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Encyclopedia > Billy Paul
Billy Paul in concert.
Billy Paul in concert.
For the British saxophonist also named Billy Paul, see the Wizzo Band.

Billy Paul (born Paul Williams on 1 December 1934) is a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, most known for his vocals on the 1972 number-one single "Me and Mrs. Jones". Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 100 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Billy Paul Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 100 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Billy Paul Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Roy Wood’s Wizzo Band was formed by Roy Wood after Wizzard split in 1975, fulfilling his ambitions to create an outfit that was more jazz-orientated than rock or pop. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 15th Grammy Awards were held in 1973, and were broadcast live on American television. ... This article is about the novel Soul Music. ... Me and Mrs. ...


Biography

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Billy Paul began his singing career when he was twelve, appearing on local radio shows. Listening at home to his family's collection of 78's, Billy began developing a vocal style that would eventually incorporate traces of Jazz, R&B and Pop. "That's how I really got indoctrinated into music", Paul recalled.[citation needed] "My mother was always buying and collecting records, and she would buy everything from Jazz At The Philharmonic Hall to Nat King Cole.[citation needed] Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) was the title of a series of concerts and recordings produced by Norman Granz. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ...


Seeking to increase hidden technical skills, Paul attended Temple University, West Philadelphia Music School, and Granoff School of Music, for formal training. Switching from Rock to Soul to Pop ballads, he soon became an underground phenomenon in Philadelphia. Paul soon started appearing in clubs and college campuses nationally. For the private Christian university in Tennessee, see Tennessee Temple University. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


Paul began getting national recognition, and soon appeared in concert with such artists as Charlie Parker, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, the Impressions, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Roberta Flack. Nancy Wilson was so impressed with a track off his debut album that she recorded it herself. Charles Bird Parker, Jr. ... Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was a blues, R&B and jazz singer. ... Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known by her stage name Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger and civil rights activist. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... Impressions might refer to: The Impressions (American band), a 1960s/1970s American soul musical act from Chicago, Illinois led by Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Nancy Wilson is the name of two prominent American entertainers: An African-American singer and actress. ...


Paul formed a trio and cut his first record, "Why Am I" for Jubilee Records before being drafted into the Armed Services. After his discharge, he joined the New Dawn Label, and was a brief stand in for one of the Blue Notes with Harold Melvin. His first Philly album, Feeling Good at the Cadillac Club combined Paul and Gamble/Huff produced tunes, was released on the Gamble Label. This jazz L.P. was followed by Ebony Woman, a more commercial release on the Gamble & Huff Neptune Label. Jubilee Records was a record company specializing in rhythm and blues along with novelty records. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Neptune Records was a record label founded by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in 1969. ...


Still later, Going East, Paul's first album released on the Philadelphia International Label, set him further into the commercial groove. However, it was with his second album that everything broke loose in his career. "360 Degrees Of Billy Paul", and "Me and Mrs. Jones" taken off it, placed Paul's name on the lips of every couple in love.-1... Me and Mrs. ...


"Me and Mrs. Jones" was a No. 1 hit for the last three weeks of 1972, selling two million copies (platinum single status), and went on to win Billy the coveted Grammy Award. The gold album and platinum single broke the artist on world charts, including Britain where the single entered the top five. Me and Mrs. ... These are the #1 Hits of 1972: 1972 was the first year in Hot 100 history that was relatively dominated by black artists on terms of #1 hits. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


In addition to receiving the Grammy, Paul has won several Ebby awards (given by the readers of Ebony Magazine); has been the recipient at the American Music Awards, the NAACP Image Award and numerous proclamations and keys to cities across the United States. He's toured internationally with overwhelming response in the United Kingdom, and Latin America. Ebony, a magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has been published since the autumn of 1945. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Although he is sometimes regarded as a one-hit wonder, because nothing else came close to matching the success of "Me and Mrs. Jones", Paul has been a frequent hit maker and member of the soul music scene in the years before and after his Grammy Award, especially with the use of the consistently popular Philadelphia soul style as his backing. For other uses, see One hit wonder (disambiguation). ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2004 Home arena Wachovia Center & Wachovia Spectrum(alt. ...


Paul was on the Neptune Records label for many years. He recorded much other material of note, including "Am I Black Enough For You?", "Let's Make a Baby" and an alternate version of "Let's Stay Together". Other songs he recorded include "Thanks for Saving My Life", "Let 'em In", "Your Song", "Only the Strong Survive" and "Bring the Family Back". Neptune Records was a record label founded by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in 1969. ... Lets Stay Together can refer to: A 1972 album by Al Green A song by that name on that album This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Let em In was the second single from the Wings 1976 chart-topping album Wings at the Speed of Sound. ... Your Song is a ballad composed & performed by musician Elton John. ... Only the Strong Survive may refer to: Only the Strong Survive, a 1969 song by Jerry Butler Only the Strong Survive, a song by Raven from their 1987 album Lifes a Bitch Only the Strong Survive, a 2003 documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker Category: ...


Paul is married, and continues to tour around the world extensively.


Pauls net worth is around 150 USD million.


Discography

He has an extensive


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