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Patti Austin

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A professional since the age of five, Patti Austin was a protégé of Dinah Washington and Sammy Davis, Jr. A 1969 single for United Artists titled "Family Tree" cracked the R&B Top 50. 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. She sang lead vocals for Japanese koto player Yutaka Yokokura on "Love Light" in 1978, did a duet with Michael Jackson on "It's the Falling in Love" for Off the Wall, and sang "The Closer I Get to You" on Tom Browne's album in 1979. Austin dueted with George Benson on "Moody's Mood for Love" in 1980. She sang backgrounds for sessions by Houston Person, Noel Pointer, Ralph McDonald, Angela Bofill, and Roberta Flack. Austin did vocals on Quincy Jones' The Dude LP in 1981, and was featured on the hit "Razzamatazz." She inked a solo deal on Jones' Qwest label, and her 1982 LP Every Home Should Have One included the number one pop hit (number nine R&B) "Baby, Come to Me," which got widespread exposure via the ABC soap opera General Hospital. The follow-up single, "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," was the theme for the film Best Friends. Both songs paired Austin with James Ingram. She continued recording for Jones' Qwest label through the '80s, but couldn't recapture her pop or R&B success, despite working with several top producers, including Jam & Lewis in 1985. 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. Street of Dreams followed in 1999 and On the Way to Love appeared in summer 2001. Her lovely tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, For Ella, appeared in spring 2002. Nearly five years later, Avant Gershwin was issued. After a decade on the jazz side of the fence, Austin returned more to the pop side with 2011’s Sound Advice, produced by Greg Phillinganes. ~ Ron Wynn
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Albums by
Patti Austin

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    9 songs

    On Air

    End of a Rainbow

    12 songs

    On Air

    Sound Advice

    10 songs

    On Air

    Patti Austin

    10 songs

    On Air

    Body Language [Remastered]

    12 songs

    On Air

    For Ella

    12 songs

    On Air

    Street of Dreams

    10 songs

    On Air

    That Secret Place

    11 songs

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    Love Is Gonna Getcha

    13 songs

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    The Real Me

    5 songs

    On Air

    Rhino Hi-Five: Patti Austin

    8 songs

    On Air

    Havana Candy

    9 songs

    On Air

    Gettin' Away with Murder

    3 songs

    On Air

    An Inspirational Holiday

    1 song

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    Carol of the Bells

    1 song

    On Air

    Winter Wonderland

    10 songs

    On Air

    Baby Come to Me & Other Hits

    12 songs

    On Air

    The Ultimate Collection

    16 songs

    On Air

    The Best of Patti Austin [Columbia]

    8 songs

    On Air

    Avant Gershwin

    1 song

    On Air

    "Baby, Come To Me"

    10 songs

    On Air

    Every Home Should Have One

    11 songs

    On Air

    On the Way to Love

    12 songs

    On Air

    In & Out of Love

    11 songs

    On Air

    Carry On

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Top Songs by
Patti Austin

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Baby, Come to Me
  3.   Too Close for Comfort
  4.   Through the Test of Time
  5.   That's Enough for Me
  6.   Christmas Time Is Here
  7.   How High the Moon
  8.   Love Is Here to Stay
  9.   Hard Hearted Hannah, (The Vamp of Savannah)
  10.   But Not for Me
  11.   A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  12.   You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)
  13.   Honeysuckle Rose
  14.   Satin Doll
  15.   Mood Indigo
  16.   The Heat of Heat
  17.   Another Nail for My Heart
  18.   Golden Oldies
  19.   If I Believed
  20.   Love Letters
  21.   Any Other Fool by Sadao Watanabe
  22.   Swanee
  23.   Change You Attitude
  24.   Starstruck
  25.   Stop, Look and Listen
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Patti Austin

    On Air

    Smooth Jazz

    On Air

    Sinatra And Friends

    On Air

    Nothing But Love Songs

    On Air

    Jazz

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    Classic Jazz


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