GINO VANNELLI – Brother To Brother
1978 – A&M Records – Germany
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Born in Montreal, Quebec, Vannelli is one of three sons ( Joe, Gino, and Ross ) born to Russ and Delia Vannelli. Russ, his father, was a big band musician. As a child, Gino’s greatest passion was music, and he began playing percussion at an early age. By the age of 15, Gino began writing songs. Just out of high school, he signed his first recording contract with RCA under the pseudonym Vann Elli. After a stint in NYC, Vannelli and his brothers went to L.A. in a financially distraught and desperate state to wait outside trumpeter Herb Alpert‘s locked gate for an audition. Alpert was Gino’s last hope prior to heading back to Montreal the next day. Alpert liked what he heard and two days later signed Gino with his A&M Records, releasing his first album in 1973. Gino’s brother, Joe, served as arranger and keyboardist for most of his recording career. At a time when polyphonic synthesizers were non-existent, Joe overdubbed multiple parts to create a texture of sound that was progressive for the early 1970s. In 1974, “People Gotta Move” made it to 22 on the Billboard Top 100. On 15 February 1975, Vannelli became the second Caucasian performer to appear on Soul Train. This was his television debut. With his records climbing the charts, Vannelli toured as the opening act for Stevie Wonder. In 1978, the song “I Just Wanna Stop” earned Gino an American Grammy Award nomination and was a number 1 single in Canada ( 4 in United States ). Vannelli’s album “Brother To Brother” was certified platinum in early 1979. Gino won Canada’s Juno Award for Best Male Artist. Vannelli also won Juno Awards in 1976 and 1979. Gino’s additional recordings of the 1970s include: “Crazy Life,””Powerful People,” “Storm at Sunup,” “The Gist of the Gemini” and “A Pauper in Paradise”.