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"WOLF" The Bill Wolfer Project © 1982/ Solar/Constellation/Warner/Elecktra/Asylum
Produced by Bill Wolfer
LEAD VOCALS: Jon Gibson / KEYBOARDS, DRUM & SYNTH PROGRAMMING: Bill Wolfer / BACKGROUND VOCALS: Michael Jackson, Jon Gibson, Finest Henderson, Chrystal Blake and The Waters / HARMONICA: Stevie Wonder.

Michael Jackson appears courtesy of CBS Records

Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Motown Records

1.) WAKE UP (Bill Wolfer, Jon Gibson) Spectrum VII Music/Wolf Tunes music/Seagoat Music/ASCAP
2.) WHY DO YOU DO ME ? (Bill Wolfer, Brenda Mc Keel) Spectrum VII Music/Wolf Tunes music/Seagoat Music/ASCAP
3.) SO SHY (Bill Wolfer, Jon Gibson) Spectrum VII Music/Wolf Tunes music/Seagoat Music/ASCAP

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"STANDING ON THE ONE" © 1983 Reachers Music
Produced by Bill Wolfer

LEAD VOCALS: Jon Gibson / DRUMS: John Robinson , Jonathan Moffett and Tony Lewis / BASS GUITAR: Nathan Watts / GUITARS: Mickey Free, Greg Doty, Snuffy Walden, Ben Bridges and Sneaky Pete / KEYBOARDS, DRUM & SYNTH PROGRAMMING: Bill Wolfer / SYNTH BASS: Joey Gallo / RHODES PIANO: Clifford Coulter / PERCUSSIONS: Wayne-O-Millstein / SAXOPHONES: Larry Williams and Ernie watts / BACKGROUND VOCALS: Jon Gibson, Phillip Ingram, Chrystal Blake and The Waters.

1.) START IT ALL AGAIN (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
2.) SHE TOLD ME SO (Bill Wolfer, Ed Sanders, Jon Gibson, Brenda Mckeel) /Reachers Music/Wolf Tunes music/ASCAP
3.) STANDING ON THE ONE (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
4.) THAT AIN’T NO WAY TO LIVE (Marvin Morrow, Stephen Geyer) Blackwood Music Inc./Dar-Jen Music/Geyer songs/April Music Inc./ASCAP
5.) ARE YOU GONNA STAY WITH ME AGAIN (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
6.) I LOVE HER ANYWAY (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
7.) IT’S TRUE (Carrie Lucas, Ken Rarick) Spectrum VII Music/Carrific Music/ASCAP
8.) SO IN LOVE WITH YOU (Clifford Coulter) Coultron Music/Spectrum VII Music/ASCAP
9.) NATION IN NEED (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP

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"ON THE RUN" © 1986 Reachers Music
"featuring Joe Satriani"
Produced by Jon Gibson

LEAD VOCALS: Jon Gibson / DRUMS: John Robinson , Jonathan Moffett and Tony Lewis / BASS GUITAR: Nathan Watts and Gary Jackson / GUITARS: Joe Satreinie, Felton Pilate, Mickey Free, Greg Doty, Snuffy Walden, Ben Bridges and Sneaky Pete / KEYBOARDS, DRUM & SYNTH PROGRAMMING: Bill Wolfer, Felton pilate and Tom Coster / SYNTH BASS: Joey Gallo & Felton Pilate / RHODES PIANO: Clifford Coulter & Tony LuFrano / PERCUSSIONS: Wayne-O-Millstein and Cubby Ingram / SAXOPHONES: Larry Williams / BACKGROUND VOCALS: Jon Gibson, Felton Pilate, Phillip Ingram, Chrystal Blake and The Waters.

1.) METAL MACHINE (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
2.) ON THE RUN "featuring Joe Satriani" (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
3.) AIN’T IT PRETTY? (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
4.) GOD LOVES A BROKEN HEART (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP NO # 1
5.) IT’S TRUE (Carrie Lucas, Ken Rarick) Spectrum VII Music/Carrific Music/ASCAP
6.) STANDING ON THE ONE (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
7.) ARE YOU GONNA STAY WITH ME AGAIN (Jon Gibson) Spectrum VII Music/Seagoat Music/ASCAP
8.) I LOVE HER ANYWAY (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
9.) NATION IN NEED (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
10.) DREAMS (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP

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"CHANGE OF HEART" © 1988 Reachers Music/ASCAP
" featuring M.C. Hammer"
Produced by Bill Baumgart, Tim Heinz and Jon Gibson.

LEAD VOCALS: Jon Gibson / GUITARS: Bob Somma,Tony Patler / KEYBOARDS & DRUM PROGRAM- MING: Tim Heinz, Tony Patler, Jon Gibson / SAXOPHONE: Eric Marienthal / BACKGROUND VOCALS: Jon Gibson and Bill Baumgart.

1.) YA MO BE THERE (James Ingram, Michael McDonald, Rod Temporton, Quincy Jones) Eiseman Music/Hen-Al Pub/Kings Road Music/Genevieve Music, Rod Songs PRS admin. by Almo Music NO # 5
2.) THE WALL (Jon Gibson, M.C. Hammer) Reachers Music/ASCAP NO # 5
3.) FRIEND IN YOU (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP NO # 1
4.) CHANGE OF HEART (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP NO # 3
5.) LOST INSIDE YOU (Bill Baumgart, Stephen Crumbacher) Broken Songs/ASCAP NO # 4
6.) MAN OVERBOARD (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
7.) CHILD WITHOUT A NAME (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
8.) TOO TOUGH (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music /ASCAP
9.) TECHNOLOGY MAN (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP NO # 2

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"BODY & SOUL" © 1989 Reachers Music
Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Motown
Produced by Bill Wolfer and Jon Gibson

LEAD VOCALS: Jon Gibson / GUITARS: Jon Gibson and Kit Charlton / KEYBOARDS & DRUM PROGRAMMING: Bill Wolfer and Jon Gibson / PERCUSSIONS: Vinx / BACKGROUND VOCALS: Jon Gibson and Chrystal Blake / HARMONICA SOLO: Stevie Wonder.

Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Motown Records

1.) HEART OF GOLD (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music /ASCAP
2.) IN THE NAME OF THE LORD (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP NO # 2
3.) MERRY-GO-ROUND (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
4.) GOD WILL FIND YA (Jon Gibson) Reachers Music/ASCAP
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For nearly three decades, Jon Gibson has been one of the best kept secrets in popular music - but don't tell that to his legion of fans. Throughout his career, Jon Gibson has straddled many musical styles and confounded those who tried to label him, creating consistent, original music that has gained him a fiercely loyal following and a catalog of really wonderful music. Tough to describe and tougher to classify, Gibson's a white guy who sounds like Stevie Wonder, a song craftsman who pioneered Christian rap, and a singer who reeks attitude in his mission of justice, where good prevails over evil. After returning from European service in the US Army at age 20, Gibson signed with Dick Griffey's new Constellation label. For days Griffey had great fun tricking a number of his Solar artists like The Whispers and Shalamar with Jon's tape (they all thought it was Wonder). Jon's debut came as a guest vocalist and songwriter for 3 songs on Bill Wolfer's Wolf album which quickly became Smooth Jazz standards in those days. During the process of making that album, Jon met his musical idol, Stevie Wonder, and worked with a crew of great musicians, including Michael Jackson. Wolfer returned the favor the next year by producing Gibson's debut album, Standing on the One. It was a fine debut, showing that Gibson was more than just a Wonder-clone, and that he had songwriting skills to go with that great voice.

But at the time Christian labels were also courting Jon and he soon became torn between his desire for pop stardom and the peer pressure to give testimony to his faith, so he signed with the Frontline Christian label for On the Run, a partial re-release of Standing with a few new cuts, including the #1 CCM hit "God Loves A Broken Heart." It became the first in a string of over 22 top 5 CCM hits and nine #1 songs! On his next album, Change of Heart, Gibson released the #1 song, and now Christian music classic, "Friend in You" as well as the first CCM rap hit, "This Wall," featuring a then-unknown rapper named MC Hammer. By this time, Gibson was regularly topping the CCM charts, and his next two albums, the wonderful Body and Soul (with Stevie Wonder on harmonica) and the edgier Jesus Loves Ya, moved him to the A-List of Contemporary Christian artists. The title track of the latter LP stayed at #1 for eleven weeks and became the top selling CCM single of 1991. The album was featured in TIME/LIFE's 100 Greatest Christian Albums. He then followed with Forever Friends, which yielded 4 #1 CCM Hits and the album was voted Album of The Year by CCM Magazine. Jon's next album Love Education was released through a friends label Brianstorm International/Word and is considered by many critics to be his best and most eclectic release to date.

Jon then got married, had children, and took time off from his music until landing a record deal with the Gospelcentric/B-Rite label. In 1999 B-Rite released The Man Inside, a consciously urban-sounding album made with master producer Tommy Sims. But B-Rite, along with so many other labels, were effected by the major shifting that took place within the industry at that time and so Gibson was forced to take his career into his own hands launching his own smooth soul praise album in 2002 entitled Soulful Hymns. Jon became a music minister at a California church and after the birth of his third son Jesse, in Christmas of 2004, Jon began working on a new album called The Storyteller. Seven years in the making and now ready for release in 2012, The Storyteller is a masterpiece showing once again Gibson's versatility, tenacity and amazing ability to continue to grow and create great music as an artist. The Storyteller is Gibson in full circle, returning to the original mission that he was once detoured from, a mission to make streetwise, timeless and uplifting music that everyone can embrace and relate to, regardless of there religious beliefs. It is a unique and nobel quest especially in a time when we could all use just a little more light. The Storyteller is not the music of a Christian artist, it is the pure and original works of a fine artist who happens to be a believer! This is the music of Jon Gibson, music to be enjoyed by all for generations to come.