Sunday, January 25, 2009

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina.

He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads, often as a duo with female singers, and his contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks.

Bryson won a Grammy Award in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with Céline Dion and another in 1993 for "A Whole New World" (Aladdin's Theme) with Regina Belle.

Peabo's greatest solo hits include 1978's "Feel The Fire", "Reaching For The Sky" & "I'm So Into You", 1982's "Let The Feeling Flow", 1984's "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" (his first Top 10 single, at #10 in the U.S.), 1989's "Show And Tell" and the 1991 hit "Can You Stop the Rain". In 1985, he appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live to sing a lyrical version of its theme song. Bryson's vocals were added to the regular theme song in 1987 and his voice was heard daily until 1992.

Among his duets:

* "Here We Go", with Minnie Riperton
* "Gimme Some Time", with Natalie Cole
* "Beauty and the Beast", with Céline Dion
* "Light The World", with Deborah Gibson
* "The Gift", with Roberta Flack
* "I Can't Imagine", with Regina Belle
* "A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)", with Regina Belle
* "Tonight I Celebrate My Love", with Roberta Flack
* "The Best Part", with Nadia Gifford
* "Lovers After All", with Melissa Manchester
* "You Are My Home" (from The Scarlet Pimpernel) with Linda Eder
* "By the Time This Night Is Over" with Kenny G
* "Without You", with Koda Kumi
* "As Long As There's Christmas", with Roberta Flack

Bryson has also performed in theater and operatic productions, most notably the tenor role of "Sportin' Life" in the Michigan Opera Theater of Detroit's version of Porgy and Bess.