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Babi Floyd

Nombre Real:
Babi Floyd
Perfil:
Vocalist and songwriter from New York (NY, USA), who was born and raised in the Chicago area (IL, USA). He took a B.A. in English in 1976 from Carleton College, a liberal arts college, and then headed to New York where he was sought out as a studio musician, doing background and step out vocals. By 1982, Babi had recorded on albums with Nina Simone, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Joel, Frankie Valli, and Ester Phillips; in this ongoing work he has recorded with Bette Midler, the Neville Brothers, Luther Vandross, Robbie Krieger, Keith Richards, and more artists, and has also toured with pop acts, most recently as a member of Keith's X-Pensive Winos. Babi is now the lead vocalist for producer Danny Kortchmar's Slow leak band. Babi has sung for national and international television and radio ads, including campaigns for Texaco, Ivory Soap, Cheerios, the Army, Pontiac, Pepsi, and Coca Cola. Throughout the eighties and nineties, he has remained working with a group of commercial advertising voices which Quincy Jones dubbed as the "Super Singers." Babi made a visit to Jamaica in the early eighties and fell in love with the music and culture. Soon thereafter the love was reciprocated as he became the feature vocalist of Air Jamaica's ongoing "One Love" campaign. He has also written and produced jingles for 3 Tree Productions located in New York City. Babi recently co-wrote "Friendship", to be recorded by Erykah Badu, and Tom Jones has recorded one of Babi's songs for an upcoming album. The first commercial which Babi wrote and produced is a national tv spot for Tropicana. He has a CD, "One Blood" released in Japan, in which his love and assimilation of Jamaican musical culture is present in a mix of original tunes and covers of several Marley classics. In his songs Babi shares stories, life experiences, moments and memories in the lyrics. He expresses this style in writing for the alternative country folk scene and for gospel as well. Babi Floyd belongs to a rich musical clan. His father, A.J. Floyd, was a stride piano player who worked as a Pullman Porter performing dining cars of the Santa Fe R.R. and then as a sideman in Chicago playing honky tonk and jazz. Pearl Bailey and Mahalia Jackson were among the artists which he accompanied. Babi's grandfather, E.B. Floyd, played with Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet while also performing on the Mississippi river boats. Babi's grandmother, known professionally as Mama Mamie, was a popular nightclub singer in Nashville during the thirties and forties.
Variaciones de su Nombre:
Babbi B. Floyd
Babi "Dancin" Floyd
Bobby Floyd
Discografía:
Título Formato Lanzamiento Rol
Bee Bop Doo Bee Beep Bop Bop Vinyl 1982
Bee Bop Doo Bee Beep Bop Bop Vinyl 1982
Bee Bop Doo Bee Beep Bop Bop Vinyl 1982
Colaboraciones:
Título Formato Lanzamiento Rol
Blam!! Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1976 Backing Vocals
Christmas Eve And Other Stories CD 1996-10-15 Soloist, Vocals
Sign Of The Times Vinyl 1981 Vocals
Skin Dive Vinyl 1985-06-29 Backing Vocals
Anyone Can See Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
With All My Love Vinyl 1980 Backing Vocals
Turn The World Around Vinyl 1977 Vocals
Exciting Vinyl 1982 Chorus
Baltimore CD Backing Vocals
Autophysiopsychic CD 2000-08-23 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Love At First Bite" Vinyl 1979 Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Strong CD 1993 Backing Vocals
Baltimore CD 1995 Backing Vocals
The Wiz (Original Soundtrack) CD 1997 Choir [Adult]
Cosmic City Vinyl 1980 Vocals
With All My Love Vinyl 1980 Backing Vocals
Go Baby Go! CD 2006 Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
With All My Love Vinyl 1980 Vocals [Backing]
The Wiz (Original Soundtrack) CD 1997 Choir [Adult]
Surprize Vinyl 1985 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Autophysiopsychic Vinyl 1977 Backing Vocals
Autophysiopsychic CD 2003 Backing Vocals
Silhouettes Vinyl 1984 Backing Vocals
Baltimore CD 2003 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1976 Backing Vocals
With All My Love Vinyl 1980 Backing Vocals
Live At The Bottom Line Vinyl 1979 Backing Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Exciting Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 2013 Backing Vocals
Sign Of The Times Vinyl 1981 Vocals
Blam!! Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Autophysiopsychic Vinyl 1977 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Autophysiopsychic Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Silhouettes CD 1989 Backing Vocals
Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Love At First Bite" Vinyl 1979 Vocals
Autophysiopsychic Vinyl 1977 Backing Vocals
Thanks CD 1995 Co-producer
Wingless Angels Volumes I & II CD 2010-09-23 Backing Vocals
Silhouettes CD 1989 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1988 Backing Vocals
Christmas Eve And Other Stories CD 1996 Vocals [Solo]
Blam!! Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1976 Backing Vocals
Essen CD 2008-06-00 Vocals
Baltimore CD 1995 Backing Vocals
Wingless Angels CD 2003 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Thanks CD 1995 Co-producer
52nd Street CD Backing Vocals
Cousin Ice Vinyl 1980 Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1988 Backing Vocals
Blam!! CD 1988-07-21 Backing Vocals
Blam!! CD 1995 Backing Vocals
Blam!! CD 2008-08-20 Backing Vocals
Christmas Eve And Other Stories CD 1996 Soloist, Vocals
Strong Vinyl 1993 Backing Vocals
Autophysiopsychic Vinyl 1977 Backing Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Skin Dive CD 1985-06-29 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1976 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Thighs And Whispers CD Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1988 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Thighs And Whispers CD 1996 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up CD 2006-03-12 Backing Vocals
Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Love At First Bite" Vinyl 1979 Vocals
Surprize Vinyl 1985 Backing Vocals
Anyone Can See CD 2001 Backing Vocals
With All My Love Vinyl 1980 Vocals [Backing]
Skin Dive CD 2012 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Thanks CD 1995 Co-producer
Skin Dive CD 1985 Backing Vocals
Turn The World Around Vinyl 1977 Vocals
Same Old Me CD 1993 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1976 Backing Vocals
Blam!! Cassette 1978 Backing Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Blam!! Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Skin Dive CD 1985 Backing Vocals
Christmas Eve And Other Stories / The Christmas Attic CD 2001 Vocals [Solo]
Exciting CD 2004-06-25 Chorus
Anyone Can See Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1976 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1976 Backing Vocals
Autophysiopsychic Vinyl 1977 Backing Vocals
Wingless Angels: Limited Edition Vinyl Vinyl 2011-11-23 Backing Vocals
Wingless Angels Limited Deluxe Edition CD 2010-10-05 Backing Vocals
Skin Dive Vinyl 1985 Backing Vocals
Blam!! Vinyl 1979 Backing Vocals
Exciting CD 1993-01-25 Chorus
Thanks Cassette 1995 Co-producer
Blam!! CD 2012-09-17 Backing Vocals
Give Thankx CD 1990-08-25 Backing Vocals
Christmas Eve And Other Stories CD 2001 Soloist, Vocals
Live At The Bottom Line CD 2000-08-23 Backing Vocals
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1977-01-03 Backing Vocals
Manhattan Strut CD 1997-01-22 Vocals
Live At The Bottom Line Vinyl 1979 Backing Vocals
Blam!! Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Silhouettes Cassette 1989 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Cassette 1988 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up CD 2012-12-19 Backing Vocals
Blam!! Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Ecstasy CD 2013-07-26 Backing Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Anyone Can See CD Backing Vocals
Skin Dive Vinyl 1985 Backing Vocals
Turn The World Around Vinyl 1977 Vocals
Surprize Vinyl 1985 Backing Vocals
Anyone Can See CD 2013 Backing Vocals
Heat It Up CD 2013 Backing Vocals
Blam!! 8-Track Cartridge 1978 Backing Vocals
Strong CD 1994-04-21 Backing Vocals
With All My Love Vinyl 1980 Backing Vocals
Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Love At First Bite" Vinyl 1979 Vocals
Skin Dive Vinyl 1985 Backing Vocals
Exciting CD 2010 Chorus
Baltimore Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Blam!! Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
Anyone Can See Vinyl 1982 Backing Vocals
Surprize Vinyl 1985 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1979 Backing Vocals
Baltimore CD 1994-12-16 Backing Vocals
Loving You Vinyl 1983 Backing Vocals
Cousin Ice Vinyl 1980 Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
With All My Love Vinyl 1980 Backing Vocals
Baltimore Vinyl 1980 Backing Vocals
With All My Love Cassette 1980 Backing Vocals
Christmas Eve And Other Stories CD 1996 Soloist, Vocals
Give Thankx Vinyl 1978 Backing Vocals
The Wiz (Original Soundtrack) CD 2014-12-03 Choir [Adult]
Capricorn Princess Vinyl 1977 Backing Vocals
Páginas Web:
http://www.myspace.com/babifloyd
http://donblackman.com/babifloyd2.html

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