Making Music – Gnarls Barkley

I saw this on the Sundance Channel – recorded at the famous Abbey Road studio.

I was impressed. Talented muscians making strange, mysterious music. Cee-Lo has a great soul voice!

Along with DJ Danger Mouse, Cee-Lo is currently part of a collaboration called Gnarls Barkley. Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo's first collaborative album, St. Elsewhere, was released on April 24, 2006 in the United Kingdom and May 2, 2006 in the United States. St. Elsewhere entered the charts at #1 in the UK, as did the first single "Crazy". "Crazy" is the first single to go straight to #1 in the UK based on digital download sales alone. The album is Cee-Lo's greatest selling venture yet, currently having shipped over 1 million copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.

A new album by Gnarls Barkley, titled The Odd Couple, was released in March 2008. Its first single released in January called "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster)".

Cee-Lo was born in Atlanta, Georgia . Both of Cee-Lo's parents were ordained ministers. His father died when he was 2 years old. His mother was involved in a car crash leaving her quadriplegic and died 2 years later when Cee-Lo was 18 years old and his career with Goodie Mob had just begun taking off. His mother's death led him into depression, as is reflected in various songs throughout his career, including "Free" by Goodie Mob, songs on St. Elsewhere, and on The Odd Couple ("She Knows", "A Little Better"). Cee-Lo attended Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta.