Ready for the World is a R&B / funk / dance band from Flint, Michigan, who scored several big pop, soul, and dance hits in the mid to late 1980s. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Flint is a city in the US state of Michigan and is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km northwest of Detroit. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Founded by Melvin Riley and Gordon Strozier in Flint, Michigan.
They had performed throughout Flint at high school talent shows and were discovered by WJLB Detroit Radio personality The Electrifying Mojo in 1982. WJLB, is a Clear Channel-owned mainstream urban Radio station in Detroit that broadcasts on 97 Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) They gained regional fame with their first release "Tonight" in 1983. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) "Tonight" was an underground hit in Flint and Detroit which helped garner them national prominence shortly after their signing under the MCA label.
Ready for the World recorded their album Ready for the World during 1984 in Flint, Michigan under the production of Bernard Terry. The album showed influences by, and is often compared to the work of Prince from around the same period - in particular the vocal style of Melvin Riley shared many similarities with the aforementioned. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician
The group consists of vocalist Melvin Riley with Gordon Strozier (Guitar), Gregory Potts (Keyboards), Willie Triplett (Percussion), John Eaton (Bass),and Gerald Valentine (Drums). The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a Musical keyboard. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells Their aforementioned self-titled debut was released in 1985 and included perhaps their best-known hit "Oh Sheila", which went to number one on the R&B, Billboard Hot 100, and the Hot Dance Club Play charts that year, becoming the first ever single to hold the number one spot on all three of these charts simultaneously. " Oh Sheila " is a 1985 single by Ready for the World. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. Billboard 's Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time The song "Digital Display" followed and hit number 21. In 1986, the band released their second album Long Time Coming, which returned them to the Top 10 on the pop charts when the slow jam "Love You Down" climbed to number nine. The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. The band would go on to release a couple more albums into the 90s, but they weren't as successful as the first pair. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 (source: Book of Billboard Top 40 Singles) When the band later separated in the early 1990s, lead singer Riley went on to record solo albums, one in 1994 and one in 2000. In Music, a solo (from the Italian solo, meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public A Ready for the World reunion album followed in 2004, featuring mostly urban ballads. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song.
Samples of the music "Oh Sheila" were used by Angel City for their 2003 hit single "Love Me Right". " Oh Sheila " is a 1985 single by Ready for the World.
All songs produced by Bernard Terry and Charles Brown, Jr. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing