Yesterday saw something of a momentus occasion in a music career that has spanned over four decades, but one which may have slipped the attention of the mainstream press. More fool them.
Releasing his first debut album at the age of 71, Jerry Lawson has had 40+years at the top of the soul music industry as founder of The Persuasions and latterly joining up with Talk of the Town. Both vocal groups saw him perform the world over, and alongside names such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell (get well soon), Chuck Berry, Rod Stewart and more.
Now he’s back, minus his bandmates, with yet another release which sees him reach at least 22 album releases over the course of his career. However, this is the first solo effort, and a fitting celebration of a voice that shows no signs of slowing down.