Label: MGM Records - SE 4694 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal
Arthur Prysock Jr. According to his New York Times obituary, "his heavy, deep voice projected a calm, reassuring virility. Prysock was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Many sources give his birth year asbut researchers Bob Eagle and Eric LeBlanc state on the basis of official records. He moved to North Carolina as a young child, and then to Hartford, Connecticut to work in the aircraft industry during World War II, singing with small bands in the evenings.
In bandleader Buddy Johnson signed him as a vocalist, and Prysock became a mainstay of the live performance circuits. In Prysock went solo. Over the years Prysock gained a reputation as an emotive balladeer and as one Im A Truck - Various - Truckstar Music Volume 1 the most popular acts on the chitlin' circuit.
He read verses from Walter Benton's book of poems against a jazz instrumental backdrop on his album, This is My Beloved. Between andSomething To Live For - Arthur Prysock - Funny Thing released over 30 LPs. He also briefly had his own television show in the s.
In the s, Prysock mainly played cabaret engagements, but — responding to his teenage daughter's affection for the film Saturday Night Fever — had a surprise disco hit with the Gamble and Huff song "When Love Is New" Old Town, His brother, Wilbur "Red" Prysock, was a noted tenor sax player who appeared on many of Arthur's later records. In later years he lived in Bermuda.
He died after several years' illness from an aneurysm at King Edward Hospital, Hamilton, Bermuda, in Biography Lists Also Viewed. Death 21 June Trending today in. See trending people worldwide See trending people in America. United States of America.
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