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Paul Randolph (musician)

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Birth name  Paul V. Randolph
Name  Paul Randolph
Role  Singer

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Also known as  Randolph, L'Homme Van Renn
Origin  Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres  Jazz, Soul, Blues, Rock, Funk, House, Electronica
Occupation(s)  Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Associated acts  Jazzanova, Amp Fiddler, Platinum Pied Pipers, Moodyman, "Mad" Mike Banks
Albums  Funkhaus Studio Sessions, Echoes (Of Lonely Eden), This Is... What It Is.
Similar People  Makoto, Zed Bias, Morrissey, Aaron Jerome, Cid Rim

Paul Randolph, aka "Randolph" is an American bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer from Detroit, Michigan. His musical style ranges from jazz, funk, soul, house, and electronica. He is best known as the vocalist for the German collective, Jazzanova. Randolph has performed with well-known musicians, including Tony Allen, Odetta, and Johnny Johnson.


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Early life and education

Randolph was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He and his family relocated to Sao Paulo, Brazil when he was six years old.,where he learned to play guitar. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Marketing.


Randolph joined the Detroit-based New Orleans-style funk and blues band, Mudpuppy as lead vocalist and bassist, along with fellow Detroit musician, Amp Fiddler. The pair later performed and recorded as a duo. During this time, Randolph also released his first solo CD, This Is...What It Is" in 2004 on Kenny Dixon, Jr.'s Mahogani Music label. His second solo album, Lonely Eden was released in 2007, with contributions from Stephanie McKay and Waajeed.

Randolph's overseas travels with Amp Fiddler lead him to meet members of the group Jazzanova. Randolph was the lead vocalist on three singles from Jazzanova's 2008 album Of All The Things on Sonar Kollektiv, which peaked at number six on the Billboard Chart's Top Contemporary Jazz category. He also sang on the 2012 Jazzanova release, Funkhaus Studio Sessions (Sonar Kollektiv). He was named 2010 Artist of the Year by Real Detroit Weekly, and he has collaborated on projects with J Dilla, Kiko Navarro, Makoto, Charles Webster, and most recently Boddhi Satva. Randolph's latest project, "Chips 'N Chittlins" with Manchester, UK producer Zed Bias, originally released in Japan on P-Vine Records, is in production on Fit Distribution.


  • This Is...What It Is (Mahogani Music, 2004)
  • Lonely Eden (Still Music, 2007)
  • Echoes (Of Lonely Eden) (Still Music, 2010)
  • Chipz 'N Chittlins w/ Zed Bias (P-Vine, 2012)
  • Singles

  • The Real Thang – Van Renn (1993)
  • The Man – Van Renn (1994)
  • The (Real) Love Thang – L'Homme Van Renn (1995)
  • Luv + Affection – L'Homme Van Renn (1996)
  • People Make The World Go Round – Innerzone Orchestra
  • Sucker for a Pretty Face – Trus Me – In The Red
  • On My Heart – ISoul8 feat. Paul Randolph
  • I Love You – As One feat. Paul Randolph
  • I'm Down – As One feat. Paul Randolph
  • Don't Take It Personal – Wahoo feat. Paul Randolph
  • Ruff N Tuff – Tettory Bad
  • Let Me Show Ya – Jazzanova feat. Paul Randolph
  • Lucky Girl – Jazzanova featuring Paul Randolph
  • Dial A Cliche – Jazzanova feat. Paul Randolph
  • Truth – The Clonious feat. Paul Randolph
  • Shine Your Light – Simbad & Paul Randolph
  • Joy Vibration – Tomson feat. Paul Randolph
  • Magic – John Arnold feat. Paul Randolph
  • Tower of Love – Makoto feat. Paul Randolph
  • My Magic – Zoetic feat. Paul Randolph
  • Stay, Stay, Stay – ISoul8 feat. Paul Randolph
  • Waves of Love – ISoul8 feat. Paul Randolph
  • Captain of Her Heart – Kiko Navarro feat. Paul Randolph
  • I Human – Jazzanova feat Paul Randolph
  • I'm Free – Catz N Dogs feat. Paul Randolph
  • Soldier – Boddhi Satva Paul Randolph
  • Luminous Stasis – Dial 81 feat. Paul Randolph
  • Especially For You – Rodney Hunter feat. Paul Randolph
  • References

    Paul Randolph (musician) Wikipedia