|Genres:||Disco Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||disco soul 70s funk pop|
|Decades:||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. McCraes 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 songs ensuing re-release which reached the R&B Top 40. McCrae then began managing his wifes 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 souls most memorable releases when Gwen failed to arrive for a particular studio session. He was obliged to sing lead on Rock Your...