Randy Newman

Randy Newman



Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter,[2] arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant (and often satirical) pop songs, and for film scores.

Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Cats Don't Dance, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey, and Seabiscuit. He has scored eight Disney-Pixar animated films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3, Monsters University, and Cars 3, as well as Disney's The Princess and the Frog and James and the Giant Peach.

Newman has received twenty Academy Award nominations in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories and has won twice in the latter category. He has also won three Emmys, seven Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.[3]

Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 for classics such as "Short People", and as a Disney Legend in 2007.[4] Newman was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013.[5]



The Meyerowitz Stories
The Meyerowitz Stories is an album by musical artist Randy Newman, released on October 20, 2017.
Dark Matter
Dark Matter is the eleventh studio album of original material by Randy Newman, released on August 4, 2017.
Sonny Boy
Sonny Boy is a song by musical artist Randy Newman, released on July 18, 2017.
カーズ/クロスロード オリジナル・サウンドトラック
カーズ/クロスロード オリジナル・サウンドトラック is an album by musical artist Randy Newman, released on July 12, 2017.

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News Articles22

Randy Newman wins Grammy for sarcastic track on Putin
  –  January 28, 2018
Sardonic songwriter Randy Newman on Sunday picked up his latest Grammy for a sarcastic tune about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Newman won in the relatively obscure category of Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for "Putin," released amid rising ...
From Kendrick Lamar to Randy Newman, the concerts that made 2017 memorable
  –  December 24, 2017
Randy Newman at City Winery, Oct. 18 ... 9. PJ Harvey at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, July 15: Harvey so rarely tours anymore that each one of her shows becomes something of event, and this one certainly qualified. Though she never played ...
From the Vault: Lo Moon
  –  February 28, 2018
Unfortunately we can't archive the audio from the Rough Trade show, but here are two other Lo Moon performances in our Vault: Lo Moon in Studio A, 2017 Holiday Cheer for FUV 2017 with Lo Moon, Jeff Tweedy, Randy Newman and Aimee Mann
What’s The Worst Best Original Song In Oscar History?
  –  February 27, 2018
I find the best original song category fascinating because its nominees span such a wide range in quality — the most timeless songs in cinema history and songs that prove the music branch will nominate a ham sandwich if Bono or Randy Newman was involved ...
Britton Buchanan Blows Away the Judges on ‘The Voice’ 2018
  –  February 27, 2018
In response, Buchanan said that there’s a video of Levine performing “I Love LA” with Randy Newman from a few years ago and he watches it about “80 times a week”. There has been a new feature added to the show this season and Adam Levine is hit ...
Ready for his close-up
  –  February 26, 2018
Some celebrities have been deeply affected by the kind words on the pages of his letters. “Randy Newman wrote me to say my letter was one of the nicest he ever received,” Tom said. Newman’s message extended to the photo’s back side, and included ...
Hear Emmylou Harris Guitarist Phil Madeira's Moving Solo Song 'Gothenburg'
  –  February 26, 2018
It also finds Madeira singing in a conversational everyman timbre recalling Randy Newman at his most jovial. Most significantly, it allowed the 65-year-old to peel back the curtain on his feelings toward his East Coast upbringing. What was the turning ...
From the editor: What to expect when you're new to Albuquerque
  –  February 26, 2018
It's an easy place to love. It's a hard place to feel hope. I moved here from Baltimore. Randy Newman's famous song says, "Oh, Baltimore, man, it's hard just to live." It was. Some days, you wake up in Albuquerque and you see these things and it's hard ...
Don Letts' Culture Clash Radio
  –  February 25, 2018
who'd worked with the likes of Elvis and Wilson Picket and celebrated songwriters such as Goffin & King, Bacharach & David, Mann & Weill and Randy Newman, it was a commercial flop and failed to make a dent in the album charts in the US or the UK.
Playback: A Nomad in Austin
  –  February 24, 2018
"It's basically about trying to be comfortable in your own skin," he offers of the 13-track effort that will arouse fans of Randy Newman and early Tom Waits. "There's a little about mortality and a little bit on love, too." Another gem, "Odd Fellow's Rest ...
‘The Big Picture’ presents live Jewish movie-music mashup at George Mason
  –  February 23, 2018
You’ll also hear “People” from “Funny Girl” (1968), “Honeycomb” from “Lenny” (1974) and select instrumentals by the likes of Marvin Hamlisch, John Williams and Randy Newman. More polarizing are the clips from Woody Allen, who’s ...
Music and the Movies in Fairfax
  –  February 23, 2018
Composers include John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Randy Newman, and Mel Brooks among others. As Kraukauer and his orchestra play, the films will be projected on a large screen behind the performers, so that “The Big Picture” becomes a multimedia ...
At the Mouth of the Mississippi, a Weird and Fragile Beauty
  –  February 22, 2018
Randy Newman recounted the disaster in his song “Louisiana,” which goes, in part: “The river rose all day, the river rose all night / Some people got lost in the flood / Some people got away all right.” What Mr. Newman doesn’t sing about is how ...
Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Michael Arden and More Amongst Lineup for Hollywood Bowl's Summer Series
  –  February 21, 2018
Randy Newman is joined by his own band and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by his cousin, conductor and film composer David Newman, to perform selections from each of his eleven studio albums spanning the last half century, from his 1968 self-titled debut ...
Beck, Father John Misty, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jaws’ top the Hollywood Bowl’s 2018 summer lineup
  –  February 21, 2018
Father John Misty, Beck, Rodrigo y Gabriela (backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic), Randy Newman (backed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), Grizzly Bear and TV on the Radio are all set to perform during this summer’s stellar lineup of concerts at the ...
Anna McClellan's New Album Evokes the Lonely Overthinking of the Open Road
  –  February 20, 2018
There’s this winking drama to the whole thing, like a slightly rougher around the edges Randy Newman ballad. Paired with McClellan’s distinctive voice (each syllable has a way of catching in her throat, as if crooned through the reed of a woodwind ...
‘Big-hit’ Charlie Culberson has come home, looks to impact Braves
  –  February 19, 2018
As Culberson rounded the bases, well before he got to third base, the familiar first chords of Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” blasted from the Dodger Stadium PA system. Culberson heaved his helmet high onto the field halfway between third and home and ...
Spend an evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at Pikes Peak Center
  –  February 16, 2018
His top singles are "Cowboy Man" and "Give Back My Heart," and he's known for contributing to songs on dozens of movie soundtracks, such as "You've Got A Friend in Me" with Randy Newman, the composer, for "Toy Story." At Texas A&M, Keen earned a degree in ...
So that's how they got their name! Adorable moment three Golden Retrievers swim to shore with a large stick
  –  February 16, 2018
Someone added the song 'You've Got a Friend in Me' by Randy Newman to the cute video. The trio definitely had a friend in each other as they all helped get the large stick back to shore during their swim. The dog in the middle appears to let go briefly as ...
Jukebox: Adirondack weekend of listening uplifts, soothes
  –  February 15, 2018
These guys put fragile flesh on the bones of inequality and the sad shrinkage of small-town America. Randy Newman took us deepest, about aging and death, on Sunday. No, it wasn’t all grim. Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield flew us to a cheerful New ...
Grammys Analysis: Damn, Kendrick, They Did It to You Again
  –  January 28, 2018
Spread across nearly 100 categories, almost all of which were handed out before the telecast began, you can find an array of varied and worthy winners: Jason Isbell, Aimee Mann, John Williams, Randy Newman, Kraftwerk, the Weeknd, Chris Stapleton ...
From Kendrick Lamar to Randy Newman, the concerts that made 2017 memorable
  –  December 24, 2017
As we prepare to roll into a new year of concerts, here are my favorite shows from 2017: 1. Kendrick Lamar at United Center, July 27: He was a man alone onstage playing multiple roles: “Kung Fu Kenny”; street kid who barely made it out of Compton, Calif.


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