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Gerald Alston

Gerald Alston inherited some big soul shoes and filled them admirably for 17 years. The nephew of gospel great Johnny Fields and the son of Rev. J.B. Alston, the North Carolina-born singer learned his trade in the church. As a teen he formed the New Imperials, a group that did both secular and religious music, calling themselves Gospel Jubilee when they appeared in churches. During a local appearance, the Manhattans borrowed some audio equipment from Alston's band. When they came to pick it up they heard him rehearsing with his band. They asked the 17-year-old to join them, and Alston took over as their lead singer in 1971. Alston remained until 1988, and the group enjoyed enormous success in the '70s and '80s. Their 1976 single "Kiss and Say Goodbye" was both a number one R&B and pop hit, the first (and only one) the band ever earned. They won a Grammy in 1980 for "Shining Star." Alston sang a duet with fledging vocalist Regina Belle in 1986, "Where Did We Go Wrong." The Bobby Womack-produced tune was Belle's debut. Alston signed with Motown in 1988. He didn't have much commercial luck as a solo act, though the releases Gerald Alston and Open Invitation were well-produced and wonderfully sung; Always in the Mood appeared in 1992. ~ Ron Wynn
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1972-1992

Disc 1

1. Got To Be There

2. Floy Joy

3. A Simple Game

4. Walk In The Night

5. Ben

6. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

7. Silly Wasn't I

8. Superstition

9. Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)

10. Touch Me In The Morning

11. Let's Get It On

12. Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)

13. Boogie Down

14. Dancing Machine

15. Do It Baby

16. Shoe Shoe Shine

18. Love Power

19. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

20. Love Machine (Part 1)

21. Walk Away From Love

Disc 2

1. Quiet Storm

2. Love Hangover

3. I Want You

4. Don't Leave Me This Way

5. Got To Give It Up

6. Sir Duke

7. Easy

8. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On)

9. Brick House

10. You And I

11. Three Times A Lady

13. Heaven Must Have Sent You

14. Sail On

15. Cruisin'

16. Still

18. Let's Get Serious

20. Being With You

Disc 3

1. Upside Down

2. Give It To Me Baby

3. One Day In Your Life

4. Square Biz

5. Lady (You Bring Me Up)

6. Super Freak

7. Right In The Middle (Of Falling In Love)

8. Let It Whip

9. All Night Long (All Night)

10. Time Will Reveal

11. Don't Look Any Further (Feat. Siedah Garrett)

12. I Just Called To Say I Love You

13. Treat Her Like A Lady

14. Ebony Eyes (Feat. Smokey Robinson)

15. Nightshift

16. Rhythm Of The Night

17. Somebody's Watching Me

18. In My House

Disc 4

1. Part-Time Lover

2. Who's Johnny

3. Lady Soul

5. Talk To Me

6. Just To See Her

7. One Heartbeat

9. Him Or Me

10. Your Sweetness

12. Rub You The Right Way

13. Slow Motion

14. Iesha

15. Motownphilly

16. I Love Your Smile

17. End Of The Road

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This is a sex song
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My favorite lead singer
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I love this song
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Old school love songs all is needed is a blue light
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Love this song brings me back to when I was a teenage with a crush.
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I love Gerald Alston, his voice is like no others. Go Gerald!!!
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I like the oldies by Gerald Alston
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