Tom's final album for Arista was this offering from 1984. Production came from Maurice Starr & Ted Currier. The album features the stunning track Secret Fantasy which featured Siedah Garrett of Michael Jackson fame (Man In The Mirror). The 12'' extended version of this track is also added as a bonus track. This is an official Funkytowngrooves release authorized by Sony. Never before released on CD. Includes 2 bonus tracks and in-depth liner notes. Remastered from the original studio master tapes at EMI Studios. Limited edition of 2000.
First Time Ever on CD for JM Silk's 1987 album Hold On To Your Dream. Expanded with 5 Bonus Tracks and Re-Mastered from the Original Master Tapes.
Jermaine Jackson made his mark on this album with the number one single "Don't Take It Personal." With a percussive rhythm and the coolness of Jermaine's consoling intonation, this moderate number propelled its way to the top of the Billboard R&B charts. One of only two songs to reach number one for the Gary, IN native. (The other was "Let's Get Serious.") "Two Ships (In the Night)" and "I'd Like to Get to Know You" are also midtempo numbers which peaked at 21 and 27, respectively. The former, written and produced by David Conley and David Townsend of Surface.
Beau Williams has enjoyed his greatest commercial success as a gospel singer; some people in the Christian market don't even know that he once recorded secular music. But in fact, Williams did record some secular albums for Capitol in the '80s (before he decided to concentrate on gospel exclusively), and one of them was 1984's Bodacious.
is a the self-titled debut of . It was a hit that put him on the music scene with his R&B single . The album also includes the hits , , and . This album was digitally remastered by Funkytowngrooves in 2012 and includes five additional tracks.
Face to Face is the third and final album by American soul/disco group GQ, released in 1981 on the Arista label. It peaked at #18 on the R&B chart and #140 on the pop listing. Two singles, "Shake" and "Sad Girl", were released; the latter became the group's third to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #93.
Preppie is the fifth studio album by American recording R&B artist Cheryl Lynn, released on September 16, 1983 by Columbia Records. The album features the R&B hit singles, "Encore" and "This Time".
When Columbia Records released Cheryl Lynn's second album, In Love, in 1979, the Los Angeles native had a lot to live up to. Her 1978 smash Got to Be Real had become one of the definitive anthems of the Disco Era, reaching #1 on Billboard s R&B singles chart and #12 on Billboard s pop singles chart. On top of that, Star Love (another single from Lynn's self-titled debut album of 1978) was a #16 R&B hit in Billboard. So Columbia had high hopes for In Love. The album was a huge success and made it to #5 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and sold more than one million copies in the United States alone.
Tyrone Davis was a leading American blues and soul singer with a distinctive style, recording a long list of hit records over a period of more than twenty years. He had three no. 1 hits on the Billboard R&B chart: "Can I Change My Mind," "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" and "Turning Point." Davis released about 25 singles during his seven years with Dakar, most of them big R&B sellers produced by Willie Henderson. He finally returned to the top spot with "Turning Point" in 1975. Soon afterwards, Davis switched to the major Columbia record label and recorded seven albums over the next five years with producer Leo Graham and arranger James Mack who had collaborated with him for "Turning Point". Major hits with Columbia included "Give It Up," "This I Swear" and "In The Mood." Dubbed the "King of Romantic Chicago Soul" by MTV, Davis' perceived vulnerability and class endeared him to female soul fans through the 70's.