Sunday, June 4, 2017

"Slow Dancin'" by Peabo Bryson

Song#:  2060
Date:  09/29/1984
Debut:  88
Peak:  82
Weeks:  4
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  Bryson scored his first Pop Top 10 with "If Ever Your in My Arms Again" (#10),  a track from his eighth solo album Straight from the Heart. It also did well at R&B (#6) and AC (#1). To follow that song up, this next track was issued as the LP's second single. Written by Bryson, the tune just couldn't catch fire and it stalled early at R&B (#35) while only spending a month on the Pop chart.

ReduxReview:  Mostly known as a balladeer, this song and its slinky groove was a slight change for Bryson. It's a nice track and a lovely listen, but there is not much to make it stick out and be memorable. Bryson is a fine writer and he does a good job here, yet it's an album track rather that one meant to be a single. It just kind of fades into the background.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Later on in his career, Bryson turned to the stage and began performing in musicals. In addition to being in the traveling companies of shows like  The Wiz and Raisin, he also performed with the Michigan Opera Theater of Detroit in their version of Porgy & Bess.


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