Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Nov 13, 2006 18:41:44 GMT -5
Since I'm sittin' here listenin' to a special Top 6 at 6 songs which featured the top 6 songs by him that the listeners in our area voted for, I thought it'd be nice to make this thread for him b/c it's obvious that he was a legend before his time.
Anyhoo, feel free to post what you want about him. I, myself, am postin' my top 10 songs that are my all-time faves.
1. "All The Times" - LSG f/Faith Evans, Coko, and Missy 2. "My Forever Love" - LeVert 3. "Same One" - Sean Levert f/Eddie & Gerald 4. "(Pop Pop Pop Pop) Goes My Mind" - LeVert 5. "Funny" - Gerald 6. "Baby You Are" - Gerald 7. "Good Ol' Days" - LeVert 8. "Just Coolin'" - LeVert f/Heavy D 9. "Rope-A-Dope Style" - LeVert 10. "That's What Love Is" - Miki Howard & Gerald
Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Nov 13, 2006 21:38:32 GMT -5
^^^Dang! I juss thought of anotha one..."I'm Already Missing You" by him and Eddie. That song is sooooooo pretty to me, but I actually cried watchin' it Friday nite on BET After Dark b/c the words fit what's goin' on rite now so perfectly.
Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Nov 16, 2006 21:31:55 GMT -5
Moving Memorial Program Documents Gerald Levert’s Legacy
For the millions of fans who will not be at the public tribute to Gerald Levert tomorrow in Cleveland, we’re sharing the program for the memorial service.
It opens with beautiful photos of Levert as a baby and later as the successful, big-hearted powerhouse we will always remember him as.
The beautiful full-color program also includes photos of Levert with family and at work in the studio and on stage, a list of his career accomplishments, a touching poem penned by his family, and tear-jerking words from his children, including his son Lemicah Edward Levert who said:
“I am no longer afraid of death because I now have someone waiting for me on the other side… my pops, my pal and my best friend.”
Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Nov 16, 2006 21:35:29 GMT -5
Councilmen Request Block Be Named After Gerald Levert
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported today that two Cleveland city councilmen are asking that a downtown block be renamed in honor of Gerald Levert.
The paper reports that councilmen Kevin Conwell and Joe Cimperman will introduce a resolution Monday to designate East 25th Street between Superior and St. Clair avenues as Gerald Levert Lane. Levert, a great soul singer and son of legendary singer Eddie Levert, died at his Cleveland area home last week.
The block was chosen because of its proximity to Cleveland’s Radio One stations, which frequently played Levert’s songs. The area has had lots of visitors since Levert’s passing, teeming with those wishing to pay homage to the late singer.
The Tom Joyner Morning Show, which featured a call from Levert the day he died, will air from Cleveland on Friday. November’s Sky Show, scheduled for the same day in Greensboro, N.C., will go on as scheduled.
Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Nov 18, 2006 14:32:16 GMT -5
Wonder, Usher lead mourners for Levert
Gerald Levert's sendoff was tearful - and exuberant.
"When I came here, I expected to mourn," Usher told thousands of fans who filled most of Public Hall for Friday's three-hour memorial service for Levert, who died Nov. 10. Instead, he said: "I actually cried tears of joy."
Stevie Wonder, Levert's father, Eddie Levert of the O'Jays, and Levert's music collaborator and brother, Sean Levert, led the audience in a cheering, foot-stomping, hand-clapping combination of memories, music and religious fervor.
"You all really don't know how big his heart was," said Eddie Levert.
He joined Sean for the heart-tugging highlight, singing "Dance With My Father" with father and brother personalizing the words for Gerald.
Levert's framed picture was displayed on the stage and his father kissed the image to cap a thunderous version of his son's signature hit, "Casanova," performed with Sean and Gerald's LSG partners, Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill.
Wonder said he was thankful for Levert's gifts, especially his trademark message of love.
"I'm here for you, Gerald, because I love you," said Wonder, clasping the hand of Eddie Levert, who sniffed back tears. "I'm here to celebrate my love."
Eddie Levert said performing was Gerald's great love. "That came from his heart, his soul, his whole body," the father said.
Celebrities at the service included Usher, rapper-producer Jermaine Dupri, singer Angela Winbush, journalist Ed Gordon, and the main eulogist, Judge Greg Mathis.
Usher, speaking with reporters before the service, said Levert was always willing to encourage up-and-coming talent.
"He was like an uncle or a brother," he said.
Levert died at his suburban Cleveland home at 40. A preliminary autopsy showed he had heart disease.
He was a member of the R&B trio LeVert, which also included his brother and childhood friend Marc Gordon. Their hits included "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind" and "Casanova."
Over his two-decade music career, Levert sold millions of albums and had numerous R&B hits.
His soulful voice powered his appeal and in 1991 he made his solo debut with the album "Private Line." That included a hit duet with his dad, "Baby Hold on to Me."