Throwback: Jesse Powell-You

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Jesse Powell’s “You” was his breakout song from his second album, Bout It. The song originally appeared on his ’96 eponymous debut but failed to enter Billboard significance. “You” was serious emotion coming from Powell’s four octave range and it quickly became a popular wedding song. Bout It went Gold and “You” charted well for the record company powers that be. Powell recorded 4 albums and among them he has a catalog of songs revered by soul purists including a remake of Enchantment’s “Gloria,” “All Alone,” “I Will Be Loving You,” “Invisible Man,” “All I Need” and “Is It Over.” Powell retired from music and formed a television production company with his sisters Trina and Tamara, also singers, who had a club hit in ’99 with “What’d You Come Here For.”