Showing posts with label Gerry Rafferty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gerry Rafferty. Show all posts

Jun 13, 2015

Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line (1978)

Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line (1978) on WLCY Radio
"Right Down the Line" is a song by Guerry Rafferty from the 1978 album "City To City. "Right Down the Line" reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaked for two weeks at number eight on the Cash Box Top 100, and spent four non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Easy Listening chart in the U.S. in 1978, the only Rafferty song to reach number one on this chart.

City to City is the second studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty. It was Rafferty's first solo release in six years — and first release of any kind since 1975 — due to his tenure in the band Stealers Wheel and subsequent legal proceedings which prevented Rafferty from releasing any new solo recordings for the next three years. The album was strongly received, peaking at #1 in the US and going Platinum, as well as reaching #6 in the UK and achieving Gold status. "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Home and Dry" were successfully released as singles. "Baker Street" is widely regarded as Rafferty's signature song and by October 2010 had reached 5 million plays on British radio.

May 29, 2015

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (1978)

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (1978) on WLCY Radio

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"Baker Street" is a song written and first recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty (16 April 1947 – 4 January 2011). Released as a single in 1978, it reached #1 in Cash Box and #2 in Billboard – where it held for six weeks. Additionally, it hit #1 in Canada, #3 in the United Kingdom, #1 in Australia and top 10 in the Netherlands. The arrangement is known for its haunting saxophone solo. Rafferty received the 1978 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

Named after the London street of the same name, the song was included on Rafferty's second solo album, City to City, which was Rafferty's first release after the resolution of legal problems surrounding the formal break-up of his old band, Stealers Wheel, in 1975. In the intervening three years, Rafferty had been unable to release any material because of disputes about the band's remaining contractual recording obligations.