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Kenny Rankin

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: February 10, 1940 | Died: June 7, 2009    

Kenny Rankin

In a remarkable recording career that spans three and a half decades, Kenny Rankin has established an impressive set of creative credentials, as an insightful songwriter, a distinctive guitarist and, above all, a world-class singer possessing an uncanny ability to cut straight to a song's emotional heart.

While his supple, pristine tenor has earned him status as a singer's singer, Rankin's songwriting talents have been widely recognized by his peers. For example, his “In the Name of Love” inspired a memorable version by Peggy Lee, while his “Haven't We Met” has been cut by a number of jazz and pop artists including Carmen McRae and Mel Torme. Other Rankin compositions have been covered by a diverse assortment of artists....
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  • A Song For You

    Verve Music Group
    2002
  • The Bottom Line Encore Collection

    Blue Note
    1999
  • Because Of You

    Blue Note
    1991
  • Hiding In Myself

    Blue Note
    1988
  • After The Roses

    Blue Note
    1980
  • When Sunny Gets Blue / I Love You

    Blue Note
    1977
  • The Kenny Rankin Album

    Blue Note
    1977
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A Song for You
Verve Music Group (2002)

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