Florida-born singer-songwriter who is known for popular soul hits like "Stealing in the Name of the Lord" and "Hooked, Hogtied & Collared."
He formed a group called The Spades with friends from 20th Street School.
His 1974 single "Hooked, Hogtied & Collared" garnered controversy by featuring cover art depicting bondage.
He was the fourth of six siblings and was raised by his grandmother.
His song "We Got Love" was covered by singer Mavis Staples on her 1979 album Oh What A Feeling.