Mike & Brenda Sutton

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Mike & Brenda Sutton
Origin United States
Genres
Years active 1978–1984
Labels SAM Records (US)
Virgin Records (UK)
Past members Michael B. Sutton and Brenda Sutton

Mike & Brenda Sutton was an American musical duo composed of Michael B. Sutton and Brenda Sutton. Mike & Brenda Sutton are best known for their dance song called "Don't Let Go of Me (Grip My Hips and Move Me)". It was remixed by Shep Pettibone.[1] Discovered by Stevie Wonder, both became Motown writers and producers at Motown from 1974 to 1979. They produced numerous hits. Most notable was " There Will Come a Day" Smokey Robinson, " Stay With Me" Jermaine Jackson and the group Switch.They are the recipients of one Gold and two Platinum albums. After leaving Motown they partnered with long time friend Cheryl Lynn and wrote the Ray Parker produced top 5 R&B hit " Shake It Up Tonight".

History[edit]

Back in the early 1970s, Michael B. Sutton wrote numerous songs for Motown artists including Thelma Houston, Smokey Robinson, Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson, The Supremes.[2]

Michael Sutton and Brenda Sutton were originally members of a disco/R&B group called Finished Touch. Together with Finished Touch they recorded a few songs for legendary Motown label including dancefloor favorites like "Need to Know You (Better)" and "I Love To See You Dance".[3] After the band broke up in 1979 they signed to Sam Records and recorded soul-tinged boogie-funk songs "Don't Let Go of Me" and "We'll Make It". Both songs entered the Billboard Club Play Singles chart, reaching No. 37 ("Don't Let Go of Me") and No. 49 ("We'll Make It").[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album
1982 Don't Hold Back
1984 So Good

Singles[edit]

Year Song Label Peak chart position[4]
U.S. Dance
1982 "We'll Make It" SAM 49
"Don't Let Go Of Me" SAM 37
"Don't Hold Back" SAM
1984 "Kraazy" Rocshire
"Live It Up (Love It Up)" Rocshire
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Dance Trax" by Brian Chin". Billboard. 94: 28. Aug 28, 1982. 
  2. ^ "Mike & Brenda Sutton at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Finished Touch - Billboard Singles". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-21.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Allmusic" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ a b "Billboard (r) Disco Top 80 (tm)". Billboard. 94: 41. Nov 6, 1982.