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Freddie Jackson

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Freddie Jackson (born Frederick Anthony Jackson, 2 October 1956, in Harlem, New York) is an American soul singer. He was an important figure in R&B during the 1980s and early 1990s. Among his well-known hits are “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time’s Sake),” “Jam Tonight,” “Do Me Again,” and “You are My Lady.”

Jackson was trained as a gospel singer from an early age, singing at the White Rock Baptist Church. There he met Paul Laurence, who would later become his record producer and songwriting partner. After completing school, Jackson joined Laurence’s group LJE (Laurence-Jones Ensemble) and played the New York nightclub scene. During the early 1980s, Jackson moved to the West Coast and sang lead with the R&B band ‘Mystic Merlin’, but soon returned to New York to work with Laurence at the Hush Productions company. He sang on demo recordings of Laurence’s compositions, and also served as a backing singer for Melba Moore after she saw his nightclub act.

In 1985, Jackson landed a recording contract with Capitol Records, and issued his debut album, Rock Me Tonight. The Laurence-penned title track stormed the R&B charts, spending six weeks at number one, and made Jackson an instant hit on urban contemporary radio. “You Are My Lady” gave him a second straight R&B chart-topper, and also proved to be his highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13. With “He’ll Never Love You (Like I Do)” and “Love Is Just a Touch Away” also hitting the R&B Top Ten, Rock Me Tonight topped the R&B album chart and went platinum.

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  • summerimm

    I love your music

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JJMCSPooh

    Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) <3 [3]

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • PhilGoulden

    Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) <3 [2]

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • DANASCELLY

    Quel super chanteur... j'aime beaucoup sa voix!! c'est un régal de l'écouter!

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PhilGoulden

    One of the Greatest R&B singers !!!

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • newjillswing

    Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) <3

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • MSPURPLERAIN

    PHENOMENAL, LOVELY VOICE , TALENTED AND GIFTED.MY FAVORITES ARE YOU ARE MY LADY AND ROCK ME . SMOOTH SOUL

    24 Jan 2011 Reply
  • JNez

    this month makes 25 years since freddie jackson burst on the scene with the instant #1 smash 'rock me tonight.' i remember it being one of the few slow jams i could get into at 12 years old...mom used to play the album incessantly. it holds up after all these years but jackson produced an even better follow-up album, 'just like the first time' which is an overlooked r&b quiet storm classic. thanks for the memories this month, freddie jackson!

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Burns01

    male artists are excellent singers.

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Burns01

    all my favorite songs were being played here...

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • venusflytrap7

    beautiful song !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • venusflytrap7

    oooooooooooooooh ilove his song it touch my heart.

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Batiste369

    One seriously underrated Male vocalist; Great smooth voice

    6 Dec 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    One of the male singers who are helping to keep Quiet Storm going strong.

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • superclub68

    great song i named my daughter janay

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • kellykimxx

    Wow, this takes me back to the best time of my life!

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • Duda_Rj

    There is a good beat as Freddie Jackson and Luther Vandros ... Other .. Washington-Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • songorocosongo

    up there with Luther, I don't think so. but he does his thing.

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • kbvanman

    Luv this song.

    29 Apr 2009 Reply
  • nikson007

    I LOVE YOU FREEDIE

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
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