Paul Sabu

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Paul Sabu (born 2 January 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. He is the son of Indian-born film star Sabu and American actress Marilyn Cooper.

Career[edit]

He first burst onto the music scene in the late 1970s, as a writer, producer and performer of Disco hits. He scored big club hits with Ann-Margret, Debbie Jacobs and Sister Power featuring Gwen Jonae. However, Sabu is best known for his work with his band Only Child plus collaborations with a long list of artists including Lee Aaron, David Bowie, Little Caesar, Alice Cooper, Jesse Damon, Elvira, Fatal Smile, Madonna, Malice, Motels, The Nelsons, Robbie Neville, Prince, Silent Rage, Daniela Romo, Tattoo Rodeo, Wendi Brudvik, Teri Tims, Throne of Vengeance, Shania Twain, John Waite, and many more.[citation needed]

He is also well known for his music featured in movies and TV series soundtracks and has been credited with production/mixing on 14 Platinum and 11 Gold Records.

  • 2004 Kerrang Magazine voted Paul Sabu Top 5 favorite AOR vocalists of All Time.
  • 2005 Only Child's self-titled debut album from 1989 voted No. 22 on the Best AOR Albums of All Time.
  • 2011 Classic Rock Magazine awarded Paul Sabu the highest rated AOR Album of All Time.

Discography[edit]

Official releases[edit]

  • Sabu: Ocean/Ariola Records (1979).[1]
  • Sabu: MCA Records (1980).[2]
  • Kidd Glove: Motown (1984),[3] also re-released (with bonus material) at Yesterrock.[4]
  • Heartbreak: Heavy Metal America (1985),[5] also re-released (with bonus material) at Z Records.
  • Only Child: Rhino/Capital (1988), also re-released (with bonus material) at Yesterrock.[6]
  • Paul Sabu: Zero (1994),[7] also re-released (with bonus material) at Z Records as "In Dreams".
  • Sabu: USG Records (1996).[8]
  • Between the Light: USG Records (1998).[9]
  • Strange Messiah: AOR Heaven (2007).[10]
  • High & Mighty: AOR Heaven (2009).[11]
  • Call of the Wild: Z Records (2011).[12]
  • Bangkok Rules: Z Records (2012).[13]

Album / song producer and contributor credits[edit]

  • Alexa - Alexa (1989) [14]
  • Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid (1991), Spark In The Dark: The Best Of (2009)
  • Ann-Margret - Ann-Margret (1980)
  • AOR - L.A. Temptation (2012),[15] L.A. Connection (2014),[16] Return To L.A. (2015),[17] L.A. Darkness (2016)[18]
  • David Bowie - Dance (1985) [19][20]
  • Dennis Churchill Dries - I (AOR Heaven, 2015) [21]
  • Fatal Smile - World Domination (2008) [22]
  • Glass Tiger - Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) (1986)
  • Heart - Heart (1985)
  • Jesse Damon - The Hand That Rocks (2003),[23] Rebel Within (2006)[24]
  • John Waite - Ignition (1982)
  • Kelsey Lu - Blood (Sony Records, 2019)
  • Kim Carnes - Crazy In The Night (1990)[25]
  • Lee Aaron - Bodyrock (1989), Some Girls Do (1991), The Best Of (1997)
  • Little America - Little America (1987),[26] Fairgrounds (1989)[27]
  • Little Caesar - Little Caesar (1990)
  • Malice - Crazy In The Night (1989)[28]
  • Motels, The - Vacancy: Best Of (1990)
  • Paul Sabu [29] - Kidd Glove (1984), Heartbreak (1985), Only Child (1988), Paul Sabu (1994), Sabu (1996), Between The Light (1998), Strange Messiah (2008), High & Mighty (2009), Call Of The Wild (2011), Bangkok Rules (2012)
  • Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot 10 (RSM, 2014)
  • Robbie Nevil - Wot's It To Ya (1986), Wot's It To Ya: The Best of Robbie Nevil (1999)
  • (Eilleen) Shania Twain - Beginnings (1988),[30] Final Beginnings (1991)
  • Secret Society - Induction (AMG Sony, 2018) [31]
  • Silent Rage - Shattered Hearts (1987),[32] Don't Touch Me There (1989) [33]
  • Tattoo Rodeo - Rode Hard Put Away Wet (1991)
  • Teri Tims - Teri Tims (2014) [34]
  • THEM - Manor Of The Se7en Gables (SPV/Steam Hammer, 2018) [35]
  • Throne of Vengeance - Flesh Engine (2011),[36] Live Evil (2013) [37]
  • Vapors, The - Turning Japanese (1980)
  • VA - Elvira Presents Monster Hits (1994), Elvira Presents Revenge of the Monster Hits (1995), Hard Rock Zombies Soundtrack (2008)
  • W.A.S.P. - Live...In the Raw (1987)

Music in film and TV credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steffen Presley, keyboardist
  2. ^ "Sabu – Sabu". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Kidd Glove – Kidd Glove". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Kidd Glove - Kidd Glove". YesterRock. YesterRock. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Sabu – Heartbreak". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  6. ^ "YESTERROCK release information November 2010". YesterRock. YesterRock. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Paul Sabu". Heavy Harmonies. Heavy Harmonies. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Sabu – Sabu". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Sabu – Between The Light". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Paul Sabu – Strange Messiah". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  11. ^ "VOICES OF ROCK High & Mighty". Rock Report. Rock Report. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
  12. ^ "Paul Sabu – Call Of The Wild". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Paul Sabu – Bangkok Rules". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Alexa - Alexa". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  15. ^ "L.A Temptation by AOR". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  16. ^ "L.A Connection by AOR". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Return to L.A. by AOR". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  18. ^ "L.A. Darkness by AOR". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Ultra Rare Bowie Proof Goes For A Song". David Bowie. David Bowie. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  20. ^ Larkin, John. "David Bowie - Dance". John Larkin - Education, training and professional development. John Larkin. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  21. ^ "I by Dennis Churchill Dries". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  22. ^ Kami. "Fatal Smile - World Domination (Special Edition) (Soundpollution)". Metal as Fuck. Metal as Fuck. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  23. ^ "JESSE DAMON The Hand That Rocks". KISS Related Recordings. KISS Related Recordings. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  24. ^ Skid. "Jesse Damon – Rebel Within". Sleaze Roxx. Sleaze Roxx. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Kim Carnes – Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Little America – Little America". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  27. ^ "Little America Fairgrounds". Heavy Harmonies. Heavy Harmonies. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Malice - Crazy In The Night". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  29. ^ "Personal & Group Albums". Paul Sabu. Paul Sabu. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  30. ^ "Beginnings". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  31. ^ "Secret Society - The Induction". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  32. ^ "Silent Rage – Shattered Hearts". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  33. ^ "Silent Rage – Don't Touch Me There". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  34. ^ "Teri Tims by Teri Tims". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  35. ^ "Them - Manor Of The Se7en Gables". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  36. ^ "Flesh Engine by Throne of Vengeance". CD Baby. CD Baby. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  37. ^ "Live Evil - About". Throne of Vengeance. Throne of Vengeance. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.

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