Derrick Pearson

Derrick Pearson: It's Alright

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Derrick Pearson

Title: It's Alright
Label: CD Baby

'It's Alright' is Derrick "Doc" Pearson's tribute album for his friend and soul music legend Mr. Al Johnson. "It's Alright" reached #9 on Billboard's Gospel Album Chart and received four nominations for the 2015 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards. After writing and producing for legendary R&B artists, TV and movies, Doc Pearson has now completed his homage to the life of a musical giant with a collection of encouraging, adult contemporary, inspiring songs and music video featuring amazing poignant vocal performances by Al Johnson. This project confirms their friendship over the years. Alfred Orlando "Al" Johnson, Jr. formed the R&B group THE UNIFICS in the 1960s and was lead vocalist on their hits "The Court Of Love" and "The Beginning Of My End". After the group split, Al began a long string of studio projects as a session musician, songwriter, arranger and producer. In the '70s, Al worked with Norman Connors and Jean Carne. In the '80s, he was mainstay writing, producing and playing for the likes of the Whispers, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson and more. Al & Doc Pearson met and started recording together in the 80s and continued for nearly 20 years recording approximately 100 songs. Al scored a smashing success singing lead vocals on "Psalm 23" with Jeff Majors "Sacred" series. In 2004, his group the UNIFICS reunited for a series of concerts and one album. Al passed away October 26, 2013. The Howard University alum left behind a wife, three sons and one daughter and five grandchildren. Derrick "Doc" Pearson composed and produced hits for legendary R&B/Pop artists as The O'Jays, The Whispers, The Dells and many more. His music and songs were also used in major television shows and movies such as Miami Vice, The Equalizer and Inside NBA Stuff. "It's Alright" CD project presents Derrick's production and composing gift in a captivating blend of gospel, contemporary, urban and inspirational Christian music. Part of the proceeds from this project will benefit the Washington DC Area National Diabetes Association in honor of Al who passed away from complications relating to the disease. In this astounding collection one will be moved by inspirational masterpieces, "Trust In The Word", "I Cry Unto Thee" and "A Better Way" and the smooth title track "It's Alright", along with hard driving messages of the grace of Jesus in "Sweeter Than The Day Before" "Very Soon" and "Jesus Keeps Loving Me", along with heart touching ballads, "The Stones Been Rolled Away" and "Please Don't Cry", as well as a remake of Marvin Gaye's "God Is My Friend" that would make even Marvin himself proud. "It's Alright" is also an Enhanced CD, that allows viewing on computers and laptops of Al Johnson's final music video "Please Don't Cry". "It's Alright" is a project destined to touch the heart while inspiring the soul. Featured singles: "Sweeter Than The Day Before", "It's Alright", "Please Don't Cry" and the remake of Marvin Gaye's spiritual "God Is My Friend"

1.1 It's Alright (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.2 Sweeter Than the Day Before (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.3 A Better Way (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.4 I Cry Unto Thee (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.5 God Is My Friend (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.6 Trust in the Word (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.7 The Stone Has Been Rolled Away (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.8 Very Soon (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.9 Jesus Keeps Loving Me (Feat. Al Johnson)
1.10 Please Don't Cry (Feat. Al Johnson)

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