Thursday, August 8, 2013

"Don't Stop the Music" by Yarbrough & Peoples

Gold Record Alert!
Song#:  0485
Date:  02/07/1981
Debut:  86
Peak:  19
Weeks:  16
Genre:  R&B, Funk

Pop Bits:  Cavin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples were actually childhood friends in Dallas who would later form this R&B duo. After being hyped by the Wilson Brothers of The Gap Band, the two were signed to the Total Experience label and issued their debut album "The Two of Us." This first single quickly rose on the R&B chart and ended up knocking a Gap Band single off the top of the chart to grab the #1 spot. Although this song would end up being their best pop chart entry, the duo continued to record three more albums that yielded four Top 10 R&B hits.

ReduxReview:  I remember this duo's name but don't believe I ever heard any of their songs. I'm pretty sure I would have remember this one. It's a real tasty slice of funk and with the exception of the crappy little processed voices later in the song, it still sounds fresh and deelish.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) The duo left Total Experience in 1986 and moved back to Dallas to start their own music production company. Around this time they also got married.  2) The recording has been sampled on over 30 different songs including Eve's 2002 #2 hit "Gangsta Lovin'" featuring Alicia Keys.


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