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Brenda Russell

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Born Brenda Gordon, Russell is a soul singer, composer, and keyboardist. Her family moved to Toronto when she was 12. Eventually, she and her husband, Brian Russell, hosted the Canadian TV series Music Machine. They moved to Los Angeles in 1973 where they both worked as session musicians. They recorded together under the name Brian & Brenda in 1978, but their music was not received well. After the couple's divorce, Brenda embarked on a solo career. She signed with A&M and released two albums, Brenda Russell (1979) and Love Life (1981). Then she switched to Warner Bros. and put out Two Eyes in 1983. Returning to A&M, she released her most popular album, Get Here (1988), which featured the Top Ten single "Piano in the Dark" sung with Joe Esposito of Brooklyn Dreams. She received 1988 Grammy nominations for Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo Performance (for "Piano in the Dark"), as well as best Pop Female Vocal (for Get Here). After a final A&M album, 1990's Kiss Me With the Wind, she signed with EMI in 1991 and released Soul Talkin' in 1993. But the association lasted for only one album, and she went without a recording contract for the next seven years, re-emerging in July 2000 with Paris Rain on Hidden Beach. She has done session work for Barbra Streisand, Elton John, and Bette Midler, and her songs have been recorded by Streisand, Luther Vandross, and Donna Summer, among others. ~ Steve Huey
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  2.   Piano in the Dark
  3.   Please Felipe
  4.   So Good, So Right
  5.   Get Here
  6.   Dream
  7.   You Know Our Day Will Come
  8.   When Love Walked In
  9.   Two Eyes
  10.   Justice in Truth
  11.   In the Thick of It
  12.   Move the Moon
  13.   Sensitive Man
  14.   Hello People
  15.   You're Free
  16.   Expect a Miracle
  17.   Just a Believer
  18.   Different Eyes
  19.   The Tracks of My Tears
  20.   I Know You by Heart
  21.   Between the Sun and the Moon
  22.   Look Down, Young Soldier
  23.   Stay Close
  24.   Jarreau
  25.   Good For Love
  26.   Something About Your Love
  27.   You Can't Hide Your Heart from Me
  28.   Think It Over
  29.   A Little Bit of Love
  30.   Thank You
  31.   If You Love (The One You Lose)
  32.   Something I Like to Do
  33.   Rainbow
  34.   Love Life
  35.   Baby Eyes
  36.   The Universe Is Calling You
  37.   Got to Love
  38.   No Time for Time
  39.   In Over My Heart
  40.   Midnight Eyes
  41.   Stupid Love
  42.   Don't Let Me Be Lonley Tonight
  43.   Dinner With Gershwin
  44.   Soul Talkin'
  45.   Life Is Waiting
  46.   Who Are You?
  47.   This Time I Need You
  48.   I'll See You Again
  49.   When You Comin' Back to Me
  50.   Too Cool for the Room
  51.   Make You Smile
  52.   New York Bars
  53.   Who Loves You
  54.   On Your Side
  55.   Drive My Car ('Til Sunset)
  56.   Waiting for You
  57.   Love and Paris Rain
  58.   Walkin' in New York
  59.   Catch On
  60.   Ideal World
  61.   Deep Dark And Mysterious
  62.   Way Back When
  63.   Stop Running Away
  64.   Kiss Me With the Wind
  65.   10,000 Words
  66.   You'll Fall in Love Again
  67.   Matters of the Heart
  68.   Make My Day
  69.   The Message
  70.   I Want Something to Find Me
  71.   Ain't No Smoke
  72.   Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend)
  73.   It's a Jazz Day
  74.   Let Somebody Know
  75.   Night Train to Leningrad
  76.   All American
  77.   God Bless You
  78.   It's Something!
  79.   If Only for One Night
  80.   Le Restaurant
  81.   She's in Love
  82.   Lucky
  83.   Gravity
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