Tag Archives: What Color is Love

TERRY CALLIER-FIRE ON ICE

TERRY CALLIER-FIRE ON ICE. For many years, I’ve championed the music of Terry Callier. I’ve often described Terry Callier as one of music’s best kept secrets. That’s despite enjoying a recording career which saw him releasing ten studio albums. Sadly, Terry Callier is better known in the UK than America. Indeed, Terry Callier only ever enjoyed …

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TERRY CALLIER-FAREWELL, BUT YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON.

  TERRY CALLIER-FAREWELL, BUT YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON. It was late Sunday night when the news came through that Terry Callier had passed away. He was aged just sixty-seven and had lost an eighteen month battle with throat cancer. Straight away, memories came flooding back for me. It was the late-nineties, and I’d headed to …

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TERRY CALLIER-TURN YOU TO LOVE.

TERRY CALLIER-TURN YOU TO LOVE. Have you ever heard of the soul singer who gave up music for fifteen years to become a computer programmer? This isn’t a joke, this is what happened to Terry Callier back in 1983. Before this, the two albums Terry recorded for Elektra in 1977 and 1978 hadn’t been a …

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TERRY CALLIER-FIRE ON ICE.

TERRY CALLIER-FIRE ON ICE. One of my favorite artists of all time is Terry Callier, who I’ve previously written about before. In these articles, I’ve featured What Color Is Love, the second of the three albums he recorded on Cadet, a subsidiary of the famous Chicago label Chess. This is one of my favorite of …

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DEE DEE SHARP-WHAT COLOR IS LOVE.

DEE DEE SHARP-WHAT COLOR IS LOVE. There are two reasons that I’ve chosen to write about Dee Dee Sharp’s 1977 album What Color Is Love. The first is quite straightforward, and is because during the time Dee Dee spent on her then husband Kenny Gamble’s label Philadelphia International Records, she recorded three really good albums. …

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TERRY CALLIER-WHAT COLOR IS LOVE.

TERRY CALLIER-WHAT COLOR IS LOVE. Over the past thirty-five years, I must have bought and listened to, thousands of albums. Many of these albums are albums are great albums, but commercially, weren’t successful. Often it’s hard to understand why these albums weren’t successful, why they never sold in larger quantities and why the artist wasn’t …

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TERRY CALLIER-TIMEPEACE.

TERRY CALLIER-TIMEPEACE. This article is about one of the most talented and charismatic artists I have ever been fortunate to see live. When you see him in concert, you’re immediately taken with his presence on stage. There is something about him that makes him stand out from other artists. He is a deeply religious man, …

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