Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Krystol

Krystol was an R&B girl group from the '80s that originally consisted of members Karon Floyd, Robyrda Stinger, Tina Scott and D'Marie Warren. Robyrda and D'Marie were former members of Alton McClain & Destiny.

The group formed in high school and during a girls' night out, they met producer Leon Sylvers, who helped the group get a record deal. The girls signed to Epic Records in 1984 and Leon helped produce the girls' first album.
In 1984, Krystol released their debut album "Gettin' Ready" which didn't appear to make the Billboard charts at all.
The first single "After the Dance is Through" peaked at #40 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and was popular in Europe.
The second single "Nobody's Gonna Get This Lovin' But You" peaked at #87 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks. Another single from the album "Same Time, Same Place" was released, but didn't chart.
In 1985, the group released their second album "Talk of the Town" which also didn't make the charts at all.
Their cover version of "Love is Like an Itching in My Heart" peaked at #86 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks. (How ironic that Krystol and the Good Girls covered this song. Interesting, isn't it?)
The follow-up single "The Things That Men Do" peaked at #90 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.

This was the last album for member D'Marie Warren before she tragically passed away in a car accident in February of 1985 at the age of 32. Karon Floyd didn't return to the group after her maternity leave and she was replaced with singer Robbie Danzie.
In 1986, Krystol released their third album "Passion From a Woman" which peaked at #55 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song peaked at #17 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #18 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
The follow-up single "Precious Precious" peaked at #25 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
Three years later in 1989, Krystol released their final album "I Suggest U Don't Let Go" which flopped. After that, the group was dropped from their label and had somewhat faded into obscurity.

Robbie Danzie released two solo albums in the '90s. It's unknown what the other members are up to today.

To see a fan-made video for "After the Dance is Through," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nCJvWeuL1A

To see a fan-made video for "Nobody's Gonna This Lovin' But You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvdHwKy-oWc

To see a fan-made video for "Love is Like An Itchin' in My Heart," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsPrepg3KZA

To see a fan-made video for "The Things That Men Do," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GeRcysqcRE

To see a video of Krystol performing "Passion From a Woman" on "Soul Train," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-_m7Mqc2tQ

To see a video of Krystol performing "Precious Precious" on "Soul Train," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN9rm_po-TI


[updated on 08\06\12]

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