Peabo Bryson's enduring voice
He has come a long way from playing with bands like Al Freeman and The Upsetters and Moses Dillard and The Tex-Town Display. Peabo Bryson, the smooth R&B singer, now 65, has had the longevity to do just about everything in the music industry. He has written and recorded his own music. He has taken part in some of the most memorable duos in movie theme song history. He has even proven his range by taking part in live stage productions of classic musicals like Porgy & Bess.
Most people probably know that silky voice of his through his work with Disney. In 1991, he and Celine Dion became ubiquitous with pop culture for their theme song “Beauty And The Beast” to the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. The next year, Bryson and Regina Bell duplicated that feat with a “A Whole New World” for Disney’s Aladdin. Both those songs were awards magnets and, among other recognition, claimed Oscars.
Yes indeed, Peabo Bryson might have had his start around the local scene in South Carolina, but the man whose voice has endured for 40 professional years has proven he can do just about anything with his musical talent.
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