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James Robinson

b. James E. Robinson, New York, U.S.A.

Based in New York, James sang guest lead vocals with artists including Norman Connors ('Stella' and 'Listen') and Lonnie Liston Smith ('Song For The Children' and 'Love Is The Answer').

He replaced Luther Vandross in Change and singing lead with the group on songs including 'The Very Best In You' (1982).

As a solo artist he signed to Tabu Records in 1987 where his one album was 'Guilty'.

That album contained the popular track 'I Feel Like Going On'.

Other artists he has recorded with include Jeff Lorber ('Every Woman Needs It'), Lenny White ('Attitude') and Bob Baldwin.

While with Lonnie Liston Smith, incidentally, James wrote 'Speak About It' on which he also played guitar.

James's cousin is Paris Ford, who played with Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith and was the original bassist on Tyrone Thomas And The Whole Darn Family's '7 Minutes Of Funk'.

In 1995, Robinson teamed up with Mark Johnson for the track 'Daydream', taken from an album on JVC called 'Daydream', which became popular at Soul Weekenders and on London's Jazz FM radio station.

In 2001, he teamed up with another jazz keyboard artist, Bob Baldwin, for his album 'City Sketches'.

The track 'Stay', taken from this set, being highly popular.

James Robinson is also known as James 'Crab' Robinson.

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Guilty (Tabu Records 1987)

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