Category:Musicians from Tallahassee, Florida
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The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. George Clinton (musician) – George Clinton is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. He was the architect of P-Funk and the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s. He launched a career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music along with James Brown and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, alongside 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, during his teen years Clinton formed a doo wop group inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers called The Parliaments, while straightening hair at a barber salon in Plainfield. For a period in the 1960s Clinton was a songwriter for Motown. These two bands combined the elements of such as Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Cream, and James Brown while exploring various sounds, technology. Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic dominated diverse music during the 1970s with over 40 R&B hit singles, Clintons efforts as a solo artist began in 1982. He is also a music producer who works on almost all the albums he performs on. Beginning in the early 1980s, Clinton recorded several solo albums. In 1982, Clinton signed to Capitol Records under two names, his own and as the P-Funk All-Stars, releasing Computer Games under his own name that same year. The single Loopzilla hit the Top 20 on the R&B charts, followed by Atomic Dog, in 1985, he was recruited by the Red Hot Chili Peppers to produce their album Freaky Styley, because the band members were huge fans of George Clintons and of funk in general. Clinton, in fact, wrote the vocals and lyrics to the track which was originally intended by the band to be left as an instrumental piece. The album was not a success at the time, but has since sold 500,000 copies after the Red Hot Chili Peppers became popular years later. During the mid to late 1980s, many hip-hop and rap artists cited Clintons earlier music as an influence, along with James Brown, Clintons songs with Parliament-Funkadelic were often sampled by rap producers. Sure, sample my stuff… he remarked in 1996, Aint a better time to get paid than when youre my age. You know what to do with money and you dont buy as much pussy or drugs with it – you just buy some. In 1989, Clinton released The Cinderella Theory on Paisley Park and this was followed by Hey Man, Smell My Finger in 1993
2. Lobo (musician) – Roland Kent LaVoie, better known by the stage name Lobo, is an American singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 1970s, scoring several U. S. Top 10 hits, including Me and You and a Dog Named Boo, Id Love You to Want Me, born in Tallahassee, Florida, LaVoie was raised by his mother in Winter Haven, Florida, with his six siblings. He began his career in 1961 as a member of a local band. The band included Gram Parsons and Jim Stafford, as well as drummer Jon Corneal, in 1964, while attending the University of South Florida, LaVoie joined a band called the Sugar Beats and met producer Phil Gernhard. He recorded a hit for the band, a cover of Johnny Rivers song. During the 1960s, LaVoie performed with other bands, including US Male, The Uglies, and Me. It was in the band that he met musician Billy Aerts. Again working with Gernhard, his first solo record was released in 1969 on Laurie Records and it included the original tracks Happy Days In New York City backed with My Friend Is Here. By 1971, LaVoie had started calling himself Lobo, Gernhard was an executive for Big Tree Records, and the company released his first single, Me and You and a Dog Named Boo in March 1971. The first major hit for the label, it reached #5 in the US and #4 in the UK by May of that year and it sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc in September 1971. His debut album, Introducing Lobo, followed that May, in June 1971 his second single, She Didnt Do Magic, was released. In September of the year, California Kid And Reemo was released, followed by The Albatross. When Big Tree Records merged with Bell Records, Lobos second project album Close Up was never released, under the Lobo alias, he released Of a Simple Man in 1972, which included back-to-back U. S. Top 10 hits, including Id Love You to Want Me, the former became Lobos biggest hit, a million-seller gaining gold disc status in November 1972 and internationally reaching #1 in Germany in December 1973 and #5 in the United Kingdom in July 1974. With the release of Calumet in 1973, Lobo had three more Top 40 hits, It Sure Took a Long, Long Time, How Can I Tell Her and he made an appearance on American Bandstand that year. There were two minor hit singles from the album, There Aint No Way and Love Me for What I Am. In June 1974 Lobos fourth album, Just A Singer, was released and it was the first album by Lobo to contain tracks not written by Lobo. The only single from the album was Rings, Dont Tell Me Goodnight in 1975 became his last Top 30 single for Big Tree
3. Elena Nikolaidi – Elena Nikolaidi was a noted Greek-American opera singer and teacher. Nikolaidi sang leading roles with major opera companies worldwide and made numerous recordings. Her birth year is given as 1906 in some sources, Elena Nikolaidi was born in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire. In 1922, after the invasion of Turkey in Smyrna, she moved with her family to Greece and she studied voice on scholarship at the Athens Conservatoire under Thanos Mellos. She made her debut with orchestra in Athens in a performance conducted by Dimitris Mitropoulos and her first stage appearance was in the premiere of The Ghost Bridge by Theophrastos Sakellaridis. Nikolaidi married Mellos, her instructor, in 1936. However, she would retain Elena Nikolaidi as her professional name, in 1936, Nikolaidi traveled to Vienna to compete in the Belvedere vocal competition. Nikolaidi was an instant, memorable success and she became a star in Vienna, after one performance as Carmen she received an ovation reported as being between 15 and 30 minutes in length—the longest ever recorded there. In 1948, Nikolaidi went to the United States with her husband and their son and she made her Town Hall debut recital in New York City in January 1949. She made her American operatic debut as Amneris in Verdis Aïda with the San Francisco Opera, in the early 1960s she retired from opera but continued concertizing extensively for a number of years. In 1960, Nikolaidi accepted a position on the faculty of Florida State University in Tallahassee. Madame Nikolaidi retired from teaching in 1994 and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she died, aged 92, a small selection is listed below, Legendary Voices. Nikolaidi with Guy Bourassa, piano, performing music of Gluck, Wolf, Canteloube, a recording of Mahlers Das Lied von der Erde, recorded live in 1953 with Bruno Walter and the New York Philharmonic and released on an Archipel CD in 1997 and 2003. In some sources this recording is credited to Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Elena Nicolai, Elena Nikolaidi at beautyinmusic. com Mezzo-Soprano Elena Nikolaidi Is Dead at 96 by Ben Mattison. Social Security Death Index TENNA KRAFT - ELENA NIKOLAIDI at classicalcdreview. com Velvet
4. SORNE – Morgan Sorne, known in his solo music project as SORNE, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-media artist, music producer, and actor based in Los Angeles, California. His musical style has been described tribal, electronica, avant-garde, avant pop, alternative rock, though sometimes associated with the broad genre of rock, his songs feature no electric guitars, conventional bass instruments, or conventional drum sets. His music utilizes layered vocal samples and unconventional instrumentation and he was a Texas Biennial artist in 2009, and in 2013 won the Austin Chronicle 2013 Avant Garde Artist of the Year award. Morgan Sorne was born in Tallahassee, Florida on July,1983 and he was raised in a Christian setting but does not consider himself to be religious. According to an interview with Sorne in OVERLD, his mother, as a young child, he was enrolled in a music class but he hated it and threw a maraca at another child. He never continued any sort of music education. He did do stage acting, including musical theatre and he also studied the visual arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Florida State University which he attended from 2002 to 2004. Sorne moved to Texas in 2007 to paint, compose, and he became recognized in Austin for his visual art and was a Texas Biennial artist in 2009. ”His short film, SORNE, Children of the Black Mountain, premiered at the SXSW film festival in 2012. In 2013, he won the Austin Chronicle 2013 Avant Garde Artist of the Year award, SORNE performs and tours with a revolving cast of dancers, musicians and artists. They appeared at the 2012 Utopiafest in Texas and toured the US in November of that year, live shows consist of primarily live vocals, sampled vocals and other pre-recorded sounds, live drums, and occasionally incorporate other instruments as well. SORNE has been described as seeming as though he is in a trance in his live performance and his stage performances often feature an array of the visual art he has made for the House of Stone Saga. Some performances have featured live choreographed dance through collaboration with the dance group Woven Feet, SORNE is known for the use of only the voice, homemade instruments and found objects. The musical style has been described tribal, electronica, avant-garde, avant pop, alternative rock, in addition to the tribal description, some of his music has been specifically interpreted as having a Native American sound. Sorne has replied to this interpretation, Im not taking specific pieces from a Native American rain dance, and if that speaks to those things, then thats fine, because it speaks to that underlying current of humanity that exists in all of us. Its interesting because I never really had the intention of creating something that was tribal and that primitive element there speaks to almost a childlike desire to create our own culture. The outfits that you see on the kids on that album were inspired by a bunch of girls that I know. SORNE has been noted for his vocal range. The singers to whom his voice has been compared include Jeff Buckley, in addition to a wide range of pitches, he is able to produce a wide variety of timbres with his voice
5. T-Pain – Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Tallahassee, Florida. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005, in 2007, T-Pain released his second album Epiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album, Thr33 Ringz, was released in 2008, T-Pain has also released a string of hit singles, including Im Sprung, Im n Luv, Buy U a Drank, Bartender, Cant Believe It,5 OClock and more. T-Pain has earned two Grammy Awards, alongside artists Kanye West and Jamie Foxx respectively, T-Pain is the founder of the record label imprint Nappy Boy Entertainment, established in 2005. Najm was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and his stage name is short for Tallahassee Pain, and was chosen because of the hardships he experienced while living there. Najm was brought up in a Muslim household, but he has expressed his lack of interest in the concept of religion, at age ten, Najm turned his bedroom into a music studio, using a keyboard, a beat machine and a four-track recorder. T-Pain joined the rap group Nappy Headz in 2004 and later recorded Im Fucked Up, recording artist Akon heard the song and immediately signed T-Pain to Konvict Muzik, his label. After being discovered, T-Pain began singing instead of rapping, T-Pain subsequently recorded and released his debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, on December 6,2005. The album reached number thirty-three on the Billboard 200, and has since been certified Gold by the RIAA, for reaching sales of 500,000 units. The album was preceded by the single, Im Sprung. The second single, Im N Luv, featuring Mike Jones, was released in December 2005 and reached five on the Hot 100. The third and final single from the album, Studio Luv, was released in October 2006, in mid-2006, T-Pain began work on his second album, now with the Zomba Label Group as well as Konvict Muzik and Jive Records. The album, titled Epiphany, was released on June 5,2007, the album sold 171,000 records in its first week, reaching number one on the Billboard 200. The record has since sold 819,000 records in the United States, the album was preceded by the lead single Buy U a Drank featuring Yung Joc in February 2007. The single reached number one on both the Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming his first single to top charts. The albums second single, Bartender, featuring Akon was released in June 2007 and reached five on the Hot 100. The third and final single from the album, Church, was released in October 2007, while promoting his second album, T-Pain made guest appearances on multiple songs by other artists. T-Pain was featured on Im a Flirt by R. Kelly with T. I
6. Adrienne Young – Adrienne Adeana Young is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She is founder and operator of AddieBelle Music which produces her recordings, a native of Tallahassee, Florida, in fact a seventh-generation Floridian, she was raised on the land farmed by her family generations earlier. Young grew up in a family in Clearwater, where she was a member of the band Big White Undies. She was graduated cum laude from Belmont University in Nashville with a Music Business/Spanish degree. Endless and unfulfilling clerical jobs along Music Row motivated this triple-threat singer, writer and she also formed the short-lived band Liters of Pop with Eric McConnell. She learned to play clawhammer-style banjo from Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, Young began gaining attention with her 2003 win in the Chris Austin songwriting contest at MerleFest for Sadies Song. Co-written with Mark D. Sanders, the song is a re-telling of the murderous bluegrass standard Little Sadie told from the point of view. Little Sadie featured prominently on her first CD, Plow to the End of the Row, produced with another Nashville-based musician, Will Kimbrough, and released on her own AddieBelle record label. The CD, which includes a packet of wildflower seeds along with artwork based on the Farmers Almanac, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album Package, an early version of Plow to the End of the Row, released in 2003, has become a sought-after collectible. That version included several tracks with Young backed by Old Crow Medicine Show and was a top pick for 2003 Debut Artist by the Freeform American Roots DJ Chart. The Americana Music Association included Young and her band in their nominees for Emerging Artist of the Year, and the Nashville Scene named Home Remedy as Best Country Single of the year. The CD went on to place at or near the top of numerous best of lists for the year, Young and her band Little Sadie toured extensively across the U. S. and in England. The members of the left to pursue other projects prior to the recording of Youngs second CD. That disc, released on June 28,2005, took its theme from Benjamin Franklins Thirteen Virtues, a copy of Franklins pamphlet is included with the CD. Will Kimbrough co-produced the CD and co-wrote several tracks, alongside original songs and traditional tunes, the disc featured a cover of the Grateful Dead song Brokedown Palace. Youngs AddieBelle label struck a deal with Ryko Records which insured that her music got placed in more record stores. She also continued to support from public radio and was invited to appear on World Café, Mountain Stage. With a new incarnation of Little Sadie, Young toured even more extensively in 2005, the Art of Virtue placed third in Amazon. coms list of the best folk recordings of the year