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Great Voices of Harlem (feat. Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass), Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

June 29th, 2014

Born:
Gregory Porter

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'00s, '10s




Gregory Porter

Biography

Jazz, soul, and gospel singer, songwriter, and actor Gregory Porter was born in Los Angeles, California but grew up in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister. As a child, he fell under the spell of his mother's Nat King Cole records, learning to imitate and sing like Cole, but his early aspirations were in sports. He was awarded a football scholarship to attend San Diego State University, but after an injury to his shoulder derailed his sports career, he began performing in local jazz clubs, which is where he met saxophonist, composer, and pianist Kamau Kenyatta. Kenyatta became Porter's mentor, introducing him to flutist Hubert Laws, who featured Porter's vocals on a track on his 1998 album Hubert Laws' Remembers the Unforgettable Nat King Cole. Laws' sister, Eloise Laws, heard Porter during the studio sessions and was impressed with his singing; he helped him get cast as one of the leads in a new musical It Ain't Nothing But the Blues, which eventually enjoyed a run on Broadway. The gates were open for Porter. His debut album, Water, appeared in 2010, and was followed by a second, Be Good, released two years later in 2012. In September of 2013, Porter (accompanied by Airto) appeared on a track from Kentiyah Presents Evolutionary Minded: Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron, with M-1, Brian Jackson, Chuck D., Killah Priest, Martin Luther, and others; a week later, he issued his third album, Liquid Spirit, produced by Brian Bacchus.

Top Albums

Great Voices of Harlem (feat. Paul Zauner´s Blue Brass), Gregory Porter
1. Great Voices..
Be Good, Gregory Porter
2. Be Good
Liquid Spirit, Gregory Porter
3. Liquid Spiri..
Water, Gregory Porter
4. Water
Be My Monster Love (feat. Macy Gray, Gregory Porter & Bobby Bradford), David Murray
5. Be My Monste..
Be Good, Gregory Porter
6. Be Good
Souls (feat. Marie Fredriksson, Rigmor Gustafsson, Mark Reilly, Anna Christoffersson, Gregory Porter & Ivan Lins), Magnus Lindgren
7. Souls (feat…
1960 What (Gerardo Frisina Cuban Soul Mix) [Radio Edit] - Single, Gregory Porter
8. 1960 What (G..
Gogo Soul (feat. Gregory Porter) - Single, The Rongetz Foundation
9. Gogo Soul (f..
Real Good Hands (Radio Edit) - Single, Gregory Porter
10. Real Good Ha..
Be Good (Lion's Song) - Single, Gregory Porter
11. Be Good (Lio..
1960 What? The Remixes - Single, Gregory Porter
12. 1960 What? T..
1960 What? The Remixes - Single, Gregory Porter
13. 1960 What? T..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
Be Good (Lion's Song) Be Good 6:26 $0.99
2.
Hey Laura Liquid Spirit 3:19 $1.29
3.
On My Way to Harlem Be Good 7:40 $0.99
4.
Liquid Spirit Liquid Spirit 3:36 $1.29
5.
Our Love Be Good 3:31 $0.99
6.
Real Good Hands Be Good 4:50 $0.99
7.
No Love Dying Liquid Spirit 3:56 $1.29
8.
Painted On Canvas Be Good 4:45 $0.99
9.
Wolfcry Liquid Spirit 4:10 $1.29
10.
Musical Genocide Liquid Spirit 3:45 $1.29
11.
Water Under Bridges Liquid Spirit 3:32 $1.29
12.
Mona Lisa (feat. Paul ZaunerĀ“s Blue.. Great Voices of Harlem (fea.. 5:11 $0.99
13.
Somewhere over the Rainbow (feat. Pa.. Great Voices of Harlem (fea.. 3:41 $0.99
14.
Moanin (feat. Paul ZaunerĀ“s Blue Br.. Great Voices of Harlem (fea.. 6:59 $0.99
15.
Real Good Hands (Radio Edit) Be Good 4:28 $0.99
16.
God Bless the Child Be Good 3:34 $0.99
17.
Our Love Be Good 3:31 $0.99
18.
Way You Want to Live Be Good 4:24 $0.99
19.
Real Good Hands Be Good 4:50 $0.99
20.
Painted On Canvas Be Good 4:45 $0.99
21.
1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass .. 1960 What? The Remixes – Si.. 8:31 $0.99
22.
Feeling Good Water 3:01 $0.99
23.
Water Water 4:02 $0.99
24.
Lonely One Water 5:42 $0.99
25.
But Beautiful Water 5:35 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Hey Laura, Gregory Porter
1. Hey Laura


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