The son of O'Jays
founder Eddie Levert
, R&B vocalist Gerald Levert
launched his own recording career in the mid-'80s as the leader of the group LeVert
. Rounding out the group was another one of Eddie Levert
's sons, Sean
, in addition to member Marc Gordon
, as the trio issued such popular recordings as 1985's I Get Hot
, 1986's Bloodline
(which spawned the number one hit single "Pop Pop Pop Goes My Mind"), 1987's The Big Throwdown
, and 1988's Just Coolin'
, as the latter two releases earned gold certification. By the '90s, Gerald
began to split his time between LeVert
and a burgeoning solo career (including a collaboration with his father, titled Father and Son
), as LeVert
released such further hit albums as 1990's Rope a Dope Style
, 1993's For Real Tho'
, and 1997's Whole Scenario
. 2001 saw the release of a 14-track compilation of LeVert
's hits, The Best Of
, on Rhino Records.