Barry White exerted incredible influence as a cultural icon, famous all over the world for his romantic and sexual themes: many parents around the world claim that they were influenced by his songs in terms of their love making and no doubt babies have been born due to the effects of the sexually-charged lyrics of songs such as “Please take of your clothes” and “I am here to please you”. If you use your imagination, you can understand the extent of his influence on females, with his sexy, raspy bass-baritone voice, supported by lush orchestral backing. Barry White has certainly mastered the language of foreplay to a fine art. His sensuous songs concentrated on male-female relationships with great sensitivity and later influenced disco music and British soul artists such as Lisa Stansfield and Soul 11 Soul.
|This album was Barry White's first gold certified |
album of his career as a solo artist
|This is the third solo album that contains gold singles|
"You're The First, My Last My Everything" and
"Can't Get Enough Your Love Babe"
White’s cultural influence became noticeable with academic institutions such as
|This was Barry White last gold certified |
solo album recording of his career
Approximately 80 million baby boomers in the
On entering many five star hotels and corporate offices across the world you will hear the sound of the “Love Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra, creating an ambience to soothe the heavy demands of life in general. It is fascinating to see how these artists (the two BWs, Barry White and Bill Withers) have maintained their global appeal. They are indeed cultural institutions to be celebrated and respected for their outstanding achievement and impact on popular music. These men have proved once again that well written and brilliantly produced compositions will live on for generations, constantly renewing their appeal.
Mr K Tomlin Music Historian
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