Happy Birthday Randy Crawford!

Happy Birthday to Randy Crawford (February 18)!

From the day Randy Crawford first started recording professionally; her soulful voice has always poured out a special joy and has provided a spontaneous direction as to how a song could take shape.  She was especially successful in covering popular hits for others -- keeping the melody intact without sacrificing her ingenious vocal phrasing details.   All these natural gifts were her bread and butter through her early career, yielding her critical acclaim but not consistently high album sales.  But with the release of the internationally-known R&B, jazz, and dance smash hit from 1979 - "Street Life" with the Crusaders - Crawford was delivered to the bigger stage.   

Happy Birthday to Randy Crawford (February 18)!

From the day Randy Crawford first started recording professionally; her soulful voice has always poured out a special joy and has provided a spontaneous direction as to how a song could take shape.  She was especially successful in covering popular hits for others -- keeping the melody intact without sacrificing her ingenious vocal phrasing details.   All these natural gifts were her bread and butter through her early career, yielding her critical acclaim but not consistently high album sales.  But with the release of the internationally-known R&B, jazz, and dance smash hit from 1979 - "Street Life" with the Crusaders - Crawford was delivered to the bigger stage.   


 

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