"ARTISTIC  ACCOMPLISHMENTS"

PHIL J.C.!

I AM JUSTCLAY!

Credits & Collaborations

Philip Johnson Jr, aka PHIL J.C.! is a singer, rapper, musician, songwriter, author, poet & devoted father who has had the opportunity to collaborate with many successful people in the music industry over the years, & also extraordinary gifted childhood friends who were outstanding musicians in their own right, who collaborated with many of the biggest stars in the music business as well. Among them include:

 

The legendary George Kerr Discography has collaborated with Berry & Ray Gordy/Marvin Gaye/Linda Jones/Sylvia Robinson/The Escorts/Ray Goodman & Brown previously known as The Moments /Gil Scott/Little Anthony & The Imperials/The Chilites/The Manhattans/The Spinners/The Chiffons/Florence Ballard/The Shirelles/The Whatnauts/Eddie Fisher/Cuba Gooding & The Main Ingredient/Albertina Walker/Phillip Michael Thomas/Joan Armatrading/Reggie Griffin/Stephanie Mills/The O'Jays/Phyllis Hyman/Lonnie Youngblood/BB King

Motown Records/All Platinum Records/Sugarhill Records & so many more!

PHIL J.C.! was the lead vocalist/rapper on a very popular dance/club record called, "Huevo Dancing" by "Fresh Fresh" back in early 80's with George Kerr as Producer.

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Reggie Griffin Discography has collaborated with Quincy Jones/George Kerr/Babyface/The Deele/Sylvia Robinson/Roberta Flack/Isley Brothers/Ronald Isley/Angela Winbush/Bee Gees/Dionne Warwick/Freddie Jackson/Cindy Mizelle/Tony Thompson/Najee/Regis Branson/Marlo Thomas/Aretha Franklin/Duke Bootee/The Sequence/Shirley Jones/Manchild/Chaka Kahn/The O'Jays/Phyllis Hyman/Junior/Rachelle Capelli/BeBe Winans/Tony Thompson of Hi-Five/Alex Bugnon/Gwen Guthrie/Candi Staton/Toni Braxton/Jocelyn Brown/TLC/Tanya Blount/Rose Royce/Will Downing/GUY/Boys II Men/Joan Jett/The Sugarhill Gang/Charlie Wilson/Tony Terry/Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five/Melle Mel/World Famous Supreme Team/Beat Street Soundtrack/Soulfood Soundtrack/Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack/Sugarhill Records & many more. Reggie Griffin was nominated for a Grammy for the musical arrangement on "I Feel For You" by Chaka Kahn.

PHIL J.C.! was the lead vocalist/rapper on a very popular dance/club record called, "Huevo Dancing" by "Fresh Fresh" back in early 80's & The Base Is In Your Face by The Kingdom with Reggie Griffin as Producer.

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ENGLEWOOD'S OWN! Regis Branson Discography has collaborated with Najee/Alex Bugnon/Howard Johnson/Will Downing/Joe(Thomas)/Johnny Gill/Rahiem LeBlanc from GQ/Johnny Kemp/Timmy Allen/Howard Huntsberry/Reggie Griffin, Cindy Mizelle, Audrey Wheeler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regis Branson is a longtime childhood friend from Englewood who sang background vocals on "The Base Is In Your Face"

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Johnny Gill Website has collaborated with Stacy Lattisaw/New Edition/Babyface/Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam/Shanice/Gerald Levert/Keith Sweat/Johnny Gill/ (LSG)/Regis Branson/Cindy Mizelle/Boomerang Soundtrack/New Jack City Soundtrack/Johnny Gill Discography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Gill sang background vocals on "The Base Is In Your Face".

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ENGLEWOOD'S OWN! Cindy Mizelle Discography has collaborated with Luther Vandross/Rolling Stones/Bruce Springsteen/Chaka Khan/Whitney Houston/George Benson/Regina Belle/Kashif/Reggie Griffin/Lisa Fischer/Peabo Bryson/Al Jarraeu/Howard Johnson/Karyn White/Lisa Lisa/Martha Wash/Evelyn "Champagne" King/Angela Bofill/Robin Gibb/Billy Ocean/Dave Matthews Band/James Ingram/Debbie Harry/Grace Jones/Audrey Wheeler/Debbie Gibson/Kurtis Blow/Freddie Jackson/Beat Street Soundtrack singing "This Will Be The Night" & many many more!!!

Cindy has been one of the most sought after background vocalists in the music industry for the past 30 plus years & is considered "vocal royalty" from all of her peers. And Cindy comes from a rich lineage & legacy of musical history, with her cousins, Larry & Fonce Mizelle being a super production duo along with younger brother Rodney coming along later, who was one of our drummers in our band as kids, have worked with the likes of legendary drummer, Harvey Mason, Donald Byrd, A Taste Of Honey, R&B band LTD featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Mary Wells, & the early Jackson 5 records. She was also featured in the Oscar winning documentary titled,

"20 Feet From Stardom".  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Mizelle is a longtime childhood friend from Englewood who sang background vocals on "The Base Is In Your Face".

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PHIL J.C.! has previously collaborated for many years with longtime childhood friend & ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!, Scott Ferguson, aka M.C. HARD, which stands for, Honorable. Asiatic Righteous Descendant, is a lyrical genius & vocal juggernaut for the Kingdom of GOD & is the brother of Regis Branson, & who in my humble opinion, may be the most talented & gifted rapper I've ever heard, & I've practically heard them all from the very beginning. His delivery, diction & tone, is second to none, with never a word wasted on trivial or mundane lyrical pursuits only trying to impress. He possesses a rare gift & ability to wow the hearer with something they've never heard before, in a way they've never heard it, & always has something of substance & relevance to share with the listener, & he rarely disappoints. Scott has been a well known lyricist/rapper in the Holy Hip Hop music scene for the past 20 years with his former group "Cross Cypher" then going by the name of Minister Zion. He currently ministers under the stage name PRYZNA, which means Prisoner for Christ. He also recorded a hit club record with R&B/Disco legend Gwen Guthrie & ENGLEWOOD'S OWN! Brian Morgan called Naughty Times. He also toured extensively with The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. He also had a leading role as an actor in the movie "Small Time" back in 1990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHIL J.C.! & PRYZNA, formed a rap duo back in the 80's thru the 90's called The Kingdom & they recorded an "Anti Crack" rap song called, "The Base Is In Your Face". And on the "Wheels of Steel" on several other tracks was my LIL BRO. & ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!, John "DJ Showbiz" Henry along with Norman "Skip Dog" Burns as music producer on several tracks!

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PHIL J.C.! also recorded a contemporary Christian CD with another longtime childhood friend & ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!, Kevin Parlor, an exceptional musician/songwriter & producer.  
The title of that CD is
"3 For Him" where Kevin, was the writer & producer, along with Reggie Griffin & PHIL J.C.! co-producing vocals. 

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Kevin also recorded his own self entitled CD called "Bassically Speaking" & toured extensively with OFMB & with disco legend, Gloria Gaynor as her Bass player. In addition he's collaborated with saxophonist & singer, Benny Barksadale Jr. on a funky jazzy cut called "Confirmation" available on iTunes now!

PHIL J.C.! also collaborated with longtime childhood friend & church worship team member & ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!Wayne Wilkins, an amazing Guitarist, Bassist, writer & producer, who has also collaborated & toured with OFMB as a lead guitarist, & he's also collaborated with R&B singer, Leela James. We collaborated on a song called, My Father Knows.

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PHIL J.C.! also collaborated with the very talented musician & producer Vermon “Skip” Rudd on several tracks as a singer, lyricist & vocal arranger. "Even Though He Made You Cry" is one of those tracks. Rob McCoy from Paterson NJ is the featured vocalist. Skip Rudd produced & performed the music, & PHIL J.C.! wrote & arranged the lyrics. And yes, that is Chaka Kahn with him in the picture!!!

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In addition, PHIL J.C.! has traveled extensively throughout the Tri-State region USA & several cities & provinces in China as a singer with a contemporary Christian Gospel ensemble for Our Father's Music Business, OFMB.COM RECORDS promoting international relationships & good will in the spirit of Christ, led by an amazing song writer, lyricist & musician, Tennyson Walters.

PHIL J.C.! sang lead vocals on 2 songs on the OFMB albums, Plant The 

Seed called, Witness For Jesus & Speak Peace called Keep The Faith.

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PHIL J.C.! also collaborated with longtime childhood friend & ENGLEWOOD'S OWN! , Butch "Whip" Jackson , a talented keyboardist & producer on a song called, Given Me Love. Butch performed & produced the music, & PHIL J.C.! wrote, arranged & sung the lyrics.

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PHIL J.C.! has also written a couple of articles for the Bergen Record Newspaper of Northern New Jersey on his experience living in a homeless shelter titled, "Suddenly Homeless" & an article about the local church called, "Has Church Become A Closet For Christians"?  He's also written & contributed to church newsletters & articles for my former local assembly focusing on interpersonal relationships & Biblical teaching & instruction within the Body of Christ. 

 

 PHIL J.C.! also completed his 1st book entitled:"HOLDING ON WITH OPEN HANDS" which explores & explains all the hang ups & issues church folks have with giving & Tithing in particular. HOWOH was self published on amazon.com in early 2015.

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And I'd also like to give a very Honorable Mention to ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!

Kevin "BUJO" Jones Discography, another childhood friend & band member from Englewood who began his professional career with the rest of our band at tender age of 13 years old with Spoonbread at All Platinum Records in Englewood NJ, under the tutelage of Joe & Sylvia Robinson, & then went on to be one of the premier percussionists in the music industry playing with the legendary Isley Brothers/Whitney Houston/Jermine Jackson & jazz great Charles Mcpherson & the funk R&B band Sunrize to name a few.       

 

And last but not least, I wanted to give a special shout out to ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!

Brian Morgan Discography, one of the most outstanding, multi talented musicians & instrumentalists, writers & producers to ever be birthed out of Englewood New Jersey and, another childhood friend who I met way back in Middle School where many of my other childhood friends were from too! And to this day, I can't recall how our paths crossed, but when they did, the next thing I know, my mother's buying me my first guitar, & he's teaching me how to play it!

One thing led to another, & we're playing in a band together traveling all over the place to play as kids! And then the word got out that we were pretty good & All Platinum Records (later becoming the legendary Sugarhill Records where the very first Rap record was recorded by The Sugarhill Gang & then shortly after that, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five would record the critically acclaimed, The Message!, right in Englewood NJ where The Moments recorded the classic, "I Found Love On A Two Way Street" which the legendary Sylvia Robinson from Mikey & Sylvia & "Love Is Strange" & "Pillow Talk" fame, & owner of the label was the co-writer & producer! She would also become respectfully known as "The Mother Of Hip Hop" for recording the very first rap record with The Sugar Hill Gang called Rapper's Delight.

 

Our young band consisting of local kids from Englewood, Brian Morgan on Guitar, Kevin Jones on Percussion, Gerald Sanders on Bass, Joseph Sanders on Keyboard, Leslie Cunningham on Sax, Trevor Sanders on Trumpet, Ernie Clyburn & Rodney Mizelle on drums & myself on rhythm Guitar was given the opportunity to record with a young singing group called Spoonbread covering a Bee Gees & Al Green classic, "How Do You Mend A Broken Heart", which became a big hit for them as well! I actually missed recording & touring with them & eventually put the guitar down & picked up a Bass instead where I felt far more comfortable, but it all began with Brian!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And although we never did anything professionally or creatively together afterwards, in many ways, he was my first musical mentor who was responsible for inspiring me to do the things I eventually got the opportunity to do later on. And BTW, Brian also went on to collaborate with many of the great names in the music industry like Kashif/Johnny Kemp/Meli'sa Morgan/Gwen Guthrie/Melba Moore/Leona Lewis/Chris Brown/Brenda K. Starr & Debbie Allen. And he is currently working with a sensational young trio of brothers called, "The Melisizwe Brothers" who are taking the world by storm now! So he's still doing his thing!!! Much respect Brian!!! Thank You!!!  

 

I AM!!!  ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!!! FOREVER!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE IS  ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!!! "MUSICAL WALK OF FAME"!!!

SOME WERE BORN HERE. OTHERS MOVED HERE. AND THEN THERE WERE THOSE WHO JUST PASSED THROUGH...TO MAKE HISTORY HERE!!!

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JOHN "SHOWBIZ" HENRY

PHIL J.C.!

VERMON "SKIP" RUDD

BUTCH "WHIP" JACKSON

SYLVIA ROBINSON

KEVIN PARLOR

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NORMAN "SKIP DOG" BURNS

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WITH LOUIE VEGA

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                    ENGLEWOOD 

NEW JERSEY'S

MUSICAL

WALK OF FAME

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    "THE LAB" @ 366 LIBERTY RD.

JOE & SYLVIA ROBINSON

ENGLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL

ENGLEWOOD MONUMENT

Eric Williams/Blackstreet

       Mackay Park

George Washington Bridge

      Englewood Hospital & Medical Center

BOO FRAZIER

DAVID WYNN

       ATCQ-Q-TIP

DWIGHT MORROW HIGH SCHOOL

BRIAN MORGAN

With The Sugarhill Gang

ENGLEWOOD'S OWN!!!

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ENGLEWOOD'S        OWN!!!

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BERNARD DAVIS

BOB WEINSTOCK

ENGLEWOOD LIBRARY

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ENGLEWOOD NEW JERSEY

Leland Robinson

PHIL RAMONE

THELONIOUS MONK

John Harms/Bergen PAC

KEVIN DEANE

Marvin Isley

JOEY ROBINSON JR.

WATERBED KEVIE KEV

GREGE MORRIS

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FRANK PRESCOD

REGGIE GRIFFIN

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Patrick Stanfield Jones

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HISTORIC ENGLEWOOD NJ

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