Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bobby McFerrin a very good singer

The two hour Sing-Off Finale is finally over. And the Sing-Off winner is...Nota! The Beelzebubs came in second and left the stage singing, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." The three a cappella groups were competing for the top prize of a recording contract to become a Sony Music artist, and a cash prize of $100,000. The Sing-Off host was Nick Lachey who starred from 2003–2005 in the MTV reality television series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica with his wife, Jessica Simpson.

Judges were Shawn Stockman, Bobby McFerrin, Natasha Bedingfield, and Ben Folds. The Sing-Off Finale also included a performance by Smokey Robinson and Boyz II Men.

Who Is Bobby McFerrin?

He is a very good singer and most people love to hear him sing wonderful melodies. Robert "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is a vocalist and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy". He is a ten-time Grammy Award winner. McFerrin was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of the late operatic baritone Robert McFerrin, and aspiring singer Sarah Cooper. Robert, Sr. was the first African American to be a regular with New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Bobby McFerrin married Debbie Green in 1975. They have three children.

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy


Discography

* Bobby McFerrin (1982)
* The Voice (1984)
* Spontaneous Inventions (1985)
* Elephant's Child (1987)
* Simple Pleasures (1988) ("Don't Worry, Be Happy" - #1 hit single taken from the album)
* Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988)
* How the Rhino Got His Skin/How the Camel Got His Hump (1990)
* Medicine Music (1990)
* Play, with Chick Corea, 1990
* Hush, with Yo-Yo Ma, 1991
* Many Faces of Bird (1991)
* Sorrow Is Not Forever (1994)
* Paper Music (1995, with the St. Paul Chamber orchestra)
* Bang! Zoom (1996)
* The Mozart Sessions, with Chick Corea, 1996
* Circlesongs (1997)
* Mouth Music (2001)
* Beyond Words (2003) - featuring Chick Corea, Cyro Baptista and Richard Bona
* Pharaoh Sanders, Journey to the One, 1980
* Grover Washington, Jr., The Best Is Yet to Come, 1982
* Various Artists, The Young Lions, 1983
* Charles Lloyd Quartet, A Night in Copenhagen, 1984
* Various Artists, A Tribute to Thelonius Monk, 1984
* Chico Freeman, Tangents, 1984
* Michael Hedges, Watching My Life Go By, 1985
* The Manhattan Transfer, Vocalese, 1985
* Joe Zawinul, Dialects, 1986
* Weather Report, Sportin' Life, 1985
* Al Jarreau, Heart’s Horizon, 1988
* Quincy Jones, Back on the Block, 1989
* Laurie Anderson, Strange Angels, 1989
* Gal Costa, The Laziest Gal in Town, 1991
* Dizzy Gillespie, "To Bird With Love", 1992
* Jack DeJohnette, Extra Special Edition, 1994
* Yellowjackets, Dreamland, 1995
* George Martin, In My Life, 1998 - on Come Together with Robin Williams
* En Vogue, Masterpiece Theatre, 2000
* Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Little Worlds, 2003
* Chick Corea, Rendezvous in New York, 2003
* Wynton Marsalis, The Magic Hour, 2004
* size2shoes, 2006 (free track)[4]

Grammys

* 1985, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, male, "Another Night In Tunisia" with Jon Hendricks
* 1985, Best Vocal Arrangement for two or more voices, "Another Night In Tunisia" with Cheryl Bentyne
* 1986, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, male, "Round Midnight"
* 1987, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, male, "What Is This Thing Called Love"
* 1987, Best Recording for Children, "The Elephant's Child" with Jack Nicholson
* 1988, Song of the year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, male, Record of the year, "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
* 1988, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, male, "Brothers"
* 1992, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, "Round Midnight"

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