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Lamotte "Sherrick" Smith
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1957
Death: Jan. 22, 1999

Los Angeles-based singer Sherrick was given his professional break by Raynoma Gordy, former wife of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

Sherrick recorded wth the group Kagny and the Dirty Rats.

Raynoma secured Sherrick a recording deal with Warner Brothers where his Michael Stokes -produced debut album 'Sherrick' (1987), included 'Just Call' (UK Top 30) and 'Let's Be Lovers Tonight' (UK Top 75).

Prior to his debut set, Sherrick was the lead singer of the Motown group, Kagny, who recorded a track for the Motown movie 'The Last Dragon'.

Sherrick had also cut many tracks for the label as a background singer on various projects.

Having not recorded throughout the main part of the nineties, Sherrick began putting together some new songs when he tragically died on 22nd January 1999.

At this juncture I am unsure of the cause.

The new recordings are not to be released at this point in time as his wife Lynne Conner-Smith (who is in posession of his most recent tapes) is wary of many record companies and their agenda's.

They were married in November 1993 and Sherrick left behind 3 children, Kiriandra, Paris and Chance Smith.

His siblings were Rochelle, LaRetta, Richard and LaVena.

Sherricks favourite tune, by the way, was Luther Vandross's 'Never Too Much'.

Quite why this talented artist remained out of the limelight, for such a long period, is a complete mystery.

Rumours speculate that, apparently, the missing years were drug related. A sad loss. 
 
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Created by: K
Record added: Mar 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18504243
Lamotte Sherrick Smith
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May God's love and peace be upon your soul.
- Spiritlady
 Added: Dec. 4, 2016
R.I.P. Sherrick. On this the 16th anniversary of your passing, I wish you peace. I'm just finding out within the last month, a real loss to the music world. Hope you are singing with Whitney and Luther. Blessings to your family.
- Lauren
 Added: Jan. 22, 2015
R.I.P. Sherrick I enjoy your song (call me) I read that he was found on a beach naked & beaten. such a tragic loss & talent.
- deadra smith
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
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