Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scott Fagan - South Atlantic Blues (us 1968)

Scott Fagan - South Atlantic Blues (us 1968, Atco SD 33-267 LP)
[posted first by: Redtelephone66]

Born: Virgin Islands

01. In My Head
02. Nickels And Dimes
03. Crying
04. The Carnival Is Ended
05. South Atlantic Blues
06. Nothing But Love
07. Tenement Halls
08. In Your Hands
09. Crystal ball
10. Madam-Moiselle

Scott's first albums "South Atlantic Blues" (ATCO 1968) (immortalized by Jasper Johns as "Scott Fagan Record") and Many Sunny Places (RCA 1976) created the "Contemporary Caribbean" or "Caribilly" genre so widely popularized by Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney and others. (Check out Nothin' But Love, Carnival's Ended and South Atlantic Blues)
In 1971, Scott wrote the first Rock Opera (SOON) produced on Broadway. The cast included…Peter Allen, Vicki Sue Robinson, Richard Gere, Nell Carter, Leata Galloway, Pamela Pentony, Pendelton Brown, Dennis Belline, Joe Butler, Marta Heflin, and Marion Ramsey.
"SOON was our attempt to "bring to light" the absurdity and cruelty of the music business, and it's destructive effects on artists and society".The Music Industry was not amused, SOON closed immediately and Scott Fagan was blacklisted. Did the blacklist work? Have you ever heard of him? Scott is one of very few artists to have taken a public stand against the exploitive, destructive and all but omnipotent music industry… A daring act for which he has paid dearly.
And now, because of the digital revolution, the meltdown of the music industry, and after 37 years of being blacklisted, a new chapter begins. You have the opportunity to discover him, his beautiful singing, his timeless writing and his independent, innovative and original points of view, at http://www.scottfagan.com/ and at http://www.lilfishrecords.com/.
~ Internet Source.
Scott Fagan was a brilliant wild child from the Virgin Islands. ‘De white man from de black lan’ who was “banned from the biz" in 1971. “Ah…my mother my sister and I were among the poorest people that I had ever seen. Still, I was never without love or hope. I saw that many people were, I felt these things and I began to sing.” And sing he did. In August 1964 Scott stepped off a 50-foot sailboat just south of Coconut Grove, FL. By September, (on his first day in New York City), Scott was signed by the legendary Doc Pomus (Save The Last Dance For Me, Teenager In Love, Viva Las Vegas) and in October he was signed to Columbia Records. By way of warning, Doc said "Scott, it's gonna be rough, you sing too good!" Here's what some others had to say: Cashbox Magazine: Spinal Tap melodies…His range is phenomenal. Billboard: "A Poet" William Krasilovsky, Author of THIS BUSINESS OF MUSIC, l and ll: "Scott Fagan is a genius. I'll certify that." Scott's first albums "South Atlantic Blues" (ATCO 1968) (immortalized by Jasper Johns as "Scott Fagan Record") and Many Sunny Places (RCA 1976) created the "Contemporary Caribbean"
~ (Continued at http://www.scottfagan.com/, "Who The Heck Is Scott Fagan)

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Anonymous said...

The idea of the music business somehow getting together to ruin this guy's career is laughable. The music business will get behind anything that sells, or sounds like it might, they don't care what you sing about. Scott Fagan - victimized genius or just lightweight talent?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great music, it's hidden treasure really. And Scott Fagan is really talented - no doubt about that. If somebody told me that the album nad been a chart-topper those days, I'd belived that easily. One of the best "forgotten" records I ever discovered.

Timothy said...

This is great!