Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mahogany Blue

Mahogany Blue is an R&B trio that consists of Yadonna, Lanita and Doreen Wise (born & raised in New Orleans, Louisiana).

In their early years, they began singing in church and at a very young age, the Wise sisters recorded their first single "Fairytale Fantasy."

They performed in talent shows in high school, sang & won in a local city-wide radio  talent show for radio station WYLD-FM98, auditioned in New York for "Showtime at the Apollo," performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, at the Essence Festival and in nightclubs.

Mahogany Blue has performed as back-up singers for various New Orleans local artists such as Allen Toussaint.

After the trio auditioned for then-president of MCA Records Ernie Singleton at the Black Radio Exclusive Convention in New Orleans, he signed them to the label.
In 1993, Mahogany Blue released their debut album "Love Zone" which didn't appear to chart at all on the Billboard charts.
Their only chart appearance to date was the single "Affair" which peaked at #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.

The trio has traveled in Europe & Asia, performing in nightclubs along with performing as the opening act for artists such as Mother's Finest, Tina Turner, Sting and Toto. They even sang background vocals for Bruce Willis' band, the Excellerators.

These days, Mahogany Blue continues to perform and they travel to Europe & South America each year to perform as one of the top acts of the acts of the Bourbon Street Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

To see Mahogany Blue's official website, go to:
http://www.mahogany-blue-new-orleans.com

To see a fan-made video for "Affair," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwYpm5EwsPo


[updated on 03\01\14]

2 comments:

djtenn2000 said...

i don't know what happened to them, but they were basically dropped because of changes in executive management at MCA's urban division. I think their album 'love zone' was on a release schedule for 1991 and got pushed back. I have the cd, the promo for 'affair' and the 7" single of 'affair' as well. I would love to have a cd single of the house & 12-inch mix. This is a favorite 'obscure' track of mine.

Manutek said...

I've just reviewed the House mixes on my blog

http://www.mixcollectors.com/archives/mahogany-blue-%E2%80%8E-affair-darryl-james-david-anthony-remixes/