Saturday, September 18, 2010

Prime Time

Prime Time were an R&B group from Los Angeles, California that consisted of singer/guitarist Dale Hightower, keyboardist Jimmy Hamilton, bass player Maurice Hayes and drummer Frankie Moore. The group formed in 1972.
In 1984, Prime Time released their debut album "Flying High" on Total Experience Records. It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
Their first single "Love Talk" peaked at #88 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.
The follow-up single "I Owe It to Myself" peaked at #21 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks, making it their highest appearance on the R&B charts.
In 1985, Prime Time released their sophomore album and last album to date "Confess It Baby." It's unknown how or if the album made the charts.

The singles released from the album "Give it To the Beat" and "Baby Don't Break My Back" didn't make the charts at all.

After that, it seemed as if Prime Time faded into obscurity. These days, Jimmy, Frankie and Dale are members of the Sai Whatt Band.

Maurice Hayes appeared on albums by Penny Ford, the Gap Band, Yarbrough & Peoples, Will King and Goodie. It is unknown what he is up to today.

To see the official website for the Sai Whatt Band, go to:
http://www.saiwhattband.com/

To see the Sai Whatt Band's Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sai-Whatt-Band/65005190753      

To see a fan-made video for "I Owe It To Myself," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeNJZdncIiE


[updated on 08/15/13]

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