Barry White  

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Barry Eugene White (born Barrence Eugene Carter, (September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003) was a Grammy Award winning American record producer, songwriter and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. He released numerous gold and platinum albums, numerous gold singles and platinum singles. All inclusive, record sales of White's music with singles, albums, are in excess of 50 million.

He created the Love Unlimited Orchestra, which included string and percussion players. Records featuring White's deep bass voice and suave delivery were used by couples wishing to create a romantic ambience, and indeed many of his fans in later years could boast that they had conceived children, or been conceived themselves, to the sound of a Barry White recording. Considered handsome and deeply romantic by his many female fans and admired for the unique blend of soul and classical orchestral musical elements he created, White was often affectionately referred to as the "Maestro" or "The Man with the Velvet Voice". His portly physical stature led some in the popular press to refer to him as the "Walrus of Love" (a moniker not appreciated by some fans). Barry was also know as "The Sultan of Smooth Soul."

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