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His big break came in the late 1970s when he was the house bass player / producer at TK Studios in Hialeah, Florida wherein Stephen Stills was seeking a young, funky cat to appropriate the disco grooves which permeated the pop pantheon!
George “Chocolate” Perry leveraged that opportunity to wax sides and tour which such renowned artists as CSN and various permutations thereof, along with Dion, Bobby Caldwell, Jon Secada, Bee Gees, Joe Walsh, John Cougar Mellencamp, and Dionne Warwick, among many, many others.
A producer will several impressive credits (Joe Walsh, Bobby Caldwell, The Blue Notes, among others) Perry quit the road and the biz in the early 90s, however his grooves can still be heard on classic rock radio, and I’m sure he’s been sampled in innumerable hip-hop and rap tracks.
George “Chocolate” Perry Sound & Vision…
CSN “Fair Game” https://youtu.be/_lLSeMF7fTQ
Stephen Stills “You Can’t Dance Alone” https://youtu.be/4hWeQHvfJIY
Bobby Caldwell “Can’t Say Goodbye” https://youtu.be/792T6s4v38Q
Joe Walsh “Space Age Whiz Kids” https://youtu.be/OkLKd80iMrU
Bee Gees “Subway” https://youtu.be/lOPWwnVeKy0
Stills-Young “Long May You Run” https://youtu.be/dVM8_jAL86w
John Mellencamp “Hurt So Good” https://youtu.be/g_9rnnkRX0g
Rita Coolidge “Something Said Love” https://youtu.be/lvMCTFDI_hM