Stacy Lattisaw

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Stacy Lattisaw
Born (1966-11-25) November 25, 1966 (age 55)
Washington, D.C., U.S.[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1979–present
LabelsCotillion/Atlantic Records (1979–1985)
Motown (1986–1989)
Associated acts

Stacy Lattisaw Jackson[2] (née Lattisaw; born November 25, 1966)[1] is an American R&B singer from Washington, D.C., United States.[3]

Career[edit]

The 1979 song "Ring My Bell" was originally written for then eleven-year-old Lattisaw, as a teenybopper song about kids talking on the telephone.[4] When Lattisaw signed with a different label, Anita Ward was asked to sing it instead, and it became Ward's only major hit.[5]

Lattisaw recorded her first album for Cotillion Records at the age of 12 in 1979, under the direction of record producer Van McCoy.[6] However, it was not until she affiliated with Narada Michael Walden, a former drummer with the Mahavishnu Orchestra who was just beginning a career as a producer, that she found larger success.[6] Under Walden's direction, she scored several R&B hit albums between 1981 and 1986.[6] She also opened for the Jacksons' Triumph Tour in 1981.[7]

During the 1980s and early 1990s, Lattisaw had several US R&B hit singles, and a 1980 top 3 hit in the UK with her song "Jump to the Beat". She also scored three moderate hits on the US Hot 100 chart; "Let Me Be Your Angel" (US No. 21), "Love on a Two-Way Street" (US No. 26), and "Miracles" (US No. 40).[7][8] She signed with Motown Records in 1986. She scored her only No. 1 R&B hit with duet partner Johnny Gill, titled "Where Do We Go from Here", in 1989. Since the 1990s, she has exclusively sung gospel music.[1] Her official website stated that she was to work on a gospel CD. In 2010, Lattisaw's music career was chronicled on the TV One docu-series Unsung, in which she also appeared.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Record label
US
[9]
US
R&B

[10]
1979 Young and in Love Cotillion
1980 Let Me Be Your Angel 44 9
1981 With You 46 8
1982 Sneakin' Out 55 11
1983 Sixteen 160 26
1984 Perfect Combination (with Johnny Gill) 139 27
1985 I'm Not the Same Girl
1986 Take Me All the Way 131 36 Motown
1988 Personal Attention 153 24
1989 What You Need 16
"—" denotes the album failed to chart

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Very Best of Stacy Lattisaw (1998, Rhino)
  • Stacey Lattishaw - The Cotillion Years 1979 - 1985 (2021, Robinsongs)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
US
R&B

[11]
US
Dan

[12]
US
A/C

[13]
UK
[14]
IRL
[15]
1979 "When You're Young and in Love" 91 Young and in Love
1980 "Dynamite!" 8 1 51 Let Me Be Your Angel
"Jump to the Beat" 3 11
"Let Me Be Your Angel" 21 8 34
1981 "Love on a Two Way Street" 26 2 19 With You
"It Was So Easy" 61
"Feel My Love Tonight" 71 36
1982 "Don't Throw It All Away" 101 9 Sneakin' Out
"Attack of the Name Game" 70 14
"Hey There Lonely Boy" 108 71
1983 "Miracles" 40 13 Sixteen
"Million Dollar Babe" 52
1984 "Perfect Combination" (with Johnny Gill) 75 10 Perfect Combination
"Baby It's You" (with Johnny Gill) 102 37
"Block Party" (with Johnny Gill) 63 48
1985 "I'm Not the Same Girl" 52 I'm Not the Same Girl
"He's Just Not You"
"Can't Stop Thinking About You"
1986 "Nail It to the Wall" 48 4 2 76 Take Me All the Way
1987 "Jump into My Life" 13 3 79
"Every Drop of Your Love" 8 Personal Attention
1988 "Let Me Take You Down" 11
"Call Me" 80
1989 "What You Need" 30 What You Need
"Where Do We Go from Here" (featuring Johnny Gill) 1 20
"Dance for You" (featuring Johnny Gill)
1990 "I Don't Have the Heart"
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Other Appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stacy Lattisaw Page". Soulwalking.co.uk. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "Stacy Lattisaw Jackson". stacylattisaw.org. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ebony Jr., Vol. 12, No. 5". The Journal of Negro Education : A Quarterly Review of Problems Incident to the Education of Negroes. Johnson Publishing Company. November 1984. p. 47. ISSN 0022-2984.
  4. ^ ""Ring My Bell" – Anita Ward". Super Seventies. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ring My Bell by Anita Ward". Songfacts. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1993). The Guinness Who's Who of Soul Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 158. ISBN 0-85112-733-9.
  7. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Chart History - BILLBOARD 200". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  10. ^ "Chart History - TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  11. ^ "Chart History - HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  12. ^ "Chart History - DANCE CLUB SONGS". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  13. ^ "Stacy Lattisaw Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography". Music VF. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "Stacy Lattisaw Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 29, 2009.
  15. ^ "Displaying 1 for "Stacey Lattisaw"". The Irish Charts - All There Is To Know. IRMA. Retrieved August 2, 2020.

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