This day (August 10, 1950), in Harlem, New York, is born Patti Austin, an American R&B and jazz music singer who made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five.
Wikipedia : This day (August 10, 1950), in Harlem, New York, is born Patti Austin, an American R&B and jazz music singer who made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five.
Patti Austin Music : She has released more than two dozen albums during her career, and her record Avant Gershwin won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2008. Her other albums include For Ella, a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald released in 2002.
@allmusic : A professional since the age of five, Austin was a protégé of Dinah Washington and Sammy Davis, Jr. A 1969 single for United Artists titled Family Tree cracked the R&B Top 50. Austin cut her debut LP, End of a Rainbow, for Creed Taylor’s CTI label in 1976, followed by Havana Candy in 1977 and Body Language in 1980.
@last.fm : By the late 1960s Austin was a prolific session musician and commercial jingle singer. By the 1980s she was signed to Jones’s Qwest Records and she began having hits. She charted twenty R&B songs between 1969 and 1991 and had success on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where she hit number one in 1981 with “Do You Love Me?” / “The genie.”
Video : How Do You Keep The Music Playing (2008) . How High The Moon (2007) . You Gotta Be . w/ James Ingram – Baby, Come To Me (1998) . w/ George Benson – I’Ll Keep Your Dreams Alive (1992) . w/ Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz .