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Brenda Russell

voc, bvoc, *1949 US, Brooklyn
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. Brenda Russell, née Brenda Gordon Brenda Gordon Russell

Brenda Russell (born Brenda Gordon, April 8, 1949, Brooklyn, New York ) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Known for her eclectic musical style, her recordings have encompassed several different genres, including pop, soul, dance, and jazz. She is perhaps best known for her 1988 hit "Piano in the Dark," and also for writing the song "Get Here" which was a hit for Oleta Adams in 1991. Russell's songwriting and vocal talents have also been utilized by Diana Ross; Stevie Wonder; Aretha Franklin; Earth, Wind & Fire; Joni Mitchell; Donna Summer; Bingo Players; Flo Rida; and Sting.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Piano
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Piano In The Dark on Get Here by Brenda Russell
Get Here on Get Here by Brenda Russell
A Little Bit Of Love on Brenda Russell by Brenda Russell
The Girls of the Night on Jekyll & Hyde: The Gothic Musical Thriller by Various Artists
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus on A Smooth Jazz Christmas by Dave Koz
Get Here (For The Holidays) on A Smooth Jazz Christmas by Dave Koz
In The Thick Of It on Brenda Russell by Brenda Russell
So Good, So Right on Brenda Russell by Brenda Russell
Le Restaurant on Get Here by Brenda Russell
Way Back When on Brenda Russell by Brenda Russell

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Open Heart, Open MindBrenda Russell2010Single
In The Thick Of It: The Best Of Brenda RussellBrenda Russell2009Compil.
This Is Real LifeBrenda Russell2009Album
Between The Sun And MoonBrenda Russell2004Album
Make You SmileBrenda Russell2004Single
I Know You By HeartBrenda Russell2004Single
So Good So Right: The Best Of Brenda RussellBrenda Russell2003Compil.
Walkin' In New YorkBrenda Russell2001Single
In ConcertBrenda Russell2001Album
Ultimate CollectionBrenda Russell2001Compil.
You Can't Hide Your Heart From MeBrenda Russell featuring Carl Anderson2000Single
Paris RainBrenda Russell2000Album
Paris Rain - Jazz Radio SamplerBrenda Russell2000Album
Catch On / I'll See You Again / Matters Of The HeartBrenda Russell2000Album
Catch OnBrenda Russell2000Single
Something About Your LoveBrenda Russell2000Single
We Will Find A WayOleta Adams & Brenda Russell1994Single
In Over My HeartBrenda Russell1993Single
No Time For TimeBrenda Russell1993Single
Soul Talkin'Brenda Russell1993Album
Greatest HitsBrenda Russell1992Compil.
Stop Running AwayBrenda Russell1990Single
Stop Running Away / Bird On A WireBrenda Russell / The Neville Brothers1990Album
Kiss Me With The WindBrenda Russell1990Single
Kiss Me With The WindBrenda Russell1990Album
Get HereBrenda Russell1988Single
Just A BelieverBrenda Russell1988Album
Le RestaurauntBrenda Russell1988Album
Piano In The DarkBrenda Russell1988Single
Get HereBrenda Russell1988Album
GravityBrenda Russell1988Single
When I Give My Love To YouMichael Franks Featuring Brenda Russell1985Single
You Are The OneHerb Alpert Featuring Brenda Russell1985Single
This Time (I Need You)Brenda Russell1984Single
Two EyesBrenda Russell1983Album
Two EyesBrenda Russell1983Single
I Want Love To Find MeBrenda Russell1983Single
Love LifeBrenda Russell1981Album
If You Love (The One You Lose)Brenda Russell1981Single
In The Thick Of It / So Good, So RightBrenda Russell1979Album
Brenda RussellBrenda Russell1979Album
So Good, So RightBrenda Russell1979Single
Way Back WhenBrenda Russell1979Single
Computer Game "Theme From The Circus" / So Good, So RightYellow Magic Orchestra / Brenda Russell1979Single
Love Will Never Do (Without You) / Kiss Me With The WindJanet Jackson / Brenda RussellAlbum
It Ain't Worth The HeartacheBrenda RussellSingle
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