Label: Arista - ARI 90109 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Electronic • Style: Electro, Synth-pop
Ray Erskine Parker Jr. As a solo performer, he wrote and performed the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters. He also performed with his band, Raydioand with Barry White.
He has two siblings, his brother Opelton and his sister Barbara. Parker attended Cass Tech High School in the 10th grade. Parker is a graduate of Detroit's Northwestern High School. Parker gained recognition during the late s as a member of Bohannon 's house band at the legendary 20 Grand nightclub. Through the Bohannon relationship at 16 he Jamie - Ray Parker Jr.
- Chartbusters and co-wrote his first songs with Marvin Gaye. Motown's in-house musicians The Funk Brothers soon took Parker their wing and mentored him. He also was the lead guitarist for Stevie Wonder when Wonder served as the opening act on the Rolling Stones ' tour. Parker appeared briefly in the film Uptown Saturday Night as a guitar player in the church picnic scene. In he worked as rhythmic guitarist for Lucio Battisti 's album Io tu noi tuttitranslated as "Me you and all of us".
Raydio scored their first big hit, " Jack and Jill ", from their self-titled album in with Arista Records. The song reached 8 on the Billboard Hot chart, earning a gold single and gold album А я вижу - Клавдия Шульженко - Коллекция Легендарных Песен the process. The song was another Top 10 hit, peaking at 9 on the Billboard chart during the summer and also selling a million copies.
Inthe group became known as Ray Parker Jr. Inhe produced the hard funk single "Sweat till you get wet " by Brick. During the s, Ray Parker Jr. Raydio broke up in Parker continued with his solo career, scoring six Top 40 hits, including the hit single " The Other Woman " Pop 4 in and " Ghostbusters " in Parker was one of the first black artists to venture into the then-fledgling world of music videos.
InHollywood producer Thom Eubank produced several music videos of songs from Raydio's first, eponymous album on Arista Records. The music videos were also transferred to film and projected in movie Jamie - Ray Parker Jr. - Chartbusters all over Europe. He also made two different videos for his hit " The Other Woman ". The first was Halloween -themed and centered around a haunted castle with dancing corpses and vampires. The second was more performance-oriented, with Parker performing the song against an outer space background with backup singers.
Parker also wrote and produced hits for New Edition "Mr. He Jamie - Ray Parker Jr. - Chartbusters guitar on several songs on La Toya Jackson 's debut album. Inhe also wrote "Ghostbusters", a rap performed by Run-D. Parker is also the founder and owner of the Los Angeles-based recording facility Ameraycan Recording Studios. ReyesSalvador Santanaand David Paichand is featured on guitar on the song "Something Got Me Started" from Gallagher's most recent studio album due out in In Huey Lewis sued Columbia Pictures and Parker, stating that the melody to the Ghostbusters theme song infringed on the copyright of the Huey Lewis and the News song " I Want a New Drug ", which had been released on their album Sports the previous year.
The three parties reached a settlement in which banned them from revealing any information that was not included in a press release they jointly issued at the time. In MarchParker filed a suit Come To Me - Working Week - Surrender Lewis for breaching part of the settlement which prohibited either side from speaking about it publicly.
He was also a production assistant for Jamie - Ray Parker Jr. - Chartbusters film Jamie - Ray Parker Jr. - Chartbusters by Night He made guest appearances on 21 Jump Street and Kids Incorporated. In earlyParker appeared in a television advertisement fora British directory enquiries provider.
This featured Parker singing a specific version of the Ghostbusters theme song. On 15 AprilParker's theme song was made available as a downloadable ringtone from the mobile website. InParker appeared in the Dim All The Lights - Mirjam* - In Loving Memory Of Donna episode of the first season of NBC 's romantic comedy television series A Jamie - Ray Parker Jr.
- Chartbusters Zsinging the " Ghostbusters " theme song for a Halloween party. Parker was highlighted on TV One 's series, Unsung in the fifth season. Parker's father died of cancer on March 12,at age 82; his mother died of Alzheimer's on December 18,at age InParker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Sottish - Hypnosis (17) - Life Is Brutal & Full Of Zasadzkas his contributions to music.
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