Ronee Blakley is an American entertainer. Although an accomplished singer, songwriter, composer, producer and director, she is perhaps best known as an actress. Her most famous role was as the fictional country superstar Barbara Jean in Robert Altman 's 1975 film Nashville , Nashville, for which she won a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Academy ... Read More
Those wondering how Ronee Blakley landed the role of doomed country singer Barbara Jean in Robert Altman's 1975 film 'Nashville' would do well to check out her debut 1972 album for Elektra; it elicited praise from as high an authority as Bob Dylan! And while we're delving into the Blakley catalog, we figured we'd snap up her 1975 album for Warner Bros., too, which she made before devoting herself to acting exclusively; together they portray a singer/songwriter of uncommon depth and ambition. With notes featuring quotes from the lady herself! Ronee's debut album.
Welcome Music Artist : Ronee Blakley Music Label : Collector's Choice Release Date : 2006-08-29 Artistopia's Price :$13.98
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Another 12 compositions from Ms. Blakley, seasoned with a little more twang! From 1975, recorded at legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios with Jerry Wexler at the helm!
Nashville had more to say about the music biz than most only film you can name, and the soundtrack included songs actually written and performed by stars Karen Black, Henry Gibson, Ronee Blakely and Keith Carradine, whose I'm Easy even won the Academy Award for Best Song! Notes include a special foreword by director Robert Altman.
New wave progressive country rock This CD accompanies a DVD feature film docu-drama starring Ronee Blakley and famed German director Wim Wenders. The package comes bundled with both discs. Musicians featured are Rusty Anderson, who now plays with Paul McCartney and Scarlet Rivera, violinist for Bob Dylan. Ronee and Scarlet were on Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review. Bands featured are Eulogoy and The Old Dog Band. Ronee has been called "the Joan Didion of rock." Sheila Benson said the film is "passionate and brave, an absorbing film", FX Feeney said "it is a valuable document, it has life".....Ronee Blakley has recorded her songs for Elektra and Warner Bros, both available on Collector's Choice, and is known for the movie soundtrack to Robert Altman's "Nashville" available on MCA/Universal. "I Played It For You" features live recordings produced by The Band's producer Rob Fraboni at famed Shangri La studios in Malibu, California. The film was shot by Ed Lachman cinematographer on "Traffic". Ronee has been nominated during her career for the Academy Award, Golden Globes, and Grammy and has won some international awards. This film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was most recently seen at the Silverlake Film Festival. The subject of the film and the songs is the love affair between Ronee and Wim, between Ronee and her music, and the work Ronee and Wim were doing with Nick Ray, director of "Rebel Without a Cause" at the time of his death in the movie "Lightning Over Water", including the recording of the title song for that film, which received best film of the year awards in Germany. "I Played It For You' was produced and directed by Ronee Blakley Productions Inc. Songs by Ronee Blakley Recorded at Shangri La Studios, Malibu, California produced by Rob Fraboni for Ronee Blakley Productions, Inc. Copyright Sawtooth Music, PO 16220, Encino Ca., 91416 Digital mastering at Theta Sound, Randall Michael Tobin Ronee Blakley, piano, guitar, vocals, synthesizers Ian Underwood, synthesizer, sax Scarlet Rivera, violin Rusty Anderson, Steve Prior, guitar Ron McCrory, Chuck Billings, percussion, drums David Busey, piano on "River of No Return" Brian "Face", Dirk Von Tatenhov, bass Thanks to The Old Dog Band and Eulogy, Scarlet and Ian. Thank you to everyone who worked on the project.