Printable Version - Music on the River - Don Bryant

August 14, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Location:  The Green at the Goodspeed Opera House

 

 

 Raised in the bosom of the church, Bluff City, Tennessee native, Bryant began his career performing with his brothers and later with the Four Kings. Following, Bryant began working with Hi Records impresario Willie Mitchell.  Singing for Mitchell's band and as a solo artist on Hi in the late 1960s.  For the past few decades, Bryant has played the role of songwriter and supportive husband, turning the spotlight to his wife and fellow Hi great Ann Peebles.  Bryant wrote or co-wrote signature hits for Peebles including "I Can't Stand the Rain", "99 Pounds", and "Do I Need You."  Moving behind the scenes, Bryant worked as a songwriter for Solomon Burke, Albert King, Etta James and others.  But love, and his biggest commercial success, would come in 1970, after he partnered up with Peebles.  Bryant returned to a solo career, doing some guest appearances with Memphis retro R&B band the Bo-Keys, and ultimately culminating in his first secular album since the 1970s.

 

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