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My Brother Jake

“My Brother Jake” is a song and single by British band, Free. Written by lead singer Paul Rodgers and bass guitarist Andy Fraser, it was first released in the UK in 1971. [1]

Background and chart success

The song was the second chart success by Free. It reached number four in the UK charts in 1971 and was in the charts for 11 weeks.[2] It was described by Dave Thompson of AllMusic as a “gorgeous knockabout” of a song.[3]

All Right Now

“All Right Now” is a single by the English rock band Free. The song, released in mid-1970, hit #2 on the UK singles chart and #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[2] “All Right Now” originally appeared on the album Fire and Water, which Free recorded on the Island Records label, formed by Chris Blackwell. In 1991, the song was remixed and re-released, reaching #8 on the UK singles chart.

“All Right Now” was a #1 hit in over 20 territories and was recognised by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) in 1990 for garnering 1,000,000 plus radio plays in the U.S. by late 1989.[3] In 2006 the BMI London awards included a Million Air award for 3 million air plays of All Right Now in the USA.[4]

According to drummer Simon Kirke, “All Right Now” was written by bassist Andy Fraser and singer Paul Rodgers in the Durham Students’ Union building, Dunelm House.[5]

One of the engineers during the recordings of “All Right Now” was Roy Thomas Baker, who would later become Queen’s producer (he mixed “Killer Queen”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” among others).

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