Pieces of a Dream (band)

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Pieces of a Dream
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Years active1976–present
LabelsElektra, Heads Up
Associated actsGrover Washington Jr.
MembersJames Lloyd
Curtis Harmon
Past membersTracy Hamlin
Cedric Napoleon
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' (vocals by singer Barbara Walker and synthesizer by Dexter Wansel) 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]

The single “What Can I Do,” from the album ‘Bout Dat Time, with Norwood on the lead vocals, peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart in February 1990.[3]

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.[4]


  • 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. ^ "Top Hip-Hop Songs / R&B Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  4. ^ No Assembly Required

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