Marv Johnson


Detroit, Michigan, USA

* Oct. 15, 1938;     May 16, 1993 (aged 54), Columbia, South Carolina


Disco. Marv Johnson

R&B, Doo-Wop

Birth name, Marvin Earl Johnson aka Marv Johnson, Years active 1956-1993

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Marvin Earl "Marv" Johnson (October 15, 1938 – May 16, 1993) was an American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist. He was influential in the development of the Motown style of music, primarily for the song "Come to Me," which was the first record issued by Tamla Records, the precursor to the famous label.

Despite his early success in the United States, Johnson ultimately enjoyed more popularity overseas than in his native country. His music was especially popular in the United Kingdom and Australia.


Johnson was born in DetroitMichigan, United States. His early musical influences included gospel and blues, but he began his singing career with a doo-wop group, the Junior Serenaders, in the mid-1950s. He was discovered by Berry Gordy while performing at a carnival; Gordy had already decided to form his first record labelTamla, and Johnson's recording of the song "Come to Me" became the label's first single, released in May 1959.

Read the original text here >>> Marv Johnson

Original release, UNITED ARTISTS 208 (US) 1960  //  Original release, TAMLA 101 (US) 12/1959

This release, re-issues on Underground urc 1134 (Can) [1979]

I love the way you love  //  Come to me

I love the way you love - 1960

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