Gerald Levert

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1966, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 10 November 2006, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The son of O’Jays founder Eddie LeVert. Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary R&B, Gerald LeVert’s fine vocal technique was first heard in 1985 with the release of the debut album by LeVert. By the time 1988’s 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 O’Jays and Troop. He also wrote ‘Whatever It Takes’ for Anita Baker’s platinum-selling 1990 set, Compositions. The same year, LeVert’s 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 LeVert’s solo career in 1991. The timing had been carefully...

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