N. Walden

Real Name:
Narada Michael Walden (née Michael Walden)
Profile:
Born: 23 April 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
Prolific American Record Producer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist Musician, and formerly Singer-Songwriter.
Currently resides in San Rafael, California

Walden was given the name Narada by guru Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s. His musical career spans three decades, in which he has been awarded several gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. Starting his career when he replaced Billy Cobham in John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, he continued it as a drummer in Tommy Bolin Band.

Besides his solo career, that started around 1976, he has (initially under contract from Arista Records under Clive Davis) written, produced, and arranged hits for a wide array of artists, such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Al Jarreau, Stacy Lattisaw, Pointer Sisters, Phyllis Hyman, et al.

He also owns recording studio Tarpan Studios, and is the owner of Tarpan Records. Some of his works are published by his own Gratitude Sky Music publishing entity. He is brother in law to Wanda Walden, ex-husband to Lisa Walden, and husband of Katie Mersereau.
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Writing & Arrangement

RPL-8166 Narada Michael Walden - The Bad C.C. album art Carl Carlton Swing That Sexy Thing (as N. Walden) and 1 more… Carl Carlton - The Bad C.C.(LP, Album) RCA RPL-8166 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Narada Michael Walden - The Very Best Of Entertainment From The USA album art Various Who's Zoomin' Who? (as N. Walden) Various - The Very Best Of Entertainment From The USA (Comp) Stylus Music UK 1986 Sell This Version
ARCD-8562 Narada Michael Walden - The Door To Their Dreams - Arista's 1988 Black Music Month Collection album art Various Until You Say You Love Me (as N. Walden) and 1 more… Various - The Door To Their Dreams - Arista's 1988 Black Music Month Collection(CD, Comp) Arista ARCD-8562 US 1988 Sell This Version
Narada Michael Walden - Through The Storm album art Aretha Franklin Gimme Your Love (as N. Walden) and 4 more… Aretha Franklin - Through The Storm (Album) Arista Greece 1989 Sell This Version
A2CD-8613 Narada Michael Walden - Live album art Kenny G (2) Don't Make Me Wait For Love (as N. Walden) Kenny G (2) - Live(CD, Album, Club) Arista A2CD-8613 US 1989 Sell This Version
Narada Michael Walden - D'Atra Hicks album art D'Atra Hicks Heart Of Gold (as N. Walden) and 5 more… D'Atra Hicks - D'Atra Hicks (Album) Capitol Manhattan US 1989 Sell This Version
112682 Narada Michael Walden - Gimme Your Love album art Aretha Franklin & James Brown Gimme Your Love (as N. Walden) and 1 more… Aretha Franklin & James Brown - Gimme Your Love(7", Single) Arista 112682 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
AS-2238 Narada Michael Walden - I'm On Your Side album art Jennifer Holliday I'm On Your Side (as N. Walden) Jennifer Holliday - I'm On Your Side(7", Single) Arista AS-2238 US 1991 Sell This Version
Narada Michael Walden - Love And Kisses album art Dannii Minogue Jump To The Beat (as N. Walden) Dannii Minogue - Love And Kisses (Album) MCA Records, MCA Records South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC 10340 Narada Michael Walden - Love And Kisses album art Dannii Minogue Métete En El Ritmo (Jump To The Beat) (as N. Walden) Dannii Minogue - Love And Kisses(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCAC 10340 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
07822-12582-7 Narada Michael Walden - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love album art Taylor Dayne Let's Spend The Night Together and 1 more… Taylor Dayne - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love(7") Arista 07822-12582-7 US 1993 Sell This Version
Narada Michael Walden - Face The Music album art NKOTB* Keep On Smilin' and 5 more… NKOTB* - Face The Music (Album) Columbia, Columbia Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
VPRL 1466 Narada Michael Walden - True Confession album art Junior Tucker Perfect Combination (as N. Walden) Junior Tucker - True Confession(LP, Album) VP Records VPRL 1466 US 1996 Sell This Version
ZOO 3008 Narada Michael Walden - High Above The Clouds album art Blue Angel (2) High Above The Clouds (Electrobass Mix) (as N. Walden) and 1 more… Blue Angel (2) - High Above The Clouds(12") Urban Zoo ZOO 3008 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Narada Michael Walden - Ear-Resistible album art The Temptations Party and 1 more… The Temptations - Ear-Resistible (Album) Motown US 2000 Sell This Version
504176 6, COL 504176 6, 5041766000 Narada Michael Walden - Stillmatic album art Nas Stillmatic (The Intro) (as N. Walden) and 1 more… Nas - Stillmatic(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Ill Will Records 504176 6, COL 504176 6, 5041766000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
UICU-1075 Ma$e* Keep It On (as N. Walden) and 1 more… Ma$e* - Welcome Back(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Fo' Reel Entertainment, Bad Boy Records (5) UICU-1075 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
CEN 00008 Narada Michael Walden - Party Groove: Pride 08 album art Various How Will I Know (Club Mix) (as N. Walden) Various - Party Groove: Pride 08(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Centaur Music, Inc. CEN 00008 US 2006 Sell This Version
CEN 00009 Narada Michael Walden - Party Groove: Pride 06 album art Various How Will I Know (Club Mix) (as N. Walden) Various - Party Groove: Pride 06(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Centaur Music, Inc. CEN 00009 US 2006 Sell This Version
7567899758 Narada Michael Walden - Clothes Off!!! album art Gym Class Heroes Clothes Off!! (Radio Version) (as Narada Walden) and 1 more… Gym Class Heroes - Clothes Off!!!(CD, Single) Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen 7567899758 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
7567899554 Gym Class Heroes Clothes Off!! (Stress Remix) (as N. Walden) and 1 more… Gym Class Heroes - The Queen And I(CD, Single) Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen 7567899554 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
302 060 741-2 Narada Michael Walden - Dance To The 80s: The Ultimate Electronic Dance Collection album art Various How Will I Know (Original Radio Edit) (as N. Walden) Various - Dance To The 80s: The Ultimate Electronic Dance Collection(2xCD, Comp) Water Music Dance 302 060 741-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
Various Licence To Kill (as N. Walden) Various - The Best Of Bond...James Bond (Comp) Capitol Records, MGM Music, EMI Japan 2008 Sell This Version

Production

Narada Michael Walden - Gimme Your Love album art Aretha Franklin & James Brown Aretha Franklin & James Brown - Gimme Your Love (Single, Maxi) Arista Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Narada Michael Walden - It's Supposed To Be Fun album art Lou Rawls It's Supposed To Be Fun Lou Rawls - It's Supposed To Be Fun (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note US 1990 Sell This Version