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Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
MICHAEL HENDERSON In his autobiography “DIVIDED SOUL,” Marvin Gaye writes, “I have to win my audiences back from Teddy Pendegrass,Peabo Bryson, and MICHAEL HENDERSON! HE'S HAD SINGLES SCORE TOP 10 ON POP & R&B CHARTS… 4 Time Grammy Nominee, Bass Player Extraordinaire Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger and inventor of the dropped «D» tuning for Bass Guitar...Michael Henderson, is an Exceptional Talent! How many artists can say that they've reached the zenith of success in a multitude of genres? Jazz! Funk! R&B! Soul! Drum&Bass! Fusion! MICHAEL HENDERSON has and does!!! Though we are very excited to announce that his latest «BASS» work on the «Miles From India» disc has received a Grammy Nomination, and congratulations are definitely in order, for this consummate artist, this is not the first Grammy Nomination, but his fourth! An entire generation has discovered the Funk & Soul of MICHAEL HENDERSON! His music has been re-recorded/sampled by artists such as; L L Cool J, TAMIA, RICK JAMES, NAS, SNOOP DOGGY DOGG, JAY-Z, BEYONCE, THE DRAMATICS, DR. JOHN, WAYMON TISDALE, JAGGED EDGE, TUPAC SHAKUR, KENNY LATTIMORE, MAYSA LEAK, NOEL GOURDIN, CONYA DOSS, KRS1, METHODMAN, TI, GURU, LIL KIM, NWA, THEODORE UNIT, BIGGIE SMALLS, BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY, MISSY ELLIOTT, GEORGE BOHANON, MOBB DEEP, THE DAZZ BAND, GURU, JERMAINE DUPRI, EMINEM… Heavily influenced are groups, individuals such as; LIVING COLOUR, PEARL JAM, RADIO-HEAD, SONIC YOUTH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, DAVID BYRNE, DJ SPOOKIE, JAMIE MORRISON, PAUL MILLER, Bassist JAH WOBBLE, CHUCK «D», MODESKI, MARTIN & WOOD and GREG TATE writer of The VILLAGE VOICE, to name a few!!! Having written, sang, and played bass on Phyllis Hymans' first top ten hit, «We Both Need Each Other», Michael Henderson went on to record with Ms. Hyman the classic, «Can't We Fall In Love Again», considered today to be one of the top ten duets of all time! His taste for singing duets only heightened with the sultry vocals of Roberta Flack on the also, Henderson penned hit, «At the Concert», additional chart-toppers would include the Michael Henderson penned, «Valentine Love» a classic lovers' anthem featuring the sassy, jazzy vocals of Jean Carn. Let us not forget, the soulful single, «Take Me, I'm Yours» featuring the steaming highs of Ms. Rena Scott!
Cherrelle began her career working with jazz/R&B artists Norman Connors and Michael Henderson, as well as touring with Luther Vandross. After Tabu Records founder Clarence Avant heard her demo, he signed her to Tabu Records in 1983. Cherrelle decided on her stage name after a boss from a previous job hollered «Cher-relle, you're late again!» In 1984, under the production of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Cherrelle released her debut album, Fragile. It featured her first R&B top ten single, «I Didn't Mean to Turn You On». That song (with a music video homage to the film King Kong, featuring Cherrelle as the beast's love interest) was covered about a year later by pop singer Robert Palmer on his 1985 album Riptide. It was also covered by Mariah Carey for her 2001 soundtrack album Glitter using the same instrumental track.