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Barry White

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Barry White (born Barrence Eugene Carter in Galveston, Texas, USA; September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003) was an American record producer, songwriter and singer.

White grew up in his hometown in Galveston, Texas, singing gospel songs with his mother and taught himself to play the piano. Shortly after moving from Texas to South Central Los Angeles, White made his recording debut at the tender age of 11, playing piano on Jesse Belvin’s “Goodnight My Love”. He made his first record when he was 16 with a group called the Upfronts. The song was called “Little Girl” on a local L.A. label called Lummtone Records. He later worked for various independent labels around Los Angeles, landing an A&R position with Bob Keane, the man responsible for the first pop recordings by Sam Cooke. One of his labels, Mustang, was hot at the time with a group called the Bobby Fuller Four in 1966. White was hired for forty dollars a week to do A&R for Keane’s family of labels: Del-Fi, Mustang and Bronco. During this time, White flirted with the idea of being a recording artist, making a record for Bronco called All in the Run of a Day. But he chose to stick with his A&R duties. One of the first groups he worked with was the Versatiles who later changed their name to The 5th Dimension. White’s first big hit came from an artist familiar to dancefloor denizens - Viola Wills, whose “Lost Without the Love of My Guy” went Top 20 R&B.

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  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    15 Apr 3:39am Reply
  • niqart

    MystCall - kill urself.

    1 Feb 9:50pm Reply
  • pablitofm_93

    Oh snakes :)

    18 Jan 2:44am Reply
  • MystCall

    Probably the worst artist of all time. Right next to Radiohead

    15 Jan 10:02am Reply
  • Smakaveli

    definitely one of the greatest voices in music history!

    8 Jan 4:24pm Reply
  • mavelix

    Love's Theme

    6 Jan 9:52pm Reply
  • juliosan1

    Barry white

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Affetto

    однажды в студенчестве пришел к другу в гости, мы очень хорошо вставились и уже хотелось спать, прилег на диван к нему и уснул, а он ещё был за своим компом, музыку слушал и работку доделывал, и вот во сне я услышал этот трэк. словом, я как будто понял, что вся моя жизнь, её абсолют лежат в этой записи, словно всё, что можно чувствовать на пике этих чувств, эту эйфорию, счастье, которое возможно вообще в жизни, поместилось в эти 9 минут. я проснулся на следующее утро, и ещё не понял что со мной произошло, но потом спустя неделю, мы снова встретились у него в гостях и он случайно поставил эту запись, и тут меня порвало! я вспомнил эти чувства, чувства из волшебного сна

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • fanvonoldies

    schöner Song, für Dana

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • giowbr

    gorgeous

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • weastcoast

    One of the greatest of all time.

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    Musica de força, só d ouvir a voiz do negão as mulé já abre as perna

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    не тупая диско-музыка, сильное влияние всякой загорелой музыки, а утробный голос лишь добавляет очарования

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    helga89, иди менять батарейки.

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Helga89

    Обожаю его! Эта музыка будет вечной, сколько бы времени не прошло!

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • PlanAartridge

    hello lady's

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
  • tizet

    i love him

    2 Jan 2014 Reply
  • DickBigems

    One horny muthafucka.

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jheanlimma

    Happy Bday Mr. White!

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ShiningStar911

    I want to tell everyone! Barry White you're my high! every single day.

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
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