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Encyclopedia > Amii Stewart
A 2005 Greatest Hits CD compilation
A 2005 Greatest Hits CD compilation

Amy Paulette Stewart (born January 29, 1956, in Washington D.C.) is an American Contemporary R&B/Disco/Dance-pop singer, dancer and actress. Stewart is the aunt of actress/singer Sinitta who, in turn, is the daughter of actress/singer Miquel Brown, famous for the disco tune "So Many Men, So Little Time". Image File history File links AmiiStewartGreatest. ... Image File history File links AmiiStewartGreatest. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ... Dance-pop is a style of dance music that grew out of disco-influenced beginning in the early 80s. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Sinitta Renet Malone was born on the 19th of October, 1966 in Washington DC/USA. She is the daughter of singer Miquel Brown. ... Miquel Brown (born circa 1945) is a disco/soul singer from the 70s and 80s most popular for the songs Close to Perfection and the Hi-NRG So Many Men, So Little Time (now considered a gay anthem). ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ... So Many Men, So Little Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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Career

Amii Stewart's father signed her up for singing and dancing lessons from the age of four, and this eventually led to a very successful career as one of the most regarded Disco artists. Before being signed onto Ariola Records, Stewart appeared in the stage production Bubbling Brown Sugar on Broadway, Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that blends elements of funk and soul music that was first popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s. ... Ariola Records is a daughter of BMG. Acquires Arista Records at the end of the seventies. ... Bubbling Brown Sugar was a Tony-nominated musical that debuted on Broadway on March 2, 1976. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ...


Her first single, a disco cover version of the Eddie Floyd hit "Knock On Wood", reached number one in the U.S. in April 1979, and earned her a platinum record and a Grammy Award nomination. It was her only American pop chart hit and as a result she is considered a one hit wonder, although she also achieved several Top 10 and Top 20 U.S. dance chart hits. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Eddie Floyd (b. ... Knock on Wood was a live single by David Bowie. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist who is generally known for only one hit single. ...


European success

In Europe she established herself as a serious popular performer during the disco era of the late 1970s, scoring her highest chart placing in the UK Singles Chart with another disco cover version, of The Doors' "Light My Fire" (released as "Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven"), which reached number five in 1979. Further singles such as "Jealousy", which was a mix of the fading out disco and the new wave hitting the dance floors, continued her chart run in continental Europe and proved very popular in European discos, but as disco began to lose popularity she branched into other contemporary musical styles. Amii Stewart took the almost unique step of recording the same medley of songs, with two different singing partners, in the space of six years, first in 1981 with Johnny Bristol and later with British bassist and singer Deon Estus. The medley consisted of Motown standards "My Guy" and "My Girl". In 1983 she participated in the Sanremo Music Festival, performing hit single "Working Late Tonight". Her 1984 single, "Friends" reached number one in several European countries, and peaked at number 12 in the UK in early 1985. The follow-up single "That Loving Feeling" received good reviews but failed to make the UK Top 40. Both singles were from her album Try Love, which highlighted a new down-tempo and soulful sound. A year later, a remixed version of "Knock On Wood" reached the UK Top 10, also topping the UK dance charts. During the late 80's and the 90's she worked with such producers and composers as Greg Walsh, Narada Michael Walden, Climie Fisher, Bolland & Bolland, Giorgio Moroder and legendary Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. World map showing the location of Europe. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... This page is about the Rock band. ... This article is about The Doors song. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... Johnny Bristol (born John William Bristol; February 3, 1939 - March 21, 2004), was an African American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Deon Estus is a British bassist and singer. ... My Guy is a 1964 #1 hit single recorded by Mary Wells for the Motown label. ... This article is about the 1964 Temptations song. ... Sanremo Music Festival (Festival della canzone italiana), running since 1951, is an Italian popular song contest held annually (first part of March) in Sanremo. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Poster for Knock on Wood Knock on Wood is a 1954 film starring Danny Kaye as Jerry Morgan. ... Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ... Climie Fisher were a UK pop duo formed by vocalist Simon Climie (born 7 April 1960) and former Naked Eyes keyboardist Rob Fisher ( 5 November 1956-25 August 1999). ... Bolland & Bolland are two Dutch music producers - the brothers Rob and Ferdi Bolland (born in Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Rob on April 17, 1955, and Ferdi on August 5, 1956). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ennio Morricone (born November 10, 1928; sometimes also credited as Dan Savio or Leo Nichols) is an Italian composer especially noted for his film scores. ...


Stewart has resided in Italy since the mid 1980s, and in her adopted homeland has become a respected performer of a wide range of musical styles. In 1993 and 1994 she was one of several singers invited to perform at the Vatican before the Pope in Christmas pageants. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Pope (from Latin... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


While Amii Stewart may be considered as a one hit wonder and mostly remembered for her 1979 hit "Knock On Wood" in her native United States, she has remained popular and commercially successful in Europe for more than three decades, having released 16 studio albums and some 50 singles, most of them in the Soul and R&B genres. A studio album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... The soul, according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is the self-aware essence unique to a particular living being. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Recent Times

In the 1998 movie 54 actress/singer Mary Griffin portrayed the role of Amii performing her hit single, Knock On Wood, at the famed discotheque. While performing Griffin wore a similar extravagant style outfit that Stewart wore for her video of the hit single in 1979. However, the credits at the end of the movie has Griffin's character listed as Disco Star instead of Amii Stewart, although it was obvious that she was portraying Stewart. Events October 13 - Roman Empire emperor Claudius dies after being poisoned by Agrippina, his wife and niece. ... Knock on Wood was a live single by David Bowie. ...


In 2000, Stewart toured Italy, playing the part of Mary Magdalene, in the revival of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. The play also starred Carl Anderson, who revived his role of "Judas Iscariot" from the 1971 movie. This article is about the rock opera. ... Carl Anderson (February 27, 1945 - February 23, 2004) was a singer and actor best known for portrayal of Judas Iscariot in the rock opera by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar. ...


In 2003, Stewart starred in the musical Lady Day, in the role of Billie Holiday; the musical was written and produced by her. In the Christian calendar, Lady Day is the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) and the first of the four traditional Irish Quarter days and English quarter days. ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day was an American singer widely considered one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. ...


Since 2001 Stewart has been working as a goodwill ambassador for Italian Unicef and has been involved in a large number of projects such as "Uniti per i bambini, Uniti contro l'AIDS" (translated as "United for the children, united against AIDS"). In 2006 Stewart and long-time friend and collaborator Ennio Morricone released 5 track single "Love Song", sung in English, French, Spanish, Italian aswell as a multilingual version. All proceeds from the single went to Unicef's campaign "Check Out For Children". This page may refer to: UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... Ennio Morricone (born November 10, 1928; sometimes also credited as Dan Savio or Leo Nichols) is an Italian composer especially noted for his film scores. ...


In May 2007 Stewart again participated in the Sanremo Music Festival, performing duet "Schiavo D'Amore" with Piero Mazzocchetti. Sanremo Music Festival (Festival della canzone italiana), running since 1951, is an Italian popular song contest held annually (first part of March) in Sanremo. ...


Discography

Studio albums and main compilations

  • 1979: Knock On Wood
  • 1979: Paradise Bird
  • 1981: Images (Europe)
  • 1981: I'm Gonna Get Your Love (US)
  • 1983: Amii Stewart
  • 1984: Try Love
  • 1985: The Hits
  • 1986: Amii
  • 1988: Time For Fantasy
  • 1990: Pearls - Amii Stewart Sings Ennio Morricone
  • 1992: Magic
  • 1994: Lady To Ladies
  • 1995: All Of Me
  • 1995: The Men I Love
  • 1996: Love Affair
  • 1996: Knock On Wood - The Best Of Amii Stewart
  • 1999: Unstoppable
  • 2004: Lady Day
  • 2005: The Greatest Hits

Knock On Wood is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in February of 1979. ... Paradise Bird is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in September of 1979. ... Images is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in April of 1981. ... Im Gonna Get Your Love is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in the USA in 1981, a slightly altered version of European album Images with the title track and Calling For Your Love replacing her rendition of Great Balls Of Fire and Love Is Bad For Your... Amii Stewart is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in in 1983 which includes hit single Working Late Tonight as well as covers of two songs from Donna Summers unreleased 1981 album Im a Rainbow, Sweet Emotion and You To Me. The album has been re-released... Try Love is a studio album by Amii Stewart first released in the Italy in 1984 which includes singles That Loving Feeling (written by Tony Joe White), I Gotta Have You Back and Try Love. After the commercial success of 1985 single Friends the album was re-released internationally with... The Hits is a remix album of recordings by Amii Stewart released in the United Kingdom in 1985. ... Amii is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in in 1986 which includes singles Love Aint No Toy and Time Is Tight. The album was produced by Giorgio Moroder and Dutch brothers Bolland & Bolland. ... Amii is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in in 1988. ... Amii is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in in 1990. ... Magic is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in 1992. ... Lady To Ladies is a tribute album by Amii Stewart released in 1994. ... All Of Me is a greatest hits album of recordings by Amii Stewart released in Europe in 1995. ... The Men I Love is a tribute album by Amii Stewart released in 1995, a follow-up to 1994s Lady To Ladies. ... Love Affair is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in 1996. ... Knock On Wood - The Best Of Amii Stewart is a compilation album of recordings by Amii Stewart released in 1996. ... Unstoppable is a compilation/studio album by Amii Stewart released in 1999 which includes new versions of some of the greatest hits from her disco career, selected tracks from the 80s and 90s as well as two previously unreleased recordings, the title track and Can I Come Home... Lady Day is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in 2004. ... The Greatest Hits is a compilation album of recordings by Amii Stewart released in 2005. ...

U.S. U.K. & European Singles

  • "Knock On Wood" - (1979) - #1 US Pop, #6 U.S. R&B, #5 U.S. Club Play, #6 UK, #13 Germany
  • "Light My Fire - 137 Disco Heaven (Medley)" - (1979) - #69 US Pop, #36 US R&B, #5 UK, #26 Germany
  • "Jealousy" - (1979) - #58 UK, #4 Italy, #5 Netherlands
  • "The Letter / Paradise Bird" - (1980) - #39 UK
  • "My Guy - My Girl (Medley)" (duet with Johnny Bristol) - (1980) - #63 US, #39 UK
  • "Grazie Perchè (We've Got Tonight)" (duet with Gianni Morandi) - (1984) - #3 Italy
  • "Friends" - (1984) - #46 US R&B, #12 UK, #1 Italy
  • "That Loving Feeling" - (1985) - #95 UK
  • "Together"(duet with Mike Francis) - (1985) - #9 Italy
  • "Knock On Wood" / "Light My Fire" (Remix) - (1985) - #7 UK
  • "You Really Touch My Heart" - (1985) - #89 UK
  • "My Guy - My Girl (Medley)" (duet with Deon Estus) - (1986) - #63 UK
  • "Love Ain't No Toy" - (1986) #99 UK
  • "It's Fantasy" - (1988) - #14 Italy
  • "Don't Be So Shy" - (1992)

Knock on Wood was a 1967 hit song written and performed by Eddie Floyd. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Johnny Bristol (born John William Bristol; February 3, 1939 - March 21, 2004), was an African American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Gianni Morandi (born 1944) is an Italian pop singer and entertainer. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Gordon Mike Francis (born 1946) is a prominent Crowley businessman who was the chairman of the Republican Party in Louisiana from 1994-2000. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Deon Estus is a British bassist and singer. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

External links

  • - Official site for Amii Stewart





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Amy Paulette Stewart (born January 29, 1956 in Washington D.C.) is an American singer.
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Amii Stewart took the almost unique step of recording the same medley of songs, with two different singing partners, in the space of six years.
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Amii Stewart is one of the few singers who consolidated world fame with a string of successes that left a definite mark on the story of dance music from the mid seventies and is still doing so today.
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