March 14, 2013 (Part 1)
Rasie Michael Bailey (born February 14, 1939 in Huguley, Alabama) is an American country music artist, known professionally as Razzy Bailey. Bailey was raised on a farm in La Fayette, Alabama. Bailey got his first experience of musical performance as a member of his high school’s Future Farmers of America string band. After graduation, he married and had children immediately, and had little time to pursue his career, but he spent many years playing occasional gigs at honkytonks in Georgia and Alabama and developing his songwriting.
In 1966 Razzy Bailey took his material to Bill Lowery at Atlantic Records who arranged for him to record 9999999 Tears backed by a studio band featuring Billy Joe Royal Joe South and Freddy Weller The song failed to hit the charts at that time but Bailey was encouraged forming the pop trio Daily Bread which released a pair of albums on small labels Another group The Aquarians followed in 1972 in 1974 Bailey recorded the album I Hate Hate simply as It sold over half a million copies before being picked up by MGM Records RCA Dickey Lee country and pop hit in 1976 and in 1977 Peanut Butter which also went into the charts As his songwriting talents became known Bailey signed with RCA Records and in 1978 began releasing singles of his own songs His first hit as a singer-songwriter What Time Do You Have To Be Back In Heaven was on the charts for over four months Bailey charted a total of seven No 1 singles on Billboard’s as with “She Left Love All Over Me” in 1982.
Razzy’s career spans 13 #1 singles, 32 Top 10 singles and recognition as Billboard’s “Artist of the Year.” He is also the only artist to ever have both sides of a 45 climb to the top of the Billboard charts 3 times in a row a feat that neither Elvis nor The Beatles could match!
He also operates Razzy’s Hit House, his recording studio where he is helping other artist with their projects.
April 12, 2013 (Part 2)
Bobby G Rice and Razzy Bailey fill the show with lots of music and history of the music business.
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