Monday, May 22, 2017

David Peaston – We’re All In This Together

Born in Saint Louis, MI, David Peaston surely had one of the most beautiful voices of all time. Raised in a family of musicians, his mom, Martha Bass, was a member of Gospel band The Clara Ward Singers, meanwhile his older sister, Fontella Bass, got highly respected in the Soul circuit from the release of the classic ‘Rescue Me’ back in the mid-60’s…
The winner of a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist in 1990, Peaston got the recognition a year before (by the early days of New Jack Swing) with the release of his Michael J. Powell produced debut-album titled ‘Introducing…’ An effort that would spawn the Gene Griffin and Teddy Riley remixed ‘Two Wrongs Don’t Make It Right’ and ‘We’re All In This Together’ (the latter eventually given an ultra vibrant rework by the likes of David Morales and Frankie Knuckles), in addition to his cover version of the Eddie Kendricks‘s classic ‘Can I?’…
During the decade, Peaston got diagnosed with diabetes, and had his legs amputated back in 2004, forcing him to use prostheses, which didn’t get him away from eventually performing and releasing a last album in 2006.
He sadly died from complications of the disease in his hometown, on Feb. 01, 2012, aged 54.

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