Thursday, October 14, 2010
Another hero has left us; tribute to General Johnson
General Johnson, lead singer of the Showmen as well as Chairmen Of The Board, has passed away far too early at age 67.
Best known for the sublime hits "It Will Stand" (The Showmen) as well as the massive "Give Me A Little More Time" (Chairmen Of The Board), General also had a hand in writing and production; his song "Are You Satis-fied?" as recorded by 3 Degrees (1966) is easily among my top 20 soul records of all time.
My personal favorite General lead vocal is the double sided masterpiece from the Showmen- "Our Love Will Grow" b/w "You're My Everything" (1965) which I first featured back in November 2008.
In honor of yet another sad loss, here's a repeat of these three great sides from General.
THE SHOWMEN - OUR LOVE WILL GROW
b/w YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING
THE 3 DEGREES - ARE YOU SATISFIED?