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Randy Newman

Born: Nov 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA
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Genre: Country, Folk, Other, Pop/Rock, Classical
Biography: Randy Newman was an anomaly among early-'70s singer/songwriters. Though he was slightly influenced by Bob Dylan, his music owed more to New Orleans R&B and traditional pop than folk. Newman developed an idiosyncratic style that alternated between sweeping, cinematic pop and rolling R&B, which were tied ...Read full biography
12 Songs
Released: 1970
Label: Reprise
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On his debut album, Randy Newman sounded as if he was still getting used to the notion of performing his own songs in the studio (despite years of cutting songwriting demos), but apparently he was a pretty ...Read full review
Sail Away
Released: 1972
Label: Reprise
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On his third studio album, Randy Newman found a middle ground between the heavily orchestrated pop of his debut and the more stripped-down, rock-oriented approach of 12 Songs, and managed to bring new ...Read full review
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