US news sources re reporting the death of soul musician and producer FRED McFARLANE. Few details are currently available.

McFarlane’s first forays into the business was a keyboard player with bands like Enchantment and Crown Heights Affair but studio work quickly beckoned and he soon chalked up his biggest success in 1984 as producer on Jocelyn Brown’s evergreen ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’.

Fred went on to work with countless other soul performers including Will Downing, Keith Sweat, The Force MDs, Vanessa Williams, Evelyn “Champagne” King and Dennis Taylor.