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Leon Ware (born February 6, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan) is a soul music singer, songwriter and producer. During the 1970s and 1980 he released six albums with moderate success. To date, Ware has ten full-length solo albums to his credit, according to his website

Ware, disputably, found his biggest success crafting the hit album, I Want You, for his friend and Motown icon Marvin Gaye in 1976. He is also is notable for writing the Top 5 R&B single, “I Wanna Be Where You Are”, for a young Michael Jackson in 1972, collaborating with Quincy Jones on the Body Heat album, co-writing the R&B hit “Inside My Love” with Minnie Riperton, and working with neo-soul artist Maxwell in the mid-’90s.


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    Wow - I truly like this Man's voice, he is sensual and sexy and sincere and loving ..... His Music makes me feel so good, my discovery of him has been late ..... Hmm, Hmm, Hmm - Just take your time - that what Leon says ..... Relax Darling ..... you're right jdotperiod and everyone else that has posted ..... Romantic is a great work - but his Music is that and so much more ...... Anticipation and yearning and satisfaction .......

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kr_TV

    I sincerely respect his great masterpieces. I love an instrumental by Quincy Jones, "tell me a bedtimestory" and a mega hit by Marvine Gaye "i want you".

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • jdotperiod

    Leon Ware: The greatest romantic soul music has ever seen.

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • naynay1129

    i adore his music

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • casa_bey


    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • HipHop1984

    Genius! 'Musical Massage' is one of my favorite albums of all time.

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Andre_3K

    Great songwriter for others but his own albums need more recognition. Musical Massage is incredible. I guess it kind of just gets overshadowed by Marvin Gaye's I Want You album.

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • R101-51-1


    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Vhien

    D: Like honey dripping from a coooomb?

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Vhien

    Musical Massage is no joke. Like..that's just wet stuff right there.

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mochajersey

    Happy 70th birthday to an unsung legend!

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • el_yucatan

    so sexy

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • UsPeaches

    Detroits finest!

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • AntBeeMomofuku

    Didn't realize he was the man behind a lot of highly respected and revered soul artists. I've loved his own works on their own, but knowing more of who he's worked with, I have even more love for Mr. Ware!

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • thesoulution28


    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Please try to see him LIVE. Go to his official website and get the dates for his events!!

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • sahlay

    Girl, Girl, Girl from The Education of Sonny Carson soundtrack is the jam!

    20 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Voxefx

    Amazing talent.

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Saw him in New York City at the Blue Note. Voice crystal clear as a live performer. Impressed with him, his stories about marvin gaye, maxwell and others. Great sense of friendliness and even freakyness. The man was on fire. I highly recommend to get his album, Moon Ride, AND to see him live. He is worth it!

    3 Jan 2009 Reply
  • wahit

    shouts out mate

    7 Dec 2008 Reply
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