Classics: Freddie Jackson – Crazy For Me (The Done Properly Mix) (Capitol)
Produced by Barry J. Eastmond (Billy Ocean) and taken from his 1988 released ‘Don’t Let Love Slip Away’ album. ‘Crazy For Me’ is most likely his grooviest jam. Given a remix by NYC House production pair Cole & Clivilles (C & C Music Factory) who gave it an infectious early House feel.
Crazy for it!
A Gospel singer from an early age, Freddie Jackson met Paul Lawrence Jones who soon after became his songwriting partner, when singing at the White Rock Baptist Church in Harlem. Together, they would write for luminaries such as Lillo Thomas or Howard Johnson among others.
Jackson first came to fame though as the lead singer of Mystic Merlin, eventually singing back up for Melba Moore. The latter, as a result, being of a precious help to get him to sign a record deal.
He finally made his solo debut back in 1985 with the ‘Rock Me Tonight’ album on Capitol. From then, he would establish himself as a solid contender for supremacy in the R&B scene, along with the late Luther Vandross and Alexander O’ Neal…