Little Heart / Join The World / No Obligations / Groovy Relationship

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