Barry White
    At TrueColorsRadio sings:Total Likes Total Dislikes
    1. Never Never Gonna Give You Up10117
    2. The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)9011
    3. Love Makin' Music8616Gritsouk
    4. Baby's Home8512Ed
    5. Just The Way You Are7218
    6. Playing Your Game Baby6513
    7. Dark And Lovely6511
    8. In Your Wildest Dreams6310Gritsouk
    9. Quiet Time6112Mik3
    10. All Around the World596
    11. Put Me In Your Mix5814Anna
    12. Let The Music Play5312
    13. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby3812
    14. Its Only Love Doing Its Thing3612
    Artist of a day - Barry White

    Original name
    Barry Eugene Carter
    Date of birth
    12.09.1944 (58)
    Date of death
    04.07.2003
    Place of birth
    Galveston, Texas, U.S.
    Total songs: 14
    Likes: 932
    Dislikes: 176
    Awards


    During the course of his career in the music business, White achieved 106 gold albums worldwide, 41 of which also attained platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide sales in excess of 100 million.

    "Staying Power" won him his only two Grammy Awards in the categories Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.


    Barry White grew up in the high-crime areas of South Central Los Angeles. White was the elder of two brothers; his brother Darryl is 13 months younger. He grew up listening to his mother's classical music collection, and first took to the piano emulating what he heard on the records. His introduction to music led to him playing piano on Jesse Belvin's 1956 hit single, "Goodnight My Love."

    During his teenage years, White and his brother got involved with crime and gang activity. At age 17, he was jailed for four months for stealing $30,000 worth of Cadillac tires. While in jail, White listened to Elvis Presley singing "It's Now or Never" on the radio, an experience he later credited with changing the course of his life.

    After his release from jail, he left gang life and began a musical career at the dawn of the 1960s in singing groups. He made several records during the early '60s, under his own name (Barry Lee), and as a member of the Upfronts, the Atlantics and the Majestics. However, he found greater success offstage, guiding the careers of others, including Felice Taylor and Viola Wills.

    In 1969, White formed the group Love Unlimited, a female vocal trio made up of Diane Taylor, Glodean James (his future wife) and her sister Linda. He also founded the Love Unlimited Orchestra, a 40-piece ensemble to accompany himself and the singing trio, for which he conducted, composed and arranged. Love Unlimited's success in 1972 can in large part be attributed to White's throaty vocals in such hits as "Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love."

    In 1979 he launched his own label, Unlimited Gold, with CBS/Columbia Records. Although White's success on the pop charts slowed down as the disco era came to an end, he maintained a loyal following throughout his career.

    A 1970s nostalgia fad allowed White to enjoy a renewed wave of popularity in the 1990s.In 1996, White recorded the duet "In Your Wildest Dreams" with Tina Turner. 1996 also saw the release of Space Jam and its soundtrack, on which White had a duet with Chris Rock, called "Basketball Jones," a remake of Cheech & Chong's "Basketball Jones" from 1974.

    Barrys deep velvety voice was his greatest asset and, throughout his career, he also undertook work as a voice actor. His voice was featured in several episodes of 'The Simpsons', including the famous 'Whacking Day' sequence. Here, Barry used his deep bass voice played though speakers on the ground, in order to attract snakes. He was also offered the opportunity to do the voice for the part of Chef in the cartoon series 'South Park' but turned it down on religious grounds; Barry was a highly devout Christian and said that he was uncomfortable with the irreverent humour of South Park. The South Park part Barry rejected eventually went to Isaac Hayes.

    Throughout his life, he struggled to keep his weight problem under control, as this had led to chronically high blood pressure. Sadly, in the autumn of 2002, he was diagnosed with renal failure, and began receiving dialysis. He subsequently suffered a stroke in May 2003, which caused him to withdraw from public life.

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