Legendary Songwriter/ Producer George Kerr



Kanye West  "Late" containing the sample "l'll Erase Away Your Pain" by the Whatnauts written by George Kerr

Cordae: West Lake High containing the sample “What Have I Done To Make You Mad” by Linda Jones

Wrttien by George Kerr




 Legendary Soul Singer Linda Jones Catalog 

Jones was born in the City of Newark NJ, United States. She started singing in her family's gospel group, the JonesSingers at the age of six. Her first recording was"Lonely Teardrops" under the name of Linda Lane on Cub Records in 1963. She was discovered by songwriter Jerry Harris who introduced her to producer George Kerr. After a few critically acclaimed singles on Atco Records in 1964 and Blue Cat Records the following year, Kerr took her to Warner Bros

. Records' R&B subsidiary, Loma Records in 1967. The first Loma release proved to be her biggest success, which the Legendary vocalist recorded the song “Hypnotized” in one take while reading the lyric sheet. The ballad, "Hypnotized" reached No. 4 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 21 on the Hot 100. This proved to be the label's best-selling record and it was followed by two further hits, including "What Have I Done (To Make You Mad)" (No. 8 R&B, No. 61 pop), and an album.  Shortly after the end of her national tour supporting the album, Jones died at her mother's home at the age of 27, while resting between matinee and evening shows at New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem. She had been a diabetic for most of her life and slipped into a coma (or more likely, insulin shock) while sleeping. 



All Platinum put out three albums of previously issued and unreleased material after her death and in 2008, her daughter, Terry Jones, along with Helen Bruner, produced an album featuring her mother's vocals released on Jones’ label Philerzy Productions. One of the tracks, "Baby I Know" was nominated for a Grammy at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. 


Billy Brown the Sampled King!


Billy Brown of the Moments and Ray Goodman and Brown, sings You Don't Know My Name with Alicia Keys

Billy is also sampled on New York State Of Mind  Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys, The Moments “Love OnA Two Way Street”






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