Celeste & Jesse Forever
(lyrics: "A Little Bit of Love") / (music: "A Little Bit of Love") / (performer: "A Little Bit of Love")
(as Russell, "None Of Us Are Free")
(performer: "Tonite") / (writer: "Tonite")
(writer: "Justice of the Heart")
(performer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In") / (producer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In") / (writer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In")
People: A Musical Celebration
(TV Movie) (arranger: "The Body Song") / (lyrics: "The Body Song") / (music: "The Body Song") / (performer: "The Body Song")
Taking the Heat
(TV Movie) (performer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS", "TAKING THE HEAT")
("Totally Academic") / (performer: "Totally Academic")
(performer: "Throw Down")
(TV Movie) (performer: "Heart Beat")
(2013-2014 Season) Allee Willis, Stephen Bray, and she adapted Alice Walker's novel, "The Color Purple The Musical" at the Mercury Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Trisha Jeffrey, Adrienne Walker, and Jasondra Johnson in the cast. Frances Maggio was costume designer.
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Brenda Gordon | Brenda Gordon Russell
Did You Know?
As far as writing for other artists, very early on I learned a good lesson from Ms. Aretha Franklin. She asked me to write a song for her, and I excitedly wrote what I thought was a good 'Aretha Franklin' song; however when she received it she said 'I wanted a Brenda Russell song'. At that moment I learned that if a certain kind of artist wants a song from me, I should write the song as if I were...
Several songs originally written and recorded by her have been made famous when covered by other artists, eg If Only For One Night (covered by Luther Vandross
), Dinner With Gershwin (though written by Brenda it was originally recorded by Donna Summer
in 1987 but Brenda did record her own version in 1990) and most notably Get Here (a worldwide smash for Oleta Adams
in 1991). She has also written ...