Pieces of a Dream (band)

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Pieces of a Dream
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Years active 1976–present
Labels Elektra, Heads Up
Associated acts Grover Washington Jr.
Website piecesofadream.net
Members James Lloyd
Curtis Harmon
Past members Tracy Hamlin
Cedric Napoleon
Bob Baldwin
Ron Kerber
Eddie Baccus Jr.
Michael Antonio Thornton
Norwood Young
Benjie Porecki
Cherie Mitchell

Pieces of a Dream is an American R&B and jazz fusion group.[1][2]


The group was formed in Philadelphia during 1976 by bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon, and keyboardist James Lloyd who were all teenagers at the time. The group based their name on "Pieces of Dreams", a Michel Legrand tune recorded by Stanley Turrentine that they regularly performed. During 1981 Pieces of a Dream had a minor soul hit with 'Warm Weather' which was recorded on Elektra Records and co-produced by Dexter Wansel. In late 1983, the group had their most successful single, "Fo-Fi-Fo", which peaked at No. 13 on the US soul chart.[1][2]

Tracy Hamlin, was the group's lead vocalist from 2002 to 2005 and sings on two of their albums, Love Silhouette and No Assembly Required.[3]


  • Pieces of a Dream (1981)
  • We Are One (1982)
  • Imagine This (1983)
  • Joyride (1986)
  • Makes You Wanna (1988)
  • 'Bout Dat Time (1989)
  • In Flight (1993)
  • Goodbye Manhattan (1995)
  • Pieces (1997)
  • Ahead to the Past (1999)
  • Acqainted with the Night (2001)
  • Love's Silhouette (2002)
  • No Assembly Required (2004)
  • Pillow Talk (2006)
  • Soul Intent (2009)
  • In the Moment (2013)
  • All In (2015)
  • Just Funkin' Around (2017)



  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 462. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pieces of a Dream". Allmusic.com. 
  3. ^ No Assembly Required

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