Sunday, June 1, 2014

"Let the Feeling Flow" by Peabo Bryson

Song#:  0868
Date:  01/09/1982
Debut:  81
Peak:  42
Weeks:  12
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  Bryson began his professional career as a teenager touring with a couple of bands. He got a contract with Bang Records and issued a debut album in 1976. Although his first albums were not big hits, he put several songs on the R&B chart throughout the 70s including three Top 10's. His first pop chart entry came in a duet with Melissa Manchester with "Lovers After All" (#54, 1981). Early the following year he finally got his first pop solo chart song with this single from his "I Am Love" album. The song would also reach #6 at R&B.

ReduxReview:  This is an old-fashioned R&B ballad sung wonderfully by Bryson, but I don't think the song is very strong. I'd never guess that it would be a candidate to almost reach the pop Top 40. Bryson's voice may have sold this one.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Bryson's given name is Robert Peapo Bryson. Early in his career, Bryson changed his name to Peabo due to a band leader not being able to pronounce Bryson's name.


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