Freddy Scott – Are You Lonely For Me

• “Are You Lonely For Me” lovingly dealt with on a Technics ‘table. Thanks to PlayThemAgain.

9.5 “All-time classic Soul from the USA”

A single release in October, 1966, originally billed to Freddy Scott (although it settled as Freddie on all issues thereafter).

This is all shades of excellent in every department, from Freddie’s soul-searching vocal, to the ultra-cool sax to the nervy piano to the sharp snaps of brass to the perfect gospel-like backing from Cissy Houston and the Sweet Inspirations.

It was Freddie’s first release on Shout and, although he co-wrote it, label boss Bert Berns assumed the sole credit. Shady.

It was a big success, climbing to #1 on the R&B chart early in ’67. Strangely, it was his second and last Top 40-hit single.

An under-appreciated talent I think.

Get it at Amazon.

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