|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul funk pop rnb gospel rock american smooth jazz|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics myspace official homepage VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
8 May 1951, Denver, Colorado, USA. Bailey is a talented soul singer who originally joined Earth, Wind And Fire in 1972 as a co-vocalist and percussionist. By 1983 he had released his first solo effort, Continuation, produced by George Duke. However, more influential was Phil Collins production of his second album. Collins provided percussion throughout, and also co-wrote the sparkling duet Easy Lover, which topped the UK charts in March 1985 and reached number 2 in the USA. Unfortunately, his only other UK hit to date has been the follow-up, Walking On The Chinese Wall, while his second album made number 11 in the USA. Bailey also released several pop-gospel albums during the 80s. He joined the re-formed Earth, Wind And Fire in the 90s, and has also released solo albums varying from pop to jazz.