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Narada Michael Walden

dr, voc, *1952 US, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Arranger / Producer of Jazz
A.k.a. Narada Michael Walden (née Michael Walden)

Born: 23 April 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Prolific American Record Producer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist Musician, and formerly Singer-Songwriter. Currently resides in San Rafael, California Walden was given the name Narada by guru Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s. His musical career spans three decades, in which he has been awarded several gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. Starting his career when he replaced Billy Cobham in John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, he continued it as a drummer in Tommy Bolin Band. Besides his solo career, that started around 1976, he has (initially under contract from Arista Records under Clive Davis) written, produced, and arranged hits for a wide array of artists, such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Al Jarreau, Stacy Lattisaw, Pointer Sisters, Phyllis Hyman, et al. He also owns recording studio Tarpan Studios, and is the owner of Tarpan Records. Some of his works are published by his own Gratitude Sky Music publishing entity. He is brother in law to Wanda Walden, ex-husband to Lisa Walden, and husband of Katie Mersereau.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Clavinet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Gimme Gimme Gimme (with Patti Austin) on The Nature Of Things by Narada Michael Walden
I Shoulda Loved Ya on The Dance Of Life by Narada Michael Walden
Divine Emotions on Divine Emotion by Narada Michael Walden
Tonight I'm Alright on The Dance Of Life by Narada Michael Walden
The Real Thing on Victory by Narada Michael Walden
The Dance of Life on The Dance Of Life by Narada Michael Walden
I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance with You) on Ecstasy's Dance: The Best Of Narada Michael Walden by Narada Michael Walden
I Want You on Victory by Narada Michael Walden
Crazy for Ya on The Dance Of Life by Narada Michael Walden
Reach Out on Looking At You, Looking At Me by Narada Michael Walden

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Looking At You, Looking At Me / The Nature Of Things / Divine EmotionNarada Michael Walden2018Compil.
EvolutionNarada Michael Walden2015Album
Garden Of Love Light / I Cry, I Smile / AwakeningNarada Michael Walden2015Compil.
The Dance Of Life / Victory / ConfidenceNarada Michael Walden2015Compil.
Thunder 2013Narada Michael Walden2013Album
Rising SunNarada Michael Walden2012Album
Awakening + The Dance Of LifeNarada Michael Walden2008Compil.
Ecstasy's Dance: The Best Of Narada Michael WaldenNarada Michael Walden1996Compil.
Sending Love To EveryoneNarada Michael Walden1995Single
Sending Love To EveryoneNarada Michael Walden1995Album
I Shoulda Loved Ya / Tonight I'm AlrightNarada Michael Walden1991Album
Divine Emotions / CasanovaNarada Michael Walden / Levert1990Album
Wild ThingNarada Michael Walden1988Album
Divine Emotions / Jam The Night (Wild Boy Remixes)Narada Michael Walden1988Album
Can't Get You Outta My HeadNarada Michael Walden1988Album
Divine EmotionNarada Michael Walden1988Album
Divine EmotionsNarada Michael Walden1988Single
California Girls / High Above The CloudsDavid Lee Roth / Narada Michael Walden1985Album
The Nature Of ThingsNarada Michael Walden1985Single
The Nature Of ThingsNarada Michael Walden1985Album
High Above The Clouds / The Nature Of Things (Dance Remix)Narada Michael Walden1985Album
That's The Way It Is / High Above The CloudsNarada Michael Walden1985Single
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme / When All's WellNarada Michael Walden / Everything But The Girl1985Single
High Above The CloudsNarada Michael Walden1985Single
Gimme, Gimme, GimmeNarada Michael Walden1985Single
Reach Out (I'll Be There / Yum-YumNarada Michael Walden / Nile Rodgers1983Single
Looking At You, Looking At MeNarada Michael Walden1983Single
Reach OutNarada Michael Walden1983Album
Looking At You, Looking At MeNarada Michael Walden1983Album
Never Wanna Be Without Your LoveNarada Michael Walden1983Single
You're #. 1Narada Michael Walden1982Single
I'm ReadyNarada Michael Walden1982Album
ConfidenceNarada Michael Walden1982Album
Summer LadyNarada Michael Walden1982Album
You Ought To Love MeNarada Michael Walden1982Single
Searchin' For LoveWanda Walden, Narada Michael Walden1981Single
Tonight I'm Alright / Lovin' You MadlyNarada Michael Walden1980Single
Sailing / Tonight I'm AlrightRod Stewart / Narada Michael Walden1980Single
The Real ThangNarada Michael Walden1980Album
I Want YouNarada Michael Walden1980Album
VictoryNarada Michael Walden1980Album
The Real Thang / Does It Really Happen?Narada Michael Walden / Yes1980Single
I Shoulda Loved YaNarada Michael Walden1979Single
Give Your Love A ChanceNarada Michael Walden1979Single
The Dance Of LifeNarada Michael Walden1979Album
AwakeningNarada Michael Walden1979Album
AwakeningNarada Michael Walden1979Single
Tonight I'm AlrightNarada Michael Walden1979Single
I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)Narada Michael Walden1978Single
I Cry, I SmileNarada Michael Walden1977Album
Soul BirdNarada Michael Walden1977Single
Better ManNarada Michael Walden1977Single
DelightfulNarada Michael Walden1976Single
Garden Of Love LightNarada Michael Walden1976Album
Summer Lady / I Can't Shake This FeelingNarada Michael Walden / KliqueAlbum
Live In L.A.Narada Michael WaldenAlbum
Feel It / I Want You / You Can't Run From LoveRevelation / Narada Michael Walden / Maxine SingletonAlbum
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