Gerson King Combo is a Brazilian musician, one of the icons of soul music in the country, where it is known by the nickname “Brazilian James Brown.”

Gerson was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began career Art making dubbing, in the famous program “Today is the Day of Rock” presented for “Jair de Healer”, then his brother Getúlio Cortes (author of “Black
Cat, “a hit for Roberto Carlos) led him to dance in the program Young Guard, presented by none other than Roberto himself.

Influenced by black music, sang in bands Gerson Erlon Clark and Wilson Simonal and was part of the embryo of Banda Black Rio.

In his solo career took the name Gerson King Combo (an allusion to a band of soul music Call King Curtis Combo). His style “James Brown” was a sensation and was hailed King of the balls blacks and locals began recording hits like “Commandments Black, “Jingle Black”, “the King died,” among others, and his latest hit record was in 1984, the compact “Meller’s White Hand.” With the fall of the movement of Black 1980 years in the music scene, the king went into exile. He returned in the 1990s
doing some gigs and recording the album “Messenger of Peace”.

Unlike other artists of Brazilian soul, Gerson does not ride for mergers rítimcas like Samba Samba funk or rock.

In 2010, Gerson King Combo has been the subject of the documentary “Living Black Music.”

Edited by zocsman on 8 Dec 2010, 11:29

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