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.
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.
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums by the R&B act plus one bonus track. This release includes the #1 chart hit, "Rock The Boat", and the hits "Rockin' Soul", and "Love Corporation". The group named themselves after the business empire of Howard Hues and they recorded some excellent easy listening disco music in the mid-seventies, but they are remembered as a one-hit wonder. The group who may not have been among the most important disco groups, but whose music is definitely worth a listen and a definite addition to all soul lover.
An early-'80s trio, Fredi Grace & Rhinestone never relinquished material of any great consequence, but their members showed considerable musicianship on this debut effort. Grace is particularly engaging on the single "Help (Save This Frantic Heart of Mine)" and the driving "Go, Get on Your Mark," while Keith "Keecho" Rawls plays Fender Rhodes, piano, and synthesizer bass. Ros Sweeper adds fine harmonies throughout the set. Notably, Peabo Bryson wrote, produced, and drummed on the quiet storm entry "Tell Me What's on Your Mind." It's an emotive number more soulful than many of Bryson's own commercially successful recordings.
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".
is a 1981 album by American singer on the label. It reached #15 in the USA (#4 R&B), #17 in the UK and the top ten in Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. It was the first album Ross recorded after leaving the label, when she signed a $20 million deal with .
is the third album released by R&B singer on the RCA label in 1980. It was produced by and . The album peaked at #58 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached #124 on the Billboard 200. It produced the single .
is a 1983 album by the American entertainer , her third released on the RCA label. It was released shortly before Ross gave a pair of free concerts in New York's . The album reached #32 on the US charts, #14 on the US R&B charts and #44 in the UK. It has never been reissued as a digital download. The album's highest international chart position was in Sweden, where it reached #7.