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Randy Crawford

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Macon, Georgia, USA (1975 – present)

Randy Crawford (born Veronica Crawford, February 18, 1952, in Macon, Georgia, USA), is a jazz and R&B singer.

Crawford first polished her craft at club gigs from Cincinnati to St. Tropez, but made her name in mid 1970s in New York, where she sang with jazzmen George Benson on his album “Big Man” 1975) and Cannonball Adderley.

She then led Jazz veterans The Crusaders on the transatlantic big hit “Street Life” (1979). Her follow up solo efforts included “‘One Day I’ll Fly Away” (1980, Grand Prize for Tokyo International Music Festival); “You Might Need Somebody” (1981); and “Rainy Night In Georgia” (1981); which all became soul standards. Secret Combination (1981) stayed on the Billboard album chart for 60 weeks, after which her profile dipped, despite a return to the Top 10 with “Almaz” in (1986).

Naked And True (1995) brought Crawford back to her roots: it included Benson’s “Give Me The Night”, and confirmed her soul heritage by featuring Funkadelicists Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and The Fred Wesley Horns. But she enjoyed her highest profile of the decade when rising starlet Shola Ama had a worldwide hit with a cover of “You Might Need Somebody” in 1997.

She still continues to make great R&B hits and performs on various Jazz Festivals around the world.

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  • Steadyyy

    ♥♥♥ Almaz ♥♥♥

    18 May 2:39pm Reply
  • Unwated

    Street life ♥

    12 Feb 9:36pm Reply
  • LANjackal

    Wrap-U-Up >>>

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • satan_88_level

    ^_^

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Makavelikal

    Just discovered her after watching Jackie Brown from Tarantino ('Street Life'). Never heard of her before, and just realized how much I been missing :) Love her soul.

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lsteamer

    I assume you must be getting Moulin Rouge guys every once in a while. I guess I'm one of those. Incredible, why I never thought of looking for the origins of the song!?

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kendana

    Love Ya ....02-18-51 you know I have made love for ya!!!!!!!!!

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • behr66

    Randy, I know you and joe sample are in London soon. Please come up to see us in Manchester. That night a few years back at the Manchester Palace was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. Come back soon.

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • granpubah

    I Love you Randy.

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LANjackal

    Wrap-U-Up is my favorite song from her

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Axxellirat

    Almaz!

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Chingy314

    street life <3

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • marg-g

    I know only Knockin' on Heaven's Door cover but it's great.

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • impacted63

    Thanks raphael, randy, i love your voice

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • widodemmy

    don't wanna be normal!!! great song!!

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • amin_gorgani123

    "street life" : soundtrack of "Jackie Brown" movie from "Q-Tarantino" great song

    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MettallExtended

    Street Life

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • KubsonZ

    StreetLife ! :D

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • pureAlmaz

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    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bluemoon49

    I love Randy Crawford to,she is so good,i like her number I'd be an angel,what an voice has that lady,Wow i love her<<<3

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
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