Barry White: Behind the Music #98

Season 1 Ep 9811/28/1999

A look at the career of the artist known by many as "The Love Man." White discusses his childhood in South Central LA, his early involvement in the LA gang scene, serving some prison time on a theft charge and his motivation to better his life through music. White began his music career writing and producing for girl group, Love Unlimited. Convinced by others of his own singing talent, Barry decided to give it a go himself, releasing his debut album, "I've Got So Much To Give." The album went gold. In his next success, White managed to combine soul music with a full orchestra bringing us "Rhapsody in White," which also went gold off the strength of the #1 Billboard single, "Love's Theme." Barry's career continues to grow into the 1990's with his newest album "Staying Power" making its way though the charts. Includes interviews with friends, family, Marc Elliot (co-author, "Love Unlimited"), Bob Keane (President, Del-Fi/Bronco Records), Abby Schroeder (Publishing Partner), Ned Shankman (Manager/Attorney) and Steve Vining (President, The Windham Hill Group).