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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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  • weastcoast

    One of the greatest of all time.

    14 Apr 7:52pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

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

    27 Mar 6:33am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

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

    21 Feb 3:17pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    helga89, иди менять батарейки.

    21 Feb 3:16pm Reply
  • Helga89

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

    16 Feb 7:17pm Reply
  • PlanAartridge

    hello lady's

    14 Jan 1:16am Reply
  • tizet

    i love him

    2 Jan 8:13pm Reply
  • Jonnyplops

    wicked beard

    24 Dec 2013 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
  • thehungrywalrus

    Great man. I was literally made to him... kinda odd that I still love his music...

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Now that I'm here - No more tears - come here - come here .... I got so much to give to you my Dear - it's going to take a lot of my time ..... It's going to take years and years ..... To you my Dear - I got so much to give .... No one could offer you more - than the Love I have for you in store ..... It's all right here - right here ..... Totally lovemaking Music - I'm so glad you shared your Gift of Love with me ..... And everyone else ...... Mr. Barry White - LOVE

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Kubaks69

    so Chris Tucker brought you here? ;p

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ipwnnoobsah

    You don't know who you messin with man I'm deep in the streets. I slap people for fun. THAT'S WHAT I DO MAN. YOU WANNA PLAY ROUGH, HUH?? OKKAY. messin with me..I KILL FO FUN.

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • brownieboy

    Just the way you are

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • videochaterotic

    Mi musica preferida

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • pasionet11

    SUPER Mr. Barry White.

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Let the music play !!!

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • dardar227

    Even nearly 10 years after he left us (way too early) I miss him dearly and tear up hearing his songs. "September" gets me every time.

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
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