I find it surprising that a singer like Barry White who dedicated his life to making music, does not get a tribute album, whereas MANY including Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marly got tribute album. The man’s music is soulful, his lyrics are incredible.. and the voice, who could ever forget that voice. I’d love to hear his voice mixed up with 112, Mariah, Mary J, Whitney… I honestly think they can take it to another level with this.. I don’t know who owns rights to his music, but anybody, please, we need to make a tribute album to the man! Holla if you agree with me. Barry fans speak up!
Launch.com reports that the deep sexy voice of Barry White will live on with a new compilation set to hit stores on August 19th. ‘The Best Of Barry White’, which was co-produced by the pop-culture icon just before his death on July 4th, will feature 12 hits from 1973 to 1999.
Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Thursday, “A few days ago Barry White passed away. Today his family scattered his ashes out to sea. Soon after that all the fishes started to get it on.”
Barry White died on Friday at the age of 58, his manager Ned Shankman said. Shankman told reporters White died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he had been battling kidney failure brought on by high blood pressure. He suffered a stroke in May.
Barry White, battling kidney failure since last fall, suffered a new health setback on May 1 with a speech-impairing stroke, his daughter revealed on Friday. The stroke also affected the right side of White’s body, but the 58-year-old entertainer is otherwise in “great spirits” as he waits for his condition to stabilize enough to undergo a kidney transplant, daughter Shaheara White told reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles.