For the Record …. Since singer Freddie Jackson has recorded a string of pop hits, his romantic ballads especially capturing the hearts of female listeners. Nebo Baptist Church. A child soloist, the singer sometimes moved the congregation to tears — learning early how to captivate an audience.
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There he met Paul Laurence , who would later become his record producer and songwriting partner. During the late s, Jackson moved to the West Coast and sang lead with the band Mystic Merlin with whom he released three studio albums, , but soon returned to New York to work with Laurence at the Hush Productions company. Jackson sang on demo recordings of Laurence's compositions , and also served as a backing singer for Melba Moore after she saw his nightclub act in Even so, Jackson's earlier placings in the lower reaches of the Billboard Hot had long since disappeared, and some critics [ who? His label debut, Here It Is , appeared the following year, with diminished commercial returns. Several years of silence ensued, until Orpheus issued Life After 30 in late ; the equally low-key release Live in Concert followed in