Johnny Bristol (born John William Bristol, February 3 1939 - March 21 2004), was an African American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a native of Morganton, North Carolina.
Bristol first came to local fame in the Detroit area as a member of the soul duo "Johnny & Jackey" with Jackey Beavers, an associate Bristol met while in the US Air Force. The pair recorded a number of singles for Harvey Fuqua's Tri-Phi record label, none of which were successes beyond the Midwestern United States.
In the mid-1960s, Tri-Phi was absorbed by Motown Records, and Bristol began working with Fuqua as a songwriter and producer. Among Fuqua and Bristol's successes as producers were hit singles such as Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (1967), "Your Precious Love" (1967), and "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" (1968); Edwin Starr's "Twenty-Five Miles" (1969); and David Ruffin...
Track listing: Woman, WomanHang on in There BabyReachin' Out for Your LoveYou & ITake Care of You for MeI Got Cha NumberIt Don't Hurt No MoreMemories Don't Leave Like People DoLove Me for a ReasonWoman, Woman (Reprise)