Wednesday, August 21, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Cherrelle

Artist:Cherrelle f/Alexander O'Neal
Song:Everything I Miss At Home

Everything I Miss At Home was the only number one R & B hit for Cherrelle. She had several hits in the 80s working with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. She was born Cheryl Anne Norton Oct. 13, 1958 in Los Angeles. She made her recording debut on Michael Henderson's 1978 album In The Night Time and then toured with Henderson and Luther Vandross. One of her demos got the attention of Tabu Records owner Clarence Avant and he signed her to a contract. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of The Time had success producing The S.O.S. Band for Tabu. So Cherrelle and another Tabu artist Alexander O'Neal were assigned to them. Cherrelle's first top ten R & B hit was I Didn't Mean To Turn You On in 1984 which would be a big hit for Robert Palmer in 1985. When Cherrelle's duet with O'Neal Saturday Love reached #2 on the R & B Singles chart, Jam and Lewis decided to produce more duets with them. O'Neal's 1987 album Hearsay and Cherrelle's 1988 album Affair featured several duets and Everything I Miss At Home was the only one to top the R & B Singles chart. Affair and Never Knew Love Like This were top five R & B hits. Then Jam and Lewis got busy working with Janet Jackson and Cherrelle never had another hit. Her 1991 album The Woman I Am was produced by Narada Michael Walden. You can get all her hits on this budget comp. Cherrelle last recorded in 1999 but she still tours the oldies circuit frequently with O'Neal. Here's the video for Everything I Miss At Home by Cherrelle featuring Alexander O'Neal.

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