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Kashif

Singer/songwriter/keyboardist/producer Kashif wrote and played on Evelyn King's (aka Evelyn "Champagne" King) number one R&B hits "I'm in Love" and "Love Come Down," Whitney Houston's first hit "You Give Good Love" and one of its follow-ups, "Thinking About You" from her 17-million-selling debut album Whitney Houston. He also contributed to her 17-million selling Whitney LP. His own recording career yielded 17 R&B hit singles and four Top 40 albums. He recorded several duets: "Love Changes" with Mel'isa Morgan, "Love the One I'm With" with Melba Moore, and "Reservations for Two" with Dionne Warwick.

Part of the vanguard that includes early pioneers Stevie Wonder and Ronnie McNeir and his '80s contemporaries the System, Kashif helped to revolutionized R&B music through the infusion of the then-emerging affordable, MIDI/synth technology of the '80s. Music synthesizers at one point could easily fill a room. With the advent of the microchip, synths became more portable and had tonal stability and pricing (though most professional-level synths cost a couple thousand dollars or more) during the '80s. Like McNeir, Kashif shares the distinction of having two self-titled albums in his catalog.

Born Michael Jones in Brooklyn, NY, in 1959, Kashif was orphaned at an early age, growing up in eight foster homes. His first experience with synthesized instruments came during his years with B.T. Express ("Express," "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied"). He appears on the group's early-'80s sides for Columbia Records (check out "Ride on It " from 1978's Shout! LP, among others). Kashif began playing synthesizer bass using the miniMoog while on the road with the group.

After leaving the group, Kashif began making demos with the group Stepping Stone. The demos led to his recording contract with Arista Records in 1983. Because of his burgeoning mastery with synthesizers, Kashif was invited to tour with hitmaker Stephanie Mills at a time when contemporary R&B acts were just beginning to use electronic instruments for live work.

Inspired by Gamble & Huff and Thom Bell's Mighty Three Music, he formed Mighty M Productions with Paul Laurence and Morrie Brown, infusing early-'80s R&B with a fresh synth-based sound. One of their first projects was Evelyn Champagne King who had a 1979 gold single, "Shame." Prompting her to sing in her higher register than in her previous records, the Mighty M was were attempting to give the singer a more youthful sound. At the same time, RCA Records suggested that she same drop the "Champagne" from her name, thus becoming Evelyn King. The result of their collaboration was "I'm in Love," whose style and bass sound was different from anything being done at the time. It went to number one R&B in summer 1981. The I'm in Love album, which also included the hit "Don't Hide Our Love," peaked at number six R&B. RCA asked Kashif, Brown, and Laurence to produce her follow-up album. Influenced by songwriter/producer Leon F. Sylvers III, Kashif came up with the sprightly "Love Come Down" on which he played all of the instruments except guitar, which was played by Ira Siegel. The single went all the way to number one R&B and didn't come down for five weeks. It was included on her gold Get Loose LP, which parked at number one R&B for two weeks and yielded the number two R&B smash "Betcha She Don't Love You."

Around this time, Kashif had begun working with the New England Digital Synclavier. Kashif invented uses for sampling, for example, replacing drum sounds, lead and background vocal placements, and even dialog editing. Howard Johnson's "So Fine" was the first record on which he used the technique of "flying in" vocals -- some vocal passages could be duplicated by the Synclavier. This created a whole new approach to production with vocalists that continues to be used extensively.

Signing with Arista Records in 1983, his self-tilted debut Kashif spawned the hits "I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)," "Stone Love," "Help Yourself to My Love," and "Say Something Love." His other albums are Send Me Your Love, "Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart," "Are You the Woman," Condition of the Heart, Love Changes and 1989's Kashif, with the charming cover of the Four Tops hit "Aint No Woman Like the One I Got." Becoming an in-demand writer/producer, Kashif can be heard on releases by Kenny G ("Keeping Love New"), George Benson, Johnny Kemp, Dionne Warwick, Giorge Pettus, Stacy Lattisaw, Expose, the Wootens, Freda Payne, and others. His Grammy nominations are for the instrumentals "The Mood," "Call Me Tonight," "Edgartown Groove" featuring Al Jarreau, and "The Movie Song."

During 1994, Kashif received an invitation from the famed U.C.L.A. Extension program and created a course called Contemporary Record Production With Kashif. In August 1995, Kashif authored the music industry tome Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry as CEO of his Los Angeles-based Brooklyn Boy Books, Entertainment, and Information. In 1998, Kashif signed with U.K. label Expansion Records and his album Who Loves You was released that same year. ~ Ed Hogan
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Definitive Collection

1. I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)

2. Help Yourself To My Love

3. Are You The Woman

4. Stone Love

5. Dancing In The Dark (Heart To Heart)

7. Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart

8. Condition Of The Heart

10. Love Me All Over

11. Loving You Only

13. Love Changes

14. Personality

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Track List: Kashif

1. Don't Stop My Love

2. Stone Love

3. I Just Gotta Have You

4. Help Yourself To My Love (Remastered)

5. Rumors

6. Say Somethin' Love

7. The Mood (Instrumental)

8. All

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clo.cynthia
Rest in peace KASHIF thank you for blessing the world with your incredible musical talents, your music will live on forever.
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Very sad to hear of his passing. I've got all of his music from the 1st cassette and all on cd. Great artist. RIP
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Rest Well Kashif Thank you for beautiful music that have shared #goodmusic
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RIP.. Such a great talent...
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gwenrvs63
RIP. So talented and handsome. I still have his first album (vinyl).
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I'm very sad
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Rip
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RIP
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Kashif was one the BEST! There will never be anyone that will come close to his talents GOD has given him. KASHIF YOU WILL BE MISSED, GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER. YOUR MUSIC HAS GIVEN ME GREAT MEMORIES!
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lwashington0
RIP
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R.i.p you will be missed
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lrjenkins94
Will be missed - loved your voice and music!
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wonnielu
R.I.H I loved your all of your music.
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R.I.P
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Heard Kashif passed away this morning. So sad to hear this
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Kashif is back in my life again. Love u Kashif, Thank you.
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Love making music
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So damn underrated.. . . . . . s m o o t h vocals
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This Brother is so smooth. No one can only groove when listening to his music. Me, well I both groove and sign along!! Love you Kashif!
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Back in the day music! Smooth
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love changeable,
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KASHIF and Alexander O'Neal that was some good smooth loving making music.
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Strictly 80's, thas wzup mkng sweet LoVe
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lamour05
Love Kashif
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colemanrb.rc
This is music that you can understand and appreciate. Aka. Cole.R
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Got all his music, great voice and instruments. Real music, I stay old school
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I LIKE THIS song fill good song
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Haven Good music great artist bring back the pass , the music sounds like it was made today ( 2015 )
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Came up on this song love it
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Very under rated singer, producer and writer
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Been. Years. Since. I. Heard. This. Tune. Sounds. Great. Goood. Tune
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Lindsay california I miss it just like I miss these jams
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Did I say ' like ' I'm bugging I meant to say "love" this
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I like this.. turn the hands of time back plzzzz
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dhickman67
Back in the day I wore out my Kashif cassettes. Yes, I said cassettes.
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Love this guys music
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KASHIF SEXY AZZ YASSSSSSSS HONEY
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Reminds me of nipomo..lol
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heart 2 heart
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Love got me sad
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Love do change
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Grew up litsening to this dude in adel ga. in 1984
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That me an my man love making. Song
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Changes. Love make u happy inside. Love. Make u all so sad
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mandgbrown7
Say Something Love...
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Are you the woman says it all for any real man.
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Baby don't break your baby's heart ;)
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Love changes man Love a really special emotional thing /Loving This/
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One of my favorite songs of all time:-)
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Still the bomb in 2014!!
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