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Edwin Birdsong


An underrated organist, Edwin Birdsong caused numerous performers in varied music situations. His history is at gospel; Birdsong was the boy of the minister and was raised in a tight fundamentalist environment. He became a member of the LA Community Choir, where he fulfilled such performers as Merry Clayton, Billy Preston, and D.J. Rogers, and finally offered in Vietnam. Birdsong afterwards played in night clubs in Germany, amusing service employees. After shifting to NY, he going a trio that performed blues and jazz. Birdsong went to the Manhattan College of Music and Juilliard being a structure major. He afterwards used the Youngsters Symphony Orchestra before putting your signature on with Polydor in 1971. He released two albums of funk, rock and roll, fusion, and jazz, What IT REALLY IS and Supernatural, in 1971 and 1973. Birdsong released one record for Bamboo, Dance of Success, in 1975, after that documented Edwin Birdsong for Philadelphia International in 1979, including the one “Phiss-Phizz.” But Birdsong got more achievement teaming with vibist/vocalist Roy Ayers. Both co-wrote the tracks “Running Apart” and “Freaky Deaky,” and Birdsong co-produced Ayers’ LPs Vibrations, Lifeline, and Let’s GET IT DONE. In addition they collaborated on productions and tracks for the group Eighties Girls. Birdsong documented the singles “Ideal Like” in 1984 and “Boy of the Rapper Snapper” in 1985 for Salsoul, and continuing session use many performers, including Stevie Question.

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Full Name Edwin Birdsong
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player
Education Manhattan School of Music
Nationality American
Music Songs Rapper Dapper Snapper, Cola Bottle Baby, Phiss-Phizz, Funtaztik, Kunta Dance, Goldmine, Freaky Deaky Sities, Autumn Eyes, She's Wrapped Too Tight, Win Tonight, The Spirit Of Do…Do, Two Faced Lover, Good Lovin' Brings an Encore, It's Hard To Move When It's Your Move, The Uncle Tom Game, It Ain't No Fun Being A Welfare Recipient, My Father Preaches That God Is The Father, Pretty Brown Skin, Fortune & Fame, The Old Messiah, When A Newborn Baby Is Born, The World Gets One More Chance, Mr. Money Man, God's Home, Lollipop, Moongoose
Albums Funtaztik, What It Is, Edwin Birdsong
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording

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Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special writer: "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
Saturday Sportsday 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Girls 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged 2011 TV Movie writer: "Stronger"
The Hangover Part II 2011 performer: "Stronger" / writer: "Stronger"
The Paul O'Grady Show 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "Daylight" - as E. Birdsong
Never Back Down 2008 performer: "Stronger" / writer: "Stronger"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game writer: "Running Away"
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem 2003 as E. Birdsong, "Harder Better Faster Stronger" / performer: "Harder Better Faster Stronger" / writer: "Harder Better Faster Stronger"
Summer of Sam 1999 writer: "Running Away" 1970
Never Been Kissed 1999 writer: "Me, Myself and I"
Deep Cover 1992 as E. Birdsong, "Nickel Slick Nigga"
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 producer: "Two Can Play the Game" / writer: "Two Can Play the Game"



Kanye West: Stronger 2007 Video short

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