Thursday, April 20, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Soul For Real

Artist:Soul For Real
Song:Candy Rain
Album:Candy Rain

Soul For Real were teens when they scored the 1995 top five hit Candy Rain. After a second chart hit, they faded and they have been trying to recapture the magic ever since. Soul For Real is a family group from Wheatley Heights, NY which is in Long Island. There are four brothers, Christopher "Choc" Dalyrimple, Andre "Dre" Dalyrimple, Brian "Bri" Dalyrimple and 13 year old lead singer Jason "Jase" Dalyrimple. In 1992 they were discovered by Dwight "Heavy D" Myers and he got them a deal with Uptown Records. Of course Heavy D and the Boys were a popular rap group. But even when they were popular Myers was scouting talent for Uptown. Candy Rain was Soul For Real's debut album and single. The single topped the R&B Singles chart and it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Platinum. Myers and the production duo Trackmasters (Samuel Barnes and Jean-Claude Olivier) wrote and produced most of the album and the single Candy Rain. It samples from the 1991 A Tribe Called Quest song Check The Rhime which sampled Minnie Riperton, Average White Band, Grover Washington Jr., Dalton & Dubarri and Biz Markie. Soul For Real's second single Every Little Thing I Do hit the top 20. And that was it for Soul For Real. Candy Rain is available as a budget CD. By the time Soul For Real's 1996 album for Life... was released, Uptown founder Andre Harrell left to run Motown. Universal promoted Myers to president of Uptown. You would think that would be good for Soul For Real. But Universal cut Uptown's promotion budget and there were no hit singles and the album stiffed. Soul For Real released a 1999 album on a small label that went nowhere. They started their own label in 2003 and a single was released in 2007. Then in 2009, Brian Dalyrimple was indicted for identity fraud. The group has continued and they are supposedly working on new music. They have released a couple of singles. Here's the video for Candy Rain by Soul For Real.

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