Barry White (September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003) was a soul-disco singer, songwriter and producer known for his distinctive and seductive smooth bass voice and romantic persona. His best known songs include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" (1974), "You're The First, The Last, My Everything" (1975), and "Practice What You Preach" (1994).
He also founded and produced for both Love Unlimited and the Love Unlimited Orchestra which provided, respectively, female vocal and orchestral backing for White. Both groups also had hits of their own, most of which were written by White who provided male vocals to some of Love Unlimited's songs.
In later years, White lent his trademark voice to TV and movies, most notably Arby's Restaurant commercials. He has won numerous Grammys throughout his career and in 2004, he was posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
In 1973, Barry White debuted on both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts with "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby." He had a long string of hits on both charts throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. His most recent hits include the aptly titled "Staying Power" (1999). Some songs with links to audio clips are listed below.
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- Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe 1974
(This song topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts and later also became a hit for Taylor Dayne (1993).)
- I'll Do For You Anything You Want Me To 1975
- I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby 1973
- I've Got So Much To Give 1973
- Let The Music Play 1975
- Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up 1973
- What Am I Gonna Do With You 1975
- You're The First, The Last, My Everything 1974
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