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Biography

Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Fresno, California, Jeanie Tracy's singing career began from a very early age in her local church choir. Her infatuation for music led her to study opera in high school and to take piano lessons. She cites her high school music teacher as the person who told her she would have a wonderful future in music...and she was right! Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Celine Dion, Santana and numerous other artists have called upon her immense talents to participate on their projects.

Jeanie took part in "Sing Mahlia Sing opposite, and eventually filling in for, Jennifer Holliday. "Right Mind" found Jeanie staring along side veteran actors and actresses including some who were in "The Wiz".

Getting back to the music scene, Jeanie met veteran Harvey Fuqua and began writing & producing for his gospel group, Voices of Harmony. Shortly after, Harvey persuaded Jeanie to audition for the glamorous Sylvester and was thrust into the disco spotlight. Not only did Jeanie sing on his studio recordings but also in his live show! She very quickly found friendship with Sylvester and his then back-up singers, Martha Wash and Izora Armstead who had already been recording with Sylvester as "Two Tons Of Fun".

Working with Sylvester opened the door for Jeanie to begin her own solo career. Her first album, "Me and You" was released on the Fantasy Label and found her working once again with Harvey Fuqua. "Me and You" saw Jeanie's music growing in a new direction. For the most part, the LP featured a softer, more R&B sound which helped her number of fans to swell to an even larger number. Returning the favour, Sylvester appeared in all his glory on "I'm Your Jeanie" - the biggest single from the album - with his remarkable low voice on background vocals.

Jeanie appeared on Star Search and placed number one in the Female Vocalist Category for an astounding six weeks. Her Star Search wins made her a household name instantly around the world.

After Sylvester's untimely death in 1988, Jeanie decided to put her recording career on the backburner favoring the idea of doing more theater and session work. This break wouldn't last for long and soon Jeanie was back in action flying to New York City to work with her friend, Martha Wash. While there, she recorded the track "It's My Time" for 3-Beat Records, a U.K. based label. The track's lyrics of say it best of the way Jeanie was feeling at the moment. "It's my time to live again, it's my time to stand up and shout'.

Another U.K. label, Pulse-8, requested for Jeanie to record an entire album so she took a trip to London and spent 3 months in a studio, working with the song writing team Band Of Gypsies. "Do You Believe In The Wonder" and "If This Is Love" both were issued as singles and "It's My Time" was remixed and re-released. The full length album, "It's My Time" was then released and produced two more singles. The first, "It's A Man's Man's World", teamed Jeanie with Bobby Womack and the last single, "Crying In My Sleep", was a ballad where Jeanie had a chance to belt out.

Since the release of "It's My Time" Jeanie has recorded a fair number of commercials and participated on numerous albums for people like Curtis Mayfield, Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Tevin Campbell, Kenny Loggins, and Natalie Cole to name a few.

Recently Jeanie moved effortless back into another form of theatre - television. She became the voice of "Kimmie The Cat" and "Bantu The Snake" on the critically acclaimed P.B.S. children's series "Kangaroddy". These roles allowed Jeanie to really speak from her heart and to encourage children to have respect for themselves and for others. Something she stresses for all people to do a little more of.

Continuing her recording career at the same time has proved to be time consuming however it's something that Jeanie strives on with because of her love for music. She has recorded the singles, "Happiness" on DeConstruction U.K., "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You", "Keep The Party Jumpin'" and the #1 Billboard Dance hit "The Power" with Rosabel which can be heard on clubfloors throughout the world!

Jeanie was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011

Those who have met Jeanie have said that she is a truly positive person who will captivate your attention with her energy! She herself has said that she can be a little flamboyant...a flamboyancy that generates good feelings and good times around her. What's in store for Jeanie? Only time will tell. One thing that is for sure is that we will definitely be hearing a lot more of Miss Tracy and we won't be able to take our eyes off of her!

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SESSION WORK
Walter Afansieff (Producer)
Tatianna Ali
All as One
Anastacia
Paul Anka
Able Aquilera (Producer)
Tina Arena
Patti Austin
Band of Gypsies (Producer)
Gary Barlow
Margarette Becker
Louis Biancanello (Producer)
Angela Bofill
Michael Bolton
Michael Boyd (Producer)
Konoly Brothers
Peabo Bryson
Tevin Campbell
Mariah Carey
Tracy Chapman
Tom Costa
Taylor Dane
Toshina Danielle
Andy Dick *
Celine Dion
Sheena Easton
Lisa Fischer
Aretha Franklin
Harvey Fuqua (Producer)
Kenny G.
Mark Haffner (Producer)
The Hawkins (Producer)
Tramaine Hawkins
Lynette Hawkins-Stevens
Whitney Houston
Freddie Hubbard
Michael Jackson
Al Jarreau
Mark & Jeff Jingles (Producer)
Kitaro
Patti Labelle
Stacy Lattisaw
Frankie Lee
Kenny Loggins
Paul Masterson
Curtis Mayfield
Van Morrison (Producer)
Charlene Moore
Jeffrey Osborne
Roy Rogers
Diana Ross
Todd Rundgren
Carlos Santana
EC Scott (Producer)
Skool Boyz
Jermaine Stewart
Rod Stewart
Barbra Streisand
Sylvester
Ralphie Rosario (Producer)
Two Tons Of Fun
Narada Michael Walden (Producer)
Martha Wash
Grover Washington
Warriors Basketball Team
Sam Waters (Colour Me Badd) (Producer)
Weather Girls
Shanice Wilson
Bobby Womack (Duet)
Tricia Yearwood
Pia Zadora

RECORDINGS
Don't Leave Me This Way (Megatone)
Funkin' With Yo Emotion/Picture This (Megatone)
I Found Love (Megatone)
Manhunt (Fantasy)
Time Bomb (Megatone)
Me & Your (Fantasy)
It's My Time (3-Beat)
Do You Believe In The Wonder (Pulse-8)
Man's World - Duet with Bobby Womack (Pulse-8)
Do You Wanna Be (Pulse-8)
Answer My Prayer (ZTT)
Do You Want My Love (Actual)
Can't Take My Eyes (AM)
Keep The Party Jumpin' (AM)
The Power (Tommy Boy)
Cha Cha Heels (Tommy Boy)
Everybody Up (Tommy Boy)
Feel Good (EPride Music
Turn It Out (Mamahouse Records)
We Will Be Free Tonight (Cha Cha Heels Records)
Getcha (Audio4Play Records)
Viva (Cha Cha Heels Records)

MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS
About Last Night
Apocalypse Now
Body Guard
Bring It On (#5) Hercules
Hunchback of Notre Dame
In and Out
Make Me Smile
Miracle on 34th Street
Mr. Wonderful
Rent
Snow Dogs
Stuart Little
Sylvester's Documentary
Titanic

STORE OPENINGS
Abercrombie & Fitch
(Milan and Paris)

TV SOUNDTRACKS
So You Think You Can Dance
Single Ladies
Queer As Folk

TV FEATURES
The Joy of Disco
Queens of Disco
Unsung: Angela Bofill
Unsung: Martha Wash
Unsung: Sylvester

SOLO LEAD - DISNEY CHANNEL
Wonderful World of Disney
(Theme Song)

VOICE OVER WORK
Adventures of Kangaroddy (PBS Children's Television Show)
Bozo The Clown (with William Shatner and Tony Danza)
Characters: Bantu (The Snake) & Kimmie (The Cat)

COMMERCIALS
7-11 Coffee
AC Transit
Acura
AIDS Walk-A-Thon Theme
Alamo Rental Car
Buff-Puff
Burger King
California Lottery
3 California Raisons with Ray Charles
CBS Theme
Clorox
Code-A-Phone
Crocker Bank
Dakin Toys
Gain Detergent
Garfield The Cat
Hunts Tomato Catsup
Jack In The Box
LaChoy
Lazers Basketball
Levis Silvertab & 501
Luster Pink Oil
Manwich
Mazda
Nissan
Ride-A-Rent
Rice-A-Roni
S.F. Bay To Breakers (Theme)
Sizzler
Taco Bell
Toyota
Warriors Basketball
Water Pik Shower Massage
Winn Dixie
Winter Olympics

VOCAL ARRANGEMENT
Freddie Hubbard
Skool Boys

THEATRE
"Dylan...Words and Music"
Works of Bob Dylan S.F. Theatre (Principal Vocalist)
"Right Mind" S.F. American Conservatory Theatre (George Coates, Director) Played: Bad and Good Witch
"Sing, Mahalia, Sing" Washington D.C. Mini Theatre (Deorge Faison, Director) Played: Lead Role, Mahalia
"Street Dreams" Old Spaghetti Factory Theatre, S.F. (Played: The Hooker)
"The Rains Are Coming" The Herbst Theatre, S.F. (Played: Actress and Principal Singer)

AWARDS
Grammy Award (2) - Titantic
(Song of The Year)
Grammy Award -
Carlos Santana
Grammy Award -
Eric Clapton "The Calling"

BOOKS
The Fabulous Sylvester
The First Ladies of Disco