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    Don Adams [DE]

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    Genre:R&B, Soul, Pop
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    Black Mama lyrics
    Home Again Hello lyrics
    Where Are We Bound lyrics
    Ev'ry Minute, Ev'ry Hour lyrics
    A New Day lyrics
    Liar, Liar lyrics
    Don't Rag The Lady lyrics
    Yesterday Hero lyrics
    Look in a Mirror lyrics
    Home Again Hello [1972 Version] lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    The Black Voice [1972]
    Watts Happening [2007]


    In Munich, Don Adams has been around the black a few times. Born 1942 in Glasgow under the real name Hector Reay MacKay (later: Donald Reay MacKay), he was the youngest of his seven brothers and sisters. The dainty boy soon learned boxing and went to training every evening. Although being a dedicated follower of soulful singers like Otis Redding or Jackie Wilson, his violent temper was dreaded by the whole school. While coming over to Germany in the late 60s as a staff member of the musical production "Hair", he decided to stay in the Bavarian capitol right after the divorce from his first wife Rhonda, and soon started to sing with a local band called "The Mocho's".

    While hanging out of the famous jazz club "Domicile", he met sax player Olaf Kuebler, who recently characterized him as a true blues singer with heart and soul: "It was not good to argue with this real Scottish street-fighter, who even became a half-professional boxer in the late 60s. Don joined many spontaneous club sessions and soon got the reputation for being "THE BLACK VOICE FROM MUNICH", also responsible for giving the one or other black eye to the people who did not like his performances. At the time he often sang at Munich's GI-club "Tabarin", the common meeting point for black US-soldiers, who Don and Olaf used to call "the ink heads". At the "Tabarin", DON ADAMS even saved Olaf Kuebler's life on one particular evening, when Olaf was misbehaving again with the typical self-importance of his sax-playing.

    With this previously unavailable album, Don Adams payed homage to some of Otis Redding's most fascinating and diverse musical moments. The outstanding soul ballad "Home Again Hello" was re-recorded in 1972 for inclusion into his second and last artists album "The Black Voice" on the United Artists lable, that could not compete with the high musical quality of the debut LP and remained unnoticed, while a previosly unreleased instrumental version of "Ev'ry Minute, Ev'ry Hour", featuring the trumpet of great Dusko Goykovich, was recently traced in the huge archives of producer Hans Wewerka.

    1971 Don became a member of the successful german pop group "Love Generation [DE]" and married his professional collepue "Gitta Walther". After many TV Shows and the reception of awards, their marriage was divorced in 1976 and Don moved on to Hamburg for joining "THE LES HUMPHRIES SINGERS" and performing as a guest singer on an album by Peter Herbolzheimer. But due to his bad habits and the many excesses of the past, Don was not in the best of health anymore. It soon became clear, that he ruined his voice and could not perform as a vocalist anymore. With his second wife Angie MacKay, in 1982 they brought their daughter Jolyne to the world. He finally married in London a polish woman Anna MacKay (with whom he later had two more children: Donald Jr. und Helena), where he died in 1995 suffering from a liver disorder.

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