I was unaware that the great Muscle Shoals Country Soul singer and keyboard player Donnie Fritts had passed away at the age of 76 until I read the August In Memorium post at Any Major Dude with Half a Heart
Coincidently in between listening to the Brexit debacle I have had Testifying by The Country Soul Review on the car radio this week, an album on which he features.
I was not aware that he played keyboards with Kris Kristofferson even although he did so for over 40 years.
I did know, however, that he co-wrote Breakfast in Bed with the late great Eddie Hinton which was brilliantly sung by both Dusty Springfield and Shelby Lynne and terribly by UB40 & Chrissie Hynde
Here's another he co-wrote with Eddie from Hinton's Hard Luck Guy album.
A life well lived.
Rest easy Donnie
Shelby Lynne - Breakfast in Bed
Donnie Fritts - Muscle Shoals
Eddie Hinton - What Would I Do Without You
The Country Soul Review (ft Donnie Fritts) - Sumpin' Funky Going On
I also learned the sad news from "Any Major Dude". First heard of him in the spoken intro to Kris Kristofferson's "The Pilgrim - Chapter 33" which also namechecked Billy Swan, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Johnny Cash.ReplyDelete
RIP Donnie Fritts.
The Shelby Lynne songs is the best of the fourReplyDelete