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Barry White

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On this day (Sept. 12) in 1944, Barry Eugene Carter was born in Galveston, TX. The world would know him by a different name, however: Barry White.

In his four-decade long career, White became one of the best-selling musical artists of all time with over 100 million records sold worldwide. He amassed 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, 11 Grammy nominations, and 2 Grammy wins.

With his rich bass tone and romantic flair, White navigated effortlessly through the genres of soul, funk, and disco, and with a reputation for crafting some of the best love songs of the 20th century, it’s easy to see why he’s referred to as “The Maestro.”

To celebrate Barry White’s birthday, take a listen to some of his classic love songs below!

(P.S. We are not responsible for any children that have come or may come from the utilization of this playlist.)

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1. “I’ve Got So Much To Give”

Album: I’ve Got So Much To Give (1973)

2. “Playing Your Game, Baby”

Album: Barry White Sings for Someone You Love (1977)


3. “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up”

Album: Stone Gon’ (1973)

4. “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Baby”

Album: Can’t Get Enough (1974)

5. “Let The Music Play”

Album: Let The Music Play (1976)

6. “Put Me In Your Mix”

Album: Put Me In Your Mix (1991)

7. “Come On”

Album: The Icon Is Love (1994)

8. “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”

Album: Can’t Get Enough (1974)

9. “Love Theme” with Love Unlimited Orchestra

Album: Rhapsody in White (1974)

10. “Practice What You Preach”

Album: The Icon Is Love (1994)