Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Klique


Klique was an R&B trio from Los Angeles, California that consisted of Isaac Suthers and his sister, Deborah Hunter and Howard Huntsberry (born on March 5, 1952 in Pacoima, California).

Isaac used to sing in nightclubs around the Los Angeles area and later he & Deborah got together and decided to form a group.

After auditioning people, Howard became involved in the group and Klique was born. They signed to MCA Records in the early '80s.
In 1981, Klique released their debut album, "It's Winning Time" which peaked at #40 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Love's Dance" peaked at #24 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.

The follow-up single, "Middle of a Slow Dance" peaked at #45 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
In 1982, the trio released their sophomore album, "Let's Wear It Out" which didn't appear to make the Billboard album charts.
The first single, "Dance Like Crazy" peaked at #39 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
The second single from the album, "I Can't Shake This Feeling" peaked at #47 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Pump Your Rump" peaked at #83 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks.
In 1983, Klique released their third album, "Try It Out" peaked at #70 on the Billboard 200 and #11 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Klique's biggest hit to date, a cover version of Jackie Wilson's 1960 hit song "Stop Doggin' Me Around" peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 24 weeks.
The follow-up single "Flashback" peaked at #59 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
In 1985, Klique released their last album to date "Love Cycles" which peaked at #25 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single "Be Ready For Love" peaked at #56 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The follow-up single from the album "A Woman, A Lover, A Friend" peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks. After that, Klique disbanded.
In 1986, Isaac and Deborah released the single "Waiting For Ya Genie." They also did productions for other artists.

In 1987, Howard portrayed the role of Jackie Wilson in the film "La Bamba." He wrote the song "Over and Out" for the 1988 film "Jailbird Rock" and released a solo album during that same year.

These days, Deborah and Isaac are in the hair care business, manufacturing hair products. Isaac even did a Christmas song for soldiers overseas and his son is into rap music.

Howard resides in Louisiana and has a daughter who is a musician.

To see the music video for "Stop Doggin Me Around," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5JqmfWek8

To see a fan-made video for "Love's a Dance," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6zMvixkLQ

To see a fan-made video for "Middle of a Slow Dance," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSIbehyoAVU

To see a fan-made video for "Pump Your Rump," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTs4GHEuQPU

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

To see a fan-made video for "Dance Like Crazy," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWQvVVUuOo

To see a fan-made video for "I Can't Shake This Feeling," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhvnDw6zyLQ

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

To see a fan-made video for "A Woman, A Lover, A Friend," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2FMi-O1eyo


[updated on 05/31/13]

1 comment:

donnie said...

WE ARE STILL AROUND. LIVING IN LOS ANGELES. WE HAVE A HAIR CARE COMPANY CALLED HAIROBICS. GO TO HAIROBICSALLNATURAL.COM TO SEE US.YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW US AT KLIQUEMUSIC.COM AND ON FACEBOOK.

THANKS,

ISAAC SUTHERS