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Patrice Rushen

Along with contemporaries George Duke and George Benson, Patrice Rushen made a major transition from cutting respected acoustic jazz material to hitting the upper reaches of the club and R&B charts. A dynamite keyboardist with a limited but sweet voice, Rushen debuted at the age of 20 on the Prestige label, working with maverick saxophonist Joe Henderson. Within a matter of a few years, legendary club DJ Larry Levan was spinning her carefree but sophisticated post-disco singles released on Elektra. Rushen continued releasing R&B albums into the '90s while never completely departing the jazz world; she also became a barrier-breaking musical director.

Born September 30, 1954, in Los Angeles, CA, Rushen's parents enrolled her in music classes at USC when she was three. In her teens, she won a solo competition at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival. The attention garnered from this earned her a contract with the Prestige label. After recording Prelusion (1974), Before the Dawn (1975), and Shout It Out (1976), and establishing herself as an in-demand session player on albums such as Donald Byrd's Caricatures and Eddie Henderson's Heritage, for which she contributed "Kudu," Rushen signed with Elektra. Forging an engaging jazz/R&B/funk fusion, she found a new audience through Patrice (1977), Pizzazz (1979), Posh (1980), Straight from the Heart (1982), and Now (1984). Most of these sets impacted both the jazz and R&B charts, and several singles off them were heard on dancefloors and across airwaves. 1980's "Haven't You Heard" and 1982's "Forget Me Nots" were the most successful of the lot; both of them went Top Ten on the R&B and club charts. The latter was sampled heavily for Will Smith's 1997 hit "Men in Black," while the former became the basis of Kirk Franklin's 2005 gospel crossover smash "Looking for You."

From the mid-'80s onward, Rushen's solo recordings were relatively sporadic, including sets for Arista, Sindrome, and Discovery; some of these were her most jazz-oriented releases since the mid-'70s. During the early '90s, she established herself as a musical director, guiding Janet Jackson's janet. world tour. More significantly, in 2004, she became the first woman to serve as musical director for the Grammy Awards. Throughout the decade, she continued to record, lending her skills to releases by Lee Ritenour, Stanley Clarke, George Benson, Babatunde Lea, and Jill Scott, not to mention the Hidden Beach label's Unwrapped series of hip-hop reinterpretations. ~ Ed Hogan & Andy Kellman
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Track List: Haven't You Heard: The Best Of Patrice Rushen

1. Hang It Up

2. When I Found You

3. Haven't You Heard

4. Settle For My Love

6. Look Up!

7. Never Gonna Give You Up

8. Forget Me Nots

9. Breakout!

10. Remind Me

14. Watch Out

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Track List: Now

1. Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)

2. Gone With The Night

3. Gotta Find It

4. Superstar

5. Heartache Heartbreak

6. Get Off

7. My Love's Not Going Anywhere

8. Perfect Love

9. High In Me

10. To Each His Own

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Track List: Straight From The Heart

1. Forget Me Nots

2. I Was Tired Of Being Alone

3. All We Need

4. Number One (Instrumental)

5. Where There Is Love

6. Breakout!

7. If Only

8. Remind Me

9. (She Will) Take You Down To Love

10. Forget Me Nots (12" Version)

11. Breakout (12" Version)

12. Number One (Instrumental 12" Version)

13. Forget Me Nots (Single Version)

14. Breakout! (Single Version)

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I miss my best friend J
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This takes me back when I was stationed in Germany. Great time...GREAT time.
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Lots of great memories!! I miss those days!!
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Reminds me of crushing during my college years..fun times..good smooth tunes..
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1980. Good year and good music
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Good days block parties basement jams
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Fantastic artista amazing Lady
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Nothing like a person that can play a instrument especially a women!!
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love her she played most of her own instruments'
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don.semien
It's alright...
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Never forget me nots (93)
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what a great song! They do not make them like this anymore! Classic!!
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chrisluna84
Beautiful memories.
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Yes I love the song forget me nots
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YEsssssss!
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Love this song .
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Great music from this lady!
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Served her and her band dinner when I was a waiter in the French Quarter.. Got her auto graph
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A Classic All the time , that never ages ...I fell in love with her when I was very young and I never skip a tune when I hear it from her..xoxo
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Now Playing: Forget Me Nots by Patrice Rushen on The PARTY! Station (Hits1 Radio Network)
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Now Playing: Forget Me Nots by Patrice Rushen on '80s FlashBACK! Radio (Hits1 Radio Network)
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I LOVE YOUR MUZIK
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This was the jam
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paigealexisg r e e n
I love the song forget me nots. This song reminds me of my junior high school days.
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Simple raw talent...nik k i minaj wish she had real
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I'm up N Front uv my Bad GURL "My loving System wurr's I make my Music Letts Dance
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Love her music
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Hello there .when you come out a new album.the fans is calling you...
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The girl is bad!
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She is A Keeper
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Happy holidays ROUXANN ^ THIS IS FOR YOU MY SISTER ROUXANN A ESTRADA
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Love BABY
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I love it all
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One of thee best
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A very talented sista, with her fusion of jazz, r&b,pop,danc e ,soul,funk, she couldn't go wrong , very appreciated, highly underrated tho.
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This and Forget Me Not's, so smooth and cool.
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Patrice Rushen reminds me of me and my brother good times together luv u Butch
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PATICE~RUSHE N
SOUL~TRAIN **** let's Dance
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That song Forget Me Not's takes me back to my childhood. I song that song so many times back in the day, my family never lets me live it down, now that I'm grown. That's ok because I still have a good laugh whenever they bring it up.
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Still love this song today very very talented artist love this song sing it Patrice say what
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Me and my lovely wife. Socora song ,west side. Chicago.,dee p west. . Concrete. Mob
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LOVE THIS JAM..
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choycer41
Bridgette J. aka My San Francisco Love, this always reminds me of you. Forget Me Not, where ever you are and who ever you may be with now.
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Love that jam.
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Rachel do remember this song you wld tell me this all the time I love you cane
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XOXOXOX!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
NIGHT! HAPPY 4TH!
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DADDY! DONT MAKE ME CALL DADDY!!!!!!! ! / / / / / / 1

NOW
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jUST WANT U TO KNOW!!! BABY, SMILE, SWEETIE, HELPED BUILD THE BAR, CHECK IN WITH J.R.S. R,I. , I HELPED BUILD THE FIRST CHANCES ARE!!! MS,DIXON TO YOU!! YOUNG PERSON! JUST ASK FIRST D.J.,BLACK WOMAN,CALL J.R.,HE WILL TELL U! AMEN
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said this yrs, ago, forget me not's got me back, Ms.Dixon, CHANCES ARE,ROCKISAL N D , I L ! MS ONE DJ!!!!!!! BACK INT THE DAY!
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What every guy and gal should aspire for, a true love!!!!!
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