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  • Born

    17 June 1937

  • Born In

    Baltimore, Maryland, United States

  • Died

    6 September 1985 (aged 48)

He was a member of The Cadillacs from 1956 to 1972 and scored five singles hits under his own name between 1968 and 1975, the biggest of which was After Hours (#29, 1973).

In 1977 he released the album Love and Conversation for the United Artists imprint.

J.R.Bailey’s additional releases included I’m Still In Love With You (1982), while as a songwriter his credits included ‘Sweet Music, Soft Lights And You’ (lsaac Hayes / Millie Jackson), and ‘Just Me And You’ (Erasmus Hall).

J.R. was one of the co-writers for Let Me Prove My Love To You by The Main Ingredient.

Alicia Keys sampled the track for her melody You Don’t Know My Name.

He died in 1980.

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