Gregory Porter



Gregory Porter (born 4 November 1971) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Porter won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Liquid Spirit. Gregory Porter was born in Sacramento and was raised in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister. A 1989 graduate of Highland High School, he received a ‘full-ride’ (tuition, books, medical coverage, and living expenses) athletic scholarship to San Diego State University (SDSU Aztecs). A shoulder injury during his junior year of high school restricted his football career. Porter released two albums on the Motéma label, 2010’s Water and 2012’s Be Good, before signing with Blue Note Records (under Universal Music Group) on 17 May 2013.

His third album, Liquid Spirit, was released on 2 September 2013, in Europe and on 17 September 2013, in the US. The album was produced by Brian Bacchus. The album won the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Liquid Spirit enjoyed commercial success rarely achieved by albums in the jazz genre, reaching the top 10 on the UK album charts. It was certified gold by the BPI, selling over 100,000 units in the UK. In August 2014 Porter released “The ‘In’ Crowd” as a single.



Discography

Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Holding On
Album: Take Me to the Alley
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2016)
Buy Album: £4.99 (2016)
Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Green Light
Album: Liquid Spirit
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Buy Album: £5.99 (2013)
Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Real Good Hands
Album: Be Good
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2012)
Buy Album: £5.49 (2012)
Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Feeling Good
Album: Water
Buy MP3: £0.79 (2010)
Buy Album: £6.29 (2010)
Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Stella By Starlight
Album: Great Voices of Harlem
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Buy Album: £7.99 (2014)
Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Be My Monster Love
Album: Issues of Life – Features and Remixes
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Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Hey Laura
Album: Liquid Spirit
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2015)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2015)
Artist: Gregory Porter
Title: Puttin’ On The Ritz
Album: Liquid Spirit
Buy MP3: £0.99 (2015)
Buy Album: £7.99 (2015)

Extended plays

More Liquid Spirit – Features + Remixes (2014).

Singles
As lead artist

“Don’t Lose Your Steam” (2016 Album Take Me to the Alley), “Water Under Bridges” (featuring Laura Mvula) (2015), “Hey Laura” (2015 Album Liquid Spirit), “Liquid Spirit” (2015 Album Liquid Spirit), “No Love Dying” (2014 Album Liquid Spirit), “The ‘In’ Crowd” (2014 Album Liquid Spirit), “Revisited” (2014), “Musical Genocide” (2013 Album Liquid Spirit), “Be Good (Lion’s Song)” (2012 Album Be Good).

As featured artist

“Holding On” (Disclosure featuring Gregory Porter) (2015 Album Caracal).

Guest appearances

“Let it Be” Miloš Karadaglić (2016 Blackbird – The Beatles Album), “Right Where You Are” Lizz Wright (2015 Freedom and Surrender), “Holding On” Disclosure (2015 Caracal), “Black Is the Colour (Of My True Love’s Hair)” (2014 Autour de Nina), R”Central Park Serenade” (Renée Fleming)  (Winter in New York), “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Renée Fleming) (Winter in New York), “Go Tell It on the Mountain / Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (Medley) (Anita Wilson) (2014 Motown Christmas), “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (Jamie Cullum) (Interlude), “Let the Good Times Roll” (Andreas Varady) (Come Together EP), “Stand by Me” (Till Brönner) (2014 The Movie Album), “So wundervoll” (Max Herre) (2013 MTV Unplugged Kahedi Radio Show).

“Vida” (Max Herre) (2013 MTV Unplugged Kahedi Radio Show), “Broken Heart” (Magnus Lindgren) (2013 Souls) “Small Stuff” (Magnus Lindgren) (2013 Souls), “Souls” (Magnus Lindgren) (2013), “Hope Is a Thing with Feathers” (David Murray Infinity Quartet) (Be My Monster Love) “About the Children” (David Murray Infinity Quartet) (2013), “Army of the Faithful (Joyful Noise)” David Murray Infinity Quartet) (2013 Be My Monster Love), “Song of the Wind” (Kentyah, M-1, Brian Jackson, The New Midnight Band) (2013 Evolutionary Minded: Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron), “Occupy Planet Earth” Kentyah, M-1, Brian Jackson.

The New Midnight Band) (2013 Evolutionary Minded: Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron), “Losin’ Our Minds” Kentyah, M-1, Brian Jackson, The New Midnight Band) (2013 Evolutionary Minded: Furthering the Legacy of Gil Scott-Heron), “Satiated (Been Waiting)” (Dianne Reeves) (2013 Beautiful Life), “Just in Time” (Zbonics) (2013 Time to Do Your Thing), “She Danced Across the Floor” (Zbonics) (Time to Do Your Thing), “Issues of Life” (Zbonics) (2013), “She Danced Across the Floor” (Zbonics), “Nowhere to Run” (Zbonics) (2013 Time to Do Your Thing).

“No Fundo do Teu Silêncio” (Meeco) (2012 Beauty of the Night), “Sweet Country Love Song” (Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra) (The Golden Age of Song), “Love’s Work” (Robin McKelle and The Flytones) (Soul Flower), “Hard Bop Merry Go Round” (The Rongetz Foundation) (Brooklyn Butterfly Session), “Gogo Soul” (The Rongetz Foundation) (2012 Brooklyn Butterfly Session), “Ghana” (Nicola Conte) (2011 Do You Feel Like I Feel), “Do You Feel Like I Feel” (Nicola Conte) (2011 Do You Feel Like I Feel), “Sweet Home Chicago” (C.E. Smith, Buddy Guy) (1999 It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues), “Children, Your Line Is Draggin'” (1999 It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues).



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