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Michael Wycoff

bvoc, key, *1956 US, California
Singer / Musician of R&B/Soul

Soul singer - songwriter - pianist - arranger Born: January 1, 1956, Torrance, California, U.S.A. Died: March 13, 2019, California, U.S.A. Pancreatic cancer. Based in Los Angeles, California, he contributed in the seminal Stevie Wonder's album "Songs In The Key Of Life" and went on to participate in 7th Wonder's and Natalie Cole albums. He signed at RCA in 1980 and he released three albums between 1981 - 1983, collaborating with such producers as Steve Tyrell on his debut and Webster Lewis. His biggest crossover hit was the classic 1982 single "Looking Up To You" that was sampled in Zhané's 1993 smash "Hey Mr. DJ". He has also duetted with Evelyn King and Merry Clayton. He went on contributing as a guest musician in The Winans, Bobby Womack and Peabo Bryson releases. In 2007 he went back in the studio for a new solo album titled "Return", produced by Robbie Robinson (7) but it was never released.

        
Instruments
  • Backing Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Dance
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Looking Up to You on Love Conquers All by Michael Wycoff
Still Got the Magic (Sweet Delight) on Love Conquers All by Michael Wycoff
Diamond Real on Love Conquers All by Michael Wycoff
You've Got It Coming on On The Line by Michael Wycoff
Tell Me Love on On The Line by Michael Wycoff
Love Is So Easy on Love Conquers All by Michael Wycoff
Come to My World on Come To My World by Michael Wycoff
Looking Up to You - Instrumental Reprise on Love Conquers All by Michael Wycoff
Love Conquers All on Love Conquers All by Michael Wycoff
Take This Chance Again on Love Conquers All by Michael Wycoff

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Looking Up To You / Diamond RealMichael Wycoff2017Album
Whenever Your Ready / Come To My WorldBrian Auger's Oblivion Express, Michael Wycoff2017Album
Come To My World / On The LineMichael Wycoff2010Compil.
Real Tune Cuts Vol. 1The Gap Band / Michael Wycoff2005Album
Telephone LoverMarvin E. Brown Featuring Michael Wycoff1992Album
Beverly / Looking Up To YouFonzi Thornton / Michael Wycoff1989Album
I Wanna Be Loved By YouMichael Wycoff1984Album
There's No Easy WayMichael Wycoff1983Single
You Are EverythingMichael Wycoff1983Single
On The LineMichael Wycoff1983Album
Tell Me LoveMichael Wycoff1983Album
The Christmas SongMichael Wycoff1982Single
Still Got The Magic (Sweet Delight) / Take This Chance AgainMichael Wycoff1982Single
Love Conquers AllMichael Wycoff1982Album
Diamond RealMichael Wycoff1982Album
Looking Up To You / Love Is So EasyMichael Wycoff1982Album
One AloneMichael Wycoff1980Album
Feel My LoveMichael Wycoff1980Single
Come To My WorldMichael Wycoff1980Album
Do The Camel HumpMichael Wycoff1978Single
Gonna Chase You (Till You Catch Me)Michael WycoffAlbum
External Links
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