Saturday, January 14, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Portrait

Song:Here We Go Again
Album:Greatest Hits

The R&B group Portrait had brief success in the early 90s at the tail end of the New Jack Swing movement. Here We Go Again was their biggest hit in 1992. Portrait was formed in Los Angeles by Michael Angelo Saulsberry, Irving Washington III. Eric Kirkland and Philip Johnson. They produced the 1991 album To The Maxx by Suave. That was on Capitol Records and that led to Portrait signing with Capitol. Their debut album Portrait was released in 1992. Three singles charted but Here We Go Again reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B Singles chart. Portrait wrote and produced all their songs. Here We Go Again sampled Michael Jackson's I Can't Help It. Portrait performed Here We Go Again on an episode of the sitcom Family Matters. By the time they released their 1995 album All That Matters, Kurt Jackson replaced Johnson. That album didn't perform as well and Capitol lost interest in them. They recorded a third album but it was only released in Japan. You can get all of Portrait's hits on this budget comp. Since then the members of Portrait have written and produced songs for others. They reunited and released an album in 2005 that was released only in Japan. Here's the video for Here We Go Again by Portrait.

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