b. c. 1962, Selma, Alabama, USA. StrongGÇÖs first professional work came as a member of the Oasis Band in his home town. He then sang with Bobby Moore And The Rhythm Aces and soon afterwards made his own-name recording debut with 1986GÇÖs Love DonGÇÖt Change Over Night. During the next few years, Strong released more albums, gradually developing into an effective soft soul blues singer. Over these years he released some singles including GÇÿSheGÇÖs Not The Cheating KindGÇÖ, GÇÿYou Made A Change In MeGÇÖ, GÇÿSheGÇÖs Got Papers On MeGÇÖ and GÇÿIGÇÖm In Need Of A Good WomanGÇÖ, which made only a limited impact. He did better with GÇÿRock That Man In The BoatGÇÖ, the lead track on 2004GÇÖs LetGÇÖs Get Back Together and one of the best examples of his work. With Winston Williams, he co-wrote GÇÿYou Left A Goldmine For A GolddiggerGÇÖ, which was covered by Little Milton, while another of his songs, GÇÿDonGÇÖt Make Me ChooseGÇÖ, was also recorded by Tyrone Davis, who has been a considerable influence on Strong.
Smoothing out the grit that is in the best soul music, Strong has broadened his appeal while losing the affections of some hardcore fans of the form. His success continued into the early 00s, at which time he recorded several songs composed by Rich Cason.
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