Tributes


Jerry Lawson Dies at 75

Jerry Lawson, the smooth baritone lead singer and arranger of the fabled a cappella group, The Persuasions, died July 10 at a Phoenix, Arizona hospice following a long illness. He was 75. His wife, Julie Lawson, was at his side.

written by Rip Rense on The Rip Post at riprense.com


DeepSoul: The Persuasions

Honor original lead singer Jerry Lawson by diving into the eclectic a cappella group’s extensive catalog.

written by Kit O’Toole on blindedbysound.com


The Persuasions’ Jerry Lawson–An appreciation

“I loved everything about The Persuasions–especially Jerry’s singing,” says English singer-songwriter Harvey Shield, who was in a 1960s group with future Deep Purple Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Roger Glover and Ian Gillan before forming a cappella doo-wop group The Mighty Echoes in 1986.

written by Jim Bessman on centerline.news


R.I.P. Jerry Lawson of The Persuasions, The King of A Cappella Soul

Forget Pentatonix and Straight No Chaser. Forget The Nylons. And as special as they are, walk right by Take Six. When examining the explosion of popular a cappella acts, all roads lead back to The Persuasions, a true anachronism of a group that stood tall for a half century and more than two dozen albums, paving the way for all that would come later.

written by Chris Rizik on soultracks.com


Interview (2015) with Jerry Lawson –
the musical dreams continue to come true

Jerry Lawson: The Voice of Mortal Man. After an astounding 50 years in the music, at the age of 71, musical dreams continue to come true for this one-time kid from a juke joint in Apopka.

written by Michael Limnios Blues Network on blues.gr