Whistle (band)

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Whistle
Origin USA
Genres Hip Hop, R&B
Years active 1986–1992
Labels Select Records
Past members Jazzy Jazz
Kool Doobie
Silver Spinner
Kraze
Terk

Whistle was an American 1980s hip hop and contemporary R&B group that comprised Jazzy Jazz, Kool Doobie, and DJ Silver Spinner. They later brought in Kraze and then Terk after Kool Doobie left the group to go solo. Its biggest hit single as a rap group was "(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin’" in 1986. The group's first two albums, Whistle, released in 1986, and Transformation, released in 1988, were produced by the Kangol Kid from UTFO and DJ Howie Tee. Whistle released a third album, Always and Forever, in 1990, also produced by Kangol Kid, and a fourth album, Get The Love, in 1992.

After the release of its second album, the group gave up rhyming in favor of contemporary R&B. "Barbara's Bedroom" (1987), "Bad Habbit" (1990). Its love ballads included "Chance For Our Love" (1986), "Please Love Me" (1986), "Still My Girl" (1987), "Right Next To Me" (1988), Its biggest R&B hit single a cover version of Heatwave's "Always and Forever" (1990), and "If You Don't Say" (1992). After this, the group disbanded, as Jazzy Jazz went on to form another group called G.H.P. (Group Home Productions) with Free Daydreamer of the group Entouch and Will Skillz of the group Pure Blend. Terk went on to become involved in local and national politics while continuing work as an entrepreneur in entertainment.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1986 - Whistle
  • 1988 - Transformation
  • 1990 - Always & Forever
  • 1992 - Get The Love

Singles[edit]

  • 1986 - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' (US R&B #17, US Dance #18, UK #7[1])
  • 1986 - Live at the North Pole
  • 1986 - Please Love Me / Just for Fun
  • 1987 - Whistle
  • 1987 - Barbara's Bedroom (US R&B #31)
  • 1988 - Falling in Love (US R&B #41)
  • 1988 - Still My Girl (US R&B #95)
  • 1989 - Transformation
  • 1989 - Right Next to Me (US R&B #52, US Pop #60)
  • 1990 - Bad Habit (US Dance #13, US R&B #40)
  • 1990 - Always and Forever (US R&B #9, US Pop #35)
  • 1991 - Do You Care? (US R&B #69)
  • 1992 - I Am (US R&B #92)
  • 1992 - If You Don't Say (US R&B #53)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. =598. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Artist chart history AllMusic.com. Retrieved 10 August 2009.