Barry White - En legende af soul og en fantastisk
stemme. Søndag d. 13. marts 1977 gav dette musikalske vidunder sin eneste
koncert i Skandinavien som slutning på Europa-turen ( London, Rom, Frankfurt am
Main og til sidst København).
Stedet var Tivolis koncertsal. En
telefonbombe i pausen dannede et ekstra kolerit på denne fantastiske koncert.
Ca. 50 af Skandinaviens bedste musikere danner orkestral backing-group til hans
egne nøgle musikere i et ca. 2 timers musikalsk
Jeg har set Marlene Dietrich, Louis Armstrong,
Liberace, Eartha Kitt, Tina Turner, Roberta Flack, Randy Crawford, Tommy Steele
a.s.o, men dette var i særklasse det bedste og mest professionelle, som jeg har
oplevet. Barry White levede helt op til sine mange kælenavne "King of soul", "
the Maestro", "the Love Man" og hans musik toppede i midt-70erne verdens
Jeg sensede under og især efter koncerten, at jeg havde været
vidne til noget ganske særligt. Ikke bare hans håndtryk ( under et af numrene),
men den sjældne synergiske musik-performance med en bas-præget udgang og sikker
rytme transformerede et sjældent indtryk = icon, som jeg aldrig vil glemme.
Den 4 july 2003 døde han efter længere tids sygdom. Ikonet vil altid
skinne og visualiserer en ganske særlig musiker, simply the
Barry White - A legend of soul with a fantastic
voice. On Sunday March 13 of 1977 he gave a concert in Copenhagen - by fact the
exclusive in Scandinavia at the end of the Europe-tour ( London, Rome, Frankfurt
am Main and Copenhagen). The place was Tivolis concerthall. A telephone-bomb in
the intermission was just an extra bracket of the whole show. About 50 musicians
- the very best and the largest group ever seen in Scandinavia at that time -
formed the backing group for a memorable evening with Barry White and his group.
I have participated lots of fine concerts, among others with - Marlene
Dietrich, Louis Armstrong, Liberace, Eartha Kitt, Randy Crawford, Roberta Flack,
Tina Turner, Tommy Steele a.s.o, but never experienced a mood like that evening.
Mid 70ties he was the "King of soul", " the Maestro", "the Love Man" and topped
every rating lists around the world. In the 90ties he won a meritorious
That night he transformed the soul music into a rare mixture of
music, song, timing and performance. It was the most professionel music
performance, I have ever seen in my live. I understood that night, that I was a
witness to the best in the world of this kind. His handshake (among others with
me) were firm like his whole show. I sensed before, under and after, that this
worldclass concert introduced a certain icon.
On July 4, 2003 he died
after long-time sickness. The icon still shines everlasting for me as well as
millions of his admirers around the Globe.
Barry Eugene White (September 12, 1944 – July 4,
2003) was an American record producer and singer responsible for the creation of
numerous hit soul and disco songs. He conducted the Love Unlimited Orchestra,
which consisted of live musicians, including string and percussion players.
Records featuring White's deep bass voice and suave delivery were often used by
couples wishing to create a romantic ambience. He was often affectionately
referred to as the "Maestro" and "Walrus of Love". All inclusive record sales of
White's music with singles, albums, compilation usage and paid digital downloads
as a singer, songwriter and producer now exceed 100 million