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80s male R&B

【YOUTUBE】Ready For The World // Love You Down [ + LIVE ]

2020/03/27

ミシガン州フリント出身。自主制作レーベルを立ち上げ1985年より地道に音楽活動を開始。
メンバーは6人編成で
メルヴィン・ライリー(Vo,g)ゴードン・ストロジェ(g)グレゴリー・ボッツ(Key)
ジョン・イートン(b)ジェラルド・ヴァレンティン(Drs)ウィリー・トリプレット(Prc)

1985年 シングル”Oh Sheila"はPOPチャート1位だけではなく
Hot Dance Music/Club Playチャート、R&Bチャートと首位を独占している。
メルヴィン・ライリーがソロ活動を行うなどの途中経緯はあったが
今なおグループで音楽活動を続けている

The group originally consisted of frontman Melvin Riley, Gordon Strozier (lead guitar), Gregory Potts (keyboards), Willie Triplett (percussion/keyboards), John Eaton (bass guitar), and Gerald Valentine (drums). They had performed throughout Flint at high school talent shows and were discovered by WJLB Detroit Radio personality The Electrifying Mojo in 1982. They gained regional fame with their first release, "Tonight," in 1983. "Tonight" was an underground hit in Flint and Detroit which helped garner them national prominence shortly after their signing under the MCA label. They recorded their debut album, Ready for the World, during 1984 with producer Bernard Terry and engineer Charles Brown, Jr.In 1985, the band signed to the Steven Machat-Rick Smith management company, AMI. The agreement with MCA was redrawn, and promotion and marketing dollars were committed to promote the group. This proved successful as the group was steered to #1 on the US pop charts as well as top five in all the Western European countries and Australia, with their best-known hit "Oh Sheila." In the US, this song went to #1 on the R&B, Pop Charts, and the Hot Dance Club Play charts that year, becoming the first ever single to hold the #1 spot on all three of these charts simultaneously. The song "Digital Display" followed and hit #21.

In 1986, the band released their second album, Long Time Coming, produced by: Gary Spaniola which returned them to the Top 10 on the pop charts with the slow jam, "Love You Down," which peaked at #9.

Ready for the World went on to release several more albums that failed to capture the success of the group's first two releases, and as a result, they disbanded in 1991. from wiki

LYRICS

It never really mattered to much to me
You were just too damned old for me
All that really mattered was you were my girlfriend
And baby, that's all that mattered to me

Let me love you down
Even if it takes all night
Let me love you down
You know it's got to be so right

Remember when I drove you home from work
I love the way when you kissed me bye
All of your friends think I'm just too young for you
You tell 'em I can what guys their age can do, oh babe

Let me love you down
Even if it takes all night
Let me love you down
You know it's got to be so right

Let me love you down
Even if it takes all night
Let me love you down
You know it's got to be so right

It never really mattered to much to me
You were just too damned old for me
All that really mattered was you were my girlfriend
And baby, that's all that mattered to me, oh baby

Let me love you down
Let me love you down
You know it's got to be so right
Let me love you down
Let me love you down
You know it's got to be so right, I can love you down

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Let me love you
Let me love you
Let me love you down
I know, I know I could

Let me love you down
I know it's gonna take all night
Let me love you down
No no no no

Let me love you down
Let me love, come on
Take the house and the car
I love like you are

Love you down, down, down, baby
Love you down, down, down
I know, I know I could, yeah
Let me love you down

It's just me and you the whole night through
Let me love you, baby
I know, I know I could
Love you down, down

Let me love you
I know I could, baby
You're so sweet to me
Let me love you down, ooh, baby

It's just you and me, baby
The whole night through
Won't you let me love down?
I can't take this too much longer, you know

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-80s, male, R&B
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