Gregory Williams / Presenter Soul Radio USA

Gregory Williams founded the group Switch (playing trumpet/keyboards/lead vocals),the other members consisted of Bobby DeBarge (lead vocals/ keyboards/drums), Phillip Ingram (lead vocals/percussion/keyboards), Tommy DeBarge (bass/vocals/keyboards), Eddie Fluellen (trombone/ keyboards/vocals) and Jody Sims (drums/vocals). After the break-up of the RCA Records group “White Heat” (which was named and managed by the late music legend Barry White and included Jody, Gregory, and Bobby; and later Tommy), determined to chase his dreams and stay in the record business Gregory, envisioned and soon after formed SWITCH in December 1976. 


Upon obtaining a small budget, Gregory relocated each handpicked member of his new band from their individual hometowns to Mansfeild Ohio. After rehearsing, recording and completing an eight-song demo, Gregory, along with Jody flew to Los Angeles where they (within two weeks of their arrival) met Jermaine Jackson. Jackson immediately took the act to Motown Records where they were signed by Berry Gordy, Jr. and managed by his daughter and son-in-law Hazel and Jermaine Jackson.  


While at Motown, from 1977 to 1983, SWITCH recorded five albums of which two went Platinum and three went Gold, culminating more than Eight Million record sales. They scored big with four top ten singles: “There’ll Never Be”, “I Call Your Name”, “Best Beat In Town”, and “Love Over and Over Again”. 

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