| H.B. Barnum with Amicus Poloniae
(Friend of Poland) Award
|LIFE Choir at the gala Opening of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.|
Pianist, record producer, arranger, songwriter, child actor, and founder of LIFE Choir. H.B. Barnum remains one of the unsung giants of popular music, collaborating with a who’s who of acts spanning from Frank Sinatra to Puff Daddy. production duties on records like 1958’s “Quarter to Twelve” and “It’s Never Too Late.” As Pee Wee Barnum, he cut his debut single, “Blue Moon,” for Imperial. Efforts for Mun Rab (“Don’t-Cha Know”) and Ultra Sonic (“Just Goofin'”) followed, and in 1959 he also notched his first major hit as a producer, reaching the U.S. Top Five with Dodie Stevens’ “Tan Shoes and Pink Shoelaces.” In 1960 Barnum scored a Top 40 pop hit of his own with the instrumental “Lost Love,” signing to RCA later that year to release his debut LP, The Big Voice of Barnum — H.B., That Is. Everybody Loves H.B. — Barnum, That Is trailed in 1961, and while a handful of solo records followed, his performing career gradually took a backseat to his work as a studio arranger and producer.
Love – Inspiration – Faith – Everlasting
Gospel music happens when LIFE Choir sings. LIFE Choir is smooth and polished with an incredible five and six part harmony. When LIFE Choir sings, music becomes an event to experience.
LIFE Choir was founded in 1981 by the internationally renowned writer, composer, arranger, director and producer, H. B. Barnum. LIFE Choir is made up of many different backgrounds, religions, entertainers, writers, actors, housewives, children and a multitude of much, much more.
There is no performance too large or too small. LIFE Choir’s music ministry is “for everybody, everywhere, without exception.” In the past 29 years, LIFE has performed with many greats such as: Barry White, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, O.C. Smith, Andy Williams, Neil Diamond, Vanessa Williams, Shirley Caesar, to name a few.
LIFE Choir has appeared on the March of Dimes Telethon, two industry promos of the Lion King at the Pantages Theatre, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Lou Rawls-United Negro College Fund Telethon, The Stellar Awards, The National Urban League Convention, The Aretha Franklin Tribute, Tribute to Ed Sullivan, Dolly Parton Kenny Rogers Christmas Special, The dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, Hands Across America, Franko DeVita-Greek Theater, The Christmas Special at the Grove in Los Angeles, Arsenio Hall with “Foreigner” and “Hammer” The Natalie Cole Show, American Music Awards, Black Achievement Awards, Soul Train Awards, Scott Newman Foundation, St. Jude Foundation, The NAACP Awards, The American Film Institute honoring Sidney Portier, Jane Goodall Foundation. Disneyland with Robert Guilliame and Connie Sellecca, The Los Angeles Marathon, Basilica for the Vatican In Assisi Italy with Barry White, The Polish Film Festival-Los Angeles, Maryla Rodowicz in Poland, The Grammy’s, The Academy Awards, The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs-Martin Luther King, Jr. Gospel Festival, Temple Aliyah Gospel Shabbat and Sinai Temple Interfaith Service.