Jenny Burton

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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]

Albums
  • 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
Singles[5][6][7]
Year Song US BE NL UK Album
Hot 100 Dance R&B
1982 "One More Shot"
(with C-Bank)
5 87 single only
1983 "Remember What You Like"
81 10 21 In Black And White
1984 "Rock Steady" 40 88
"Strangers In A Strange World"
(with Patrick Jude)
Beat Street (soundtrack)
1985 "Bad Habits" 101 1 19 16 24 68 Jenny Burton
"Dancing For My Love" 46
"Love Runs Deeper Than Pride"
"People Have Got To Move"
(split single with Lou Reed)
White Nights (soundtrack)
1986 "Do You Want It Bad Enuff" 68 Souvenirs

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