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Patti Austin

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A professional because the age of five, Patti Austin was a protégé of Dinah Washington and Sammy Davis, Jr. A 1969 one for United Performers titled “Family members Tree” damaged the R&B Best 50. Austin trim her debut LP, End of the Rainbow, for Creed Taylor’s CTI label in 1976, accompanied by Havana Chocolate in 1977 and BODY GESTURES in 1980. She sang business lead vocals for Japan koto participant Yutaka Yokokura on “Appreciate Light” in 1978, do a duet with Michael Jackson on “It is the Falling in Appreciate” for Off the beaten track, and sang “The Nearer I Reach You” on Tom Browne’s record in 1979. Austin dueted with George Benson on “Moody’s Disposition for Like” in 1980. She sang backgrounds for periods by Houston Person, Noel Pointer, Ralph McDonald, Angela Bofill, and Roberta Flack. Austin do vocals on Quincy Jones’ The Dude LP in 1981, and was highlighted on the strike “Razzamatazz.” She inked a solo offer on Jones’ Qwest label, and her 1982 LP Every House MUST HAVE One included the main pop strike (quantity nine R&B) “Baby, Arrive if you ask me,” which got common publicity via the ABC cleaning soap opera General Medical center. The follow-up solitary, “HOW WILL YOU Keep carefully the Music Playing,” was the theme for the film CLOSE FRIENDS. Both songs combined Austin with Wayne Ingram. She continuing documenting for Jones’ Qwest label with the ’80s, but couldn’t recapture her pop or R&B achievement, despite dealing with many top makers, including Jam & Lewis in 1985. Austin turned to GRP in 1990 and documented Love Is definitely Gonna Getcha, using the singles “With the Check of Period” and “Great in Like.” She eventually recorded KEEP ON and Reside in 1991 and 1992. Road of Dreams implemented in 1999 and On the path to Love made an appearance in summer months 2001. Her wonderful tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, For Ella, made an appearance in springtime 2002. Almost five years afterwards, Avant Gershwin was released. After a 10 years over the jazz aspect from the fence, Austin came back more towards the pop aspect with 2011’s Audio Advice, made by Greg Phillinganes.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patti Austin
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Gordon Austin, Edna Austin
Awards Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album
Music Songs Baby, Come to Me, Through the Test of Time, All Behind Us Now, Say You Love Me, The Heat of Heat, If I Believed, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Do You Love Me, Ability to Swing, It's Gonna Be Special, Givin' In To Love, The Girl Who Used to Be Me, That's Enough for Me, Gettin' Away With Murder, Rhythm of the Street, First Time Love, In & Out of Love, Good in Love, Hearing Ella Sing, Honey for the Bees, Shoot the Moon, A Tiket a Tasket, In My Life, That Secret Place, Ooh-Whee, Miss Otis Regrets, How High the Moon, I Can Cook Too, But Not for Me, Hot! In the Flames of Love, Broken Dreams, The Man I Love
Albums End of a Rainbow, Avant Gershwin, Every Home Should Have One, The Real Me, Havana Candy, Live at the Bottom Line, For Ella, Love Is Gonna Getcha, Jukebox Dreams, Patti Austin, Sound Advice, Street of Dreams, Carry On, Gettin' Away With Murder, That Secret Place, In & Out Of Love, Mighty Musical Fairy Tales, Rhino Hi-Five: Patti Austin, Body Language, The Best of Patti Austin, Baby Come to Me and Other Hits, The Ultimate Collection
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist
Movies 20 Feet from Stardom, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem, We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, Quincy Jones: The 75th Birthday Celebration: Live at Montreux 2008, Voices of Concord Jazz: Live at Montreux, Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends, Don Grusin: The Hang, Quincy Jones: 50 Years in Music: Live at Montreux


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#Fact
1 Had a #1 hit recording, (w/James Ingram), with "Baby, Come to Me," in December 1982.
2 Her godfather is Quincy Jones.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Money 2016/I performer: "Take Away The Pain Stain"
The Voice of the Philippines TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Magic City 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Six Feet Under 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shutsubotsu! Adomachikku tengoku 1995 TV Series performer: "Kiss"
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Freddie as F.R.O.7. 1992 performer: "Keep Your Dreams Alive"
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special performer: "The Girl Who Used to Be Me"
Shirley Valentine 1989 performer: "The Girl Who Used to Be Me"
Cross My Heart 1987 performer: "Hot in the Flames of Love"
Shades of Love: Lilac Dream 1987 Video performer: "Baby, Come to Me"
Hot Dog... The Movie 1984 performer: "Do You Love Me?"
Two of a Kind 1983 performer: "It's Gonna Be Special"
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special performer: "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"
Best Friends 1982 performer: "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?", "Think About Love"
The Dean Martin Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic City 2012 TV Series Ella Fitzgerald
For Your Love 1999 TV Series Mona, Malena's Mother
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1993 TV Series Patti
Tucker: The Man and His Dream 1988 Millie
Suburban Beat 1985 TV Movie Rosemary
One-Trick Pony 1980 Back-up Singer
The Wiz 1978 The Wiz Singers Children's Choir / The Wiz Singers Adult Choir (voice, uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wiz 1978 choral coordinator - uncredited
Pumping Iron 1977 Documentary singer: backup vocals

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott 2016 Documentary Herself
The Stern Grove Festival Videos 2015 TV Series Herself
Nathan East: For the Record 2014 Documentary Herself
Homeward Bound Telethon 2013 TV Movie Herself
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series Herself - Performer
Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala 2013 Video Herself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself
Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration 2013 TV Movie Herself
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Herself
Diane Warren: Love Songs 2010 TV Movie Herself - Singer
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Herself
The Florence Henderson Show 2008 TV Series Herself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Great Performances 1987-2007 TV Series Herself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Herself
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2001 TV Special Herself
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Herself (Gospel Singer at Peaches' Funeral
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1999 TV Series Herself
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Essence Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990-1993 TV Series Herself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Herself
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Soul Train 1981-1992 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest / Herself
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1990 TV Series Herself
Today 1990 TV Series Herself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Performer: 'The Girl Who Used to Be Me'
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special 1989 TV Movie Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Herself
Solid Gold 1988 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1982-1986 TV Series Herself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 10th Annual American Music Awards 1983 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1971 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Herself
It's Your Thing 1970 Documentary Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1970 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall 2016 Documentary Herself

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