According to his New York Times obituary, "his heavy, deep voice projected a calm, reassuring virility. Many sources give his birth year as , but researchers Bob Eagle and Eric LeBlanc state on the basis of official records.
He moved to North Carolina as a young child, and then to Hartford, Connecticut to work in the aircraft industry during World War II, singing with small bands in the evenings. In bandleader Buddy Johnson signed him as a vocalist, and Prysock became a mainstay of the live performance circuits. In Prysock went solo. Over the years Prysock gained a reputation as an emotive balladeer and as one of the most popular acts on the chitlin' circuit. He read verses from Walter Benton's book of poems against a jazz instrumental backdrop on his album, This is My Beloved.
He also briefly had his own television show in the s. In the s, Prysock mainly played cabaret engagements, but — responding to his teenage daughter's affection for the film Saturday Night Fever — had a surprise disco hit with the Gamble and Huff song "When Love Is New" Old Town, His brother, Wilbur "Red" Prysock, was a noted tenor sax player who appeared on many of Arthur's later records. In later years he lived in Bermuda. He died after several years' illness from an aneurysm at King Edward Hospital, Hamilton, Bermuda, in Find records of Arthur Prysock.
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Professions Share what Arthur did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Military Service Did Arthur serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life? Average Age Arthur Prysock lived 7 years longer than the average Prysock family member when he died at the age of Life Expectancy. Arthur Prysock Family Tree. Arthur's Family. Add a parent. Add a partner. Add a child. He was discovered in by jump blues bandleader Buddy Johnson, who signed him as lead male vocalist and brought him to Harlem.
Prysock sang on a number of Johnson's hits for the Decca label before going solo in to tour the chitlin circuit sometimes with his brother. During the '50s, Prysock recorded for several smaller labels, but his popularity in concert gradually gained him more exposure. That year, he fulfilled a dream by recording an album with Count Basie on Verve, the label he remained with for most of the '60s. Prysock performed at Carnegie Hall in , and hosted his own TV show for a short time.
By the end of the '60s, Prysock had returned to Old Town, where he recorded several albums while touring the club circuit. He had an unexpected disco hit in with "When Love Is New," but otherwise remained largely out of sight. Prysock returned to active recording in with the well-received A Rockin' Good Way album on Milestone, and also sang a well-known jingle for Lowenbrau beer.
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