Morris Albert

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Morris Albert
Birth nameMaurício Alberto Kaisermann
Born (1951-09-07) 7 September 1951 (age 67)
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
GenresPop, soft rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1973–present
LabelsRCA Records

Morris Albert (born Maurício Alberto Kaisermann; 7 September 1951[1] in São Paulo, SP, Brazil) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Albert was born as a son of an Austrian immigrant family. At the beginning of his musical career he was a member of several bands as a singer and guitarist. After the success of the first single Feel The Sunshine he recorded his debut album in 1974 under the title Feelings. This album reached in his homeland rank 1 and stayed for half a year in the charts. The single Feelings was a soft rock hit song and give to Albert a one-hit wonder. The ballad reached the top ten US billboard charts in the summer of 1975 and sold more than one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA on 13 November 1975.[2]

In 1978, in the United States, he recorded another hit, She's My Girl, among several other of his compositions.[3] He currently lives in Italy with his family.

Feelings' controversy[edit]

Feelings was based on a melody composed by French songwriter Loulou Gasté. Albert originally claimed the melody as his own, but was later successfully sued by Gasté in 1988 by stealing of intellectual property.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1974: After We've Left Each Other
  • 1975: FeelingsUS No. 37
  • 1976: Morris Albert – U.S. No. 135
  • 1977: Love and Life
  • 1979: Once Upon a Man
  • 1981: Solitude
  • 1983: Beginnings
  • 1996: Sentimientos
  • 1999: Lover
  • 2003: Moods
  • 2004: Cuore

Sources:[5]

Singles[edit]

  • 1972: "Feel the Sunshine"
  • 1973: "The Throat"
  • 1973: "The Man from Nazareth"
  • 1974: "Sentimientos"
  • 1975: "Feelings" – US #6; US A/C #2; UK #4, SA #5[6], AU #5
  • 1975: "Leave Me"
  • 1976: "Sweet Loving Man" – U.S. No. 93
  • 1976: "She's My Girl"
  • 1976: "Memories"
  • 1976: "So Nice"
  • 1977: "Conversation"
  • 1977: "Someone, Somehow"
  • 1982: "Do You Miss Me"
  • 2003: "Empty View"
  • 2004: "Cuore" (with Mietta)

Sources:[7][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heenan, Andrew. "Real names of famous folks". Famous Folk. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008.
  2. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 353. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  3. ^ nostalgie.fr
  4. ^ Louis Gasté v. Morris Kaiserman, 863 F.2d 1061 (2d Cir. 1988) columbia.edu
  5. ^ a b Charts & Awards at AllMusic
  6. ^ Samson, John; Kimberley, Chris; Farquharson, Kevin (September–October 2000). "SA Charts 1969 – 1989". South Africa's Rock List. Retrieved 7 January 2014. As presented on Springbok Radio/Radio Orion
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 207/8. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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