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Easy to be hard...

Sharon Redd is an American singer who began her artistic career in the late 1960s with the release in 1968 of her debut title called "Half as much". Single which will unfortunately go completely under the radar.

She had her first notable success at the end of the 1970s with the title "Love insurance", but the title was released under the group name Front Page, depriving her of a first solo success worthy of the name.

She will have to wait for the beginning of the 80s and the release of the single “Can you handle it” to finally see his efforts rewarded. The title is a hit on both sides of the Atlantic and finally propels her to the forefront. Single from his eponymous debut album released the same year.

It is the year 1982 which will consecrate her with the release of the album "Redd hott", album which remains to this day the flagship of its discography, in particular thanks to titles like "Beat the street" and "In the name of love”.

She had a last major success in 1983 with the title "Love how you feel", single taken from the same album which will be released the same year but which will have only limited success. Album which will be the last of his career.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Half as much 1967

  • I've got a feeling 1968

  • Easy to be hard 1969

  • Love Insurance 1979

  • Can you handle it 1980

  • Love is gonna get ya 1980

  • Never give you up 1982

  • Beat the street 1982

  • In the name of love 1982

  • You're a winner 1983

  • Love how you feel 1983

  • Liar on the wire 1984

  • Undercover girl 1984

  • Second to none 1988


Clips :

1967 ... what better way to start a career than to take a standard that has proven its worth. She revisits here the title of Hank Williams dating from 1952 and shows from the outset a more than interesting potential ...

1968 ... a title full of finesse which shows a certain versatility. Unfortunately and despite all his efforts, success is still not there ...

1969 ... a know-how in the Intimist which is confirmed with this new title. And this time, success finally deigns to show the end of its nose. Certainly, limited success but success all the same !

1979 ... then a big 10 years air gap. The singer disappears completely from the radar and returns to us in a certain form at the end of the 1970s. And the least we can say is that she is totally transformed !

1980 ... a comeback which is confirmed with this title. She signs here quite simply the biggest success of her entire career and at the same time offers herself a direct ticket to posterity. HU-GE !

1980 ... this one will not really know the same level of success as its predecessor and will even go completely under the radar. Go figure ...

1982 ... after an empty year 1981, the singer finds the path to success with this new title. We suspected that at one time or another the tide would turn in his favor again ...

1982 ... a year 1982 which will undoubtedly remain as its best vintage with a succession of titles of very high caliber. There are years when everything unrolls as if by magic ...

1982 ... each title released is inspired and inevitably this allows the singer to give the best of herself. We see the result !

1983 ... the great adventure continues even if 1983 will not be as prosperous as the previous one. Regardless, the dynamics of success hardly weaken and this is above all the essential

1983 ... even if the singer will not remain as the most famous of all, it is clear that she will have counted in the musical landscape of the 80s, it's clear !

1984 ... a great adventure which is already drawing to a close. After 4 years spent at the top of the bill, the singer will seriously unscrew in the Charts and never come back to the surface unfortunately ...

1984 ... she now does more some figuration than anything else. And yet, what she continues to offer is far from ridiculous ...

1988 ... big air hole of 4 years and here she is again in this year 1988 in a certain form. Despite this certain form, success will not really be back. Final clap ...


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