Uploaded on Aug 9, 2007
From Kashif's 1983 Brilliant Superb Classic & Timeless Selftitled Debut Album
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Kashif's growing up in the foster care system has inspired Kashif to lend his time and energy to help find ways to improve the lives of the more than 518,000 young people who are in foster care every day in America. In 2006 he founded Team iCare foundation. He spends much of his time working with child-care agencies around the country helping to improve the system, revamping the message and image of foster care and mentoring young people
Kashif University Founded in 2006 by Kashif is an arts and academic after-school program located in Inglewood California for youth in foster care and at risk youth. Students between age 8 and 18 learn music, dance, recording, singing, song writing, piano, drums as well as reading, writing, math, science and more
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Kashif Saleem (born Michael Jones in 1959) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer. Kashif became well-known from playing keyboards in the renowned funk band B.T. Express. He played synthesizer bass using the miniMoog while touring with the group. After leaving the band in the early 1980s, Kashif recorded demos with the band Stepping Stone, which led to his eventual solo signing with Arista Records.
Introduced to Arista by Gerry Griffith, its A&R director in 1983, his self-titled debut Kashif (1983) spawned the hits "I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)," "Stone Love," "Help Yourself to My Love," and "Say Something Love." With this release, Kashif was well received as an innovator in music, as R&B artists were only beginning to experiment with synthesizers and other electronic instruments. He is said to have been Arista Records' attempt to respond to Warner Bros. Records' Prince.
His other albums include Send Me Your Love and Condition of the Heart. On the album Love Changes, Exposé provided background vocals. 1989's Kashif, with the cover of the Four Tops' hit "Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got," "Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart," and "Are You the Woman."
As an in-demand writer/producer, Kashif can be heard on releases by Kenny G, George Benson, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Johnny Kemp, Melba Moore, Dionne Warwick, Giorge Pettus, Stacy Lattisaw, Exposé, The Wootens, Freda Payne, Whitney Houston, and others. His Grammy nominations are for the instrumentals "The Mood," "Call Me Tonight," "Edgartown Groove" featuring Al Jarreau, and "The Movie Song."
In 1994, Kashif received an invitation from the U.C.L.A. Extension program and created a course called Contemporary Record Production with Kashif. In August 1995, Kashif authored a book entitled Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry, as CEO of his Los Angeles-based Brooklyn Boy Books, Entertainment, and Information. In 1998, Kashif signed with U.K. label Expansion Records and his album Who Loves You was released that same year.
In 2004 Kashif released his album "Music From My Mind"
This Double CD inlcludes the complete 1983 debut album on Disk 2
Send Me Your Love (1984)
Condition of the Heart (1985)
Love Changes (1987)
Definitive Collection (1998)
Who Loves You? (1998)
Best of Kashif (2002)
Music from My Mind (2004)
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