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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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  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")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Knucklehead")
 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")
 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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He released about 30 record albums as a leader; six were gold selling more than 500,000 copies. See more »

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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.

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Sagittarius

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