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Norman Connors

dr, voc, perc, *1947 US, Philadelphia
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer of R&B/Soul and Jazz

American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, producer and headliner. Born March 1, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. His first recording was "Magic Of JuJu" by Archie Shepp in 1967. In 1972, he recorded his first album as a bandleader. He went on to lead jazz recordings with Carlos Garnett, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Herbie Hancock. In the mid-'70s, he turned to sophisticated R'n'B and soul material featuring guest singers such as Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Phyllis Hyman, Al Johnson, Jones Girls, etc.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
You Are My Starship (feat. Michael Henderson) on You Are My Starship by Norman Connors
Invitation on Invitation by Norman Connors
You Are My Starship (feat. Michael Henderson) on The Essential Norman Connors - The Buddah/Arista Years by Norman Connors
Betcha by Golly Wow (feat. Phyllis Hyman) - Remastered on You Are My Starship by Norman Connors
Valentine Love (feat. Michael Henderson & Jean Carn) - Remastered on The Best Of Norman Connors by Norman Connors
Melancholy Fire on Take It To The Limit by Norman Connors
The Creator Has a Master Plan on You Are My Starship by Norman Connors
Saturday Afternoon on Easy Living by Norman Connors
Butterfly Dreams on Dark of Light by Norman Connors
Take It to the Limit on Take It To The Limit by Norman Connors

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Slewfoot CollectionNorman Connors2018Single
Valentine Love (The Buddah/Arista Anthology)Norman Connors2017Compil.
Be There In The Morning / I Don't Need Nobody ElseNorman Connors2016Single
Mother Of The FutureNorman Connors / Bémbé Ségué2014Single
You Are My Starship & Aquarian DreamNorman Connors2013Compil.
Love From The Sun & SlewfootNorman Connors2013Compil.
Stay With Me / Burning UpNorman Connors / Imagination2012Album
Take It To The Limit / Mr. CNorman Connors2010Compil.
You Are My Starship / Romantic JourneyNorman Connors2010Compil.
The Very Best Of Norman ConnorsNorman Connors2010Compil.
Star PowerNorman Connors2009Album
EternityNorman Connors2001Album
The Best Of Norman ConnorsNorman Connors2001Compil.
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)Norman Connors Featuring Lisa Fischer2000Single
Really Real Classics Vol. 1George Benson / Norman Connors2000Album
CobraNorman Connors2000Single
Melancholy Fire (The Best Of Norman Connors)Norman Connors1999Compil.
The Very Best OfNorman Connors & Aquarian Dream1998Compil.
Easy LivingNorman Connors1996Album
Dance Of Magic / Dark Of LightNorman Connors1995Compil.
In The Night-Time / You Are My StarshipMichael Henderson / Norman Connors1994Compil.
Get JazzedNorman Connors1993Single
Remember Who You AreNorman Connors1993Album
Remember Who You Are (Featuring Phyllis Hyman)Norman Connors1993Album
Saturday Night Special/You Are My StarshipNorman Connors1992Compil.
The Best OfNorman Connors1990Compil.
You're My One And Only LoveNorman Connors Featuring Gabrielle Goodman1988Album
I Am Your MelodyNorman Connors1988Single
Lovin' You (Edit) / You're My One And Only Love (7" Edit)Norman Connors Featuring Gabrielle Goodman1988Single
PassionNorman Connors1988Album
Lovin' YouNorman Connors1988Single
You Are My Starship / Valentine LoveNorman Connors1984Single
Just ImagineNorman Connors1982Compil.
Mr. CNorman Connors1981Album
She's Gone / Mr.CNorman Connors1981Single
Beyond A DreamPharoah Sanders & Norman Connors1981Album
Take It To The LimitNorman Connors1980Album
Take It To The LimitNorman Connors1980Album
Melancholy FireNorman Connors1980Single
Take It To The LimitNorman Connors1980Album
Handle Me GentlyNorman Connors1979Single
Your LoveNorman Connors1979Single
InvitationNorman Connors1979Album
Wouldn't You Like To SeeNorman Connors & The Starship Orchestra1978Single
The Best Of Norman Connors & FriendsNorman Connors1978Compil.
This Is Your Life / Captain ConnorsNorman Connors1977Single
Romantic JourneyNorman Connors1977Album
Once I've Been ThereNorman Connors1977Album
For You EverythingNorman Connors1977Single
Say You Love Me / Captain ConnorsNorman Connors & The Starship Orchestra1977Single
This Is Your LifeNorman Connors1977Album
Betcha By Golly Wow / KwasiNorman Connors1976Single
You Are My StarshipNorman Connors1976Single
You Are My StarshipNorman Connors1976Album
Aquarian DreamNorman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream1976Album
You Are My StarshipNorman Connors1976Single
We Both Need Each OtherNorman Connors1976Single
Valentine Love / AkiaNorman Connors1975Single
Saturday Night SpecialNorman Connors1975Album
Dance Of Magic (Live At Nemu Jazz Inn -1)Gary Bartz - Eddie Henderson - Norman Connors1975Album
Slew FootNorman Connors1974Album
Love From The SunNorman Connors1974Album
Dark Of LightNorman Connors1973Album
Dance Of MagicNorman Connors1972Album
Norman Conners EP Vol. 1Norman Connors / Aquarian DreamAlbum
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)Norman ConnorsSingle
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