b. Robert Peapo Bryson, 13th April 1951, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Peabo Bryson was born Robert Peapo Bryson, on the 13th of April 1951, in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.
By 1965, he was a featured vocalist in the band Al Freeman and the Upsetters.
During the years 1968 and 1973, he sang with the group Moses Dillard & the Tex-Town Display.
Also, during that period, he composed and produced for the Bang Records imprint, out of Atlanta.
He also sang, during this period with Michael Zager's Moon Band.
disco queen b/w instrumental - 1975 / underground music b/w it's just a matter of time - 1976
In 1975 he recorded a debut single, entitled 'Disco Queen', which was followed by a couple of singles, including 'Underground Music', for Bang's subsidiary Bullet Records.
That track was produced by Michael Zager.
peabo - 1976 / reaching for the sky - 1977 / crosswinds - 1978 / we're the best of friends - 1979
Whilst still at Bang, he released his first album offering in 1976, simply entitled 'Peabo'.
After a few moderate hits at Bang, Peabo relocated for a lucrative period at Capitol Records.
His first Capitol album, 'Reaching For The Sky', was an instant hit, with the title track making number 6 on the R & B charts.
During this period, Peabo still sand with the Michael Zager Moon Band, only departing in 1979.
paradise - 1980 / live and more - 1980 / turn the hands of time - 1981 / i am love - 1981
Other recordings at Capitol included 'Crosswinds' in 1979, 'Paradise' in 1980, 'Turn The Hands Of Time' in 1981 and 'Don't Play With Fire' in 1982.
Peabo's career has not remained that of a solo artist all of the time.
don't play with fire - 1981 / born to love - 1983 / straight from the heart - 1984 / take no prisoners - 1985
The duo subsequently recorded the album 'Born To Love' in 1983, which included the U.K. Top 5 hit 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love'.
By 1984, he had relocated from Capitol to the Elektra label, where his debut album was 'Straight From The Heart'.
That album spawned the successful song 'If Ever You're in My Arms Again.'
quiet storm - 1986 / positive - 1988 / all my love - 1989 / can you stop the rain - 1991
In 1986, Peabo released the album 'Quiet Storm', an album that was well received amongst soul purists and contained the songs 'Good Combination', 'Somebody In Your Life' and 'Catch 22'.
After a short return to the Capitol label for the album 'All My Love', Peabo moved on to Columbia Records where he released the album 'Can You Stop the Rain', which included the song 'Closer Than Close'.
through the fire - 1994 / peace on earth - 1997 / unconditional love - 1999 / missing you - 2007
In 1999, Peabo released the album 'Unconditional Love' for the Private Music label.
That album included the song 'On and On' which received heavy daytime airplay on the U.K. Soul Music Stations.
Peabo (Bullet Records 1976)
Reaching for the Sky (Capitol Records 1978)
Crosswinds (Capitol Records 1978)
The Best Of Friends (with Natalie Cole) (Capitol Records 1979)
Paradise (Capitol Records 1980)
Live & More (with Roberta Flack) (Atlantic Records 1980)
Turn the Hands of Time (Capitol Records 1981)
I Am Love (Capitol Records 1981)
Don't Play with Fire (Capitol Records 1982)
Born to Love (Capitol Records 1983)
Straight from the Heart (Elektra Records 1984)
Take No Prisoners (Elektra Records 1985)
Quiet Storm (Elektra Records 1986)
Positive (Elektra Records 1988)
All My Love (Capitol Records 1989)
Can You Stop the Rain (Columbia Records 1991)
Through the Fire (Columbia Records 1994)
Peace on Earth (Capitol Records 1997)
Family Christmas (Great Noise Records 1998)
Unconditional Love (Private Music Records 1999)
Missing You (Peak Records 2007)