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Gerald Alston (Lead singer of "The Manhattans") on Centertainment 2night @ 7pm

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The name Gerald Alston has always been synonymous with soul, elegance and sophistication style.     Gerald Alston, lead singer of the legendary Grammy award-winning classic R&B vocal group, “The Manhattans” is set to release his first gospel project, True Gospel produced by Travis Milner and Gerald Alston.  The highly-anticipated gospel CD is a collaborative effort with Grammy and Stellar nominated gospel saxophonist and producer Mel Holder.   Alston has recorded three CDs on Motown and one on Scotti Brothers Records.  He has traveled all around the world with well known artists from Motown legends to icons like Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, just to name a few.  As a producer and incredible talent, Alston’ latest CD is entitled "Gerald Alston sings Sam Cooke" which pays homage to his favorite singer

The album has a contemporary style with traditional gospel roots and music for all ages to enjoy. His mentor is Sam Cooke.  Alston has performed all over the world, with his smooth sophisticated soulful voice.  He is the son of the Rev. J B Alston, and the nephew of the late legendary Johnny Field, founder of the Grammy winning Five Blind Boys from Alabama now called The Five Blind Boys.

Gerald is quick to say, that his faith in God and being blessed to be in a musical family has made him who he is today.  He adds, “God has been so good to me and I’ve always wanted to record a gospel CD.  It’s my way of thanking God for all his many blessings upon my life.”The CD was released in July and features talented songstress Regina Belle and the incomparable baritone great Will Downing.  You can catch Gerald in the highly anticipated Frank Badami Presents Gospel Music show on CBS televisionas well.  His soulful voice will heighten your spirit and take you on a journey with his rich and soulful sound. 

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