Monday, April 6, 2009

Indeep

Indeep was a R&B\dance group from New York consisting of songwriter\musician Michael Cleveland and vocalists Rose Marie Ramsey and Réjane Magloire. From 1975 to 1977, Réjane starred on the TV series, "The Electric Company".
In 1982, the group released their debut single, "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" which peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #10 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks. The song also peaked at #13 on the U.K. Singles chart. It was also successful in Belgium and the Netherlands.
In 1983, Indeep released their debut album, "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" on Sound of New York Records, which peaked at #43 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Their follow-up single, "When Boys Talk" peaked at #16 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #32 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Buffalo Bill" peaked at #81 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
In 1984, the group released their sophomore album, "Pajama Party Time" on Becket Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single, "The Record Keeps Spinning" peaked at #32 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and #45 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The follow-up singles "The Rapper" and "The Night the Boy Learned How to Dance" failed to make the charts and after that, it seemed as if Indeep faded into obscurity.

Réjane Magloire went on to join Belgian techno-music group Technotronic and was featured on their 1991 album, "Body to Body." I 2005, she released her solo album, "Forbidden Opera."

In 1997, Michael Cleveland met producer Peter A. Mercury. Michael didn't do any shows as Indeep since the 80s, but appeared on a New Year show in 1997 on TF1 French T.V.

In 2011, producer Peter convinced Michael to re-form the band. Réjane and Rose Marie were replaced with Beckie Bell and WiX.

To see Indeep's official website, go to:
http://www.indeepofficial.com/

To see the music video for "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtfZbj4J71A

To see a fan-made video for "When Boys Talk," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPF9zhlt8Ek

To see a fan-made video for "Buffalo Bill," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYqBDy4hhoU

To see a fan-made video for "The Record Keeps Spinning," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMItyQIFp58

To see a fan-made video for "The Rapper," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKz_jIcqcAY

To see a fan-made video for "The Night The Boy Learned How to Dance," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUxJAiX3DeI


[updated on 05/21/13]

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