Leroy Hutson

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1945, Newark, New Jersey, USA. This African-American instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer and multi-talented performer generated a host of affiliations, but never achieved a level of success commensurate with his talent. He first formed a vocal group in his native New Jersey, but emerged as a soul music talent while attending Howard University in 1970. There with his room-mate Donny Hathaway, he collaborated on ‘The Ghetto’, a hit for Hathaway in early 1970. Hutson and Hathaway also sang in the Mayfield Singers, who released one single for Curtis Mayfield in 1967. Later Hutson teamed up with Deborah Rollins to form Sugar And Spice, recording several singles with no success. In 1971 Hutson replaced Mayfield in the Impressions and recorded two unsatisfactory albums with the group. Hudson began his solo career on Mayfield’s Curtom Records label in 1973, and through to 1980 established himself with a moderately successful recording...

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