Contents 1 Biography 2 Awards 3 Discography 3.1 Solo albums 3.2 Singles 4 Filmography 4.1 Musical directing 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] Rushen is the elder of two daughters born to Allen and Ruth Rushen.[1] In her teens, she attended south LA's Locke High School and went on to earn a degree in music from the University of Southern California.[2] Rushen married Marc St. Louis, a concert tour manager and live show production specialist,[3] in 1986.[4] They have one son Cameron.[4][5] Her nickname is "Babyfingers," a reference to her small hands. In 2005, Rushen received an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Berklee College of Music.[6] She has been a member of jazz fusion band CAB.[7] Her song "Hang it Up" was featured on the 2005 video game Fahrenheit.[8]

Awards[edit] ASCAP Songwriter's Award, 1988 USC Black Student Assembly, Legacy of Excellence Award, 1992 Crystal Award, American Women in Film, 1994 ASCAP Award, Most Performed Song in Motion Pictures for 1997 for "Men in Black," 1998

Discography[edit] Solo albums[edit] Year Album Chart positions US Pop US R&B US Jazz US Contemp. Jazz 1974 Prelusion 1975 Before the Dawn 48 14 1976 Shout It Out 164 16 Let There Be Funk: The Best of Patrice Rushen 42 1978 Patrice 98 27 5 1979 Pizzazz 39 11 2 1980 Posh 71 23 1982 Straight from the Heart 14 4 1984 Now 40 7 7 1985 Anthology of Patrice Rushen 1987 Watch Out! 77 19 17 1994 Anything but Ordinary 1996 Haven't You Heard - The Best of Patrice Rushen 1996 Forget Me Nots and Remind Me 1997 Signature 9 2002 The Essentials: Patrice Rushen Singles[edit] Year Title Chart positions US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance UK [9] 1975 "Kickin' Back" - - - - 1977 "Let Your Heart Be Free" - - - - "The Hump" - - - - 1978 "Changes in Your Life" - - - - 1979 "Hang It Up" - 16 - - "When I Found You" - 87 - - 1980 "Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up" - 47 - - "Haven't You Heard" 42 7 5 62 "Let the Music Take Me" - 50 - - "Look Up" 102 13 2 - "Don't Blame Me" - - - - 1981 "Never Gonna Give You Up (Won't Let You Be)" - - 2 66 1982 "Forget Me Nots" 23 4 2 8 "Breakout!" - 46 - - "I Was Tired of Being Alone" - 79 - 39 "Number One" - - - - 1984 "Get Off (You Fascinate Me)" - 26 40 - "Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)" 78 2 10 51 1987 "Watch Out" - 9 22 - "Anything Can Happen" - 51 - - "Come Back to Me" - 65 37 - 1994 "I Do" - - - - 2004 "Forget Me Nots / Number One" - - - 90 With The Meeting The Meeting (GRP, 1990) Update (Hip-Bop, 1995) With Eddie Henderson Comin' Through (Capitol, 1977) With Jean-Luc Ponty Aurora (Atlantic, 1976) Upon The Wings Of Music (Atlantic, 1975)

Filmography[edit] Burning Sands (2008) For One Night (2006) (TV) Just a Dream (2002) Our America (2002) (TV) Baby of the Family (2002) Piano, Bass and Drums (2002 Aix Entertainment), (DVD Audio) The Killing Yard (2001) (TV) Fire & Ice (2001) (TV) Cora Unashamed (2000) (TV) Ruby Bridges (1998) (TV) America's Dream (1996) (TV) A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom (1996) (TV) The Steve Harvey Show (1996) TV Series (unknown episodes) The Midnight Hour (1990) TV Series (unknown episodes) Without You I'm Nothing (1990) Hollywood Shuffle (1987) George Michael: I'm Your Man – A South Bank Show Special (2006) (TV) (writer: "Fastlove") Fahrenheit (2005) (VG) (performer: "Hang it Up") Men in Black (1997) (writer: "Men In Black") Waiting to Exhale (1995) (performer: "And I Gave My Love To You") Big (1988) (writer/performer: "Forget Me Nots") Dominick and Eugene (1988) (performer: "Somewhere") TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (V) Herself VH-1 Where Are They Now? Herself (One episode, 2002) 100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll (2000) (mini) TV Series Herself Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years (1998) (V) Herself (hostess) The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991) (TV) Herself Top of the Pops Herself (One episode, 1982) Soul Train Herself (One episode, 1981) American Bandstand Herself (One episode, 1980) Musical directing[edit] The 48th Annual Grammy Awards (2006) (TV) (musical director) The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005) (TV) (musical director) The 10th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Smokey Robinson (2004) (TV) (musical director) The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (2004) (TV) (musical director) The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin (2003) (TV) (musical director) The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder (2002) (TV) (musical director) The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991) (TV) (musical director) "No Strings" by "Sheena Easton"- Rushen as record producer. (1993) The Women of Brewster Place (1989) (TV) (special musical consultant) "The Midnight Hour" (1990) TV Series Herself (Musical Director) (unknown episodes, 1990) Robert Townsend's HBO variety show series: "Partners in Crime" (1988) (TV) (musical director)

References[edit] ^ a b "California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (database on-line)". United States: The Generations Network. 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-06.  ^ "Patrice Rushen MM '76". University of Southern California. Archived from the original on November 28, 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2008.  ^ "Celebrity Author". Toi Moore. Retrieved 2013-10-28.  ^ a b "Rhythm & Blues Legend = Patrice Rushen". Mingle City. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.  ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths ST. LOUIS, MARIE – New York Times". June 15, 1999. Retrieved 2013-10-28.  ^ "Honorary Degree Recipients".  ^ ""C.A.B." With Bunny Brunel And Tony MacAlpine Live at the Baked Potato". All About Jazz. May 29, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014.  ^ Rack, Donald (November 22, 2005). "Indigo Prophecy – Soundtrack Lyrics FAQ". IGN. Retrieved September 5, 2014.  ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 476. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  Hogan, Ed. "Patrice Rushen". VH1. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

External links[edit] Audio interview with Patrice Rushen on the Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast Patrice Rushen at AllMusic Patrice Rushen discography at Discogs Patrice Rushen on IMDb Patrice Rushen 2012 Audio Interview at Patrice Rushen Interview NAMM Oral History Program v t e CAB Founding members Bunny Brunel Dennis Chambers Tony MacAlpine Other members Brian Auger Virgil Donati Dennis Hamm David Hirschfelder Alex Machacek Patrice Rushen Discography CAB CAB 2 CAB 4 Theatre de Marionnettes Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 54333706 LCCN: nr91011494 ISNI: 0000 0000 5514 5558 GND: 134504607 SUDOC: 146515870 BNF: cb138992801 (data) MusicBrainz: a247b1b8-8f47-4568-9a89-fa16b4a2b77f Retrieved from "" Categories: 1954 birthsAfrican-American female singersAfrican-American jazz pianistsAmerican boogie musiciansAmerican dance musiciansAmerican disco singersAmerican funk keyboardistsAmerican funk singersAmerican multi-instrumentalistsAmerican jazz keyboardistsAmerican rhythm and blues singer-songwritersAmerican sopranosAmerican soul keyboardistsAmerican soul singersJazz musicians from CaliforniaRhythm and blues pianistsLiving peopleSingers from Los AngelesSongwriters from CaliforniaThornton School of Music alumniWomen jazz pianists20th-century women singers21st-century women singers20th-century American pianistsHidden categories: Use mdy dates from June 2015Articles with hCardsWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiersWikipedia articles with ISNI identifiersWikipedia articles with GND identifiersWikipedia articles with BNF identifiersWikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers

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