It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Kenny Rankin

A pop and standards singer during his long career, Kenny Rankin debuted in 1967 with his first album, Mind Dusters, which featured the soft rock hit "Peaceful." Over the course of the early '70s, Rankin slowly built up a following with a steady stream of records and performances that balanced originals, new songs, and standards. As the decade drew to a close, he began to return to his singer/songwriter roots, particularly on After the Roses, his 1980 debut for Atlantic Records. He continued to perform during the '80s, but he only recorded sporadically. In 1991, he recorded a pair of albums, Hiding in Myself and Because of You, for two separate labels. Three years later, he signed with Private Music and released Professional Dreamer, an album that found him concentrating on standards. That record was followed in 1997 by Here in My Heart, which had a Brazilian flavor. Throughout the rest of the '90s, Rankin focused on touring and, in 1999, he issued The Bottom Line Encore Collection, his first live recording in two decades. ~ Scott Yanow & Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Saw him at Gilly's in Dayton, Ohio, Father's Day in the 70's - UNFORGETTABL E .
Report as inappropriate
Still have him on vinyl! Saw him at the Elks Club in Salt Lake City early 80s. Asked that there be no smoking to harm his throat! (before it was banned publicly, wow, time flys. so Sorry to read here of his passing! What vocal chords, what an instrument! J Nelson
Report as inappropriate
gseimetz
From Silver Morning to today - love this man's music. Miss him.
Report as inappropriate
mwculleton
I saw him in Pittsburgh when he opened for the Manhattan Transfer. Later, he joined them in an ensemble. They couldn't touch his vocalese.
Report as inappropriate
cdbrinton
The best!
Report as inappropriate
Kenny Rankin was Da Man...when I was a College Student back in the day.
Report as inappropriate
Kenny your in my heart and prayers
Report as inappropriate
cobban.barne t t
A grossly underrated talent, Kenny Rankin should have found a much wider following. He had one of the finest voices and styles of the later 20th century. Thank goodness his music will live always.
Report as inappropriate
I was captivated the first time I saw Kenny Rankin at a small venue in the East Village, NYC. I admit to being a devoted groupie, he was an amazing talent. There will be few with his ability and musical talents. I treasure his LPs in my collection.
Report as inappropriate
First saw Kenny in 1973 at a Cal Poly Pomona 1-man show and saw him many times since. He is missed - I could really use a Rankin fix right now!
Report as inappropriate
I've seen Kenny Rankin in concert more times than I can count. Once a year at least. During the last few years of concerts he would speak of how he finally came to grips with his ego and was grateful to all that helped him to acheive and bring him to where is was at that time. I've only just now been able to listen to his music again since his sudden death. I've met and spoke to him at all o his concerts and am blessed to have those memories and many signed cassettes and cds. I truly still mis
Report as inappropriate
nancy.gross
Kenny's Album was given to me by a cousin oh way back when. Always found his voice sultry, sexy and heartfelt. I thought I would someday get a chance to see him live in concert. The years passed, and then I found that he too had passed. A beautiful vocal and emotional legacy left behind.
Report as inappropriate
While my guitar gently weeps.... So tender and pure... Sang like an angel, so beautiful ❤️ �� ��
Report as inappropriate
Miss you kenny....... . . . . . . . .
Report as inappropriate
lucyliv
I was sooo sad to hear of Kenny's passing one year after he passed! How could I have not known? He was and is my favorite artist. I realized that he passed around the same time as Michael Jackson. All attention maybe was turned to Michael's passing. I have a good cry now and then over Kenny!
Report as inappropriate
Still miss my dear friend!
Report as inappropriate
freddy19558
more silver morning
Report as inappropriate
tcsgolfs
Silver Morning was the soundtrack to a Summer love affair long ago and far away. Love that album!
Report as inappropriate
ellenfreiler
Silver Morning -- best album EVER!
Report as inappropriate
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MALE ARTIST!
Report as inappropriate
Loved him from the first time I ever heard him, Love him still
Report as inappropriate
fsanchez80
will miss him dearly. love his voice, so glad I got to see him in person twice. My husband and I fell in love to his music - will truly miss him!
Report as inappropriate
jjccrv
Got to see him 3 times in person...... . . . . . . j u s t him and his guitar and voice....... . . . n o flash no pretense, just a wonderful singer and songwriter with his instrument. He was one of Johnny Carson's favorite performers. His music lives on ...
Report as inappropriate
terrirue1955
Is it really love at all or just something that I heard love called?
Report as inappropriate
karynurse
Karyn- I used to go see Kenny sing in a little joint on the corner of Bundy and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles. I couldn't believe he was so accessible to those who loved him. He played there often. Pure voice-awesom e delivery. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Report as inappropriate
Correction: June 7, 2009...
Report as inappropriate
Wanda: Kenny died on June 9, 2009. He had a very short battle with lung cancer, dying 3 weeks after his diagnosis. http://artic l e s . l a t i m e s . c o m / 2 0 0 9 / j u n / 0 9 / l o c a l / m e - k e n n y - r a n k i n 9
Report as inappropriate
What is the date of his death? I didn't know he had passed until I heard his music on Pandora. I always thought he had the purest and clearest voice I had ever heard. Now when I listen to his music I get goosebumps and it seems he looking down and singing from above.
Report as inappropriate
cathie.franc
I've listened to this sweet, heavenly voice for years and have lots of wonderful warm memories. I will miss him and am happy to have been fortunate enough to have experienced singing like his. There is no other. Aloha Nui. Thanks for the music of my heart.
Report as inappropriate
opfertunes
I played piano for Kenny in the early-mid 90's. He had the most pure voice I've ever heard. I was shocked to hear of his sudden passing...
Report as inappropriate
Sinatra, Michael Buble, ect. Can't even come close to to singing as great as Kenny.
Report as inappropriate
Kenny was a dear friend to me. Nobody has ever sang any song like Kenny can. Ever!
Report as inappropriate
megcb9
Beyond underrated.. . the most amazing voice... could never understand why he was not all over the radio... his voice and style were incredible.. . unbelieable gift and talent... his voice always gives me goosebumps.. . Adele has a similar gift in the way she uses her instrument.. . . My wedding song was What Matters Most.... the marriage didn't make it but his music is something so special .... i want everyone to here him
Report as inappropriate
I didn't know. I sit here crying as if I lost a very good friend. I did...
Report as inappropriate
blondem
beautiful arranger,,be a u t i f u l soul rest in peace..melis s a
Report as inappropriate
Kenny Rankin is dead? who knew???????? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? One of my favorite ever......sa w him in DC way back in the early 80's...he was not a very nice person....in person....HU G E EGO......cou l d see why he never made it big time main stream....ju s t not ready to play the fame game...i didn't understand his anger then....at the audience.... . a n y of us liking him so much......bu t had no idea he passed...... w h a t a voice---tale n t - - h e didn't get how much we all loved him......sad . .

Report as inappropriate
Like everyone... only heard of his death recently. A rare talent that will be sorely missed.
Report as inappropriate
I can't believe that I am just learning of KR's death! I remember listening to and falling in love with theTHE KENNY RANKIN ALBUM in my dorm room in the 70's. rRIP KENNY, I'LL LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC FOREVER!
Report as inappropriate
kenny rankin's voice as fine as Groovin is, listen with joyful tears. Harry Nillson and you. Best.
Report as inappropriate
didnt know of his passing..He will be missed
Report as inappropriate
miss you kenny you were such a good friend
Report as inappropriate
Shocked to hear of his death so late. I never got a chance to see him live but have a pirated tape of his concert in Tampa Bay back in the 80's. My partner. Jerome got to go with our friend Suzanne. Along with Kenny's beautiful voice I keep hearing Suzanne saying, We love you Kenny!
Report as inappropriate
blunderbuss9
Agree what a loss. A very under rated talent.
Report as inappropriate
Yes what a loss. I just found out about his passing. So good to hear him again on Pandora here. I saw him once and I feel lucky for at least that. I will never forget the thrill of hearing that pure, clean and unique voice of his. R.I.P. Kenny.
Report as inappropriate
nancy.gross
Alwasy looking for him and put him on my Pandora playlist. Just hearing he is gone. So sorry- a beatiful troubador... .
Report as inappropriate
dashboardang e l 9 7
My favorite artist above all! I was so shocked when I found out he had passed a year afterward! I cried like....it was terrible. I could not understand how I did not know? I have concluded that it may be because Michael Jackson passed away around the same time? All press and attention consumed. I miss him. I play all his music all the time. I too, discovered him as a teenager in Hawaii. RIP Kenny
Report as inappropriate
judybresler8
Kenny Rankin's unique vocal quality made every song he did a memorable experience. Every time I saw him it was like seeing him the first time.
Report as inappropriate
Man what beautiful voice. Sorry Kenny youre not here today
Report as inappropriate
Yes miss him! When Sunny Gets Blue sealed it for me with him but I love the quality of his voice. Will listen to his music anytime!
Report as inappropriate
I once went to see George Carlin because Kenny was his opening act. Haven't we met is my favorite and blackbird. i did knw he has passed away. His voice has a very relaxing quality that makes you smile....
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[89, 67, 84, 127, 99, 99, 120, 83, 95, 64, 114, 73, 82, 79, 89, 72, 82, 69, 69, 120, 124, 94, 70, 108, 122, 93, 89, 103, 77, 78, 76, 91, 99, 108, 118, 76, 93, 123, 100, 87, 87, 82, 94, 113, 121, 125, 123, 127, 120, 108, 75, 97, 70, 84, 101, 118, 112, 73, 94, 86, 105, 123, 81, 118, 106, 108, 89, 92, 82, 123, 120, 96, 127, 92, 92, 91, 87, 90, 127, 121, 113, 76, 85, 72, 94, 67, 93, 117, 105, 127, 91, 74, 119, 81, 67, 77, 125, 70, 79, 120, 81, 84, 77, 114, 100, 103, 107, 91, 98, 89, 124, 67, 75, 90, 104, 119, 73, 97, 85, 99, 117, 83, 125, 64, 125, 81, 69, 101, 112, 65, 100, 94, 105, 122, 103, 67, 125, 81, 77, 101, 118, 90, 101, 83, 120, 85, 103, 68, 87, 85, 113, 97, 98, 85, 74, 106, 100, 110, 112, 109, 90, 107, 95, 65, 71, 114, 87, 91, 90, 86, 124, 88, 120, 67, 120, 115, 92, 64, 122, 86, 84, 103, 91, 111, 80, 91, 99, 99, 121, 82, 95, 87, 92, 84, 107, 91, 82, 114, 82, 98, 72, 96, 109, 105, 87, 126, 64, 75, 121, 100, 94, 87, 67, 94, 92, 75, 82, 82, 110, 91, 103, 85, 92, 98, 96, 89, 71, 73, 116, 116, 105, 103, 88, 104, 66, 87, 112, 117, 101, 119, 106, 106, 87, 113, 85, 87, 82, 105, 123, 125, 119, 84, 88, 69, 112, 68, 106, 98, 85, 115, 104, 107, 115, 72, 93, 84, 66, 120, 81, 101, 86, 72, 116, 65, 79, 126, 124, 80, 118, 86, 121, 125, 113, 88, 82, 87, 87, 66, 92, 110, 119, 66, 114, 98, 82, 88, 69, 116, 75, 93, 84, 120, 119, 66, 96, 97, 78, 121, 105, 111, 79, 109, 86, 68, 113, 124, 116, 102, 74, 107, 76, 87, 71, 99, 90, 118, 120, 111, 111, 113, 68, 69, 104, 123, 114, 83, 123, 83, 101, 102, 112, 117, 104, 125, 73, 77, 75, 96, 111, 107, 127, 66, 84, 102, 96, 79, 79, 73, 122, 109, 94, 92, 67, 102, 100, 76, 67, 67, 85, 89, 114, 127, 88, 118, 110, 126, 110, 73, 103, 124, 99, 112, 111, 71, 103, 88, 127, 107, 89, 70, 100, 102, 95, 117, 67, 78, 85, 113, 107, 87, 99, 87, 82, 81, 72, 116, 96, 118, 77, 72, 122, 99, 120, 70, 90, 120, 109, 117, 121, 105, 99, 97, 100, 75, 86, 79, 126, 79, 75, 96, 101, 115, 106, 103, 114, 99, 103, 69, 97, 111, 76, 91, 116, 93, 89, 121, 82, 98, 94, 96, 68, 65, 94, 101, 113, 118, 126, 106, 96, 80, 102, 119, 116, 109, 68, 95, 77, 78, 90, 95, 80, 96, 103, 118, 80, 118, 105, 124, 126, 117, 95, 108, 85, 101, 122, 67, 67, 113, 70, 103, 92, 89, 99, 92, 127, 102, 113, 78, 67, 88, 112, 100, 88, 95, 90, 64, 102, 87, 97, 97, 105, 105]