Edwin Birdsong, who became a sought-after session musician and producer, with Stevie Wonder, left, in 1982. Mr. Wonder was recording a new album, with Mr. Birdsong as an arranger. Edwin Birdsong, who became a sought-after session musician and producer, with Stevie Wonder, left, in 1982. By Daniel E. Slotnik.
Edwin Birdsong (born August 22, 1941- January 21, 2019) was an American keyboard/organ player, known in the 1970s and 1980s for his experimental funk/disco music. He never achieved chart success, but developed a strong fan base, and has also been sampled by other artists many times, most famously by Daft Punk who sampled "Cola Bottle Baby" in "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", and Gang Starr who sampled his single "Rapper Dapper Snapper" for their song "Skills".
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Edwin Birdsong, the 1970s funk and jazz keyboardist whose songs earned a second life via samples by Daft Punk, De La Soul and Gang Starr, has died at 77. Birdsong's death on Monday (Jan. 21) was confirmed by his son, Singh Birdsong, and ex-wife, Angela Birdsong, with the latter writing, "sad to hear of the Passing of my ex-husand and father of my so. Edwin Birdsong was born on Aug. 22, 1941, in Los Angeles. I asked them, 'Where did you find the music?'
Legendary keyboardist Edwin Birdsong passed away Monday night (January 21st) in Los Angeles, a source close to the Birdsong family told Okayplayer. The source told Okayplayer, the musician’s son, Singh Birdsong confirmed the death. A collaborator to Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers, Birdsong’s works served as the backbone of hits and classics across genres, including Daft Punk and Kanye West’s Harder, Better, Faster. Stronger, which sampled the 1979 Cola Bottle Baby ; De La Soul’s Me Myself and I and Gang Starr’s Skills which sampled the 1980 track Rapper Dapper Snapper. A silent but impactful keyboardist and vocalist, he added, Birdsong remains as a legend in the jazz/funk/disco world.
Listen to music from Edwin Birdsong like Cola Bottle Baby, Rapper Dapper Snapper & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Edwin Birdsong. Edwin Birdsong (August 22, 1941-January 21, 2019) was an American funk singer. Between 1972 and 1981, Birdsong released five albums. He is best known for his single "Cola Bottle Baby, which was sampled by the French house duo Daft Punk for their 2001 single "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger".
An underrated organist, Edwin Birdsong worked with numerous artists in varied musical situations. His background was in gospel; Birdsong was the son of a minister and grew up in a strict fundamentalis. ead Full Biography.
|A||For My Self (Vocal)||5:30|
|B1||For My Self (Condo Mix)||5:05|
|B2||For My Self (Condo Dub)||4:30|
|B3||For My Self (Acapella)||1:50|