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Thread started 04/26/17 4:49pm

JabarR74

One Album Wonders

I know there has been a lot of talk about one hit wonders, but how those one album wonders (an artist who put one good album and has dozens of hits of it, but can't make up for it on their next one). I know you know some one album wonders that were out there> I know a couple:

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Reply #1 posted 04/26/17 5:25pm

MickyDolenz

Alanis Morissette
Iron Butterfly

Julian Lennon

Vanilla Ice
C+C Music Factory
Billy Ray Cyrus
Terence Trent D'Arby (He had a few hit singles like the duet with Des'ree, but his albums weren't that big after Hardline)
Christopher Cross
Ralph Tresvant

Gregory Abbott

The Knack

Jack Wagner
Michel'le (she didn't release anything until around 10 years after her debut and the time had passed her by)

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Reply #2 posted 04/27/17 2:07am

SoulAlive

Bell Biv Devoe

Club Nouveau

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Reply #4 posted 04/27/17 3:14am

TheFman

ABC the look of love

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Reply #5 posted 04/27/17 4:03am

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The vocally Gifted Lisa Fischer.....

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Reply #6 posted 04/27/17 10:08am

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25. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, 'The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon' (1956)

3. Lauryn Hill, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' (1998)1. Sex Pistols, 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' (1977)2. Derek & the Dominos, 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' (1970)

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Reply #7 posted 04/27/17 12:38pm

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Reply #8 posted 04/27/17 8:18pm

TrivialPursuit



She used to be in Brownstone, then went solo. I've sorta compared her to the black Alanis Morrisette. It's her only solo record, and "Girl From The Gutter" was a minor hit. The album is just so good. I still listen to it a lot.

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Reply #9 posted 04/28/17 2:05am

SoulAlive

Image result for club nouveau life love & pain

Back in late 1986 and throughout 1987,it certainly looked like Club Nouveau would be around for a long time.Their debut album had one big hit single after another: "Jealousy","Situation Number 9","Lean On Me","Why You Treat Me So Bad" and "Heavy On My Mind".This was one of the biggest R&B albums from that era.

But,alas,it wasn't meant to be.I have a theory on why they didn't last.Their "leader" Jay King simply ruined things for them.He's known as a cocky,arrogant,overly controlling guy who sabotaged their career.In mid-1987,pop superstar Madonna asked them to be the opening act on her hugely successful 'Who's That Girl' tour.She was playing stadiums on that tour.Club Nouveau would have been exposed to their biggest audience yet,giving them major pop exposure.But Jay turned down her offer,saying "We don't need Madonna and she doesn't need us" nuts That was a boneheaded move on Jay's part.

As if that wasn't emough,he was feuding with his bandmates Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster.Do those names sound familiar? They should.Just a few years later,those two guys became a really popular production duo.Most notably,they created and produced EnVogue,giving them numerous hits throughout the 90s.Jay chased them out of Club Nouveau and,not surprisingly,the hits dried up for Club Nouveau.Hmmm,I wonder why hmmm In any case,Club Nouveau never had another hit album again.One major debut album and then they were has-beens.

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Reply #10 posted 04/28/17 9:30am

TrivialPursuit

SoulAlive said:

But,alas,it wasn't meant to be. I have a theory on why they didn't last. Their "leader" Jay King simply ruined things for them. He's known as a cocky, arrogant, overly controlling guy who sabotaged their career. In mid-1987, pop superstar Madonna asked them to be the opening act on her hugely successful 'Who's That Girl' tour. She was playing stadiums on that tour. Club Nouveau would have been exposed to their biggest audience yet, giving them major pop exposure. But Jay turned down her offer,saying "We don't need Madonna and she doesn't need us" nuts That was a boneheaded move on Jay's part.

In any case,Club Nouveau never had another hit album again.One major debut album and then they were has-beens.


I know Jay King. And he is an arrogant, cocky, controlling guy. Let me add that he's a bigot and a homophobe. He's just a flat out asshole. A few black folks I know would also venture to say he's bigoted against anyone darker skinned. He had a little radio show on BlogTalkRadio, and his cohosts were given names like Johnny "Graham Cracker" Davis", Robert Redwine (who he constantly makes cross-dressing jokes about), Linny Linn the cussin' preacher, etc. He talks to another dude (who we think he had a fallout with) name Jay Ril (a nickname of his own choosing), who he called "dark skin", and Jay Ril calls King "light skin".

King calls himself an "industry legend and icon". I'd beg to differ. No one remembers much of anything except a cover tune. Urban markets might remember "Situation No. 9"...maybe. He used to do a podcast about "The Music Business As I See It", yet... dude ain't even making music anymore. Is he seeing a smaller checking account balance? He temporarily managed Karyn White's career a few years ago. She had a pretty decent album out. Did anyone hear about that?

Jay kept trying to capitalize on the popularity of TSC's "Rumors" and CN's "Lean On Me", with stuff like "Envious" and "Jealousy".

Jay's on radio in Sacramento now, being Jay.

I saw Madonna's Who's That Girl? Tour, Level 42 opened for her. Even when he tours now, he has a dress code at his shows. A dress code???? GTFO.

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Reply #11 posted 04/28/17 9:51am

JabarR74

TheFman said:

ABC the look of love

They've had other hits!

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Reply #12 posted 04/28/17 9:52am

JabarR74

MotownSubdivision said:

I specifically said "One Album Wonders", not One Hit Wonders!

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Reply #13 posted 04/28/17 10:11am

SoulAlive

TrivialPursuit said:

SoulAlive said:

But,alas,it wasn't meant to be. I have a theory on why they didn't last. Their "leader" Jay King simply ruined things for them. He's known as a cocky, arrogant, overly controlling guy who sabotaged their career. In mid-1987, pop superstar Madonna asked them to be the opening act on her hugely successful 'Who's That Girl' tour. She was playing stadiums on that tour. Club Nouveau would have been exposed to their biggest audience yet, giving them major pop exposure. But Jay turned down her offer,saying "We don't need Madonna and she doesn't need us" nuts That was a boneheaded move on Jay's part.

In any case,Club Nouveau never had another hit album again.One major debut album and then they were has-beens.


I know Jay King. And he is an arrogant, cocky, controlling guy. Let me add that he's a bigot and a homophobe. He's just a flat out asshole. A few black folks I know would also venture to say he's bigoted against anyone darker skinned. He had a little radio show on BlogTalkRadio, and his cohosts were given names like Johnny "Graham Cracker" Davis", Robert Redwine (who he constantly makes cross-dressing jokes about), Linny Linn the cussin' preacher, etc. He talks to another dude (who we think he had a fallout with) name Jay Ril (a nickname of his own choosing), who he called "dark skin", and Jay Ril calls King "light skin".

King calls himself an "industry legend and icon". I'd beg to differ. No one remembers much of anything except a cover tune. Urban markets might remember "Situation No. 9"...maybe. He used to do a podcast about "The Music Business As I See It", yet... dude ain't even making music anymore. Is he seeing a smaller checking account balance? He temporarily managed Karyn White's career a few years ago. She had a pretty decent album out. Did anyone hear about that?

Jay kept trying to capitalize on the popularity of TSC's "Rumors" and CN's "Lean On Me", with stuff like "Envious" and "Jealousy".

Jay's on radio in Sacramento now, being Jay.

I saw Madonna's Who's That Girl? Tour, Level 42 opened for her. Even when he tours now, he has a dress code at his shows. A dress code???? GTFO.

yeah,throughout the years I have heard alot of unflattering stories about Jay King smile I really think that he is the reason why his band,Club Nouveau,faded away so quickly without having any other major hits after 1987.His ego and arrogance ruined things.

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JabarR74 said:

I specifically said "One Album Wonders", not One Hit Wonders!

I think Frankie is like A-ha. They are mainly known for one hit in the USA, but had popularity in European countries.

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Reply #15 posted 04/28/17 10:15am

SoulAlive

TrivialPursuit said:

I saw Madonna's Who's That Girl? Tour, Level 42 opened for her.

yeah,Level 42 was the last-minute replacement.Club Nouveau backed out of the gig just a few days before the tour began,smh.

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Reply #16 posted 04/28/17 11:52am

TrivialPursuit

SoulAlive said:

yeah,throughout the years I have heard alot of unflattering stories about Jay King smile I really think that he is the reason why his band,Club Nouveau,faded away so quickly without having any other major hits after 1987.His ego and arrogance ruined things.


Yeah, he's not that great of a songwriter, and Foster/McElroy were smart to head off and produce En Vogue etc. I'm surprised Jay King hasn't taken credit for them, too. Some of Club Nouveau are still together w/ him doing one-off gigs. But shit - you know folks are there for like 2 or 3 songs.

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Reply #17 posted 04/28/17 11:54am

TrivialPursuit

SoulAlive said:

TrivialPursuit said:

I saw Madonna's Who's That Girl? Tour, Level 42 opened for her.

yeah,Level 42 was the last-minute replacement.Club Nouveau backed out of the gig just a few days before the tour began,smh.


Oops, forgot to add this to my previous reply - when Level 42 played for Madonna in Philadelphia (when I saw her), the lead singer had hurt his foot or leg, and sang mostly from a barstool on the stage. I forget the injury, but he was a trooper.

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Reply #18 posted 04/28/17 11:56am

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Tevin Campbell T.E.V.I.N

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Reply #19 posted 04/28/17 12:36pm

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nammie said:

Tevin Campbell T.E.V.I.N



Tevin's first 2 albums were successful. I wouldn't label him a one album
wonder but he quickly faded into obscurity after his 3rd album which was good
but not as successful on the charts.
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I would say Sheila E but A Love Bizarre saved her sophomore album but I liked
her first 4 albums.
Yeah Jay King was wild as hell back in the day. lol
As much as he didn't get along with some of his bandmates he remained loyal
to Valerie Watson the female lead in Club Nouveau and was good friends with
Michael Cooper and others in the industry.
You ain't nothin but a jaybird with draws on
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Reply #21 posted 04/28/17 2:07pm

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Reply #22 posted 04/28/17 2:45pm

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Guitarhero said:Image result for cathy dennis move to this

What is he saying about 'Into The Skyline'?...

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Reply #23 posted 04/28/17 4:20pm

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JabarR74 said:

MotownSubdivision said:

I specifically said "One Album Wonders", not One Hit Wonders!

They had a few #1's in the UK, they owned 1984 there and were huge in Europe and Asia too. Look outside wherever you are. You could find info like that on wikipedia easily. You should start calling your threads "Here's what i like on youtube part zzzz" Or just post another Debarge thread.. or something.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #24 posted 04/29/17 5:36am

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lool said:

Guitarhero said:Image result for cathy dennis move to this

What is he saying about 'Into The Skyline'?...

? Am saying this is a great album. Did she have other hit ablums? Not too sure razz

Love and miss you so much Julita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx heart Rest in Peace. I'm heartbroken bheart
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blaza blaza.

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Reply #26 posted 04/29/17 11:58am

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? Am saying this is a great album. Did she have other hit ablums? Not too sure razz



I don't know how it was received in the rest of the world but here in the US, Cathy's second album 'Into The Skyline' got heavy radio play; spawning two Top 10 singles on the Adult Contemporary chart, a Top 20 on the Dance Club chart, and a Top 40 on the Hot 100 chart. Not too shabby for an album that got limited to no support from MTV and pop radio.
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Victoria Beckham

Lee Ryan (Blue)

Michelle Gayle

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Great album ... nowhere to go but down after this I guess ...

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