Wednesday, January 4, 2012

TUNE OF THE MOMENT: THE PERSUASIONS "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)"

This is my favorite a capella track ever, a cover of The Temptations tune "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)" performed by The Persuasions. At least I think it's The Persuasions. The track is taken from the LP compilation "Dangerous Doo Wop volume 2" released in the 1990s. But unfortunately there is no information whatsoever about this recording. The Persuasions did a version of this tune on their 1972 Capitol Records LP "Street Corner Symphony". But this version seems to have been recorded in the 1960s.

UPDATE: Check out the comments below for some information courtesy of Julie Lawson, wife of lead singer Jerry Lawson!


julie713 said...

Dear Brian, yes that is the Persuasions. A bootleg copy was used on this album without permission and the group never got paid either. I know because the lead singer is Jerry Lawson(my husband)-FYI: some of the photos you posted are not the original Persuasions but a different combination of men who are out there today using the name.

If you love that song you gotta love the legit version on the Capitol album even better.

Jerry left the group in 2003. He was on The Sing Off on NBC this past month as a featured guest and all 5 weeks last season with his new A Cappella group "Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town" - Below is what he feels is the highlight of his A Cappella career. and for more videos please visit

And thank you for your appreciation of his work as producer, arranger and lead singer and the man who kept the dying art of A Cappella alive so there could be an A Cappella movement today!

Oh..FYI - his most brilliant album in regard to harmony being just as always aimed for but could never achieve with The Persuasions is his new CD:Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town" -he can be reached at

In Harmony,
Julie Lawson

Brian D. Horrorwitz said...

Julie, thank you so much for the information! And, yes, that Capitol album is EXCELLENT too! If it is okay with you, I'll reprint your comments on the youtube page so that everyone knows the score.