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     McCuller, Arnold

    He is a singer born in Ohio who began singing with his parents at his local church when he was a child.  He started his professional career as a singer as a member of the national touring cast of Hair.  This led him to taking dancing, singing and acting studies in Manhattan and he became a member of the group Revelation and found himself touring with artists such as Bee Gees, Isaac Hayes and Smokey Robinson.  In the 1970s he was heard by James Taylor when he made an appearance on Saturday Night Live and ever since the phone call he received as a result, he has recorded and performed live throughout the world with him featuring on his songs such as "Shower the People".  He became a much sought after session singer and has since been heard touring and recording with numerous artists that include Beck, Jimmy Buffett, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, Billy Idol, Lyle Lovett, Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler, Aaron Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Lionel Ritchie, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross, Brenda Russell, Luther Vandross and many others.  As a solo artist he released his debut album in 1984 and has since released several others on his own label What's Good Records.  The albums he features on are countless but include his own Live at the Baked Potato, Circa 1990, Back to Front, You Can't Go Back, A Part of Me That's You and Exception to the Rule as well as Carry On by Patti Austin, Spellbound by Paula Abdul, One Particular Harbor by Jimmy Buffett, King's Record Shop by Roseanne Cash, Chronicles by Cher, Greatest Hits by Marc Cohn, Hits by Phil Collins, Crossroads by Ry Cooder, Windsong/Nightline by Randy Crawford, Thank You for Being a Friend: The Best of by Andrew Gold, Triumph by The Jacksons, My Very Special Guests by George Jones, It's Not Big, It's Large by Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Fire Island by Herbie Mann, Blink of an Eye by Michael McDonald, Bring It On Home: The Soul Classics by Aaron Neville, Holiday Part Tonight by Odyssey, Force Behind the Power by Diana Ross, Christmas is Almost Here by Carly Simon, I Don't Want to Go Home by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes, Time Was by Curtis Stigers, That's Why I'm Here and Musicares Person of the Year Tribute by James Taylor, Famous Blue Raincoat by Jennifer Warnes Living With War - "In The Beginning" by Neil Young and the soundtrack of Preaching to the Choir, Warriors and Hairspray.  In the movie world he has made appearances in films such as American Hot Wax, Beaches, Crossroads, Hollywood Knights, The Sum of All Fears and What's Love Got to do With It.  His charity work sees him making performances to support the Autism Foundation.

     

    David Foster recordings

    O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam)

    Interscope 0 7567 92295 2 6 (CD - The Christmas Album)

    Vocals - Michael Crawford

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.arnoldmcculler.com/bio.html
    2. http://www.myspace.com/arnoldmccullermusic
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_McCuller
    4. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0567110/
    5. http://www.itsaboutmusic.com/arnoldmcculler.html
    6. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Arnold%20McCuller:1927122044?sort=date
    7. http://www.buffettnews.com/bandmember103.html
    8. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gxfexqrgldte~1~T40B

     

    Here he is in on Ry Cooder's "Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb".  He's the one in the multi-coloured shirt....

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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