Hubert Eaves III

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Hubert Eaves III
Birth nameHubert Barclay Eaves III
BornSt. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation(s)Record producer, musician, songwriter
Years active1970s–present
Formerly ofMtume, D Train

Hubert Barclay Eaves III is a keyboardist, songwriter and record producer. In the early 1980s, he worked on hits by the dance act D-Train.[1] He also did session work with Mtume.


Hubert Barclay Eaves III[2] was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was taught piano by his father.[3] He began his career in the 1970s as a session keyboard player for the band Mtume. He later produced for artists such as Miles Davis, Stephanie Mills, Madonna, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Phyllis Hyman.[4]

In 1977, Eaves released his only solo album Esoteric Funk. During the 1980s he worked alongside James D-Train Williams as the duo D Train. They enjoyed success with the songs "You're the One for Me" and "Keep On". He later produced Williams' solo albums Miracles of the Heart (1986) and In Your Eyes (1988).[4]


Solo work

With Gary Bartz

  • I've Known Rivers and Other Bodies (Concord/Universal, 1973)

With Carlos Garnett

With René McLean


  1. ^ Gibbs, Vernon (5 June 1982). "Touring talent sacrifices luxury for a livelihood". Billboard. Vol. 94, no. 22. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. BM-12. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Hubert Barclay Eaves III". Tidal. Retrieved 9 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Hubert Eaves III (2012): Interview". Soul Interviews. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Hubert Eaves III | Credits at AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Hubert Eaves III: Discography". NME. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2010.

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