George McCrae

Genres: Dance Disco Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": disco soul 70s funk pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 October 1944, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. A member of a vocal group, the Stepbrothers, while at elementary school, McCrae later joined the Jivin’ Jets. This unit broke up on his induction into the US Navy, but was re-formed by the singer on completing his service in 1967. McCrae’s wife, Gwen McCrae, joined the line-up, but after six months the couple began work as a duo. Together they recorded two singles, the second of which, ‘Lead Me On’, won Gwen a contract as a solo artist with Columbia Records. She received sole credit on the song’s ensuing re-release which reached the R&B Top 40. McCrae then began managing his wife’s career, but following an R&B Top 20 hit with ‘For Your Love’ (1973), the pair resumed their singing partnership. McCrae was responsible for one of soul’s most memorable releases when Gwen failed to arrive for a particular studio session. He was obliged to sing lead on ‘Rock Your...

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