The Music of Edna Manilow
The music of Edna Manilow is known for its fusion of different styles and genres. Her debut album was a blend of jazz, Latin, and even some autobiographical tracks. The album also featured the hit song “Brooklyn Blues” and “Hey Mambo,” a Latin duet with Kid Creole. The album was produced by Miami Sound Machine founder Emilio Estefan, Jr.
In 1981, Manilow released If I Should Love Again, which featured two top 40 AC hits and a cover of a Four Seasons song. It was Manilow’s first album without her longtime producer Ron Dante. The album was followed by a concert, which aired on PRISM and Showtime. The concert was also telecast in England.
Manilow has had several long-term relationships with women. He was married to Susan Deixler at age 21 and later married Linda Allen in the early Eighties. He is a huge fan of Tom Waits and Marilyn Manson, and is good friends with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. The pair even got together at a German awards show.
Barry Manilow is a prolific composer. His music has been featured in movies, television shows, and even a movie. He has even composed the score for Disney’s Let’s Go to the Circus, and he has co-written two Disney Sing Along Songs. In addition to his numerous solo efforts, Manilow has also collaborated with the likes of Tony Award-winning director Don Bluth.
A tribute concert based on Manilow’s music was taped in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York in 2007. The concert aired on PBS in December 2007 and during the New Year 2009, and Manilow even appeared on “American Idol” on February 3, 2009 where she gave advice to the contestants.
Barry Manilow’s mother, Edna Manilow, passed away in September of 1995. The singer’s name, derived from his mother’s maiden name, was changed to Barry Manilow. Her husband has a sister named Betsy Manilow.
In 1980, Barry Manilow released a world tour concert that was broadcast around the world. The album’s debut single, “My Love,” was broadcast live and reached number 15 in the US. The album also included several top ten hits. The album received widespread acclaim and sold over a million copies.