Monday, September 3, 2012

Leon Bryant

Leon Bryant (born in Queens, New York) was a male R&B singer from the 80's. He started taking music lessons when he was 2 years old and by the time he was 5 years old, Leon began classical training. He even became the musical director of a choir when he was 12 years old.

After encouraging reactions to a composition that Leon entered in the American Song Festival, he searched for a record deal. In 1980, Leon's song, "You Are My Latin Lover" became an American hit for singer Joe Bataan.
In 1981, Leon released his self-titled debut album on De-Lite Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The single, "Mighty Body (Hotsy Totsy)" peaked at #81 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart in May of 1981, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
In 1984, Leon released his sophomore album, "Finders Keepers" which didn't appear to generate a lot of success. During that same year, Leon produced & wrote an album for the Intruders entitled "Who Do You Love."

After that, nothing much was heard from Leon and he has appeared to have faded into obscurity. It's unknown what he's up to today.

To see a fan-made video for "Mighty Body (Hotsy Totsy)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLsTId56P4E

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