Chi Coltrane

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Chi Coltrane (pronounced "shy"; born November 16, 1948) is an American singer and pianist.

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Career

Coltrane was born in Racine, Wisconsin. Her mother was Canadian, her father a German violinist, and she grew up with six siblings. When she was twelve, she gave her first piano performance. In 1970, she started the funk and blues band Chicago Coltrane. Two years later, she signed a contract with Columbia Records and her debut album was released. The first single, "Thunder and Lightning", was a hit, reaching No. 17 on the Billboard magazine chart. She enrolled in the Salter School of Music in Los Angeles, and the following year she released her second album, Let It Ride [1] —which in Europe became even more well-known than her first album, but was not successful in the US. [2] This was followed by Greatest Hits and Best Of (both in 1975), and Road to Tomorrow (1977).

Racine, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

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Columbia Records American record label; currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment

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Thunder and Lightning (Chi Coltrane song) 1972 song performed by Chi Coltrane

"Thunder and Lightning" is a 1972 song by Chi Coltrane. It was the first release from her eponymous debut album. The song reached number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 15 on Cash Box and number 12 on Record World. It also reached number 18 on the Canadian RPM magazine singles chart.

In 1977, she moved to Europe and lived there for several years. European new wave music influenced the three albums she recorded for Teldec during the 1980s. After The Message (1986), her next album appeared ten years later and was a reissue of her debut album. [1] [2]

Teldec is a German record label in Hamburg, Germany. Today the label is a property of Warner Music Group.

In 2009 Coltrane resumed her music career, releasing a new compilation The Essential Chi Coltrane – Yesterday, Today & Forever. The collection featured material from her 1980s albums Live!, Ready to Roll, and The Message. It also contained three new recordings, including the title track which featured a string arrangement by Paul Buckmaster. [2]

Paul Buckmaster British musician

Paul John Buckmaster was a Grammy Award-winning British artist, arranger, conductor and composer.

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References

  1. 1 2 Donovan, Charles. "Chi Coltrane: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 Donovan, Charles. "Dexterous in Life and Music: Pianist/Singer-songwriter Chi Coltrane". PopMatters. Retrieved October 27, 2017.