R.I.P. Motown singer and songwriter Ronn Matlock

(April 1, 2020) The past month has just been devastating to soul music fans, with the passing of so many greats. Sadly, today we add to that list former Motown great Ronn Matlock. The native Detroiter was best known as a songwriter, and he was part of the Motown stable of talent, working with The Originals, Eddie Kendricks, and Bobby Taylor, and continued his work with former Motown producer Michael Stokes on some of the 70s recordings by Enchantment.

Matlock also had a solo singing career, with a rich baritone that resembled Johnny Bristol. He scored moderate hits in 1979 with “Can't Forget About You,” “Working Man,” and “Take Me To The Top (Of Your Mountain)” from his Love City EP on Cotillion Records. Expansion Records released a limited edition 7 inch called You Got The Best Of Me from that same album in 2016. 

(April 1, 2020) The past month has just been devastating to soul music fans, with the passing of so many greats. Sadly, today we add to that list former Motown great Ronn Matlock. The native Detroiter was best known as a songwriter, and he was part of the Motown stable of talent, working with The Originals, Eddie Kendricks, and Bobby Taylor, and continued his work with former Motown producer Michael Stokes on some of the 70s recordings by Enchantment.

Matlock also had a solo singing career, with a rich baritone that resembled Johnny Bristol. He scored moderate hits in 1979 with “Can't Forget About You,” “Working Man,” and “Take Me To The Top (Of Your Mountain)” from his Love City EP on Cotillion Records. Expansion Records released a limited edition 7 inch called You Got The Best Of Me from that same album in 2016. 

Mattlock had collaborated with numerous other artists, including Keith Barrow ('You Know You Wanna Be Loved,' 'Turn Me Up') , Shirley Caesar, Merry Clayton, Millie Scott, Rick James, and Norman Whitfield. 

Thanks to Gary Van den Bussche for letting us know about this.

 

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