Friday, July 6, 2012

E.G. Daily

E.G. Daily (born Elizabeth Ann Guttman on September 11, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) may be well-known for her voice-over work in television & movies, but what some people may or may not know is that she is also a singer who scored some dance hits during the 80's.

E.G.'s songs "Shake It Up" and "I'm Hot Tonight" were featured on the "Scarface" movie soundtrack in 1983. She signed to A&M Records in 1985, working with Madonna's frequent music collaborators John "Jellybean" Benitez and Stephen Bray.
In 1985, E.G. released her debut album, "Wild Child" which didn't appear to make the Billboard album charts at all.
Her first single, "Say It, Say It" topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for a week in May of 1986. The song also peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #71 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. 
The follow-up single, "Love in the Shadows" peaked at #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #14 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

E.G. provided back-up vocals for Human League's Philip Oakley's 1985 debut album, "Philip Oakley & Giorgio Moroder."

During that same year, she appeared in the movie "Better Off Dead" singing two songs as a member of a band performing at a high school dance. Both songs were featured on the soundtrack album credited to E.G. She also appeared on "The Breakfast Club" movie soundtrack with the track "Waiting."
 In 1987, E.G. contributed the song "Mind Over Matter" to the "Summer School" movie soundtrack. The song managed to peak at #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. She played guitar, harmonica, keyboards, and percussion on the song.
In 1989, E.G. released her sophomore album, "Lace Around the Wound" which also didn't make the Billboard album charts.
The only single to chart from the album was "Some People" which peaked at #33 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. She played guitar and harmonica on the song.

During the 90's, E.G. focused on voice-over work in television & movies, primarily on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, "Rugrats" as the voice of Tommy Pickles.
In 1999, E.G. released her third album, "Tearing Down the Walls" on Tommy T. Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever made the charts at all.

These days, E.G. continues to act, do voice-over work, and sing. In 2003, she released a song called "Changing Faces" which was used on the end credits of the "Rugrats Go Wild" movie. From 2003 to 2011, E.G. did the voice-over of Jake Harper singing the theme song for the CBS series, "Two and a Half Men."
In April of 2008, E.G. released the single "Beautiful" which peaked at #19 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. The song is available on iTunes.

In the fall of 2013, E.G. appeared on the NBC reality show "The Voice," but she lost in the Knockout Rounds.

To see the music video for "Say It, Say It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW2LOaCHhOg

To see the music video for "Love in the Shadows," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6aMrwMqumE

To see the video for "Mind Over Matter" in the movie "Summer School," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-XB1DDiu5c

To see the music video for "Some People," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCJmX-HXrrs

To see the music video for "Beautiful," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TCccMqBbyI


(Updated on 01\05\14]


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