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Jerry Lawson’s new album, ‘Just A Mortal Man’, out Monday (June 29th)

If you’re not up to speed on Jerry Lawson, then let us help. With over four decades in the music industry already under his belt, Lawson is a vocalist who has earned his place alongside legends such as Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, as founder of vocal group The Persuasions.

Later, he would join with another group, Talk of the Town, to continue his legacy as one of the top voices in the world of soul and Motown. But now, after over twenty albums released as a member of groups, he has made the decision to release his very first solo album.

At the grand age of 71, Jerry Lawson proves with new album ‘Just a Mortal Man’ that, ironically, time doesn’t seem to be holding him back at all. The title track might hint that the mirror may show him the effects of the years, but it certainly hasn’t altered his ability as a performer.

Instead, his voice – which has grown gruffer and warmer as the years have passed – now lends depth and wisdom to a set of fantastic songs on the album. With thirteen songs to enjoy it all, there’s plenty to enjoy here, and it’s more than worth your time to do so.