Chuck Jackson Jul 30, 2005 14:49:47 GMT -5
Post by Diamond Girl on Jul 30, 2005 14:49:47 GMT -5
No stranger to both the pop and R&B charts, Chuck Jackson came to Motown in 1967 an established performer. He was urged to join the Motown roster by Smokey Robinson. He spent four years at Motown.
He began singing in church; he led the gospel choir at the age of eleven. As a teen, he toured the country with a gospel group. He also toured as a member of the Del Vikings, prior to performing as a soloist with Jackie Wilson's Revue. During this performance, he was noticed by execs at Scepter and later signed with the label. Recording for their Wand division, he experienced many pop and R&B hits "Any Day Now" and "I Don't Want To Cry" (co-written by Jackson) to name a few. While at Wand, he also recorded a duet album with labelmate Maxine Brown Hold On, We're Comin' and a cover of "Daddy's Home". Signed to Motown, he saw such hits as "Are You Lonely For Me" and "Honey Come Back". Following his time at Motown, he recorded for various labels before forming Carolina Records with OC Smith. Later years saw success in a duet album with Cissy Houston entitled I'll Take Care Of You. In recent years, he has recorded for Kent in the UK, with the album Good Times, his hits at Scepter and new material. He has gained popularity in the UK and received the Pioneer Award from the Rhytm and Blues Foundation in 1992. He and former label mate Dionne Warwick are in the process of recording a duet album, I'll Never Let You Go with the single "If I Let Myself Go".