Kate Markowitz

Kate Markowitz

born on 28/4/1956 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Alias Kate Yanai

Links www.katemarkowitz.com (English)

Kate Markowitz

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Catherine Judith "Kate" Markowitz (born Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter. Markowitz is perhaps best known as a back-up vocalist who has recorded and performed with a number of singers, most notably James Taylor but also Willy DeVille, Shawn Colvin, Mylène Farmer, Don Henley, Billy Joel, k.d. lang, Lyle Lovett, Graham Nash, Randy Newman, and Warren Zevon. She is the daughter of film and television soundtrack composer Richard Markowitz.[1]

1990s European success

Markowitz had a platinum-selling single in Germany in the 1990s. The single began as a Bacardi Rum jingle that she recorded for the European market. The jingle was so popular that she was asked to transform it into a song about "summer love" rather than rum. She co-wrote the lyrics and recorded it (with Arnold McCuller, David Lasley and Valerie Carter on backing vocals) under the pseudonym Kate Yanai. Called "Bacardi Feeling (Summer Dreamin')," it went to Number 1 within two weeks in Germany, where it stayed for seven weeks, selling well over 500,000 copies. In 1994 she released a second single "Cry, Cry Louise" which reached number 61 in Germany.

2000s activities

Markowitz continues to work with a number of artists. In 2003, however, she produced her first album, Map of the World, on which she wrote or co-wrote a number of the songs.

In 2010 Markowitz joined the Troubadour Reunion Tour supporting James Taylor and Carole King.

Discography

Solo albums

  • Map of the World — 2003

Selected credits

  • Abraham LaborielDear Friends — (1993)
  • Anna VissiEverything I Am — (2001)
  • Arnold McCuller:
    • You Can't Go Back — (1999)
    • Exception to the Rule — (2000)
    • Back To Front — (2002)
  • Aselin Debison — Sweet Is the Melody — (2002)
  • Bill WithersLean on Me: The Best of Bill Withers — (1994)
  • Billy Joel
  • Boz ScaggsOther Roads — (1988)
  • Carol Weisman — Language of Love — (2003)
  • CherLove Hurts— (1991)
  • Clifford CarterWalkin' into the Sun — (1993)
  • Connie Kaldor — Moonlight Grocery — (1984)
  • Dan Fogelberg
  • Diana Ross:
    • Force Behind the Power — (1991)
    • Gift of Love — (2000)
    • Motown Anthology — (2001)
    • I Love You — (2006)
  • Don Grusin:
    • Don Grusin — (1983)
    • No Borders — (1992)
    • Zephyr — (1991)
    • 10k-La — (1980)
    • Raven — (1990)
  • Don Henley
  • Dori Caymmi:
    • Brazilian Serenata — (1988)
    • Kicking Cans — (1993)
  • Eddy MitchellFrenchy — (2003)
  • Eric Burdon:
    • Comeback — (1982)
    • Eric Burdon Unreleased — (1982)
    • Wicked Man — (1988)
    • Crawling King Snake — (1994)
    • Misunderstood — (1995)
    • Soldier of Fortune — (1997)
    • Burdon Tracks — (1998)
  • Ernie WattsSanctuary — (1986)
  • James Taylor:
    • New Moon Shine — (1991)
    • (LIVE) — (1993)
    • (Best LIVE) — (1994)
    • Hourglass — (1997)
    • Greatest Hits Volume 2 — (2000)
    • October Road — (2002)
    • Covers — (2008)
  • Johnny Mathis — Right from the Heart — (1985)
  • Julia Fordham — Swept — (1991)
  • Julie Brown — Trapped in the Body of a White Girl — (1987)
  • k.d. lang — Live by Request — (2001)
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Lee Ritenour:
    • Color Rit — (1989)
    • World of Brazil — (2005)(bckgr)
    • Wes Bound — (1992)
  • Lyle LovettRoad to Ensenada — (1996)
  • Lynn Miles
  • Mark Sholtez — The Distance Between Two Truths — (2010)
  • Mylène Farmer — Anamorphosée — (1995)
  • Neil Diamond:
    • In My Lifetime — (1996)
    • Lovescape — (1991)
    • Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building — (1993)
    • "Christmas Album, Vol.2" — (1994)
  • Oscar Castro-Neves:
    • Maracuja — (1989)
    • More than Yesterday — (1991)
    • Tropical Heart — (1993)
  • Phyllis HymanI Refuse to Be Lonely — (1995)
  • Randy Newman:
    • Faust — (1993)
    • Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman — (1998)
    • Bad Love — (1999)
    • Best of Randy Newman — (2001)
  • Raul MaloYou're Only Lonely — (2006)
  • Richard ElliotTake to the Skies — (1991)
  • Rubén Blades — Nothing But the Truth — (1988)
  • Sarah Vaughan with Milton NascimentoBrazilian Romance — (1987)
  • Shawn Colvin:
    • A Few Small Repairs — (1996)
    • Whole New You — (2001)
  • Sylvie VartanToutes les femmes ont un secret — (1996)
  • Tina ArenaDon't Ask — (1995)
  • Valerie CarterWay It Is — (1996)
  • Walter Becker
  • Warren Zevon
  • Youssou N'Dour

References

  1. p. 44 Bessman, Jim Markowitz Maps Solo Career with Dad as Inspiration Billboard 27 Mar 2004

External links

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