Garry was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, during the hey day of music, legends, like Jimi Hendrix, The Temptations, and others. Garry was already performing with gospel, legend of the day. At the age of ten, and under the guidance of his father, Jesse, Garry and his brothers played and sang behind many of the gospel artist of the time. Legends like, Shirley Caesar, The Five Blind Boys the Mighty Clouds of Joy, and others. By the time he was sixteen, it became obvious that Plainfield was a deadend watching his friends become victims of the streets, he and his good friend Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, escaped Vietnam and the decay of their hometown, by going to Canada. In Canada, they became an integral part of a funk/rock band called "United Soul", or "U.S." Garry already knew George Clinton from his days in the Newark barber shop, where George and his partners counseled, area youths, and sang doo-wop songs in between clients. George was living in Toronto by this time, and began hearing about "United Soul", from other area musicians and music business people. Once he saw Garry perform with the group, he immediately decided to take him under his wing and groom him for a spot in the P-Funk Army. Garry's soulful, gospel-rooted vocals, and his ability on guitar were most impressive for someone so young. Garry became a member of Funkadelic and the rest as they say is history! His voice is recognizable worldwide! He is truly the voice of the "P". From hit songs like, "Cosmic Slop," to "Getting to Know You," "One Nation," his voice has been the show stopping tool which has assured years of successful touring for P-Funk. As co-writer of hits like, "Atomic Dog," and so many others, he has received several gold and platinum albums for his efforts. He was instrumental in the success of Bootsy Collins' first releases, as a solo artist, and his writer/producer credits are numerous. He has been featured in Guitar Player magazine three times, and once in the Japanese version. He was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with other members of the P-Funk. He has been featured in Who's Who in Music and appeared on a compilation album by Paul Shaeffer of the David Letterman band, and also on a recent album by the rock group, "The Black Crow's." He has appeared on Saturday Night Live,several times, David Letterman, Arsenio Hall, New York Undercover, The Tonight Show,and others He appeared in the film P.C.U., and "The Night Before." Both films also included songs he wrote and performed. He has also had songs featured in the film "Bad Boys," with Sean Penn. Garry is the consummate performer. He can hold a crowd in the palm of his hand with his vocal stylings and stage presence. He can entrance fans with a hypnotic groove from his expertise on guitar. He writes his songs and produces marketable product. He is known to get the best out of an artist when in the studio and his track record speaks for itself!, He has received several Grammy nominations in the past years for songs like "Stomp," by, Kirk Franklin, which used "One Nation" for it's musical bed. The song won song of the year, at the Dove gospel awards., Surely, this is just another step in an already illustrious career! Keep bring us that Funky stuff Garry we love ya!!!!!
Awards 1998 Dove Gospel awards for Song of the Year, "Stomp" Who's Who in Music, 1978 Grammy nominee 1997, 1978
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