THE PERSUASIONS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: THE PERSUASIONS (JERRY LAWSON), THE PERSUASIONS (BERNARD "B.J." JONES), THE PERSUASIONS (JIMMY "BRO" HAYES), THE PERSUASIONS (JOE "SWEET JOE" RUSSELL), JAYOTIS WASHINGTON - HFSID 322826
Sale Price $595.00
THE PERSUASIONS: JERRY LAWSON, B.J. JONES, JIMMY HAYES, SWEET JOE RUSSELL, JAYOTIS WASHINGTON
Photo of the famed group The Persuasions, signed by all 5 members
Photograph signed: "Best of/Success/B.J. Jones"[not pictured], "Wishing you/health & happiness/Jim" "Sweet Joe" "God bless you always/Jerry" "Thank you/Jayotis". B/w, 10x8. Captioned publicity photo. The Persuasions, a soul, a cappella singing group, first formed in Brooklyn during the 1960's. Led by singer and producer Jerry Lawson, and followed by Jesse "Sweet Joe" Russell (1939-2012), Jayotis Washington (b. 1945), Jimmy Hayes (1943-2017) and Herbert "Toubo" Rhoad (1944-1988), the five original Persuasions produced chart topping albums such as We Came to Play (1971), Spread the Word (1972) and Street Corner Symphony (1972). They were also known for their gospel covers of popular musicians like Frank Zappa, the Grateful Dead, Sam Cooke and Elvis Presley. Throughout the years the band interchanged its members, including recruiting B.J. Jones whom filled in while a member was ill. With Lawson's retirement and the passing of Russell in 2012, Hayes (Until his passing in 2017) and Washington continue touring with Ray Sanders, Dave Revels and Richard Hidlebird. Signature smeared but legible in B.J. Jones. Lightly toned at edges. Otherwise, Fine condition.
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