Happy Birthday Patti Austin
Birthday wishes to Grammy winning singer Patti Austin who celebrates today (August 10). Born in Harlem, New York, Patti made her singing debut at the Apollo Theater when she was only four. She developed a successful career as a session musician and jingle singer in the '60's and released her debut album, End of a Rainbow, in 1976. Patti's 1981 album, Every Home Should Have One, contained her biggest hit. "Baby, Come To Me," her duet with James Ingram, hit number one in 1983 after being featured in the soap opera General Hospital. In 2008 Patti received her first Grammy Award in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for Avant Gershwin. Austin will join the Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Cruise sailing in September.