Johnnie Morisette aka Johnny Two-Voice

Born: 1935  Montu Island

Died: Aug. 1, 2000

Lived in Mobile, AL

R&B Vocals

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame



The Two-Voice Gospel

Johnnie Morisette - I Know It Was Your Love

"Two-Voice" Johnnie Morisette was an associate of Sam Cooke's who, when he was not busy being a pimp, was a great blues-bent singer known for being able to leap into falsetto when needed. As an artist for Sam's SAR concern he hit with "Meet Me At The Twistin' Place" (later recorded by Sam as "Meet Me At Mary's Place"), which featured some pretty inspired ad libs ("Uncle Remus will be there!"). When SAR folded after Sam's death, Morisette recorded sporadically for several labels in styles ranging from blues to funk. Today's selection was a 1970 single for Checker in which Morisette takes the spiritual "I Know It Was The Blood" and turns it into an appreciation for the song's subject. In addition to Morisette's good singing (he moves into "Two Voice" mode by the end), the song features a good jazzy-funk groove from the Chess house band, which lays low until well into the third chorus, at which time they open up. It's a great tune.

Source: Get On Down With The Stepfather Of Soul!: The Two-Voice Gospel

Video: YouTube - Johnnie Morisette - Sho' Miss You Baby.


Johnny Morisette (aka Johnny TwoVoice) - Died 8-1- 2000 in San Francisco, CA, U.S. ( R&B ) Born 7-1-1935 in Montu Island, South Pacific - Singer - (He did, "Meet Me At The Twistin' Place" and "Sho' Miss You Baby") - Worked with The Medallions (They did, "My Pretty Baby" and "I'll Never Love Again").

Source: The Dead Rock Stars Club 2000




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