SoulTracks Lost Gem: John White couldn't "Get You Out of My System"

Pennsylvania son John White had too brief a moment of glory on the R&B charts, but it wasn't for lack of talent. He seemingly came from nowhere, scoring with his 1987 debut album Night People, and winning over fans on both sides of the Atlantic with his rich, soulful baritone. Working with producer and songwriter Rahni Song, White showed himself to be a talent worth watching.

Unfortunately, White never achieved the level of fame that his talent warranted before his tragic death in 1994, following an auto accident. But soul music fans didn't forget the Night People album, which has now been remastered and is available on all of the major services. 

Pennsylvania son John White had too brief a moment of glory on the R&B charts, but it wasn't for lack of talent. He seemingly came from nowhere, scoring with his 1987 debut album Night People, and winning over fans on both sides of the Atlantic with his rich, soulful baritone. Working with producer and songwriter Rahni Song, White showed himself to be a talent worth watching.

Unfortunately, White never achieved the level of fame that his talent warranted before his tragic death in 1994, following an auto accident. But soul music fans didn't forget the Night People album, which has now been remastered and is available on all of the major services. 

While the album still sounds strong decades after its release, particularly pleasing is the love song, (Can't) Get You Out of My System." The cut, written by Rahni Song, is a turn-up-the-volume soul ballad, with White singing his heart out, Johnny Gill style. It is also our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem. Check it out, and enjoy the fully remastered Night People.

John White - "(Can't) Get You Out of My System"

 

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