Thursday, January 08, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

Artist:Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
Song:All Cried Out
Album:Super Hits

Though it wasn't their biggest hit, All Cried Out was the first big hit for Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam in 1986. They would go on to have two number one hits and they were a staple on the R & B charts through the 80s. Lead singer Lisa Velez was born Jan. 15, 1967 in New York City. When she heard that Madonna was discovered at a New York club, she would sneak out of the house once her family was asleep hoping to be discovered. She was the youngest of ten children. It was in one of these clubs that she met drummer Mike Hughes who was a roadie for the vocal group Full Force. They were getting into producing other artists at the time. Lisa auditioned and they signed her to Columbia Records. Hughes invited his friend guitarist Alex "Spanador" Moseley to join the group and Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam was born. Their first two singles did well on the R & B and Dance charts. But the ballad All Cried Out broke the group on the pop charts. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The two male singers on the record are Paul Anthony and Bow Legged Lou of Full Force. They are brothers. The album Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force was certified Platinum. The R & B girl group Allure scored a top ten hit with a cover of All Cried Out in 1995. Their 1987 album Spanish Fly did just as well and the singles Head To Toe and Lost In Emotion both topped the pop charts. They faded after that but continued to have success on the R & B charts until they split up in 1991. You can get all their hits on this budget CD. Lisa Lisa has recorded a couple of solo albums, most recently in 2009. Hughes was in the band The Ernies. And Moseley has produced mostly female singers like Tamia and Keyshia Cole and others. Here's the video for All Cried Out by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force.

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