The Underground Experience Presents “The Power Of Black Music Sessions” Series # 5 Featuring MR. HOWARD JOHNSON “The Prophet Of Soul”

The Underground Experience Presents “The Power Of Black Music Sessions” Series # 5

Featuring MR. HOWARD JOHNSON  “The Prophet Of Soul”  

Howard Johnson

Called “The Prophet of Soul” in the 80’s, Howard Johnson can still wear that moniker with honors in present day. His distinctive style has earned him a spot that will go down in history as one of music’s most versatile entertainers.

Starting his career as lead singer of the group Niteflyte on Arista Records with several pop hits, Howard then became a solo artist on A&M Records.   Still thriving in the 90’s Howard was featured on vocals and co-produced music for such artists as Madonna, Boys II Men, Tupac and Tom Jones, as well as being an Independent Producer, Singer, Songwriter and Manager for other artists. He also found himself as Vice President, A&R Director, and Studio Production Coordinator for Lifestyle Records.   

Currently, Howard is performing double duty – touring both as the new lead singer of the iconic R&B group L.T.D. and wowing fans around the world as a solo artist. Howard is also putting finishing touches on the upcoming and eagerly awaited CD, “The Orange Album”.

When Howard isn’t in the studio or performing and touring the globe, he is working as an independent producer, musical director, mentor and vocal therapist for several top R&B artists, and helping new talent find their voice and way into the business as a promoter.

Co-Producer, Background Vocals

“I Don’t Think So”, Tom Jones; Interscope Records

“Human Nature” remix, Madonna, Maverick Records

“You Know” remix, Boys II Men, Motown Records

“I Get Around” remix, Tupac, Interscope Records (Received Platinum Album)

Guest Appearances

“Sinbad”, Fox Television

“American Dream (Jackson Family Story)”, CBS Television Movie

“Robert Townsend Variety Show”, Fox Television, September, October, November,

Co-Producer, Co-Writer

“Test of Time” Film sSore

“Test of Time” Theme Song


“Kentucky Fried Chicken” National Radio Advertisement

“Five Heartbeats” Movie Film Score

Lead Vocalist, Percussionist, Guitarist, Co-Producer

“I Feel Like Goin’ On”, Five Heartbeats Movie

“Nite Flyte II” Album, Arista Ariola Records, yielded pop hit “Sexy Dancer”, toured the USA with Rick James, Ray Parker, Gap Band, Roger with Zap

“Nite Flyte” Album, Arista Ariola Records, yielded top 40 hit “If You Want It”


Writer, Co-Producer

“Put Me In Your Mix”, Barry White, A & M Records

Musical Director – Tour Coordinator

“Jermaine Jackson “Don’t Take It Personal” World Tour, Japan & Africa

Featured Artist

“Johnson & Branson”, A & M Records, yielded hits “Let’s Get To Know Each Other Better” and “Jockin’ Me”

“The Vision”, A & M Records, yielded top 10 hits “Stand Up” and “Knees” , toured the USA

“Doin’ It My Way, A & M Records, yielded top 10 hits “Let This Dream Be Real” and “Let’s Take Time Out”, toured the USA and Europe

“Keepin’ Love New”, A & M Records, yielded #1 R&B/Dance hit “So Fine”, toured USA with Evelyn Champagne King and The Whispers

Air Date: Monday 2/11/13  on KLED Live FM (91.1FM)  @ 9AM & 9PM (PST) 


Broadcast # 159B

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The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).