Mike Jemison

Side A - Hold On, He’s Coming
Side B - Call On Me

Catalogue # SJ507

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Mike Jemison - Hold On, He’s Coming

Release Date: April 26th 2010

Detroiter Mike Jemison is best remembered for the plethora of secular releases that he recorded for Ernest Kelley’s independent Geneva label during the 1970’s and 80’s. Of which the excellent “You’ll Never Get My Love” is now regarded as a modern soul anthem. Mike had honed his vocal skills as a five year old in his father’s church, singing alongside his brother Clarence and their sisters Sylvia, LaDonna and Janice in the family group known as “The Jemisonettes”.

In 1986 Mike recorded “Congratulations/Ain’t No Use (Geneva 600) which was to be his last secular recording. The following year Mike returned to the recording studio to cut the acclaimed gospel album “He’s My Friend” for the Sound City Label.

In 1991 Mike was ordained as a Baptist Minister but still continues to perform and record as a gospel artist often sharing the same billing as Aretha Franklin.

It is from Mike’s most recent album project that we at Soul Junction have lifted the following two tracks. The upbeat “Hold On, He’s Coming” which marries Mike’s excellent vocals with a strong dance beat, a song we feel has great crossover potential with soul and gospel fans alike. Together with the flipside, which features the more sophisticated “Call On Me”, the title song from the album.