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Encyclopedia > Patti Austin
Patti Austin
Background information
Born August 10, 1948
Origin Harlem, New York
Genre(s) R&B, Pop, Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1953-Present
Label(s) RCA (1953)
CTI (1976-1980)
Qwest / Warner Bros. (1981-1989)
GRP (1990-1995)
Concord Vista (1997-1998)
Intersound / Compendia (1998-1999)
Warner Bros. (2000-2001)
Playboy Jazz / Concord (2002)
Rendezvous (2007-Present)
Website www.pattiaustin.com

Patti Austin (born August 10, 1948, in Harlem, New York), to Edna and Gordon Austin, is an R&B and jazz music singer. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Apollo Theater on 125th Street; the Hotel Theresa is visible in the background. ... NY redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... 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. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... CTI Records (Creed Taylor International or Creed Taylor Incorporated) was a jazz record label fonded in 1967 by Creed Taylor. ... Qwest Records is the record label started by Quincy Jones in 1982. ... Warner Bros. ... GRP Records is an American jazz record company that was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1978. ... Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ... Warner Bros. ... Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Apollo Theater on 125th Street; the Hotel Theresa is visible in the background. ... NY redirects here. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other article subjects named Jazz see jazz (disambiguation). ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ...

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Career

She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents. Apollo Theater marquee, c. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Quincy Delight Jones Jr. ... Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was a blues, R&B and jazz singer. ... A godparent, in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a childs baptism. ...


By the late 1960s Austin was a prolific session musician and commercial jingle singer. By the 1980s she was signed to Jones's Qwest Records and she began having hits. She charted twenty R&B songs between 1969 and 1991 and had success on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where she hit number one in 1981 with Do You Love Me? / The Genie. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... A jingle is a memorable slogan, set to an engaging melody, mainly broadcast on radio and sometimes on television commercials. ... Qwest Records is the record label started by Quincy Jones in 1982. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... 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. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


The album containing that hit, Every Home Should Have One, also produced her biggest mainstream hit. Baby, Come To Me, a duet with James Ingram, peaked at number 73 on the Hot 100 in early 1982. After being featured as the love theme in a prominent storyline on the soap opera General Hospital, the song re-entered the pop chart in October and went to number one in February 1983. She would later team up again with Ingram for How Do You Keep The Music Playing. James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... General Hospital (GH) is the longest-running daytime American soap opera broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company television network. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


She sang the duet It's the Falling in Love with Michael Jackson on his album Off The Wall. Other duet partners include George Benson (Moody's Mood for Love and Keep Your Dreams Alive), and Luther Vandross (I'm Gonna Miss You In The Morning). Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... George Benson (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1991, she recorded the duet You Who Brought Me Love with music legend Johnny Mathis which was received with critical acclaim. That same year she was invited to be a guest on a Johnny Mathis television special that was broadcast across North America. John Royce Mathis (b. ...


Austin continued to have minor chart hits through the remainder of the 1980s, although no other singles reached the Hot 100 Top 40. She tours year round performing and she still releases new music.


In 2006, she led a new group of Raelettes for the album Ray Charles + Count Basie Orchestra = GeniusĀ². That group also featured veteran session singer Valerie Pinkston and members of the group Perry.


In 2007 during an interview promoting her latest recording Austin reflected how as a teenager she reluctantly attended one of Judy Garland's last concerts and the experience helped focus her career stating: "She (Judy Garland) ripped my heart out. I wanted to interpret a lyric like that, to present who I was at the moment through the lyric."[1] Superscript text Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress, considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale from The...


Discography

Albums

  • 1976: End Of A Rainbow
  • 1977: Havana Candy
  • 1979: Live At The Bottom Line (re-released in 1991 with the original live vocals instead of studio overdubs)
  • 1980: Body Language
  • 1981: Every Home Should Have One
  • 1983: In My Life
  • 1984: Patti Austin
  • 1985: Gettin' Away With Murder
  • 1988: The Real Me
  • 1990: Love Is Gonna Getcha
  • 1991: Carry On
  • 1992: Live
  • 1994: That Secret Place
  • 1996: Jukebox Dreams (Japan only, tracks mostly identical with In & Out Of Love)
  • 1998: In & Out Of Love
  • 1998: Street Of Dreams (South Korea and Japan, released in the US in 1999)
  • 2001: On The Way To Love
  • 2002: For Ella (also Japanese issue with bonus track)
  • 2007: Avant Gershwin

Compilations

  • 1994: The Best Of Patti Austin (compilation of tracks for the CTI label 1977-79)
  • 1995: The Ultimate Collection
  • 1999: The Best of Patti Austin (Japan only compilation of tracks for Warner Music)
  • 1999: Take Away The Pain Stain (French collection of tracks for Coral, 1965-67)
  • 2000: The CTI Collection
  • 2001: The Very Best Of Patti Austin (collection of singles, mostly Qwest/Warner)
  • 2002: Collection
  • 2003: Baby Come To Me And Other Hits
  • 2007: Intimate Patti Austin

See also

Persondata
NAME Austin, Patti
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American singer
DATE OF BIRTH August 10, 1950
PLACE OF BIRTH Harlem, New York
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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PattiAustin (2342 words)
Patti Austin was born on August 10, 1948 in New York City.
After affiliations with CTI (1976-80), Qwest (1981-88), and GRP (1990-1994), Patti Austin, as she passed the age of 50, seemed to have moved permanently from the soul jazz divisions of major labels to independents like Concord Jazz and Intersound.
The answer is that Qwest's vision for Austin, one she seems to endorse enthusiastically, is to take her right back to the kind of quiet storm/adult contemporary/smooth jazz approach that characterized most of her earlier Qwest releases in the 1980s.
Patti Austin, MP3 Music Download at eMusic (326 words)
Austin cut her debut LP, End of a Rainbow, for Creed Taylor's CTI label in 1976, followed by Havana Candy in 1977 and Body Language in 198...
Austin cut her debut LP, End of a Rainbow, for Creed Taylor's CTI label in 1976, followed by Havana Candy in 1977 and Body Language in 1980.
Austin switched to GRP in 1990 and recorded Love Is Gonna Getcha, with the singles "Through the Test of Time" and "Good in Love." She subsequently recorded Carry On and Live in 1991 and 1992.
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