Videos 2019-07-12T15:56:08-07:00


Many videos on Youtube claim to be “The Persuasions.” The videos below feature only the original, authentic group as it existed from 1963 until 2003.

1971 Medley

1971 Buffalo Soldier

Live and the only filmed version of Jerry doing the monologue he learned from The Flamingo’s version

1974 Maury Povich’s First TV Show
“All I Have To Do Is Dream” and “Somewhere To Lay My Head”

New Jersey Public TV Show
“Caught In The Act”, “When Jesus Comes” and “People Get Ready”

“Chain Gang”


Mike Douglas TV Show

1979 Joni Mitchell’s “Shadows & Light” Tour
“Why Do Fools Fall In Love”

1990 Spike Lee Documentary: “Do It A Cappella”
“Up On The Roof”

1990 Spike Lee Documentary: “Do It A Cappella”
“Sentimental Reasons/Looking For An Echo”

1992 – Zappa’s Universe – Entire Show

“Elvis Has Just Left the Building” and “Any Kind of Pain”

“The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing”

2012 – Frank Zappa Documentary – Jerry Lawson Interview

2015 Jerry Lawson on his legacy

the persuasions

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