|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||80s soul rnb american gregory abbott rhythm and blues oldies pop love soul slowjams|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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2 April 1954, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. This R&B singer-songwriter began pursuing a musical career while working for his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. He soon moved to Los Angeles and married famed songstress Freda Payne, who recorded four of his songs. He returned to his home in New York and began working as a researcher in a stockbroking firm. Associates at the firm took an interest in Abbotts musical career and financed a studio and label, Gramercy Park Records. Abbott recorded a few acts for the label before trying to record himself. In 1986, he signed with Columbia Records, and enjoyed a huge hit with Shake You Down (number 1 R&B, number 1 pop), which became the fastest song in US music history to reach one million airplays. In the UK, the song went to number 6 on the singles chart. Abbott continued his success in the R&B field with I Got The Feelin (Its Over) (number 5...