Barry White


Barry White (born Barrence Eugene Carter in Galveston, Texas, USA; September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer, known for his hit soul and rnb singles such as "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" as well as his long, mutli-decade career. White grew up in his hometown in Galveston, Texas, singing gospel songs with his mother and finding himself strongly drawn to piano playing. Shortly after moving from Texas to the 'South Central' area of Los Angeles, California, White went even further into music. He made his recording debut at the tender age of 11, playing piano on Jesse Belvin's "Goodnight My Love". He made his first record when he was 16 with a group called the Upfronts. The song was called "Little Girl" on a local L.A. label called Lummtone Records. He later worked for various independent labels around Los Angeles, landing an A&R position with Bob Keane, the man responsible for the first pop recordings by Sam Cooke. One of his labels, Mustang, was hot at the time with a group called the Bobby Fuller Four in 1966. White was hired for forty dollars a week to do A&R for Keane's family of labels: Del-Fi, Mustang and Bronco. During this time, White flirted with the idea of being a recording artist, making a record for Bronco called All in the Run of a Day. But he chose to stick with his A&R duties. One of the first groups he worked with was the Versatiles who later changed their name to The 5th Dimension. White's first big hit cam...

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