Saturday, January 12, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Freddie Jackson

Artist:Freddie Jackson
Song:Love Me Down
Album:Greatest Hits

Freddie Jackson was one of the top R & B crooners of the 80s. The 1990 hit Love Me Down was one of his ten number one R & B hits. He did cross over to pop earlier in his career. He was born Oct. 2, 1956 in Harlem, NY and grew up singing in church. It was there that he met long time songwriting and producing partner Paul Laurance. Jackson worked the New York club circuit with Laurence's group Laurence-Jones Ensemble. Then in the early 80s he moved to Los Angeles to sing with the group Mystic Merlin. He sang lead on their 1982 hit Full Moon. Jackson moved back to New York and sang backup for Melba Moore. She got him a deal with Capitol Records in 1985. His first two singles Rock Me Tonight and You Are My Lady topped the R & B charts and crossed over to the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100. Jackson continued to have success on the R & B charts. Love Me Down was the ninth of his ten number one R & B hits in 1990. Jackson faded and left Capitol for RCA in 1993. You can get all his Capitol hits on this budget CD. He has recorded for his own Orpheus Music label for years. His latest CD For You was released in 2010. So Freddie Jackson is still around but he's not the star that he was in the 80s. I'm sure his music brings back memories for R & B fans. Here's the video for Love Me Down by Freddie Jackson. This video is not on Youtube.

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