Friday, September 4, 2009

Gerry Woo

Gerry Woo (born in Detroit, Michigan) was an R&B singer from the '80s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Polydor Records.
In 1988, Gerry released his only album "Listen To My Heart Beat." It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single "Hey There Lonely Boy" peaked at #27 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The follow-up single "How Long" peaked at #23 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks, becoming his only highest chart appearance to date.

The music video received airplay on BET and MTV. Gerry also appeared on "Soul Train" and "Showtime at the Apollo."
After that, it seemed as if Gerry Woo faded into obscurity, but in 2003, he went under the name "Harlemm Lee" for the reality television show "Fame." 

Even though he lied about his age to get on the show, Gerry ended up winning it. During that same year, he released the album "Introducing Harlemm Lee." It is unknown what he is up to today.

To see the music video for "How Long," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjyVAw1lodU

To see a fan-made video for "Hey There Lonely Girl," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFq05q-20eQ


[updated on 05/30/13]

2 comments:

WTF? said...

OMG, I remember Muppet Magazine did a review of Woo's 80s album. Then a few years later I saw a used copy of it at Car City Records in Detroit. His name just popped into my head. Weird. Then I found your post.

Michael said...

I bought the album when i came out while i was enlisted in the army gerry also appeared on the short lived show "Good News"