Sunday, July 02, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-C+C Music Factory

Artist:C+C Music Factory f/Martha Wash & Freedom Williams
Song:Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Album:Gonna Make You Sweat

Gonna Make You Sweat was a worldwide chart topper in 1990. C+C Music Factory was not really a group. Producers Robert Clivilles and David Cole had some success on the dance charts recording as 2 Puerto Ricans, a Blackman, and a Dominican and the song Do It Properly in 1987. This came out of DJ work in New York City clubs. They produced the girl group Seduction and the 1989 top five hit Two To Make It Right. They signed with Columbia and decided to call themselves C+C Music Factory. They used studio musicians like guitarist Paul Pesco, keyboard player Ricky Crespo and drummer Alan Friedman. The singer on most of the songs was background vocalist Zelma Davis along with rapper Frederick "Freedom" Williams. The exception to this was Gonna Make You Sweat featuring Weather Girl Martha Wash. But she didn't appear in the video. Zelma appeared in the video. And Martha didn't get credit. The same thing happened on the Black Box hit Everybody Everybody. So Martha sued both and got a settlement. Gonna Make You Sweat topped the charts worldwide. And the album Gonna Make You Sweat was certified 5XPlatinum. C+C Music Factory had two other top five hits from this album which is available as a budget CD. Their second album Anything Goes! in 1994 didn't do as well. They had success as producers especially with Mariah Carey. And then Cole died in 1995 of complications from AIDS. Clivillo released a third C+C Music Factory album in 1995 but only in Europe. Since then Clivillo has recorded as Robi Rob's Clubworld and he's a producer for hire. He attempted to reform C+C with remix guru Eric Kupper in 2010. They released two singles. Here's the video for Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory featuring Martha Wash and Freedom Williams.

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