Saturday, August 17, 2013
David attended the Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church with his mother as a child. He worked as a schoolteacher, but after being laid off in 1981, David moved to New York and began working as a background singer on recording sessions.
In the late '80s, David won several competitions of "Showtime at the Apollo," winning the audience over with his version of "God Bless the Child." He was later signed by Geffen Records.
In 1990, David won the Soul Train Music Award for "Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist." He toured with Gerald Alston in Europe and Gladys Knight in the United States before moving to MCA Records in 1991.
During that same year, David released his sophomore album "Mixed Emotions" which peaked at #80 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album "String" peaked at #69 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
The follow-up single "Luxury of Love" peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
In 1993, David recorded a gospel album with his sister and mother entitled "Promises: A Family Portrait of Faith." He was later diagnosed with diabetes and had his legs amputated, forcing him to use prostheses.
In 2006, David released his last album "Song Book: Songs of Soul & Inspiration." Sadly on February 1, 2012, he passed away from complications of diabetes. He was 54 years old.
To see a video of David performing "Two Wrongs (Don't Make it Right)" on "Soul Train," go to:
To see the music video for "Can I?," go to:
To see the music video for "We're All in This Together," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Take Me Now," go to:
To see the music video for "String," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Luxury of Love," go to: