The original lead singer for SHALAMAR has come full circle with his entertainment career. Once a former dancer on the nationally syndicated program, Soul Train, Gerald was also a member of the Soul Train Gang which recorded two albums with some of the most accomplished writers and producers in the business, Such notables as Norman Harris, Vince Montana, Leon Silvers III and Gene Page.
For two decades Cincinnatians have known Gerald best for his instantly recognizable vocals in the jingle “It’s Skyline Time”. Prior to his jingle singing, Gerald and his brother, Terry Brown, helped Dick Griffey build a record empire named Solar Records. Terry’s former music students (notably L.A. Reid and Reggie Calloway) contributed greatly to the company’s success.
Gerald’s most notable record to date is “Take That To The Bank”, a duet with Jody Watley. His newest project features a duet with Midnight Star’s, Belinda Lipscomb, and a couple of remakes from Little Willie John’s greatest hits. Two songs “Heart Breaker” and “Somebody Please” were written by Terry Brown and Norman Beavers of Lakeside. Probably the best effort from Gerald to date is his self penned “Loser’s Game”. Gerald’s CD-DVD packets will include excerpts from his 2005 Live performance with the Shalamar Revue Band at Macy’s Festival (Paul Brown Stadium), footage from a Skyline Special, commercials from Procter and Gamble (featuring Gerald) and the Original Shalamar performing “Take That To The Bank”.