Friday, January 08, 2016
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Stacy Lattisaw
Song:Love On A Two Way Street
Stacy Lattisaw was 12 years old when she first entered a recording studio. After several R & B hits including Love On A Two Way Street in 1981, she switched record companies and her career faded. She retired in 1991. She was born November 25, 1966 in Washington, DC. Veteran producer Van McCoy was also from Washington and he heard about her and got her a record deal with Atlantic's Cotillion label. He produced Stacy's 1979 debut album Young And In Love. Sadly, McCoy died in 1979. Jazz drummer Narada Michael Walden was just getting started as a producer. He would go on to be one of the top producers of the 80s. He produced Stacy's 1980 album Let Me Be Your Angel. When Jump To The Beat topped the dance charts, Stacy crossed over to R & B and to a lesser extent, to the pop charts. This 1981 cover of The Moments classic Love On A Two Way Street reached #2 on the R & B Singles chart and #26 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first single from the 1981 album With You. She continued to have success until she left Cotillion for Motown in 1986. Rhino released a Stacy Lattisaw comp in 1998. But it's out of print. With You is available as a budget CD from Collectables. Stacy's Motown albums weren't as successful. For one thing, she wasn't working with Walden anymore. Stacy retired from the music business in the early 90s and she really hasn't returned. At one point, she planned to record a gospel album but I guess that never happened. She was featured on a 2010 episode of the TV One series Unsung so check that out if you want to catch up with her. Here's Stacy Lattisaw performing Love On A Two Way Street on Soul Train 1981.