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Freddie Jackson

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To metropolitan modern listeners, Freddie Jackson was one of the primary stars from the second option fifty percent of the ’80s, dominating the R&B graphs seemingly at will. Jackson’s forte was advanced, romantic spirit ballads targeted at adult viewers, but he was also with the capacity of tackling metropolitan modern dance fare and also the casual jazz tune. However unlike a lot of his peers — Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Peabo Bryson, etc. — Jackson under no circumstances managed to cross towards the pop graphs, where non-e of his R&B smashes actually breached the very best Ten. As fresh developments like hip-hop modified the metropolitan contemporary panorama, Jackson steadily faded from look at through the ’90s. Jackson was created Oct 2, 1956, in Harlem, and like a lot of spirit celebrities, he was qualified being a gospel vocalist from an early on age, singing on the Light Rock Baptist Cathedral. There he fulfilled Paul Laurence, who afterwards become his manufacturer and songwriting partner. After completing college, Jackson joined up with Laurence’s group LJE (Laurence-Jones Outfit) and performed the brand new York club picture. Through the early ’80s, Jackson transferred to the Western world Coastline and sang business lead using the R&B music group Mystic Merlin, but quickly returned to NY to utilize Laurence in the Hush Productions business. He sang on demonstration recordings of Laurence’s compositions, and in addition served like a backup vocalist for Melba Moore after she captured his nightclub work. In 1985, Jackson got a record cope with Capitol and released his debut recording, Rock and roll Me Tonight. The Laurence-penned name monitor stormed the R&B graphs, spending an impressive six weeks at number 1, and produced Jackson an instantaneous sensation on metropolitan modern radio. “YOU MIGHT BE My Woman” offered him another right R&B chart-topper, and in addition became his highest-charting solitary for the pop part, peaking at quantity 13. With “He’ll Under no circumstances Like You (Like I REALLY DO)” and “Like Is a Contact Aside” also striking the R&B TOP, Rock and roll Me Tonight topped the R&B recording graphs and proceeded to go platinum. Jackson lost virtually no time issuing a follow-up arranged; Similar to the First Time made an appearance in 1986 around the pumps of lots one R&B duet with Melba Moore, “A BIT MORE” (from her recording A WHOLE LOT of Like). Another platinum-seller, Similar to the First Time continuing Jackson’s amazing dominance from the R&B singles graphs; “Tasty Like,” “PERHAPS YOU HAVE Ever Loved Someone,” and “Jam Tonight” all strike number 1, while “I Don’t Need to reduce Your Like” visited number 2. The speed of Jackson’s achievement slowed to much less superhuman levels using the 1988 launch of DON’T ALLOW Love Slip Aside, which nonetheless presented another R&B chart-topper in “Hey Enthusiast,” plus further strikes in “Good and Sluggish” and “Crazy (FOR ME PERSONALLY).” The name tabs on 1990’s Perform Me Once again duplicated that feat, and “Primary Course” just skipped, topping out at number 2. However, Jackson’s early placings in the low reaches from the pop Best 40 had lengthy since disappeared, plus some critics billed that his albums had been growing too much like one another. Maybe it was too little distinctiveness in his materials that harm Jackson’s chances for any pop breakthrough; in any case, 1992’s Period for Love didn’t duplicate the crossover achievement Luther Vandross was belatedly experiencing, despite popular cover from the spirit basic “Me and Mrs. Jones.” Searching for a new starting, Jackson parted methods with Capitol in past due 1993, and agreed upon with RCA. His label debut, Right here It Is, made an appearance the following season, with diminished industrial returns — partly because his straightforwardly intimate ballad design was increasingly away from step using the sexually explicit brand-new variety of R&B crooner. Carrying out a Xmas album, Jackson documented Personal Party (1995) for Scotti Brothers; its biggest one, “Rub AGAINST You,” reached the very best 25 from the R&B graph. After that, Jackson recorded 3rd party albums using a modest degree of business success. These produces included Lifestyle After 30 (amount 81 R&B, 1999), It’s Your Move (amount 45 R&B, 2004), the addresses established Personal Reflections (didn’t graph, 2005), Transitions (amount 26 R&B, 2006), and FOR YOU PERSONALLY (2010).

Quick Facts


Full Name Freddie Jackson
Date Of Birth October 2, 1956
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Parents Juanita Jackson
Awards American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single
Music Songs You Are My Lady, Rock Me Tonight, Have You Ever Loved Somebody, Jam Tonight, Tasty Love, Love Is Just a Touch Away, Hey Lover, Nice 'n' Slow, I Don't Want to Lose Your Love, I Could Use a Little Love, All I'll Ever Ask, Me & Mrs. Jones, He'll Never Love You, You and I Got a Thang, Janay, Second Time for Love, More Than Friends, I Don't Wanna Go, Do Me Again, Love Me Down, Crazy, All Over You, Love Survives, You Are My Love, Can't Get My Flow, Make Love Easy, Christmas Forever, Love & Satisfaction, Rock Me Tonight/Let's Get It On, Superstar / Wind Beneath My Wings, What Cha'll Waiting For, I Wanna Say I Love You
Albums Just Like the First Time, Rock Me Tonight, Time for Love, Do Me Again, Personal Reflections, Private Party, Life After 30, The Greatest Hits of Freddie Jackson, Don't Let Love Slip Away, It's Your Move, Here It Is, Transitions, Hootin' 'n Tootin', Minor Exposure, For You, Twice As Nice: 2 CD Set, Freddie Jackson Love Songs, Greatest Hits, Anthology
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single – Male, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Male, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist


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1 Hs impressive Billboard R&B chart resume includes 18 songs in the Top 10 and 10 songs that went to #1.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace 2013 TV Movie performer: "Love's in Need of Love Today", "Heaven Help Us All", "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand"
Unsung TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special performer: "Love Overboard", "I've Got To Use My Imagination", "If I Were Your Woman", "Midnight Train To Georgia", "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"
The Mo'Nique Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special performer: "Summer Breeze"
I Can Do Bad All by Myself 2009 writer: "Good Woman Down" - as Freddie Anthony Jackson
Ashford and Simpson: The Real Thing 2009 Video performer: "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Have You Ever Loved Somebody"
Melba Moore: Live in Concert 2007 Video performer: "A Little Bit More", "Christmas Medley"
The Tom Joyner Sky Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
The Amateurs 2005 performer: "You Are My Lady"
Soul Train TV Series documentary performer - 8 episodes, 1986 - 2004 writer - 4 episodes, 1986 - 2004
The Jazz Channel Presents Freddie Jackson 2001 Video performer: "Nice 'N' Slow", "Have You Ever Loved Somebody", "Tasty Love", "Jam Tonight", "Love Me Down", "Don't Let Love Slip Away", "You Are My Lady", "Rock Me Tonight For Old Times Sake" / writer: "Tasty Love", "Jam Tonight"
Love & Basketball 2000 performer: "Rock Me Tonight"
Big Bully 1996 performer: " I Want To Thank You" - uncredited
Family Matters 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1986-1992 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
King of New York 1990 performer: "Dream On"
Def by Temptation 1990 performer: "All Over You"
All Dogs Go to Heaven 1989 performer: "Love Survives"
Today 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie performer: "Yesterday", "Help Me Make It Through The Night"
The Golden Girls 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary performer: "Jam Tonight", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", " Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher" / writer: "Jam Tonight"
Shades of Love: The Garnet Princess 1987 TV Movie performer: "You Are My Lady"
New American Bandstand 1965 1985-1986 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action 1986 TV Series performer - 1 episode
FTV 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dick Clark's Nitetime 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Golden Girls 1989 TV Series Sam

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Rock Docs 2010 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Message of Peace: Making of the U. N. Day Concert 2012 2013 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Scenes Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (2013)
Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace 2013 TV Movie Himself
Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon 2012 TV Movie Himself
Unsung 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
2011 Soul Train Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Hot 50 of 2010 Countdown 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Ashford and Simpson: The Real Thing 2009 Video Himself
Parallel Paths 2007 TV Series Himself
Melba Moore: Live in Concert 2007 Video Himself
The Tom Joyner Sky Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 1987-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Host
Soul Train 1986-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Essence Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Jazz Channel Presents Freddie Jackson 2001 Video Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1988-1995 TV Series Himself
Family Matters 1994 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1994 TV Series Himself
Good Day New York 1994 TV Series Himself
The 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Top of the Pops 1986-1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986-1991 TV Series Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1990-1991 TV Series Himself
Preview: The Best of the New 1990 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
King of New York 1990 Himself
Def by Temptation 1990 Himself
Dionne and Friends 1990 TV Series Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1985-1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Today 1985-1989 TV Series Himself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
21st NAACP Image Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Performer
Happy New Year, America 1988 TV Special Himself
CBS This Morning 1988 TV Series Himself
Halfway to Paradise 1988 TV Series Himself
Solid Gold 1985-1988 TV Series Himself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
Night Network 1988 TV Series Himself
Lou Rawls Presents Black Gold Hits 1988 TV Movie Himself - Co-Host
1987 Power Hits: New Year's Eve Countdown 1987 TV Special Himself
Regis Philbin's Lifestyles 1987 TV Series Himself
The Late Show 1987 TV Series Himself
Happy New Year, America 1986 TV Special Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1985-1986 TV Series Himself
Nightlife 1986 TV Series Himself
Morning 1985-1986 TV Series Himself
Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action 1986 TV Series Himself
Essence: The Television Program 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
No Limits 1986 TV Series Himself (via telephone)
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
The 13th Annual American Music Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
FTV 1985 TV Series Himself
Dick Clark's Nitetime 1985 TV Series Himself
Capitol Records: The Inside Track 1985 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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6.20 Soul Train 1985 TV Series Himself

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