Cleve Francis
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Cleve Francis
Cleve Francis
Cleveland Francis[1]
Born (1945-04-22) April 22, 1945 (age 73)
Origin Jennings, Louisiana, United States
Genres Country
Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
1992-present
Labels Playback
Liberty
Website http://www.clevefrancis.com

Cleveland Francis (born April 22, 1945 in Jennings, Louisiana[2]) is an American country music singer, one of few African Americans in that genre. Before beginning his career, he was a cardiologist; he switched his focus to country music in the late 1980s, signing first to Playback Records and later to Liberty Records. Between 1992 and 1994, Francis released three studio albums on Liberty, in addition to charting four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US Heat
Tourist in Paradise 58 34
Walkin' -- --
You've Got Me Now
  • Release date: August 23, 1994
  • Label: Liberty Records
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"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[1]
CAN Country
1990 "Love Light" -- -- N/A
1992 "Love Light" (re-release) 52 -- Tourist in Paradise
"You Do My Heart Good" 47 76
"How Can I Hold You" 74 --
1993 "Walkin'" 63 -- Walkin'
"I Won't Let You Walk Away" -- --
1994 "Love or the Lack Thereof" -- -- You've Got Me Now
"We Fell in Love Anyway" (with Patti Austin) -- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
1990 "Love Light"
1992 "You Do My Heart Good" Bill Young
1993 "Walkin'" Sara Nichols
"I Won't Let You Walk Away" Joanne Gardner
1994 "Love or the Lack Thereof"[3] L. J. Kreussling
"We Fell in Love Anyway" (with Patti Austin)[4] Dominic Orlando

References

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 150. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Cleve Francis biography". Allmusic. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : Cleve Francis : Love Or The Lack Thereof". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2011. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Patti Austin : We Fell In Love Anyway". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2011. 

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