Gogi Grant

Gogi Grant on the cover of her 2002 collection Her Very Best

Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before adopting the name "Gogi Grant" she had used the names "Audrey Brown" and "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue."

In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine.

In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life.

Hit records

  • "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958)
  • "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955)
  • "The Wayward Wind" (1956)

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In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life. Another TV series that features Ice T is "Players". In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. As for more current/recent acting engagements, Ice-T plays a police officer on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Before adopting the name "Gogi Grant" she had used the names "Audrey Brown" and "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue.". He also wrote a song for the soundtrack of the latter. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also appeared in films such as "R'Xmas" by Abel Ferrara and "Tank Girl".

Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. Ice T did a notable lead role performance in Surviving the Game (http://imdb.com/title/tt0111323/) in distinction to his many supporting roles. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). Many other films followed. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). In 1991, he embarked onto a serious acting career, playing a police detective in Mario Van Peebles' film "New Jack City". "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). He debuted as a rapper in the films "Breakin'" and "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" in 1984, only two years after his first 12" ("The Coldest Rap", 1982) appeared.

This IMDb page (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001384/) details his acting engagements. Ice-T is also a successful actor. A DVD was followed by a CD called "Repossession" in 2004. More recently, Ice T teamed up with east coast rappers Smoothe Da Hustler and Trigger The Gambler, establishing a new group called SMG.

The same year also brought Ice-T's Greatest Hits: The Evidence. In the year 2000, Ice teamed up with East Coast pioneer Kool Keith from the Ultramagnetic MCs to form the Analog Brothers - a very successful (at least artistically) experiment. In both cases, the music was updated while not breaking any new ground. His 7th Deadly Sin (1999), one of the first records to be distributed via mp3 before appearing in record stores, continued in this vein.

On VI - Return of the Real, Ice returned to his gangster rap roots. Virgin Records released his next album Home Invasion (1993), an album with many political raps as well as featuring a new female rapper named Grip and Ice's DJ Evil E as a rapper. Ice was also the lead singer/shouter of his metal band Body Count and made a song called "Cop Killer" in 1992, eventually causing Warner Brothers to drop Ice. In 1991, Ice's fourth album, Original Gangster, came out; including raps about child abuse and drunk driving as well as the theme song from the movie New Jack City by Mario Van Peebles, the movie that re-launched Ice's career as an actor.

Seymour Stein called him "the Bob Dylan of rap." On "Freedom of Speech" Ice T attacked Tipper Gore for introducing the Parental Advisory sticker. As the title of this third album suggests, Ice T was from the start not only a gangster rapper - he was one of the driving forces behind the new style - but also a political rapper. Just watch what you say. Ice T went on to work with Afrika Islam, the man behind the beats on 1987s Rhyme Pays, 1988s Power and 1989s The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech..

"Six N The Morning" was inspired by Schoolly D's "PSK" and became itself the inspiration for Eazy E and NWA's "Boyz N The Hood". It was produced by Unknown DJ, who produced electro funk tracks before and went on to produce Compton's Most Wanted. "6 N The Morning" is sometimes seen as the track that triggered the whole gangster rap movement. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and started out with other West Coast rap pioneers such as Kid Frost and Egyptian Lover with Electro recordings. Later on, he changed his style and was the first rapper from the west to be accepted by the East Coast.

Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known as Ice T or Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer and actor. MTV Movie Award nominee. Repossession (2004). Pimpin 101 - The Soundtrack (2003).

"Pimp to Eat" (2000). What Really Goez On (1998). Violent Demise: The Last Days (1997). Born Dead (1994).

Body Count (1992). The Early Years (2002). Greatest Hits: The Evidence (2000). Cold as Ever (1996).

The Classic Collection (1993). Money, Power, Women (2000). Don't Hate The Player (1999). I Must Stand (1996).

Gotta Lotta Love (1994). That's How I'm Livin'/99 Problems (1993). Trespass (1992) performed by Ice-T and Ice Cube. Ricochet (1991).

New Jack Hustler (1991). Superfly 1990 (1990) performed by Curtis Mayfield and Ice-T. Dick Tracy (1990). Lethal Weapon (1989).

You Played Yourself (1989). High Rollers (1989). I'm Your Pusher (1988). Colors (1988).

6 In The Mornin' (1986). Dog N The Wax (1986). Ya Don't Quit (1985). Killers (1984).

Body Rock (1984). The Coldest Rap (1982). Gang Culture (2004) (Ice-T live in Montreux, Switzerland). The Seventh Deadly Sin (1999).

Below Utopia: The Lost Score (1998). VI: Return of the Real (1996). Home Invasion (1993). OG: Original Gangster (1991).

The Iceberg/Freedom of speech...just watch what you say (1989). Power (1988). Rhyme Pays (1987).

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