Latimore

Latimore - Blues/soul singer

A native of Charleston, Tennessee, Benny Latimore began his singing career at age 13 in various local churches. Although he sang with various groups throughout high school and college, it was during his college years at Tennessee State University that he decided to seriously pursue a singing career. In the early 60's, his first professional singing engagement was with a Nashville based group, Louis Brooks and the Hillstoppers. Being involved with this group he found himself landing in Miami, Florida.

Shortly thereafter, Latimore signed with Glade Records under the parent company of TK Productions. His career began to grow and then in 1974, it hit a high when his single, “Let's Straighten It Out”, skyrocketed to number one on the R & B charts gaining him national attention. Success continued to be associated with Latimore as he released such great tunes as “Stormy Monday”, “There's A Red Neck In The Soul Band”, “Keep The Fire Burnin'”, and “Somethin' Bout 'Cha”, which charted nationally at number seven. With his increasing popularity, from 1977 through 1978, Latimore produced more hits such as “I Get Lifted”, “Dig A Little Deeper”, and “Put Pride Aside”.

In 1982, Latimore teamed up with Malaco Records and produced eight great LP's. They include: “Singing In The Key Of Love”, “I'll Do Anything For You”, “Good Time Man”, “Everyway But Wrong”, “Slow Down”, “The Only Way Is Up”, and “Catchin' Up”. His current release is entitled, “Turnin' Up The Mood” has been doing very well on the newest label of Malaco Records, J-Town.

Read more

Tags

Albums

Similar

Donny Hathaway
voice / vocals
Esther Phillips
voice / vocals
Isaac Hayes
voice / vocals
Marlena Shaw
voice / vocals
Al Green
voice / vocals
Z.Z. Hill
voice / vocals
Johnnie Taylor
voice / vocals
Otis Clay
voice / vocals
Bobby Womack
voice / vocals

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.