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Howard Johnson Interview

Howard Johnson Interview

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Howard Johnson, Nite Flyte, Johnson & Branson and Donna Allen feat Howard Johnson.

The career of soul singer Howard Johnson has involved at least one extended period of taking a break to catch a breath, so to speak. The vocalist started out in Miami, working local bars and clubs until the appearance of a life-changing business contact. That was Sandy Torano, a guitarist and producer associated with performers such as the Commodores and Phyllis Hyman. Johnson was his choice for a new vocal group and thus began the singer's recording career. It was 1977, the group was called Nite Flyte, and the label was Ariola.

The project lasted for two albums, nonetheless creating enough of a buzz for A&M to go forward on signing Johnson to a solo contract in the early '80s. Howard speaks informally with Steve about past present and future releases.