Southern Freeez (song)

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"Southern Freeez"
Single by Freeez
from the album Southern Freeez[1]
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1980, Vineyard Studios.
Genre Post-disco,[2] funk[2]
Length 5:40 (LP version)
Label Beggars Banquet (UK)
Songwriter(s) Andy Stennett, John Rocca, Peter Maas
Producer(s) John Rocca
Freeez singles chronology
"Keep in Touch"
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"Southern Freeez"
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"Flying High"
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"Keep in Touch"
(June, 1980)
"Southern Freeez"
(February, 1981)
"Flying High"
(April, 1981)

"Southern Freeez" is the second single from British dance band Freeez. It was released on the debut album of the same name.

Song information[edit]

Freeez gained higher sales with this record than with the previous single, "Keep in Touch". "Southern Freeez" reached the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart during February 1981[3] ("Keep In Touch" reached number 49).[4]

Guest Ingrid Mansfield Allman provided vocals.[5]

The titular Southern Freeez is attested to derive from a dance move, "The Freeze," used by clubbers in the "Royalty" club, Southgate in the early 1980s. A then-popular song, "The Groove" by Rodney Franklin, has moments where the band drops out for a bar, and a style of freezing movement at these points took hold.[6]

Remix[edit]

"Southern Freeez (Remix)"
Single by Freeez
Released September 1987
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre House, Synth-pop, Soul
Label Total Control (UK)
Warner Bros./FMR (Worldwide)
Songwriter(s) Andy Stennett, John Rocca, Peter Maas
Freeez singles chronology
"I.O.U. (remix)"
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"Southern Freeez (Remix)"
(1987)
"I.O.U. (remix)"
(January, 1987)
"Southern Freeez (remix)"
(September 1987)

In 1987, the song was remixed and re-released by the label Total Control. The remix reached number No. 63 in the UK Singles Chart.[4]

Cover versions[edit]

UK soul singer Beverley Knight covered "Southern Freeez" for her 2011 album Soul UK.[7] A cover also appeared on the album Brasil Bam Bam Bam (2014) by Sonzeira, a band formed by Gilles Peterson with Emanuelle Araujo and Valerie Etienne on vocals.

Track listing[edit]

UK single (1981 version)[edit]

  1. "Southern Freeez" - 5:40
  2. "Southern Freeez (LP Version)"

UK single (1987 version)[edit]

  1. "Southern Freeez (Dance Mix)"
  2. "Southern Freeez (Avenger Mix)"
  3. "Southern Freeez (7" Edit)"

Charts[edit]

1981[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK[4] #8

1987[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK[4] #63

Credits[edit]

1981[edit]

1987[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freeez Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1960-09-23. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 
  2. ^ a b Day, David (20 October 2004). "Some of My Favorite Things: David Day (Freeezstyle)". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 214. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ "Ingrid Mansfield Allman Summer Soulstice". Summersoulstice.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Robert Elms Show". Robert Elms Show. October 4, 2013. Event occurs at 2:30:20. BBC London 94.9. 
  7. ^ "Beverley Knight cover of Freeez's 'Southern Freeez'". WhoSampled.com. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 

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