13 July 1966, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 10 November 2006, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The son of OJays founder Eddie LeVert. Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary R&B, Gerald LeVerts fine vocal technique was first heard in 1985 with the release of the debut album by LeVert. By the time 1988s Just Coolin had become a major US success, Gerald had already taken time off from the parent group to produce a number of artists with Marc Gordon, including Stephanie Mills, James Ingram, Miki Howard, the OJays and Troop. He also wrote Whatever It Takes for Anita Bakers platinum-selling 1990 set, Compositions. The same year, LeVerts Rope-A-Dope went gold. As head of Atlantic Records Trevel Productions, Gerald also worked with new vocal groups Rude Boy and Men At Large.
All these endeavours preceded the announcement of LeVerts solo career in 1991. The timing had been carefully...
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