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Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. He was given the name Narada by guru Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s and his musical career spans three decades, in which he was awarded several gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. April 23 is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kalamazoo is a city located in Kalamazoo County in southwest Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Narada (Sanskrit: नारद, nārada) is the Hindu divine sage, who is an enduring chanter of the names Hari and Narayana which other names for Vishnu, considered to be the supreme God by Vaishnavites and many other Hindus. ... Sri Chinmoy (Bengali: )(born August 27, 1931), originally Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, is an Indian philosopher, spiritual teacher (guru), musician, and author. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of sales albums and singles have made. ...



Number one hits have included several collaborations

He has contributed to a diverse range of musical genres including rock, jazz, pop, R&B and fusion. Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is an American pop and R&B singer, actress, film producer, and model. ... I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) is the first single from Whitney Houstons second studio album Whitney, released in May 1987. ... So Emotional is a song by American singer Whitney Houston. ... All the Man That I Need is the second single from Whitney Houstons third album Im Your Baby Tonight. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... I Dont Wanna Cry is a single by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, the fourth from her debut album Mariah Carey. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B, Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Freeway of Love is a single released from Aretha Franklins Whos Zooming Who album in 1985. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now is a song co-written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren, recorded by Starship. ... Lisa Fischer is an American R&B singer best known for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1991 hit single How Can I Ease the Pain. Fischer was born in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. ... How Can I Ease the Pain is the title of a number-one R&B single by Lisa Fischer. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born April 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Jazz fusion (or jazz-rock fusion or fusion) is a musical genre that merges elements of jazz with other styles of music, particularly pop, rock, folk, reggae, funk, metal, R&B, hip hop, electronic music and world music. ...

He was awarded Producer of the Year in 1987, Album of the Year for the 1993 movie soundtrack The Bodyguard and the Song of the Year in 1985 for Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love." He was also named as one of the "Top Ten Producers With the Most Number One Hits" by Billboard magazine. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... For other uses, see The Bodyguard (disambiguation). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Performing career

His stage career included appearances with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra (where he replaced legendary drummer Billy Cobham), and Jeff Beck (on Beck's album Wired). John McLaughlin John McLaughlin (aka pinyon)(born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Doncaster, Yorkshire in England. ... The original lineup in 1972, featuring Billy Cobham, John McLaughlin, Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer and Rick Laird. ... Billy Cobham performing on Réunion in October 2006. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Wired is Jeff Becks solo album. ...

His first album, Garden of Love Light, was released in 1976 and included the track "Delightful". The lone single released from the album, it charted at #81 on the R&B charts in the spring of 1977. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...

His 1979 album Awakening peaked at #15 on the R&B charts, spawning a Top 10 hit with "I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You )". Later that year, his album The Dance of Life yielded the Top 5 single "I Shoulda Loved Ya". Nine years later in 1988, he scored a UK top 10 hit and a #1 US Dance hit, with "Divine Emotions" under the name Narada Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Narada (Sanskrit: नारद, nārada) is the Hindu divine sage, who is an enduring chanter of the names Hari and Narayana which other names for Vishnu, considered to be the supreme God by Vaishnavites and many other Hindus. ...


  • Garden of Love Light - 1976
  • I Cry, I Smile - 1977
  • Awakening - 1979
  • The Dance of Life - 1979
  • Victory - 1980
  • Confidence - 1982
  • Looking At You, Looking At Me - 1983
  • The Nature of Things - 1985
  • Divine Emotions - 1988


Gimme, Gimme, Gimme is a song performed by Narada Michael Walden and Patti Austin. ...


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Other collaborations

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External links

  • Official website of Narada Michael Walden

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Encyclopedia: Narada Michael Walden (1873 words)
Narada recorded an album on Warner Bros. in 1985 and then switched to the Reprise subsidiary for 1988's Divine Emotion, which was his last major success as a recording artist, although he did release one further album in 1995.
Narada Michael Walden remains very much in-demand and more recently in the late nineties produced the classic Temptations track 'Stay' and the remix of Rahsaan Patterson's 'Where You Are'.
Narada Michael Walden produced and arranged the whole album, except for one title (secrets in the night) which was produced and arranged by...
VH1.com : Narada Michael Walden : Biography (689 words)
Walden has played on all kind of sessions from rock, jazz, pop, R&B, to fusion, sharing the recording and concert stage with the likes of John McLaughlin, the Mahavishnu Orchestra (a 21-year-old Narada replaced drumming legend Billy Cobham), and Jeff Beck (his Wired album) to name a small few.
Narada produced the Temptations' "Stay," the group's first number one record in 25 years from their platinum-plus Grammy-nominated Phoenix Rising.
Other Narada Michael Walden-related releases are Stacy Lattisaw and Johnny Gill (Perfect Combination), Lisa Fischer (So Intense), and the movie soundtracks to Beverly Hills Cop II, Perfect, Waiting to Exhale, License to Kill, The Bodyguard, Jason's Lyric, 9 1/2 Weeks, Crooklyn, Free Willy, and The Associate.
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