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George Lamond – Retrospective

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George Lamond – Retrospective

George Lamond is known to us old schoolers as a Freestyle artist.  While he is still releasing music today, for this retrospective, we’re going to take a look back on the most dynamic voice and keep it Freestyle.

Back in about late ’87, I had received a ‘test pressing’ of a song called “Bad Of The Heart” which was sent to me from Chris Barbosa’s people.  Chris along with Mark Liggett produced massive hits for Shannon (Let The Music Play, Give Me Tonight etc.)  and others.  The ‘artist’ was Loose Touch and the lead singer was George Lamond.

It was a no-brainer for us in the clubs, in the mix shows and at the time, at WCYC where I was on the air with a great group of people.

His range, his pipes, they’re as identifiable as Teddy Pendergrass’ voice is to classic R&B/soul; as unmistakable as Eddie Vedder’s voice is to Pearl Jam; Jimmy Page to Led Zepplin, it’s one of a kind and always on point.

George is here in Chicago many times a year to perform so follow him on Facebook (click here) to find out when you can see him do his thing.  He’s still an amazing performer and he still has that voice, that amazing voice.

 

 

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Rather than me go on and on about George, I thought it’d be cool to have a very dear friend of mine bring you an interview he did with George.  This dear friend, Harv Roman is and always has been one of the hardest working guys I’ve ever known.  There aren’t many like him out there.  Harv truly is a wonderful spirit whom I had met [and became friends with] when I was at WCYC in the Little Village back in the day.  I got there in ’84 and became music director in ’86 and for my 21st birthday.  I spent over 21 hours in the station carting up new music, changing things up a bit from the way it was when U.S. Dance Music Hall of Fame DJ Kenny Jammin’ Jason was there.

I left WCYC for good by ’88, was still a club dj but morphing into my new role in life, a stockbroker/technical analyst.  However, those people I met back then remain near and dear to my heart.  I’m always happy to hear from Harv and others from back then.  The bonds built at the Boys and Girls clubs of Chicago last a lifetime.  Subscribe to Harv’s YouTube channel when you CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Back to George… George is still making music today including Reggaeton, and more.  Check out some of my favorites by him below along with Harv’s deep, informative interview with George.

 

 

Source: Sal Amato, Harv Roman


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