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Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down

Gregory Abbott,

(born April 2, 1954 New York City, New York) is an American soul musician (keyboards and drums), singer, composer and producer.
Abbott’s parents came from Venezuela and Antigua. He is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Antigua. During his early years, Abbott’s mother taught him how to play piano and encouraged him to develop vocally.

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Before his career as musician, Gregory Abbott studied psychology at University of California, Berkeley and creative writing at Stanford; where he won a Wallace Stegner fellowship. Also, he has taught English at University of California, Berkeley.

One of Abbott’s first opportunities in his studio was an album for an independent record label, which gave him the opportunity to do a duet with Whitney Houston. Continuing on, Abbott produced for the group EQ on Atlantic Records.

In 1986, Abbott released his first solo album, Shake You Down. The title track for the album was a success, going platinum and topping the Billboard Hot 100. The album’s second single, “I Got The Feelin (It’s Over)” which reached Number 5 on the R&B chart. With the strength of its singles, the album propelled to platinum status and earned Abbott several awards.

Internationally,Gregory Abbott carried much success, winning first prize at the Tokyo Music Festival. The title track of his second album, “I’ll Prove It To You” which was released in 1988, was featured on a Japanese movie soundtrack. In Belgium, he performed with Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

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Over the years much of his new music has been released via singles on his own Mojo Man Entertainment label.Gregory Abbott has continued with his R&B sound but in addition he has added a Caribbean/Soul feel as well. In 2011, a album entitled “Drop Your Mask” was released; and Abbott continues to release new singles two to four times a year.

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