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Wayman Tisdale

Most athletes who moved into the recording business during the '90s found rap to be their forte, but Wayman Tisdale shifted the field to contemporary jazz with his 1995 debut album, Power Forward, recorded for the Motown subsidiary MoJazz. A 1984 Olympic gold medalist in basketball, All-American at the University of Oklahoma, and member of the Phoenix Suns, Tisdale plays bass in his Fifth Quarter Band. He signed with MoJazz in 1995, releasing Power Forward later that year. By 1996, his second album, In the Zone, had appeared; Decisions followed two years later; Face to Face was issued in early 2001. In 2003 the gospel album Presents 21 Days was released, while the next year saw Hang Time. In 2006 Tisdale's seventh record, Way Up!, featuring guest artists Bob James, Dave Koz, and George Duke, among others, came out. In 2007, Tisdale was diagnosed with bone cancer, but he recovered sufficiently to release his eighth album, Rebound, in 2008, featuring a version of Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" with country star Toby Keith on vocals. Ultimately, Tisdale passed away on May 15, 2009, at age 44 after battling bone cancer for two years. ~ John Bush & William Ruhlmann
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Stations Featuring
Wayman Tisdale

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    4 songs

Albums by
Wayman Tisdale

Top Songs by
Wayman Tisdale

  1.   Song
  2.   One on One
  3.   Throwin' It Down
  4.   Let's Do It Again
  5.   Way Up
  6.   Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
  7.   Can't Hide Love
  8.   Slam Dunk
  9.   Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
  10.   Summer Breeze
  11.   Loveplay
  12.   Get Down on It
  13.   Sultry Summer
  14.   These Feelings
  15.   Spread Tha Butta
  16.   Been Here Before by Ali Woodson
  17.   Front Runna
  18.   Creative Juices
  19.   Ready to Hang
  20.   After the Game (Intro)
  21.   Louis
  22.   Ready or Not
  23.   Fell in Love
  24.   Mexicoco
  25.   Don't Take Your Love Away
  26.   Off into It
  27.   Watch Me Play
  28.   Wayman's Gotta Do It
  29.   If U Really Want to Know (I Like It Fonk-Kaa)
  30.   The Turnaround
  31.   Commin' Home
  32.   Watch Me Play Again by Robert Wilson
  33.   In Love
  34.   Rebound by Dave Koz
  35.   Sunday's Best by Kirk Whalum
  36.   It's a Good Day featuring Jeff Lorber
  37.   Conversation Piece by Bob James
  38.   Shape of Your Heart by Jeff Lorber
  39.   Glory Glory
  40.   Hang Time
  41.   My World
  42.   Say I Do
  43.   Brazilia
  44.   You
  45.   Power Forward
  46.   Jazz in You
  47.   Passion
  48.   Bass Man
  49.   Summer Breeze Remix
  50.   Starship
  51.   In the Zone
  52.   Show Me the Way
  53.   Breakfast With Tiffany
  54.   High School Interlude
  55.   When I Opened Up My Eyes
  56.   Neck Bones
  57.   The Time Is Here
  58.   Sweet Dreams
  59.   Face To Face
  60.   In the Zone Interlude
  61.   Let's Ride by George Duke
  62.   If You Want Me to Stay by Kirk Whalum
  63.   If I Ever
  64.   Brand New
  65.   Danger Zone
  66.   Gabrielle
  67.   Gina Kay
  68.   Circumstance
  69.   Ain't No Lovin'
  70.   No Me Without You
  71.   Thinking of You
  72.   Pro Interlude
  73.   5 Day Road Trip by Eddie M.
  74.   College Interlude
  75.   Washington High
  76.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  77.   I'll Do the Driving by Brian Simpson