Ballads…In My Voice, is the latest incarnation of the growth and development of Marcus Johnson. He showcases Johnson’s soulful interpretations of some of his favorite ballads from different parts of his life and favorite the artists who wrote and recorded them. Al Green’s hit “Let’s Stay Together” is the lead single and announces a musical journey of R&B Jazz from Marcus Johnson’s voice on keys, all while maintaining the MJ ‘Factor Groove’ that established him as one of the giant keyboardists of jazz funk. Of course, the urban music was made famous by legendary jazz greats, such as George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Sample, Bob James, Chick Corea, and others.
Johnson knows which songs to cover with that piano lead. Check out Any Time Any Place, and one of my favorites on the album Musiq Soulchild‘s So Beautiful.
Along with his notable accomplishments as a musician, Marcus Johnson is also the President/Owner of FLO Brands, LLC which houses his wine label, FLO Wines, Inc., named “USA Today’s Top 10 Celebrity Wines”. He has also written “FLO… For the Love Of”, published in 2016 which achieved recognition as a Best-Selling Book and Author at Amazon.com.