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Grover Washington Jr. (1943–1999)

One of my favorite jazz musicians, Grover Washington Jr. was one of the first to embrace the jazz-funk style. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was given his first saxophone lesson by his father. In the early 1960s he moved to Philadelphia. His most successful album was "Winelight". Released in June 1980, it featured lead vocals by Bill Withers on the... See full bio »

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Known For

Four Brothers
Four Brothers Soundtrack
(2005)
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV Soundtrack
(2008)
Paul
Paul Soundtrack
(2011)
Bandits
Bandits Soundtrack
(2001)

Filmography

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 2015 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bound in Flesh (2015) ... (performer: "Just The Two Of Us" - uncredited)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (writer: "So You Want to Be a Gangster")
 2013 Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- WTF?!? (2013) ... (performer: "Just the Two of Us" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 2004) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Changing of the Guardian (2013) ... (performer: "Just the Two of Us" - uncredited)
- My Big Fat Geek Wedding (2004) ... ("Just The Two Of Us")
 2011 Paul (performer: "JUST THE TWO OF US" - as Grover Washington Jnr)
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whip My Hair (2010) ... (writer: "Just the Two of Us")
 2009 Dzi Croquettes (Documentary) (performer: "Mister Magic")
 2009 Trust Me (Short) (performer: "Soulful Strut")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Knucklehead") / (writer: "Knucklehead" - as G. Washington Jr)
 2007 Pride (performer: "INNER CITY BLUES (MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER)")
 2005 Four Brothers (performer: "KNUCKLEHEAD") / (writer: "KNUCKLEHEAD")
 2005 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Round Four (2005) ... ("Just the Two of Us")
 2001 Bandits (performer: "Just the Two of Us" (1981))
 2000 The Ladies Man (performer: "Mister Magic")
 1998 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 July 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Just the Two of Us")
 1997 Sprung (writer: "I Don't Know Pt. 1" - as G. Washington, , Jr.)
 1995 People: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie) ("The Playing Field")
 1994 I Like It Like That (performer: "I Like It")
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1980 - 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1980)
- Nothing to Fear But... (1981) ... (performer: "Just the Two of Us")
- The Baby (1980) ... (performer: "Make Me a Memory") / (writer: "Make Me a Memory")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1975 Coonskin ("Ain't No Sunshine")
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CD: "Greatest Performances" (USP) See more »

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Trivia:

He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA for more than 30 years and was in New York City taping four songs for a TV show when he died.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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