Talk:Randy Crawford

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Almaz?[edit]

What's the meaning of Randy Crawford's song "Almaz"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.133.186.156 (talkcontribs) 2006-06-27, 22:12:00

It was the name of a person in the song -78.32.193.115 (talk) 23:28, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Her name[edit]

How did Veronica Crawford become Randy Crawford? It's an unusual, if not unique, name for a woman. I recall trying to find the song "Street Life" after hearing it in the movie Jackie Brown. Not knowing who she was, I had trouble finding it; the version by "Randy Crawford" kept coming up on my internet searches, but I was looking for the version sung by a female vocalist. Took me a while to figure out that Randy Crawford was a female.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.6.66.193 (talkcontribs) 2007-05-18, 07:51:13

I came here looking for the same answer. Somebody, purleeeze ...
BTW, I've always confused Randy Crawford with Randy Newman. ;) Incidentally, he takes his monicker from his given name "Randall". Maikel (talk) 19:05, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

One was two[edit]

Actually the song "One Day I'll Fly Away" was number 2 in the UK, not number 1.

Lead sentence[edit]

Confused by She has been more successful in Europe than in the United States, where solo she has not entered Billboard Hot 100. Shouldn't this say She has been more successful in Europe than in the United States, where her solo career has not entered the Billboard Hot 100. ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by BruceSwanson (talkcontribs) 05:38, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

It sounds pretty much the same to me either way - I have no objection to the proposed alteration though.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 09:58, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Just being picky: I think it's perhaps strictly difficult for a 'career' to enter record lists - records do that. "... where her solo records have not reached the Billboard Hot 100."? Or if that's too picky, just re-phrasing the clause could work: "... where she has not entered the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist".
Acabashi (talk) 13:13, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

where she has not entered the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist is good, but now I'm wondering about the footnote and the conclusion that she hasn't entered the Billboard Hot 100. I'm not sure it's proper to draw that conclusion from the source provided. It also has the effect of concluding the lead as a negative statement instead of a positive one. BruceSwanson (talk) 18:39, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

The British Hit Singles and Albums book states, and I quote - "...than her homeland, where she has yet to crack the pop Top 100." I do not feel that the lede's wording is negative; rather that it points out the unusual significance of Crawford's achievements outside of the US, and gives a specific sourced instance to that effect. It is to me, just an notable oddity; a sourceable fact; and something that sets Crawford apart from many/most/all of her contemporaries. If we cited her as being completely underachieving then that would be negative, but the present wording does not do that.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 19:16, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

OK. I've gone ahead and edited the lead per Acabashi's suggestion. BruceSwanson (talk) 19:51, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

You Bring the Sun Out[edit]

There doesn't appear to be any mention of 'You Bring the Sun Out' - which was presumably a big hit - I remember it well, but not well enough to remember when, or who wrote it or anything. Youtube video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JcGIMNy6Aw 78.32.193.115 (talk) 23:31, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Well it was a track on her album, Secret Combination, as evidenced here - [1]. Not issued as a single as far as I know though. Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:57, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

"Street Life"(...) has since become both a rare groove and disco classic.[citation needed][edit]

To my opinion, this is one of those cases where must-have-citation might be overkill. I'm living in Germany, playing cover songs from time to time, and more than (minimum) 80% of the audience (typically 20-40 yrs. old, non-musicians) know this song. For what's my experience, the "is a classic" statement won't be doubted by almost anybody. But does one have to wait for a written biography, so it can be cited? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.202.4.209 (talk) 00:13, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

In a nutshell, yes. The fact that some, or even many people 'know' something to be a 'truth' or 'fact', is not sufficient for any encyclopedia. Note verifiability and sources. Basically, must-have-citation, applies throughout Wikipedia on every subject matter. Not that you would always recognise this Wiki cornerstone being so fundimental, from many of the carefree edits that are made across many subjects. Incidentally, there is a world of difference between the majority of people recognising the track, "Street Life", and it being termed as a 'rare groove and disco classic'. I would proffer that most non-musicians would not know what rare groove is !
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:37, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Cover versions: peripheral (and unnecessary?)[edit]

As it is, the articel ends with "The soundtrack of The Competition, entitled "People Alone", was revived by Filipina singer Jamie Rivera in 1999." Is this fact in any way significant enough to be in the main text of the article? Many articles about pop stars have a seperate list of cover versions of their songs, which at least keeps them out of the main text. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.119.26.53 (talk) 04:37, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

You are quite right. Now removed.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:48, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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