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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Barry White Discography

b. Barry Eugene Carter (a.k.a. Barry Lee) 12th September 1944, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.

d. 4th July 2003, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, U.S.A.


Barry White was born in Galveston, Texas, but raised in Los Angeles.

Barry's mother's name was Sadie Mae Carter, however, his father's surname was White.

He was involved in the local music community while still very young, playing piano on Jesse Belvin's hit 'Goodnight my Love' at the age of 11.

Barry recorded his first record when he was 16 with a group called the Upfronts.

The song was called 'Little Girl' on a local L.A. label called Lummtone Records.

Barry made several records during the early 60's, under his own name, as 'Barry Lee', and as a member of the Atlantics, the Majestics as well as the Upfronts.

Following on Barry worked for various independent labels around Los Angeles.

He was also a producer and road manager for Bob and Earl.

Barry took an A & R position with Bob Keene, the man who first recorded Sam Cooke.

He was hired for 40 dollars a week to do A.&.R for Keene's other labels, Mustang and Bronco.

Barry recorded a record for Bronco called 'All in the Run of a Day.'

One of the first groups he worked with was the Versatiles who later became the 5th Dimension.

Barry found a greater success as a backroom figure, guiding the careers of, among others, Felice Taylor, recording 'It May Be Winter Outside,' 'I'm Under the Influence of Love,' and 'I Feel Love Coming On', and Viola Wills ('Lost Without the Love of My Guy', Top 20 R & B).

In 1969, he put together Love Unlimited, a female vocal trio made up of Diana Taylor, Glodean James (his future wife) and her sister Linda.

He also founded the Love Unlimited Orchestra, a 40-piece ensemble to accompany himself and the singing trio, for which he conducted, composed and arranged.

Love Unlimited's success, in 1972, with 'Walkin' In The Rain With The One I Love', featuring his voice on the telephone, rejuvenated Barry's own career.

The hits followed including 'I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More', 'Never, Never Gonna Give You Up' (both 1973), 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe' and 'You're The First, The Last, My Everything' (both 1974) all of which proved popular in the U.K. and the U.S.A. alike.

Barry had a major hit in 1978 with Billy Joel's song 'Just The Way You Are'.

He later undertook several recordings with Glodean White before returning to the UK Top 20 in 1987 with 'Sho' You Right'.

Barry's achievements during the peak of his career, in securing gold and platinum discs for worldwide sales is impressive.

In 1990, he was a featured vocalist on the Quincy Jones project 'Back On The Block', contributing to the song 'The Secret Garden'.

Lisa Stansfield has often voiced her approval of Barry's work and in 1992, she and he re-recorded a version of Stansfield's hit 'All Around The World'.

In 1999, Barry returned with 'Staying Power' containing the popular 'Which Way Is Up'.

He, also, took a cameo role in the television series Ally McBeal, where his recordings were pivotal to many of the series storylines.

Barry's godson is the singer and songwriter Chuckii Booker.

In 2002, Barry was admitted into hospital and underwent kidney dialysis following kidney failure afrer suffering years of high blood pressure.

Barry had suffered two strokes, the latest of which occurred in May 2003.

Barry White, who had suffered kidney failure from years of high blood pressure, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, around 9.30am local time, on the 4th of July 2003, said his manager Ned Shankman.

He was 58.


  • I've Got So Much To Give (20th Century 1973)
  • Stone Gon' (20th Century 1973) 
  • Can't Get Enough (20th Century 1974)
  • No Limit On Love (1974) - late 60s/early 70s material
  • Just Another Way To Say I Love You (20th Century 1975)
  • Let The Music Play (20th Century 1976)
  • Is This Whatcha Wont? (20th Century 1976)
  • Barry White Sings For Someone You Love (20th Century 1977)
  • Barry White The Man (20th Century 1978)
  • The Message Is Love (Unlimited Gold 1979)
  • I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing (20th Century 1979)
  • Barry White's Sheet Music (Unlimited Gold 1980
  • with Glodean James Barry And Glodean (Unlimited Gold 1981)
  • Beware! (1981)
  • Change (Unlimited Gold 1982)
  • Dedicated (Unlimited Gold 1983)
  • The Right Night And Barry White (A&M 1987)
  • The Man Is Back! (A&M 1990)
  • Put Me In Your Mix (A&M 1991)
  • The Icon Is Love (A&M 1994)
  • Your Heart and Soul (1998) - re-issue of "No Limit on Love"
  • Staying Power (BMG 1999)
  • "Let the Music Play" -2000-(Funkstar Deluxe remixes)


  • All Time Greatest Hits (1994)
  • The Ultimate Collection (2000)
  • Soul Seduction (2001)
  • Love Songs (2003)
  • Gold
  • The Best Of Our Love (Unlimited Gold 1981)
  • The White Collection (Barry White & others)
  • "Barry White - DJ Kamel" (2003)
  • Just For You (3CD box set, 1992)


Love Unlimited
  • Love Unlimited (UNI 1972)
  • From a Girl’s Point Of View, We Give to You… (Varses 1972)
  • Under the Influence Of... (20th Century 1973)
  • In Heat (20th Century 1974)
  • He's All I've Got (Priority 1977)
  • Love Is Back (Priority 1980)

Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • Rhapsody In White (1974)
  • White Gold (1974)
  • Together Brothers (1974)
  • Music Maestro Please (1975)
  • My Sweet Summer Suite (1976)
  • My Musical Bouquet (1978)
  • Super Movie Themes, just a little bit different (1979)
  • Welcome Aboard (1981)
  • Let 'Em Dance! (1981)
  • Rise (1983)

Various Barry White Productions
  • "Boss Soul: Bronco/Mustang Soul Singles 1966-1967" (Del-Fi 1998)
  • "Boss Soul: Produced By Barry White" (Del-Fi 1998)
  • Gene Page - 'Hot City' (1974)
  • Gloria Scott - 'What Am I Gonna Do' (1974)
  • Jay Dee (JD) - 'Come On In Love' (1974)
  • White Heat - 'White Heat' (1975)
  • Evan Pace - ‘Face To Face' (Blue Thumb, 1973)
  • West Wing - ‘West Wing' (20th Century)
  • Tom Brock - I Love You More & More (1974)

  • "The Man and His Music"


zand said...

Can't Get Enough (20th Century 1974)

zand said...

Beware! (1981)

zand said...

Change (Unlimited Gold 1982)

zand said...

Dedicated (Unlimited Gold 1983)

zand said...

The Right Night And Barry White (A&M 1987)

zand said...

The Man Is Back! - 1989

zand said...

Put Me In Your Mix (A&M 1991)

zand said...

with Glodean James Barry And Glodean (Unlimited Gold 1981)

zand said...

The Icon Is Love (A&M 1994)

zand said...

Staying Power (BMG 1999)

Zen Tiger said...

Nice!!! Thanks for all the hard work!

Simon666 said...

excellent work zand and selfscience

zand said...

Can You give the pass for My Musical Bouquet - 1978 ?
Thank You.

Simon666 said...

Added 4 x Love Unlimited links :

Music Maestro Please (1975)

Super Movie Themes, just a little bit different (1979)

Let 'Em Dance! (1981)

Rise (1983)

jcmoss33 said...

Great job!!! Thanks again!!!

Simon666 said...

Linked up :

Love Unlimited - "From a girls Point of View" (1972)

Added :

Compilations section

Anonymous said...

Just took a quick glance here!
The Best Of Our Love (Unlimited Gold 1981) is a BW/LU/LUO double LP compilation, combining all three acts' greatest hits. Moreover, the two first Love Unlimited albums (1972) on your list are the same album. So the discography is really complete...

...unless you're anal-retentive like me, which means you'll need this:

and this:

"Boss Soul: Bronco/Mustang Soul Singles 1966-1967/Produced By Barry White" (Del-Fi 1998) which I have divided into two links (one containing Barry White material not found in his discography, and one containing Barry White produced material of various artists).

Chris from Stockholm

Simon666 said...

Thanks Chris! Added them.

Anonymous said...

Don't mention it, Simon!

Just to make myself clear, Love Unlimited's debut from 1972 was released under two names (US and overseas) but both have the same track list. This means, you have the same album listed twice in the list above. One should be removed, preferably Love Unlimited (UNI 1972).

Please also take a closer look at my comments about the Stylistics legend - i.e. Heavy/From the Mountain are the same album but again US/overseas releases with different covers. Heavy should remain on the list.

Chris from Stockholm

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHH, thank you SO much! This blog is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

i agree with the above! ^_^ im only 17 and its proven quite difficult to get hold of his cds/lp's legally, so i just had to download them! but i shall contunie my search for the hardcopys! thanks so much :D

Eddye Oldschool said...

And 'White Heat'?(information)

This is a band produced by Barry White. Since you put some albums produced by him, try to find this too.

Thank you very much. Sensational blog.

Simon666 said...

Hi Eddye -
Just had a hard search for it but no luck. It was posted on a blog last year which has since disappeared, but that means there are files out there somewhere - good luck!

Anyway I've added entries in the producer section for that album, as well as
# Evan Pace - ‘Face To Face' (Blue Thumb, 1973)
# Westwing - ‘Westwing' (20th Century)

I DID manage to find a blog link for the Westwing album, so check that out :)

Simon666 said...

Added to the producer section :

Evan Pace - ‘Face To Face' (Blue Thumb, 1973)

Simon666 said...

... which, i feel i need to say, is NOT a good album :)

Eddye Oldschool said...

Thanks, man!
I hope you can find this album for me and for you, to crown the great work of you.

Anonymous said...

Another compilation:

Barry White and Friends - White Collection (White 213) - 2CD - 2008


Disc 1/2
01. Barry White - Out Of The Shadows Of Love 2:46
02. Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is 3:06
03. Barry White - Under The Influence Of Love 3:04
04. Barry White - Come On In Love 3:25
05. Curtis Mayfield - Do Be Down 3:38
06. Barry White - Your Heart And Soul 3:27
07. Barry White - All In The Run Of One Day 2:46
08. Lou Rawls - Lady Love 4:07
09. Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street 3:50
10. Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out 2:54
11. Wilson Pickett - If You Need Me 2:33
12. Percy Sledge - Try A Little Tenderness 3:50

Disc 2/2
01. Barry White - Long Black Veil 3:40
02. Percy Sledge - I've Been Loving You Too Long 2:56
03. Barry White - I Owe It All To You 2:16
04. Barry White - I've Got The World To Hold Me Up 2:59
05. Bobby Womack - Woman's Gotta Have It 3:22
06. Barry White - Where Can I Turn To 2:37
07. Barry White - Fragile, Handle With Care 2:53
08. Al Jarreau - Lean On Me 3:53
09. Wilson Pickett - It's Too Late 3:06
10. Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine 3:57
11. Percy Sledge - (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay 2:34
12. Al Jarreau - Ain't No Sunshine 1:57

Artist : Barry White and Friends
Album : White Collection
Genre : Soul
Bitrate : 166 kbps avg
Source : CD (LP)
Playtime : 01:15:36
Rls date : 2008-03-23
Size : 95.1 MB

Anonymous said...

I just see, that the blog

doesn't exist anymore :-(

so you should remove the reference "- alternate sources - "

Simon666 said...

Thanks Henry!

ChuckyG said...

The link to the blog that had rise has evaporated unfortunately.

Simon666 said...

"Rise" re-linked now

Simon666 said...

Well, filled that gap in the "Various Barry White Productions" section :

"White Heat" - White Heat (1975) now added.

ger said...

Anyone got a link for boss soul please as the above links are dead :(

Simon666 said...

Can't find those anywhere else, and unfortunately didn't grab them myself. Chris, any chance of a re-up ?

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for all of them. But, can you find and send Love Unlimited Orchestra video (sure, not flv)?

Simon666 said...

Sure anonymous, what do you have for us ?

Anonymous said...

I don´t understand. What should I have for you?

I read your sharings and I like The Unlimited Orchestra (since my childhood that 70´s.). I have not another thing...

Simon666 said...

Hi anonymus -
I guess it's just that we put a lot of work into here, and hope that other people could also do some of the 'finding'. If you come across the video please put it here, thanks.

the killer said...


Simon666 said...

Hi Taylor, that's a link to another site. Password is in the post there, check again

Simon666 said...

"White heat" reinked in production section, thanks Henry :)

Simon666 said...

Added to compilations :

Just For You (3CD box set, 1992) - 1.4gb

Simon666 said...

Added video :

"The Man and his Music"

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