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Edwin Starr

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Edwin Starr was born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 21st, 1942 and was raised in Ohio. He was a singer and songwriter, most famous for his performance of the anti-Vietnam war song “War” which was written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield for Motown. The Temptations were the original performers of the song, but today Edwin Starr’s version is the one that everyone knows and loves. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 1971 for his performance of it.

Over his career he recorded 11 albums and released 53 singles.

Genre

Soul, R&B, funk, disco, psychedelia

Labels

Ric-Tic
Motown
20th Century
Motorcity

Artist Website Link: http://www.edwinstarr.info/

Discography

Soul Master (1968)
25 Miles (1969) (#73 US, #9 R&B)
Just We Two (1969) with Blinky
War & Peace (1970) (#52 US, #9 R&B)
Involved (1971) (#178 US, #45 R&B)
Hell Up in Harlem (Soundtrack) (1974)
Free to Be Myself (1975) (#210 R&B, #43 R&B)
Clean (1978) (#80 US, #22 R&B)
Happy Radio (1979) (#115 US, #44 R&B)
Stronger Than You Think I Am (1979) (#203 US)
For Sale (1983)

MultiTracks

Star War (vocal)

Edwin Starr | War (vocal only)

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