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Veronica "Randy" Crawford is an American jazz and R&B singer. She has been more successful in Europe than in the United States, where she has not entered the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist. She has had multiple top five hits in the UK, including her 1980 number 2 hit, "One Day I´ll Fly Away".

Her follow-up solo efforts included "One Day I´ll Fly Away" (1980) and "You Might Need Somebody" (1981), which became soul standards, and a cover of Brook Benton´s classic "Rainy Night in Georgia". The album, Secret Combination (1981) stayed on the UK Albums Chart for sixty weeks, after which her profile dipped, despite a return to the UK Top Ten with "Almaz" in 1986. She continued to record for Warner Bros through the 1990s, but was unable to score either a big R&B hit or major crossover success. Gary Wilmot impersonated Crawford on The Bob Monkhouse Show in the mid-1980s, doing cockney songs such as "Knees Up, Mother Brown".

Naked And True (1995) brought Crawford back to her roots: it included George Benson´s "Give Me the Night", and confirmed her soul heritage by featuring Funkadelicists Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and the Fred Wesley Horns. She enjoyed her highest profile of the decade when rising starlet, Shola Ama, had a worldwide hit with her 1997 cover of "You Might Need Somebody".

Crawford recorded a live session with Joe Sample on July 24, 2007, at Abbey Road Studios for Live from Abbey Road. The episode she shared with David Gilmour and Amos Lee was screened on the Sundance Channel in the US and Channel 4 in the UK.

She has sung with Bootsy Collins, Johnny Bristol, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Steve Hackett, and Joe Sample amongst others.

Rolf Graf is best known from this time were the ballad "Shine", performed together with Egil Eldøen and Randy Crawford. The norwegian band Lava also collaborated with guest artists like Randy Crawford.


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