Friday, December 26, 2008

Sweet Sable

Sweet Sable (born Ceybil Jefferies from Brooklyn, New York) was a female R&B\hip-hop singer during the '90s.
In 1991, she released a dance music album "Let the Music Take Control" under her real name. It's unknown how or if the album was successful.
In 1994, Cebyl resurfaced under the name "Sweet Sable" and released her debut album "Old Times' Sake" on Street Life Records. The album peaked at #70 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song (which was featured on the "Above the Rim" movie soundtrack) peaked at #93 on the Billboard Hot 100, #43 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #15 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The second single from the album "Tonight" peaked at #45 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The last single from the album "Love Thang" peaked at #74 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1996, Sweet Sable released the single "I'll Never Go Back," but it didn't make the charts and her next album "Love On My Mind" was shelved.

Back to her real name, Ceybil Jefferies, she continued to work as a vocalist on several house music songs throughout the late 90s/early 2000s. Her last known solo song was "Thank U For Blessing" in 2004 and she apparently went on to sing gospel music.

According to a comment I received from YouTube, Ceybil contracted neurosarcoidosis several years ago and is now completely blind. In August of 2012, there was a surprise benefit for her which she was scheduled to attend despite her ailment.

To see the music video for "Old Times' Sake," go to:

To see the music video for "Tonight," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--vLQAIR6qY

To see a fan-made video for "Love Thang," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdk3Vc0xAtc

[updated on 04\08\2016]

2 comments:

Seito Stockman said...

i love that song "old times' sake"!

All Star Fresh said...

She also had hits with Deepzone - It's gonna be allright and with King Bee- Love Thang :)