Jenny Burton

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This article is about the singer. For the fictional character from the television series Chuck who goes by this alias, see Sarah Walker (Chuck).

Jenny Burton (born November 18, 1957, New York), is an American female R&B singer who had several hits on the US Billboard dance chart.

Career[edit]

She was lead singer of the dance music band C-Bank's 1983 Top 5 Hot Dance Music/Club Play single "One More Shot", notable for record producer John Robie's use of a "non-linear" approach to its production.

In 1983 Burton went solo, releasing the album In Black and White also produced by Robie. This album featured the Top 20 single "Remember What You Like" and the club favorites "Players" and "Rock Steady," all released on Atlantic Records. She had her biggest success in 1984 with the release of her second self-titled album, featuring the #1 dance hit and #19 R&B single "Bad Habits". The track reached #24 in the Netherlands Single Top 100[1] and #68 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1985.[2] Also in 1984 Burton sang two songs, "Strangers in a Strange World" and "It's Alright By Me", used on the soundtrack to the film Beat Street.[3]

In the 1990s, having regrouped as an inspirational artist, Burton had a successful run at the New York venue Don't Tell Mama, with her band and group The Jenny Burton Experience. She was married to Broadway songwriter Peter Link.

Jenny Burton now focuses on gospel and inspirational music. Her last albums were all released on Watchfire Records.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1982 One More Shot (with C-Bank) (US Dance #5 / US R'n'B #87)
  • 1983 Remember What You Like (US #81 / US Dance #10 / US R'n'B #21)
  • 1984 Rock Steady/Players (US Dance #40 / US R'n'B #88)
  • 1984 Strangers In A Strange World (with Patrick Jude)
  • 1985 Dancing For My Love (US Dance #46)
  • 1985 Bad Habits (Belgium #16 / Netherlands #24 / UK #68 / US #101 / US Dance #1 / US R'n'B #19)
  • 1986 Do You Want It Bad Enuff (US R'n'B #68)

Albums[edit]

  • 1983 In Black And White
  • 1985 Jenny Burton
  • 1986 Souvenirs
  • 2005 The Jenny Burton Experience
  • 2007 I Think On These Things
  • 2008 In Black And White (CD reissue)
  • 2008 Released
  • 2011 Singles
  • 2014 Jenny Burton (CD reissue incl. bonus tracks)
  • 2014 The Best Of Jenny Burton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Bad Habits' in Netherlands Top 100". 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 86. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ IMDb.com
  4. ^ "Jenny Burton - Watchfire Records". 

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