Just a Mortal Man: The Jerry Lawson Story

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Jerry Lawson was the original lead singer of the legendary group The Persuasions.

Jerry Lawson was the original lead singer of the legendary a cappella group The Persuasions, first discovered by Frank Zappa in the early '70s. During his 40-year tenure with the group, Jerry recorded 24 albums, toured internationally and sang alongside Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, among others.

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The inimitable Jerry Lawson, who fronted the legendary a cappella group The Persuasions, is largely responsible for creating the genre of contemporary a cappella. As lead singer and arranger of the group, Jerry recorded 24 albums over 40 years and toured the world with some of the biggest names in show business.

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