Sunday, July 29, 2012

3 Tymes Luv

3 Tymes Luv was a short-lived female R&B girl group from the early 90's that consisted of former Company B. member, Charlotte McKinnon, Michelle Nash, and Tami Hert. They were signed to Sunshine Records.
In 1991, the group released their debut single, "Irresistible" which peaked at #88 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in May of 1992, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks.
A year later, they released the single, "I Wanna Groove" which didn't appear to chart, but a music video was made for the song.

After that, it seemed as if 3 Tymes Luv faded into obscurity. Tami Hert had a short-lived solo career during the 90's, but it's unknow what she's currently up to; Charlotte went back to a reformed version of Company B, and it's unknown what Michelle Nash is up to also.

To see the music video for "I Wanna Groove," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os-0AqUpDBU

Tami Hert

Tami Hert was a female R&B singer from the 90's. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Epic Records and was a member of the early 90's R&B girl group, 3 Tymes Luv.
In 1997, Tami released her debut single, "If You Were Mine" which failed to make the Billboard charts at all.
In June of 1998, Tami's debut album, "Hert So Good" was released in Japan, but it's unknown how or if the album charted or why the album was never released in the United States. After that, it seems as if Tami has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

To see the music video for "If You Were Mine," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZs5X4n5Qqs

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Side 2 Side

Side 2 Side were a hip-hop music act from the late 80's. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Rebel Hill Records.

In 1989, Side 2 Side released the single, "We're Not New To This" which didn't appear to make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Side 2 Side has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

[There are no videos available for this entry]

Cindy Cruize

Cindy Cruize was a female freestyle singer from the 90's. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Hot Apple Records.

In 1994, Cindy released the single, "Baby You're So Good" which didn't appear to make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Cindy has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Baby You're So Good," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI3N1z_6Vzg

Basia

Basia (born Barbara Trzetrzelewska on September 30, 1954 in Jaworzno, Poland) is a female pop\jazz singer from the late 80's\early 90's.

In 1969, Basia made her musical debut as a guest of local amateur rock band, Astrya and performed with them at the Polish Festival of Beat Avangarde in Kalisz where they won. Because of the performance, Basia was a member of the popular Polish all-female vocal group, Alibabki from 1972 to 1974. She also sang with a rock band called Perfect from 1977 to 1979.

In 1979, Basia temporarily moved to Chicago and later relocated to London in 1981 where she met Mark Reilly and long-time collaborator, Danny White (who is the brother of jazz guitarist Peter White).

In 1983, the three of them performed as the jazz-pop group, Bronze, but they later changed their name to Matt Bianco and released their debut album in 1984.

The album was successful in Europe, selling more than 1.5 million copies and scored two Top 30 hits on the UK Singles chart. In 1985, Basia and Danny White left Matt Bianco to start Basia's solo career.
On August 21, 1987, Basia released her debut album, "Time and Tide" on Epic Records. The album peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz albums chart in the US. In the UK, the album peaked at #61 on the UK Albums chart.

In Australia, the album peaked at #50 on the Australian Albums chart and in France, the album peaked at #16 on the French Albums chart.

The album sold almost 2 million copies and in the US, the album sold over 1 million units. It was certified Gold in France and certified Platinum in the US.
The first single, "Prime Time TV" peaked at #88 on the UK Singles chart and #68 on the charts in Germany. It didn't make the charts in the United States.
The second single from the album, "Run for Cover" failed to make the charts in the US or internationally.
The third single, "Promises" fared better than the previous one, peaking at #48 on the UK Singles chart and #78 in Canada. In the United States, it managed to peak at #8 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
The fourth single, "Freeze Thaw" failed to make the charts at all just like the second single, "Run for Cover."

 The fifth single, "New Day For You" peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The song was moderately successful in the Netherlands.
The last single from the album, "Time and Tide" became Basia's biggest hit to date, peaking at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #19 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in the US. In the UK, the song peaked at #61 on the UK Singles chart.
On October 23, 1989, Basia released her sophomore album, "London Warsaw New York" which peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 and became her second number one jazz album in the US.

In the UK, the album peaked at #68 on the UK Albums chart. In France, it peaked at #28 on the French Albums chart and in Japan, it peaked at #33 on the Japanese Albums chart.

The album was certified Platinum in August of 1992, selling over 1 million copies in the United States. It was also certified Gold in France.
The first single from the album, "Baby You're Mine" which peaked at #84 on the UK Singles chart. In the US, it peaked at #18 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. It also made the Adult Contemporary chart in Canada and was moderately successful in France.
The second single, "Cruising for Bruising" peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in the US. In the UK, the song peaked at #86 on the UK Singles chart. The song was also moderately successful in Canada, France, and the Netherlands.

The third single, "Copernicus" failed to make the charts at all, but she performed the song live in November 1990 on "Late Night with David Letterman."
The last single, "Until You Come Back to Me" peaked at #33 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The music video for the single contains footage shot in Seattle.

Basia's second album won a Grammy Award for "Top Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year." She also achieved success in Japan, the Philippines, & Europe, especially in France.

In 1991, Basia released her first long-form video entitled "A New Day" which contains all of her videos and an interview.
On May 3, 1994, Basia released her third album, "The Sweetest Illusion" which peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In Japan, the album peaked at #6 on the Japanese Albums chart and in France, the album peaked at #39 on the French Albums chart. In the US, the album was certified Gold in December of 1994 with sales in excess of 500,00 units.
The only single to chart from the album was "Drunk on Love" which peaked at #41 on the UK Singles chart and in the US, the song topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for a week. The follow-up singles, "Third Time Lucky," "Yearning," and "Perfect Mother" failed to chart at all.
In 1995, Basia released her first live album, "Basia on Broadway" which was recorded at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York. A year later, Basia was featured on Peter White's album, "Caravan of Dreams" on the song, "Just Another Day."
In 1998, Basia released the compliation album, "Clear Horizon: The Best of Basia" which contained all of Basia's notable hits along with new material including a cover version of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim's song, "Waters of March."

During that time, Basia decided to take a break from the music scene with the sole exception of a guest appearance on Taro Hakase's cover version of "So Nice (Summer Samba)" in 1999. Basia's reason for leaving the music business was due to the deaths of people close to her, including her mother.

After some persistent efforts from Danny White and Mark Reilly (who started working together again), Basia agreed to join a re-formed version of Matt Bianco.

In 2004, they released the album, "Matt's Mood" to critical acclaim. After going on tour to promote the album, Basia and Danny White began working on a new Basia music project while Mark Reilly continued with Matt Bianco.

In March of 2009, Basia released her fourth album, "It's That Girl Again" which peaked at #5 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums. The album received critical, commercial success and even went Platinum in Poland.

She promoted the album on her world tour in which the first leg began in 2009. In the spring of 2010, Basia partcipated in the World Rhythms Tour with Bernie Williams and embarked on the second leg of her tour. She toured the United States twice in 2010 and in 2011, Basia made a guest appearance on the Polish edition of "The X-Factor."
In September of 2011, Basia released her second live album, "From Newport to London: Greatest Hits Live... and More" which included two new studio recordings including a duet with Polish soul singer, Mieczysław Szcześniak. She recorded another duet with him on his 2011 album, "Signs," singing a cover version of Vanessa Williams' hit song, "Save the Best for Last."

During the fall of that same year, Basia went on a 5-week, coast-to-coast American tour.

To see Basia's official website, go to:
http://www.basiasongs.com/Home.html

To see the music video for "Prime Time TV," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOCJtQ_1vnE

To see the music video for "Run For Cover," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD7uE4W-qSw

To see the music video for "New Day For You," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPmZFUDoi8

To see the music video for "Promises," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPRaRD9ZBBw

To see the music video for "Time and Tide," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1mfwY7gsQ

To see the music video for "Baby You're Mine," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHSlwVGEbgs

To see the music video for "Cruising for Bruising," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myknrlmt1Y4

To see the music video for "Until You Come Back to Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbWtzXuoXI8

To see the music video for "Drunk on Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYzK2IlYoUU

To see the music video for "Third Time Lucky" (from her 3rd album), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZV5Nk5IVsU

To see the music video for "Yearning" (from her 3rd album), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xILzy8f6aoU

Friday, July 13, 2012

Belinda West

Belinda West was a female R&B\dance singer from the 80's. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Panorama Records.

In 1980, she released the single, "Seabiscuit in the Fifth" which managed to peak at #92 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart in October of 1980, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks.

After that, it seems as if Belinda has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

To see a fan-made video for "Seabiscuit in the Fifth," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4DpOLF0pZA

[Updated on 01\04\2016]

Krissy Lamp

Krissy Lamp was a hip-hop\dance artist from the 80's. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Vision Records.

In 1989, Krissy released the single, "Feel the Beat Drop." It's unknown how or if the single ever made the charts. After that, it seems as if Krissy Lamp has faded into obscurity.

[There are no videos available for this entry]

Luis

Luis was a male freestyle singer from the 90's. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Hot Records.

In 1991, Luis released the single, "Just Another Chance" which didn't appear to make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Luis has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Just Another Chance," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho_B3xJDhvY

André

André was a male freestyle singer from the 80's. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Micmac Records.

In 1989, André released the single, "Reach for Me Tonight" which didn't appear to chart. After that, it seems as if André has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Reach for Me Tonight," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZeRQp16c-M

Exo

Exo (born Samuel A. Cardona) was a male freestyle singer from the late 80's. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Micmac Records.

In 1989, Exo released the single, "Why Did You Do It" which didn't appear to make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Exo has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since.

To see a fan-made video for "Why Did You Do It," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxNVVYGnkgw

Sheri Watson

Sheri Watson (born in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former freestyle\dance singer from the '80s.

As a child, she studied piano & violin and spent three summers with the Harkness Ballet School in New York City on a scholarship.

When Sheri was 16 years old, she accepted a scholarship with the Stuttgart Ballet School in Germany and later attended the Joffrey Ballet School. When she was 18 years old, she was awarded with a competitive contract to dance professionally with the American Ballet Theatre. She was also a member of the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

After she choreographed a ballet for a workshop performance for the National Ballet of Canada, Sheri returned to New York City where she choreographed a music video which led her to the recording studios where she began writing & recording music.

In 1987, Sheri released the single, "Let's Be Lovers" on Best Records. It's unknown how or if the single ever charted.  She later worked as an assistant engineer and was a personal assistant for composer\arranger Harold Wheeler for four years.

Sheri worked as a set decorator for films & TV. She had a few opportunities to write music with collaborators, but it wasn't until she discovered Kundalini Yoga and the teachings of Yogi Bhajan that she started writing & recording music again.
She recorded the "Ra Ma Da Sa" healing mantra and later released an EP called "Shuniya."

These days, Sheri continues to be active in the music business and has founded her own music publishing company called Naad Music which is dedicated to promoting healing through conscious sound vibrations.

To see Sheri's website, go to:
www.naadmusic.com 

To see a fan-made video for "Let's Be Lovers," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7KfyfMCH90

[Updated on 01\04\2016]

Face

Face were a female freestyle\dance duo from the 90's. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Micmac Records.
In 1991, Face released their debut single, "Forever Yours" which didn't make the Billboard charts. The song was written, produced, & arranged by Charlie "Rock" Jimenez.
Their second single, "Happy Days" failed to make the charts at all either. After that, it seems as if Face has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the 90's.

To see a video of Face performing "Forever Yours" live," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jcXzX87XHo

To see a fan-made video for "Happy Days," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7BGV3zllac

Angie

Angie was a female freestyle\dance singer from the 90's. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Micmac Records.

In 1991, she released the single, "Kiss Me Touch Me" which didn't appear to make the Billboard charts at all. After that, it seems as if Angie has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for "Kiss Me Touch Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ-_v4-gNRg

P.S.O.

P.S.O. were a freestyle\dance trio from the 80's. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Sunnyview Records & RTR Records during the 80's.
In 1986, they released their debut single, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin" on Sunnyview Records which didn't appear to make the charts at all.
In 1989, P.S.O. released their second single, "Monogamy" on RTR Records, which also didn't make much impact on the charts along with their follow-up singles from the label: "Wanna Get Next to You" and "Nxt 2U."

After that, it seems as if P.S.O. has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see a fan-made video for "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SloNQJCpTIw

To see a fan-made video for "Monogamy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbl1ubTrMPA

To see a fan-made video for "Nxt 2U," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqnf-YAXd74

Love Twins

Love Twins were a short-lived R&B duo from the '80s that was founded by Rick Gianatos, who re-recorded several disco tracks by U.K. music producer, Ian Levine.
In 1981, Love Twins released their debut album "Temptation" on AVI Records. The first line-up for the album consisted of Elaine Hill and J.R. Colar.

Elaine provided backing vocals for artists such as Gloria Lynne, Brenda Russell and Randy Brown during the '70s. It's unknown how or if the album made much impact on the charts.
In 1982, they released their second album "On Fire" and the second line-up for the album consisted of Laurnea Wilkerson and Phil Gibson.

Laurnea portrayed the role of Dorothy in the road company of "The Wiz" and Phil did some sessions work in & around Los Angeles. The album didn't appear to make the charts at all.
The only single released from the album was "Miami Heatwave" which didn't appear to chart at all like the album.

After that, it seems as if Love Twins had faded into obscurity. These days, Laurnea has since reunited with Rick Ganatos.

To see the music video for "On Fire," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oix1Wr6b0bY

To see the music video for "Miami Heatwave," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l599WuwVII


[updated on 08/01/13]

Cindi Todd

Cindi Todd was a female dance singer from the 80's. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Airwave Records.

According to Discogs.com, she was an actress on the soap opera "All My Children" and had done background vocals for various singers.

In 1984, Cindi released the single, "Love Transfusion (I Need Your Touch)" which didn't appear to make the charts.

After that, it seems as if Cindi has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

To see a fan-made video for "Love Transfusion (I Need Your Touch)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idjZqFoDnho

Bobby Belle

Bobby Belle was a male R&B singer from the 80's. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Airwave Records.

In 1982, Bobby released the single, "Constantly on My Mind" which didn't appear to make the charts at all.

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

To see a fan-made video for "Constantly on My Mind," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_mt0R1mQVM

Delia Renee

Delia Renee (born in San Bernardo, California) is a female R&B singer from the 80's. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Airwave Records.
In 1981, Delia released the single, "You're Gonna Want Me Back" which peaked at #94 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart in December of 1981, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if Delia has faded into obscurity, but today she appears to be active seeing as how she has a MySpace page.

To see Delia Renee's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/561305834lady

To see a fan-made video for "You're Gonna Want Me Back," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfiD-LHKCmc