November 16, 1963|
Jamaica, Queens, New York
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, artist|
|Associated acts||Marcus Miller, Lenny White, Dave Grusin, Roberta Flack, Doug E. Fresh, Cameo|
Bernard Wright (born November 16, 1963) is an American funk and jazz keyboardist and singer who began his career as a session musician and later released four solo albums. He is the son of singer Roberta Flack.
Wright was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York. Classmates included writer Carl Hancock Rux, gospel recording artist Desiree Coleman Jackson, and rappers Slick Rick and Dana Dane. He was offered a slot touring with Lenny White when he was 13, and he played with Tom Browne at the age of 16.
GRP Records signed him in 1981 and released his debut album 'Nard tracks from which were prominently sampled in hits by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Skee-Lo, and LL Cool J. The album was re-released in 2001. He followed with Funky Beat (1983) on Arista and Mr. Wright (1985) on Manhattan Records. The latter of these albums included his biggest R&B appearance, "Who Do You Love", for which a video was made that is featured in the title sequence of Video Music Box. In 1990 he released the gospel album Fresh Hymns. In 2000 he formed a trio with Alfredo Elias and Damon Banks and released the album Back To Our Roots.
|1981||"Just Chillin' Out"|
|1982||"Won't You Let Me Love You"|
|1985||"Who Do You Love"|
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