Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Underground Legends"

Sam Dees (December 17, 1945 in Alabama) is one of the greatest soul singer-songwriter-producers of all time. Born into a family of 13, he quickly stood out as the singer in his family and by age 9 won several singing contests and found his own group, the Bossonovians. As time went on, he recorded several singles and earned recognition as a writer and producer. Soon, Chess Records producer Lenny Sachs gave him an opportunity to do two self-produced tracks. Later, he went on to record his legendary album, The Show Must Go On, in 1975 for Atlantic. Since then he has written for several artists, such as Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, Larry Graham and Aretha Franklin. Some of his most famous hits that he has written for other artists are "One in a Million You," "Am I Dreaming," "Save the Overtime," and "Lover for Life."

One in a Million

Lonely for You Baby

Fragile Handle With Care

Come Back Strong

Just Out of My Reach

Signed, Miss Heroin

Fly Angel Fly

All is Fair in Love and War

What's It Gonna Be

Atlantic Starr - Am I Dreaming

Gladys Knight and the Pips- Save the Overtime

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