For more than three decades, Randy Crawford has traversed a musical
spectrum that ranges from jazz and soul, to R&B and pop. Her warm
timbre and inventive, emotional phrasing has won Crawford countless fans
around the globe.
a brief career break, Crawford experienced a sensational comeback with
1995's Bluemoon debut, "Naked
And True," which became her third most successful long-player,
selling 250,000 copies in America alone, and more than half a million
worldwide. The album yielded the multi-format smash, "Give Me The
Night," which went to #1 at Smooth Jazz/NAC radio, as well as
landing in the Urban AC Top 10.
Born in Macon, Georgia, Randy Crawford was
raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she discovered her exceptional talent
singing in her church choir. By the age of 15, the young singer was
performing on the American and European club circuit, with her father as
At the age of 20, Crawford released her first single,
"If You Say The Word," and by the following year, she had
already shared stages with the likes of such legendary jazz artists as
Benson, and Quincy Jones.
Her first album, "Everything
Must Change," was released in 1976, and in 1978, Crawford made
her debut on the international charts serving as guest vocalist on the
Crusaders' hit "Street Life" (which is heard on the soundtrack
to the Quentin Tarantino film, "Jackie
Smooth ballads such as 1980's "One Day I'll Fly
Away" became Crawford's trademark, though albums like 1981's "Secret
Combination" and 1983's "Nightline"
saw the singer delving into funkier, more up-tempo terrain. Her 1990
And Poor," included a hit cover of Bob Dylan's "Knockin'
On Heaven's Door" that also appeared on the soundtrack to the film
"Lethal Weapon 2."
As a performer, Randy Crawford has toured the globe,
making appearances at Europe's most distinguished jazz fests including Montreaux, the North Sea, Istanbul, and Stuttgart, where she joined luminaries like Al Jarreau, Joe Sample and
In addition, the singer has performed at a number of
prestigious concerts, including the United Nations benefit concert in
Croatia, a pair of sold-out shows with the London Symphony Orchestra, a
UNICEF performance in Den Haag for the late Audrey Hepburn, and 1991's
Vatican Christmas concert before Pope John Paul II. A special benefit
show in South Africa saw Crawford performing for and later, dining with
Nelson Mandela, while the singer's 1990 collaboration with Italian
superstar Zucchero led to a historic appearance together at the Kremlin.
Kind Of Mood: Randy, Randi, Randee" demonstrates her incredible
longevity and ongoing growth as an artist. Randy Crawford is very
clearly intent on continuing to do what she does best: giving life to
"I always want to associate myself with any piece
of music that feels good and sounds good," says the singer.
"And a good song can come from anywhere."
"I hope I will always sing," Randy
Crawford adds, smiling. "I don't want to do anything
Hit songs include --
- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
- Wishing On A Star
- I Don't Feel Much Like Crying
- Give Me The Night
- Who's Crying Now
- Same Old Story (Same Old Song)
- Give My The Night
- Cigarette In The Rain
- One Hello
- Can't Stand The Pain
- When I Lose My Way
- Cajun Moon
- Last Dance at Danceland
- Look Who's Lonely Now
- Secret Combination
- A Lot That You Can Do
Randy Crawford may be available for your next special event!
.Smooth Jazz. / SmoothJazz
.Urban. / xUrban
.Soul. / xSoul
x70s, x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in Georgia / born nGeorgia
..in Macon / born MaconGA
Feb 18, 1952
Raised: ..in Ohio / nOhio
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
..in Los Angeles /