Thursday, July 24, 2008

Whistle

Whistle was a hip-hop\rap\R&B group from the 80s and 90s that consisted of members Jazzy Jazz (born Garvin Dublin), Kool Doobie (born Brian Faust) and DJ Silver Spinner (born Rickford Bennett).
In 1986, they released their self-titled debut album on Select Records. The album peaked at #24 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'" peaked at #18 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #20 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #17 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks. In the U.K., the song managed to peak at #7 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The second single, "Please Love Me" peaked at #91 on the U.K. Singles chart, but didn't appear to chart at all in the U.S.
The third single, "Just For Fun" peaked at #61 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
Whistle released a holiday single entitled, "Santa is a B-Boy" which peaked at #92 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
The last single from Whistle's debut album, "Barbara's Bedroom" peaked at #31 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
In 1988, Whistle released their second album, "Transformation" which peaked at #42 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Falling in Love" peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
The second single, "Still My Girl" peaked at #95 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Right Next to Me" peaked at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #52 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

By late 1988, Jazzy Jazz left the group and was replaced by Tarek Stevens while Kerry Hodge joined the group. Jazzy Jazz went on to form another group called G.H.P. (or Group Home Productions) with Free Daydreamer of the group Entouch and Will Skillz of the group Pure Blend.
In 1990, Whistle released their third album, "Always & Forever" which peaked at #34 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song (a cover version of Heatwave's hit song, "Always & Forever") peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
The second single, "Bad Habit" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #35 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #40 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Do You Care" featuring jazz artist Najee, peaked at #69 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
In 1992, Whistle released their last album to date, "Get the Love" which peaked at #75 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "If You Don't Say" peaked at #53 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
The follow-up single, "I Am" peaked at #92 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if Whistle has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see a fan-made video for "Nothing Serious (Just Buggin')," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrnIkjkooBM

To see a fan-made video for "Please Love Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugcIlx0B6Vk

To see a fan-made video for "Just For Fun," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Ok9UtBVZg

To see a fan-made video for "Santa is a B-Boy," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL6NnhCUpNM

To see a fan-made video for "Barbara's Bedroom," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrrWENtVGg0

To see a fan-made video for "Falling in Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XZfqp-qL4s

To see a fan-made video for "Still My Girl," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oHQUIdKnjg

To see the music video for "Right Next to Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIyoiEV1Bz0

To see the music video for "Always and Forever," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mX4Vg04wTc

To see the music video for "If You Don't Say," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8xJi0lqW8c

To see the music video for "Bad Habit," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5bjh8E6sww

To see the music video for "I Am," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oub6W-3fBmY


[updated on 02/26/13]

4 comments:

Nicole said...

This is a great post. :) I was a huge fan of Whistle back in the day. Its good to see these old videos. I wonder what all of the guys are up to now?

Kyleigh said...

I wish I knew too. I'm glad you like my blog. Keep checking back for more updates.

justvox said...

Here is their music video for "I Am" (their last single to date). I just posted this on my YouTube channel last night!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oub6W-3fBmY

XtiNa055 said...

DJ Silver Spinner! that's my uncle. I can't believe they really have fans..haha