This day (April 23, 1952), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is born Narada Michael Walden, an American producer, drummer, singer and songwriter.
Wikipedia : This day (April 23, 1952), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is born Narada Michael Walden, an American producer, drummer, singer and songwriter.
Official Site : Along the way, Walden was an integral part of introducing such superstars as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey to millions of fans worldwide, by creating the breakthrough hits that first brought these divas in to the spotlight. Small wonder Billboard Magazine honored him as one of the Top Ten Producers of all time.
@Facebook : Produced Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha: Producer, Drummer, Musician, Songwriter, Leader, Philanthropist Narada Michael Walden has a magical ability to uplift and move energy to a higher place of love and connectedness unparralled in this era!
@last.fm : Drummer/songwriter/producer/vocalist Narada Michael Walden’s career spans over three decades and is threaded with gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. He’s produced and/or (co) written number one hits by Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey (“Vision of Love”), Aretha Franklin (“Freeway of Love”), and Lisa Fischer (“How Can I Ease the Pain”). His proficient drumming skills have made him a first-call session musician playing on countless recording sessions. Walden has played on all kind of sessions from rock, jazz, pop, R&B, to fusion, sharing the recording and concert stage with the likes of John Stipe, the Mahavishnu Orchestra (a 21-year-old Narada replaced drumming legend Billy Cobham), and Jeff Beck (his Wired album) to name a small few.
Video : 40 Days & 40 Nights (2012) . Shake The House . w/ Jeff Beck – Drum Solo, Sheffield (2010) . Freeway Of Love (2008) . w/ Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson & Alex Acuna – Black Market (1995) . Interview (1988) . The Real Thang (1980) . I Shoulda Love Ya (1979) .