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OriginHartford, Connecticut[1]
New York City, New York
GenresContemporary R&B, post-disco
Years active1982–1994
Past membersBarbara Fowler
Marsha Carter
Melissa Bell

Sinnamon was an American female R&B vocal trio, consisting of Connecticut natives Barbara Fowler, Marsha Carter, and Melissa Bell from New York City. The group went through an abrupt development from a minimalist contemporary R&B sound of post-disco[2] which was dropped after a third release, moving towards mild freestyle and radio-friendly house music but still preserving their R&B affiliation. Bell is currently a writer, living in New York City.


Their greatest success occurred in 1982 when their song "Thanks to You" spent two weeks at number one on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in Billboard.[2][3] The song also reached number 44 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[4][2] Their song "I Need You Now" features uncredited guest vocals by Bernard Fowler from Peech Boys.



Year Single[5] Label Peak chart positions
1982 "He's Gonna Take You Home" Becket
"Thanks to You" Becket #44 #1
1983 "I Need You Now" Jive
1984 "Thin Line" Power House
1986 "Say It Again" Spring
1987 "Send It C.O.D." New Image
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


  1. ^ Billboard. Vol. 94. Jun 26, 1982. p. 45. {{cite magazine}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Sinnamon on Billboard charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's, Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004
  5. ^ "Discogs article — Sinnamon". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-04.

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