Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jacqui Cenci

Jacqui Cenci was a female freestyle\dance singer from the late 90s. Not much information is given about her, but she released only one single.

In 1998, Jacqui released her sole single, "Memories." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted. After that, it seemed as if Jacqui faded into obscurity.

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

Debra Michaels


Debra Michaels was a female freestyle\dance singer from the 90's. Not much information is given about her, but she released two singles on the Robbins Entertainment record label.
In 1997, Debra released her first single, "How Do I Live." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted.

A year later, she released the single, "Don't You Wanna Fly" and once again, it's unknown how or if the single ever charted. After that, it seemed as if Debra had faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "How Do I Live," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBjpkgN8psE

To see a fan-made video for "Don't You Wanna Fly," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExVQZ6Y0TRY

[Updated on 04\07\2016]

Victoria Angeles

Victoria Angeles was a female freestyle\dance singer from the late 90's. Not much information is given about her, but she released one single on the Robbins Entertainment record label.

In 1998, she released the single, "I'll Give You Everything." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted. After that, it seemed as if Victoria faded into obscurity.

As of 2012, Victoria resides in Cape Coral, Florida, raising her four children,  engaged and planning to marry. She is also planning on returning to the music biz sometime soon.

To see a fan-made video for a remix of Victoria Angeles' song, "I'll Give You Everything," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft_-VxrneHc

Daisey


Daisey (born Daisey Cruz) was a female freestyle\dance singer from the late 90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Robbins Entertainment record label.
In 1999, Daisey released the single, "Boogie Your Body." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted. 
She released another single, "Look Into My Eyes" which didn't appear to chart at all. After that, it seemed as if Daisey had faded into obscurity.


To see a fan-made video for "Boogie Your Body," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZacVn9u4gcA

To see a fan-made video for "Look Into My Eyes," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niOe6BwNukc

[Updated on 04\07\2016]

Angelique

Angelique was a female freestyle singer from the 90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was featured on an album by music producer Tony "Dr. Edit" Garcia.

In 1996, Angelique released her debut album, "I Can't Live Without You." It's unknown how or if the album charted.

Two singles were released from the album: the title song and a cover version of Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Are." The title song was a moderate radio hit, it's unknown how "The Way We Are" made any impact.

After that, it seemed as if Angelique had faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

To see a fan-made video for "The Way We Are," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvcIb9dueuc

To see a fan-made video for "I Can't Live Without You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejshwKHqDWI

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Angelina

Angelina (born Angelina Camarillo on February 10, 1976 in Union City, California) is a female dance\freestyle singer that started her career in the mid-90's. She graduated from James Logan High School in 1994 and in January of 1996, Angelina signed to Upstairs Records.
In October of that same year, Angelina released her debut album, "The Album" which peaked at #45 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
The first single, "Release Me" managed to peak at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100, #9 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #6 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. It became Angelina's only highest chart appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit song to date.
The second single, "I Don't Need Your Love" peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #15 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The third single, a cover version of Blondie's "The Tide is High" peaked at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100, #28 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #46 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart.
The fourth single, "Without Your Love" peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two more singles "Mambo" and "Reach Out and Touch Me" were released, but didn't appear to make an impact on the charts. Angelina graduated from Santa Clara University in 1998 and studied psychology there. In 1999, Angelina released her sophomore album, "Ven a Mi [Come to Me]" which didn't chart on the Billboard charts.
Four singles: "Bailando," "Tears are Falling," "Just Another Day" [which was a moderately successful dance song], and "You and Me" were released as singles, but didn't match the success of Angelina's previously charted singles.
After that, nothing much was heard from Angelina until 2003 when she released her third album, "Love Ain't Here No More." It's unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

After the death of her brother Daniel in 2006, Angelina stopped writing songs and for a while, she toured on the dance music circuit. These days, she is retired from the entertainment business and works as a school teacher in East San Jose, California.

To see Angelina's Facebook page, go to:
http://www.facebook.com/angelinadance

To see Angelina's Twitter, go to:
http://twitter.com/angelinamusic

To see a fan-made video for "Release Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7kNn1mMKRM

To see a fan-made video for "I Don't Need Your Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9r8aGQ1vg

To see a fan-made video for "Without Your Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY2NYSGD17A

To see the music video for "The Tide is High," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okBwVTGbtJ8

To see a fan-made video for "Mambo," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD0Rt4oR6sg

To see a fan-made video for "Reach Out and Touch Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFcOMvxjADg

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

To see a fan-made video for "Tears Are Falling," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8L_H2Ux9aA

To see a fan-made video for "Love Ain't Here No More," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJzb_5_jRmU



[Updated on 04\17\2016]

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Elisa Fiorillo and Tracie Spencer Albums on iTunes and Amazon.com



Elisa Fiorillo's debut album and Tracie Spencer's 1999 albums are now available for download on iTunes or under the MP3 downloads section of Amazon.com. If you've been looking for either of these albums, look no further!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Phajja

Phajja was a female R&B trio that consisted of sisters Kena & Nakia Epps (from Chicago, Illinois) and Karen Johnson (from Boston, Massachussetts).

In their teenage years, Kena and Nakia focused on dance and movie careers while Karen had dreams of becoming a singer.

When the girls moved to Boston, their aspirations switched to music. They teamed up with Karen and soon got a record contract with Warner Bros. Records.
In 1997, Phajja released their debut album, "Seize the Moment" which peaked at #79 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single "What Are You Waiting For?" peaked at #112 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #30 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The follow-up single and Phajja's highest-charting hit to date "So Long (Well Well Well)" peaked at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #30 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. On May 17, 1997, Phajja appeared on "Soul Train."
In 1999, Phajja released their sophomore album, "Meeting in the Ladies' Room" which failed to make any impact on the charts.
The only single released was "Checkin' You Out" which didn't appear to make much impact on the Billboard charts. After that, it seemed as if Phajja had faded into obscurity.

These days, Nakia (now Nakia Epps-Williams) started Shades of Jade Enterprise in 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia and is also a parent.

Kena (now Kena Sage) continues to be in the music biz as a solo singer. She also wrote songs for artists such as Mario Winans, Montell Jordan, Devine Evans, and Mizchief and is currently working on new music.

It's unknown what Karen Johnson is up to these days.

To see Kena Sage's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/kenasage

To see Nakia's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/sojenterprise

To see a fan-made video for "So Long [Well Well Well]," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4GyAjOlHCo

To see a fan-made video for "Checkin' On Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBVCaDrZxt8

Curio

Curio was an R&B trio that consisted of Rodney Shelton, Michael Williams, and Jake Hunter. Not much information is given about them, but they released one album on Motown Records.

In 1990, Curio released their one and only album, "Special Feeling." It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
The first single "I Can't Stay" didn't appear to make the charts nor did the title song. After that, it seemed as if Curio had faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for "I Can't Stay," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7mCTlFQO3k


[updated on 07/31/13]

Desi

Desi was a female R&B singer from the 80's. Not much information is given about her, but she released one single.

In 1984, Desi released the single, "I Want To Be With You." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted and after that, it seemed as if Desi had faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "I Want To Be With You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjhpz69ZZZA

Sugar

Sugar was a female R&B singer from the late 80's. Not much information is given about her, but she only released one single.

In 1986, Sugar released the single, "Can't Fight The Feeling." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted. After that, it seemed as if Sugar had faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Can't Fight The Feeling," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OF6OzJCJ_Q

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nefatini

Nefatini was a hip-hop musician from the early 90's. Not much information is known about this artist, but Nefatini was signed to Select Records.

In 1990, Nefatini released the single, "Don't Stop." It's unknown how well it did and after that, Nefatini had faded into obscurity. This artist's whereabouts are currently unknown.

To see a fan-made video for "Don't Stop," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxJcFCYIGbY

[Updated on 04\07\2016]

Tara Jans

Tara Jans was a female dance singer from the mid-80's. Not much information is given about her, but she released one single on Select Records.
In 1985, Tara released the single "A Few Good Men." It's unknown how or if the single was successful.

After that, it seemed as if Tara had faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

[There are no videos available for this entry]


[updated on 07/31/13]

Blue Mercedes

Blue Mercedes were a pop\dance duo from London, England that consisted of singers David Titlow and Duncan Millar.

David was known for wearing purple shorts onstage with the word "Funk Ass" written on them while Duncan was known for playing a big portable synthesizer with double keyboards. They called their musical style "Street Latin Wolff." They founded Blue Mercedes in 1984.
In 1988, Blue Mercedes released their one and only album, "Rich And Famous" which peaked at #165 on the Billboard 200. It failed to chart in the UK, but managed to chart at #25 on the New Zealand Albums chart.
The duo's hit song to date, "I Want To Be Your Property" peaked at #25 on the UK Singles chart. In the US, the song topped Billboard's dance chart and managed to peak at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Their follow-up single, "See Want Must Have" peaked at #57 on the UK Singles chart. In the US, the song managed to peak at #18 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
Blue Mercedes' third single, "Love Is The Gun" peaked at #5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #49 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. In the UK, the song peaked at #46 on the UK Singles chart.


Two more singles, "Treehouse" and "That Beauty Is You" failed to make any impact on the charts. After that, Blue Mercedes became indie dance band, Nixon.

They released the first single, "Sweet Temptation" and their second single was a cover version of the Sex Pistols' "Submission," but the single was never released.

They also remixed music act Blur's song, "Bad Day" which was released on a white-label 12-inch.

David Titlow later formed indie rock band, Heave in the early 90's. They released two singles and an album which were released in the UK and Japan.

These days, David works as a fashion and music photographer. Duncan Millar still works in the music business, performing jazz\acid-jazz music. He has released three solo albums and has done music for film and television in the UK.

To see Duncan Millar's official website, go to:
http://www.duncanmillar.com/dmflashsite.html

To see the UK music video for "I Want To Be Your Property," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLhvfmX94zA

To see the US music video for "I Want To Be Your Property," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDmeCfvAOO4

To see the music video for "See Want Must Have," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEwf5jVJFVE

To see the music video for "Love is the Gun," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CUs26L_Vs

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jennette

Jennette was a female freestyle musician from the 80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Nezz Records.

In 1985, Jennette released the single "You Turn Me On." It's unknown how or if the single charted. After that, it seemed as if Jennette had faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "You Turn Me On," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnZv8K9hAGo

Anne LeSear

Anne LeSear (born in Houston, Texas) was a female R&B singer from the 80s. Not much information is given about Anne, but she was signed to the Houston Connection Recording Corporation record label.
In 1984, Anne released her one and only album "Tasty." It's unknown how or if the album made the charts.
The first single, "Take Him Back (Taxi)" peaked at #94 on Billboard's Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 3 weeks.

The follow-up singles "Q Boy" and "I Stand Accused" didn't chart.After that, it seemed as if Anne had faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Take Him Back (Taxi)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc5KffLmS4k

To see a fan-made video for "Q Boy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyATMzt81M8

[updated on 05\05\12]

The Gucci Boys

The Gucci Boys were a hip-hop music act from the late 80's.

Not much information is given about them, but they released only one single on Jam Packed Records (the same record label that freestyle musicians Trinere and Debbie Deb were on).

In 1987, they released their only single, "Blockhead." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted. After that, it seems as if the Gucci Boys have faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Blockhead," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM8JSuQDNVQ


[Updated on 04\07\2016]

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kate Gengo

Kate Gengo was a female pop\dance singer from the late 80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to CBS Associated Records.

In 1988, Kate released the single "Tell Me.  It's unknown how or if the song ever charted.

After that, it seemed as if Kate had faded into obscurity, but it turns out that she's no longer in obscurity and here's what she had to say:

"Hi, this is Kate Gengo and I am no longer obscure! Back in 1988 I sold over 30,000 copies of this single and my song was played in many major cities across the US including New York, Chicago, LA, Detroit, Dallas, Miami. The single topped the DJ charts in New York City. This is a rare single because no other single at the time had 7 edited versions of the song. After the music industry I became a professional extreme sports athlete traveling around the world competing in the X-Games. Today I am a school teacher living in Seattle and loving every minute of it! Muah!"

To see a fan-made video for "Tell Me," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbPpX8FWZss


[Updated on 12\30\2015]