Tuesday, April 3, 2012

St. Paul

St. Paul (born Paul Peterson in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a male pop\R&B\funk singer. He is the youngest son from a musical family. He also toured as a member of the Steve Miller Band during the late 80's.

In 1983, St. Paul was discovered by Prince and he was groomed to replace Monte Moir as the keyboardist for R&B band, The Time. He gained exposure when the band appeared in Prince's 1984 movie, "Purple Rain."

After the Time disbanded in 1984, Prince gathered the remaining members to form a new band called the Family with St. Paul as the lead singer. Later on, St. Paul left the band to pursue a solo music career.
In 1986, St. Paul released his self-titled debut album on MCA Records which didn't appear to chart at all on the Billboard 200.
The only single to chart was "Rich Man" which missed the Hot 100, but managed to peak at #32 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart.
The follow-up single "Intimacy" was released, but didn't appear to make the Billboard music charts at all.
In 1990, St. Paul released his sophomore album, "Down to the Wire" on Atlantic Records. It's unknown how or if the album made the charts.

The first single "Stranger to Love" peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his only appearance on the Hot 100.

A promotional single "Every Heart Needs A Home" was released, but didn't chart. It was featured on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie soundtrack.

St. Paul was featured on a live recording with the Minneapolis All-Stars. He has provided vocals, written, arranged, & produced music for artists such as Jasmine Guy, Terri Nunn, Stacy Earl, Paula Abdul, Rockie Robbins, Sa-Fire, Joe Sample, Elisa Fiorillo, Sheena Easton, the Truth, and Centerfold. He has even toured with Kenny Loggins.
In 1997, St. Paul released his third album, "Blue Cadillac" on Square One Records. It's unknown how or if the album made much impact.

From 1998 to 2000, St. Paul was the bandleader and bassist for the house band on the "Donny & Marie" show.
In 2003, St. Paul released his latest solo album, "Everything" on his own record label, St. Paul Music Inc.

He has also produced, co-produced, and performed on Oleta Adams' 2009 album, "Let's Stay Here." St. Paul is married with two children and lives in the Minneapolis area.

In June of 2011, he and three other members of the Family reunited under the name "fDeluxe" and released a new record called "Gaslight" in September of 2011.

To see St. Paul's official website, go to:
http://petersonmusic.ning.com/

To see the music video for "Rich Man," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5mHkLqVg4s

To see a fan-made video for "Stranger to Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLYy6KMUmHQ

To see a fan-made video for "Every Heart Needs a Home," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-CtojeMrA

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