Former guitarist for 'Barry White, Isaac Hayes, Chuck Berry and 'Wolfman Jack and many others. He has a jazz fusion cd' album' 'In The Zone',an R&B /Soul cd ' Ep I'll Never Let You Go 'and a dance /hip hop cd Ep, 'Wrap Me In Your Love' Ep . North Star Music is releasing four albums of r&b,jazz fusion,reggae,dance,latin,blues & soul of the best that 'Emmett' has written & covered songs recorded over the past twenty years and recorded here in LA. and London,England.The albums are 'Heart of Stone',' Have You Got The Time', 'Foxy Lady' & 'Black,White & Blue' with 60's/70's old school tracks plus an original track 'Black,White & Blue' co written by 'Emmett'.

Latest News

Last european tour dates in italy,sweden,croatia and austria,2006'backed by Dario Salvi and 'The Jackalope Gang'from Brescia,italy and backing band in sweden 'Roman Andren'band.

Press Info

I have four new cd's to be released in a few days 'Heart of Stone', ' Have You Got the Time',' Foxy Lady' and 'Black White & Blue' cd's of my best songs.Performing in Montclair,Ca.for 'The Pomona Valley Harley Davivson - Buell' Private Xmas Party december 4th, 11th & 18th.Possibly performing Italy next june & july's jazz festiuvals.

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'George Benson, Norman Brown, Grant Green, Bobby Womack, Earl Klugh,

Influences

'George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Earl Klugh, James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Eric Gale,., BB. King, Bobby Womack, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis,Quincy Jones,Michael Jackson

Bio

I'm a jazz/blues guitarist,singer,songwriter and recording artist. I was born in Middletow,Ohio right between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. I started writing lyrics when i was n the fourth grade.I picked up my first acoustic guitar when i was nine years old.I was shown part of a blues song called 'Honky Tonk'. My family moved to Dayton where i was exposed to more music even though my mother and her sisters played piano and organ and sang in church,my uncles all played sax, trumpet and trombone and sang in church and the military.At twelve i had new friends in Dayton whose parents and relatives sang and recorded gospel records which interested me a lot because they used guitar, drums and bass.At twelve i started playing with gospel quartets & quintets traveling to cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Louisville,Pittsburg,cleveland and many other cities.I later at thirteen started learning the blues and performed my first blues gig with 'Piney Brown'. At seventeen i had my first band 'The Ohio Twisters'. I went to the army and went to germany where i performed with the 'USO' on a Xmas tour for three weeks. I had a military band of guys on post where we would play for the company CO's parties, with the officers and their wives.It was an excellent way to get off of guard duty and KP. I returned home and played with a few good bands 'Big Jay Bush' and the 'House Rockers" and 'Little Dottie Peoples' famous gospel singer now. I was asked to join the group 'Heat Wave' and i pass

  • Member Since: 2003
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Richard Zeier
over 30 days ago to Emmett North Jr.

Hey Emmett,
Thanks for sharing your great music. I see you played with Barry White. I know a percussionist that also played with Barry. Do you know Ricardo Wilkins? He's lives in Cincinnati now.

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Emmett North Jr.
over 30 days ago

Yes! I worked with Barry from 1975-1990 but Ricardo must have come after i left but we did do a gig together with a singer doing Barry's music.I moved back to ohio since i'm from dayton.We have talked a couple times since being back but it's been awhile.I hope you enjoy my music,join my fan club / https://www.facebook.com/groups/129 091775451 / Happy New Year,Emmett***



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Warren Hein
over 30 days ago to Emmett North Jr.

that Witch Queen tune had me rockin' bro, damn well done!! Kudos,
Warren Hein

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Emmett North Jr.
over 30 days ago

Thanks Warren,i recorded it in Oostende,belgium back in 98' with a london group called 'The Atlantic Soul Machine',join my fan club / https://www.facebook.com/groups/129 091775451 / and my Youtube / https://www.youtube.com/user/emmett northjr / i hope you enjoy,Emmett*** PS.Much success with your music.

Warren Hein
over 30 days ago

you are the real deal!
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Jantony
over 30 days ago to Emmett North Jr.

Hey Emmett!
I checked out a handful of your tracks and it's just as I thought! How could you "not" have that Funky groove coming from the birthplace of such Funk Giants! Loved the grooves and energy in what I heard! Montuno, Pass The Peas, and Sanctified all have that element of Funk and Jazz which definitely gets the feet tappin'!
Peace, Tony

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Emmett North Jr.
over 30 days ago

Thank you very much my brother Jantony,yes home of The Ohio Players,Lakeside,Heat Wave,Slave and others,please join my fan club page / https://www.facebook.com/groups/129 091775451 / thanks again and check my other songs,Emmett***

Leonard Rogowski
over 30 days ago

Hi Emmett,
I listened to your track titled "Montuno" and I was very impressed! A lot of talent I heard. I thought I was listening to George Bensen meets Earth Wind & Fire. Thank you once again for your nice comment of my composition titled "Coastline Drive".
Cheers,
Leonard Rogowski

Parvin & Patterson
over 30 days ago

Emmett, thanks a million for the 5-star rating of our "More Blues Than I Can Use" track. Much appreciated!



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