Nearly a quarter of a century after his ground breaking debut the true voice of R&B the timeless Johnny Gill has returned to reclaim his position atop of the music charts and to serve as a reminder that undeniable talent gets better with time. As if frozen and perfectly preserved for an entire new generation to love and appreciate the incomparable Johnny Gill is back sounding, writing, moving, and looking better than ever before. High praise maybe, but then again one need only look, listen, or merely observe the extremely humble crooner enter a room to know what ever the “It” factor is Johnny Gill possesses it. A legendary solo artist and member of two iconic R&B groups Johnny’s long list of chart topping hits includes: “Let’s Get the Mood Right”, “The Floor”, “Fair Weather Friend”, “Perfect Combination”, “Where Do We Go From Here”, “Can You Stand the Rain”, “Boys to Men”, “I’m Still Waiting”, “My, My, My”, “Rub You Down the Right Way”, Slow & Sexy”, “My Body”, and one of the most beloved wedding songs of all time “You For Me” that appeared on the soundtrack to Tyler Perry’s #1 blockbuster hit Madea’s Family Reunion. Credited with elevating New Edition to uncharted levels of greatness Johnny also used his remarkable voice to steer the all star trio L.S.G. that consisted of Keith Sweat and the late great Gerald Levert to platinum plus success… Read more
Born in our nation’s capitol Washington, D.C. served as the rearing site for a music prodigy who honed his indelible singing skills with the gospel group Wings of Faith before being discovered by R&B great Stacy Lattisaw. The very definition of music excellence Johnny’s effortless range and power rather in the studio or on stage is what has allowed him to work with a who’s who list of A-1 superstars such as: Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Shanice, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men, LA & Babyface, Jazz legend George Howard, and late funk pioneer Rick James. Cited numerous times over his brilliant career for outstanding contributions to the art’s and civic concerns Johnny was appointed National Spokesmen for the prestigious Points of Life movement that recognizes everyday men and women making a difference in their communities by then President George H.W. Bush Sr.
Never one to sit idle Johnny is one of the few artists regardless of genres to tour consistently throughout their entire career. Touring most recently with the leads of New Edition Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown as one third of the super group Heads of State. However, it’s the massive buzz surrounding his latest project; the soon to be released album entitled “Still Winning” on Notifi Records and distributed through Fontana Distribution that has Johnny poised to change the face of music once again. Loaded with a bevy of instant classics like the cd’s debut single “In the Mood” written by Dave Young, Johnny, and Ralph Stacy along with “Black Box” written and produced by multiple Grammy winner’s Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, “Let’s Stay Together” written and produced by hit maker extraordinaire Bryan Michael Cox & J. Que, “It Would Be You” produced by Troy Taylor and written by R&B sensation Trey Songz, “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles” written by Wyclef Jean & Johnny, and “Been Loving You”, a song that reunites Johnny with L.S.G. group mate Keith Sweat and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Levert. Setting the stage for an album guaranteed to be at the top of both radio station’s and real music lovers’ playlist the world over. Generally considered the number one R&B crooner alive is a distinction well deserved by a true gentleman who will undoubtedly go down in the annals of music history as arguably the greatest singer to ever pick up a microphone… The Voice Johnny Gill.
Written by “The Voice” T.P. Frazier for www.celebritywrtings.com © 2011 All Rights Reserved.
00 – Intro – Astral22 – The Soulswede Theme (Monodeluxe Remix)
01 – Johnny Gill – Never Knew Love (Johnny Gill, 1990)
02 – Johnny Gill – Half Crazy (Chemistry, 1985)
03 – New Edition – Can You Stand The Rain (Heart Break, 1988)
04 – Johnny Gill – Someone To Love (Let”s Get The Mood Right, 1996)
05 – Johnny Gill – In The Mood (Radio) (Still Winning, 2011)
Background music during the interview:
Johnny Gill – In The Mood (Main), Johnny Gill – Super Love, Johnny Gill – Just Another Lonely Night, New Edition – Heart Break, Johnny Gill – Let”s Spend The Night, Johnny Gill – Provocative, Johnny Gill – Fairweather Friend, L.S.G. – My Body, Johnny Gill – There You Go, Johnny Gill – Take Me I”m Yours