Born in Macon, Georgia and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Randy first sang in the choir loft of her neighborhood church. By the tender age of fifteen, she established a reputation as a promising young vocalist on the Midwestern club scene, and an early venture overseas quickly added a growing coterie to European fans to her audience. By the time she reached twenty-one, she had already shared the stage and studio with the likes of such jazz legends as Quincy Jones, Cannonball Adderley and George Benson.
In 1976, Randy released her acclaimed debut offering Everything Must Change.
It was followed by a solid string of hit albums and singles, including "Street Life," her historic collaboration with The Crusaders and her signature "One Day I'll Fly Away" from 1980's landmark Now We May Begin. Polished and passionate releases such as Secret Combination (1981), Nightline (1983) and her smash 1986 album, Abstract Emotions (featuring the hit single "Almaz") made her a household name on five continents, with a touring schedule that took her to Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America on a regular basis.
Randy's distinctive vocal styling, meanwhile, has graced a number of high profile projects, including the soundtracks to Lethal Weapon 2 and Quentin Tarantino's provocative Jackie Brown. She performed live before the Pope, shared top billing on the jazz festival circuit with the likes of Ray Charles, Al Jarreau and Joe Sample and has lent her name and talent to benefit concerts for the United Nations and the newly formed government of South Africa. Randy has even appeared at a command performance at the Kremlin with Italian superstar, Zucchero.
Yet, despite her busy tour itinerary, Randy Crawford has continued to record some of the most intriguing and inventive albums to be found in the jazz, pop and urban-contemporary soundscape. Such internationally acclaimed solo releases as Every Kind Of Mood, Naked And True, Rich And Poor, Through The Eyes Of Love and Permanent and most recently her collaboration with Joe Sample on Feeling Good and No Regrets have consolidated Randy Crawford's reputation as an artist of rare ability and extraordinary range.
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