Michael Stokes

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Michael Stokes
Birth name Michael Lee Stokes
Also known as Mike Stokes
Born (1955-01-01) January 1, 1955 (age 59)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres R&B, dance, soul, disco, funk
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1970–present
Labels Sussex, Roadshow, A&M, Motown
Associated acts Enchantment

Michael Stokes is an American record producer and songwriter, who is best known for producing Enchantment and Creative Source.

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Stokes first rose to prominence in the early 1970s working with Clarence Avant on his Sussex Records label, when writing for and producing acts such as Bill Withers, Creative Source, The Soul Searchers, Faith, Hope & Charity, and Dennis Coffey. When Sussex folded in June 1975, Stokes moved over to Roadshow Records. More success came writing and producing Enchantment's first three albums, along with writing songs for Brass Construction, BT Express, and Shirley Caesar. In the early 1980s, Stokes took over as A&R at A&M Records where he signed Janet Jackson. Stokes has continued to song-write and produce, working with Patti LaBelle, Morris Day, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, and Jesse Powell.

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