Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dan Greer on S. & W.

Dan Greer

14969 ~ Swing'n Place [SW-711]
Dan Greer, Sandra Music, BMI

14970 ~ Old Beale Street  [SW-712]
Dan Greer, Sandra Music, BMI

S & W Records 207

First record of this singer, writer and producer.  Probably recorded at Fernwood Studios (Ronald Wallace, owner)

Dan Greer was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, he moved to Memphis with his mother in the early 50s and lived close to the thriving musical scene on Beale Street. The talent he mixed with – William Bell, Maurice White, Louis Williams of the Ovations, Percy and Spencer Wiggins and many others – were part of the generation that underpinned the golden era of Memphis soul.

Dan returned to Holly Springs to attend art college, where he learned the techniques that have sustained him for the past five decades as a talented designer.  When he came back to Memphis he got into the music business.  After hanging out at Stax and Fernwood, he ended up working at Goldwax, alongside new songwriting partner George Jackson. The pair had their songs recorded by all the label’s biggest stars – James Carr, the Ovations and Spencer Wiggins – as well as releasing their own 45 under the name George & Greer. Their partnership fell apart when George was poached by Rick Hall to work exclusively at Fame.


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