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Johnny Bristol

p, voc, 1939-2004 US, Morganton, North Carolina
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. John William Bristol

Soul singer - songwriter - producer b. February 3, 1939 in Morganton, North Carolina, U.S.A. d. March 21, 2004 in Howell, Brighton Township, Michigan, U.S.A. Worked for Motown from 1959 to 1972 with the top selling acts of the roster like The Supremes, Smokey Robinson etc. He also cut some singles in the early 60's as a duo with Jackey Beavers. He then started working for CBS. In 1974 he started his solo career with the notorious smash "Hang On In There Baby". He released six solo albums from 1974 to 1993. He last charting single was "My Girl / My Guy" his 1980 duet with Amii Stewart.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Hang On In There Baby on Hang On In There Baby by Johnny Bristol
Hang On In There Baby - Single Version on Classic Soul by Various Artists
I Wouldn't Change A Thing on Feeling The Magic by Johnny Bristol
Hang On in There Baby - Rerecorded on Hang On in There Baby by Johnny Bristol
Love Me For A Reason on Hang On In There Baby by Johnny Bristol
You And I on Hang On In There Baby by Johnny Bristol
Lusty Lady on Feeling The Magic by Johnny Bristol
Woman, Woman on Hang On In There Baby by Johnny Bristol
Hang On In There Baby - Single Version on The MGM Collection by Johnny Bristol
Reachin' Out For Your Love on Hang On In There Baby by Johnny Bristol

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Modern Soul Classics (1974-1981)Johnny Bristol2016Compil.
Feel It / Love No Longer Has A Hold On MeRevelation / Johnny Bristol2009Album
StrangersJohnny Bristol2008Album
The MGM CollectionJohnny Bristol2004Compil.
Come To MeJohnny Bristol1994Album
Hang On In There BabyJohnny Bristol1994Compil.
Groovy Situation / Hang On In There BabyGene Chandler / Johnny Bristol1992Single
Come To MeJohnny Bristol1991Album
Keep This Thought In MindJohnny Bristol1990Single
I'm Just A MusicianJohnny Bristol1989Album
Man Up In The SkyJohnny Bristol1989Album
Hang On In There Baby / Memories Don't Leave Like People DoJohnny Bristol1984Single
Hold On To LoveJohnny Bristol1982Single
Take Me DownJohnny Bristol1981Single
Free To Be MeJohnny Bristol1981Album
Love No Longer Has A Hold On MeJohnny Bristol1980Single
My Guy/My GirlAmii Stewart & Johnny Bristol1980Single
Hang On In There BabyAlton McClain & Johnny Bristol1979Single
StrangersJohnny Bristol1978Album
Waiting On LoveJohnny Bristol1978Single
Strangers In The Dark CornersJohnny Bristol1978Single
When He Comes (You Will Know)Johnny Bristol1978Single
Do It To My MindJohnny Bristol1976Single
Bristol's CremeJohnny Bristol1976Album
Do It To My Mind / Another StarJohnny Bristol, Stevie Wonder1976Single
I Sho Like Groovin' With Ya / You Turned Me On To LoveJohnny Bristol1976Single
The Best Of Johnny BristolJohnny Bristol1976Compil.
Feeling The MagicJohnny Bristol1975Album
Love Takes TearsJohnny Bristol1975Single
Leave My WorldJohnny Bristol1975Single
Hang On In There Baby / You And I ‎Johnny Bristol1974Single
Hang On In There BabyJohnny Bristol1974Album
Hang On In There Baby / Take Care Of You For MeJohnny Bristol1974Single
You And IJohnny Bristol1974Single
Memories Don't Leave Like People DoJohnny Bristol1974Single
Stand By Me / Hang On In There BabySpyder Turner / Johnny BristolSingle
4 Hunks Of FunkGloria Gaynor, The Fatback Band, Johnny Bristol, Timmy ThomasSingle
Golden Records Of Gloria Gaynor, Barry White, Johnny BristolGloria Gaynor / Barry White / Johnny BristolCompil.
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