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Johnny Bristol

Johnny Bristol

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Johnny Bristol

Profile and Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, 10 August 1974

JOHNNY BRISTOL'S 'Hang On In There Baby' is currently moving up the American charts. It sounds very much like the Isaac Hayes-Barry White school of ...

Johnny Bristol: Hangin' Out with the Other JB

Profile by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 28 September 1974

PRODUCER/SONGWRITERS turned artists are an increasingly common feature of the soul scene. ...

Johnny Bristol: Hang On In There, Baby

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 12 October 1974

HEY, THIS cat's a whole lot better than Barry White. ...

Johnny Bristol: Hang On in There Baby (MGM M3G 4959)

Review by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 30 January 1975

THIS SONGWRITER/producer's debut as an LP artist frequently bears similarities to the work of Barry White. Vocals are alternately guttural and emotive, then strident and ...

Johnny Bristol and Allen Toussaint: Producers 'N' Performers

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 27 May 1975

IT SEEMS that it's an increasingly notable fact that more and more producers, after scoring successfully in that field, are turning their attention to the ...

Johnny Bristol: Bristol's Crème (Polydor Super 2383 430) ****

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, February 1977

BRISTOL'S BEEN searching for a hit since 'Hang On In There', and 'Do It' is about the closest he's come. Although not a collection of ...

Johnny Bristol: Still Hangin' In There...

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 12 September 1978

'HANG ON In There Baby' remains to this day one of the best selling R&B based records of all time. It carried its creator, Johnny ...


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