New York City (band)

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New York City
Also known as Tri-Boro Exchange
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Soul, R&B
Years active 1972–1975
Labels Chelsea
Past members Tim McQueen
John Brown
Edward Schell
Claude Johnson

New York City was an American R&B vocal group. They formed in 1972 under the name "Tri-Boro Exchange", and all of the group's members had had significant experience singing in other vocal and doo-wop ensembles.[1] They are also from New York City.


Under the direction of record producers Wes Farrell and Thom Bell, New York City released two albums and several hit singles, the biggest being 1973's "I'm Doin' Fine Now", which reached U.S. #17. They toured in 1973 with the Big Apple Band (two of whose members would later become part of Chic) as their backing band,[2] but after two albums, the group parted ways.



Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Record label

1973 I'm Doin' Fine Now 122 35 Chelsea
1974 Soulful Road 50
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Best of New York City (1976, Chelsea)


Year Title Peak chart positions


1973 "I'm Doin' Fine Now" 17 14 8 95 26 20
"Make Me Twice the Man" 93 44
"Quick, Fast, in a Hurry" 79 19 99
1974 "Happiness Is" 20
"Love Is What You Make It" 104 41
1975 "Got to Get You Back in My Life" 105 76
"Take My Hand"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biography,
  2. ^ Rodgers, Nile (2011). "Chapter 7". Le Freak. ISBN 9780679644033. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "US Charts > New York City". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  4. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ "CAN Charts > New York City". RPM. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  6. ^ "UK Charts > New York City". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 

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