Raymond Calhoun – The Gap Band

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Raymond James Calhoun has spent over 36 years in the music industry touring and recording with numerous recording artists. Raymond was born and raised in Washington D.C. and he spent his formative years in education at UDC and Howard University as a music major student. While working his way through school Raymondʼs first professional break came in 1976 working with the legendary recording group The Manhattans. raymond calhoun on drumsFollowing his two-year stint with The Manhattanʼs Raymond joined Peaches and Herb for a little more then one year before joining the legendary Gap Band where he spent more than 33 years of his professional career. Most recently Raymond has toured and worked with his close friend Tito Jackson of the legendary Jackson 5.

Raymond is a drummer, producer, songwriter and bandleader. The following discography details just some of his accomplishments as songwriter/producer, drums/percussion, keyboards, vocals:

BILLBOARD R&B CHARTED SONGS
Single #6, Hot 100 #8 – “Happy” (Ashanti-ʼ02)
Single #10, UK Single #13 – “Boy You Knock Me Out” (Tatiana Ali – ʻ99)
Single #1, Hot 100 #13 – “Everything Little Thing I Do” (Soul For Real-ʼ96)
UK Single #13 – “Outstanding” (Kenny Thomas -ʼ91)
Single #1 – “All Of My Love” (The Gap Band- ʻ90)
Single #40 – “Sweeter Than Candy” (The Gap Band- ʻ87)
Single #8 – “I Found My Baby” (The Gap Band – ʻ85)
Single #1 – “Outstanding” (The Gap Band – ʻ83)

BMI SONGWRITING AWARDS
“Happy” – BMI 2003 Urban/Hip Hop Awards
“Everything Little Thing I Do” – BMI 1997 Pop Awards

RECORDING EXPERIENCE
The Gap Band The Dazz Band Yarborough & Peoples
OʼBrien Roy Ayers Michael Bivens
Patti LaBelle Body The Spinners
Marcus Miller Stephanie Mills Sunfire (group member)
Mark Sadane Michael Wycoff Taste Of Honey
Ice Cube David Oliver Charles May & The Fourth of May
Chanteʼ Moore Goodie Anita Baker
Chico Hamilton James Ingram Glen Jones

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