Street Beat (album)

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Street Beat
Street Beat cover.jpeg
Studio album by The Deele
Released 1983
Recorded 1983 at OCA Recording Studio (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Larrabee Sound Studios (Los Angeles, California)
Genre R&B, post-disco, synth-funk
Length 41:12
Label SOLAR, Elektra/Asylum, Warner Bros.
Producer Reggie Calloway
The Deele chronology
Street Beat
Material Thangz
(1985)Material Thangz1985

Street Beat is the debut album by The Deele.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Released in 1983 on the SOLAR Records label, which was distributed by Elektra/Asylum Records. It was produced by Midnight Star member Reggie Calloway. This album included The Deele's first big hit, "Body Talk," which reached #3 on the R&B chart.


"Body Talk" was featured in the pilot episode for the television series Miami Vice.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Body Talk" (Watson, Greene, Reid, Gentry, Burke) 5:36
  2. "I Surrender" (B. Simmons, B. Lovelace, D. Bristol) 4:18
  3. "Just My Luck" (Kenny Edmonds) 4:30
  4. "Sexy Love" (K. Edmonds, A. Reid, S. Burke) 5:00
  5. "Street Beat" (Kenneth Gant, Reginald Calloway) 7:55
  6. "Video Villain" (Vincent Calloway, Reginald Calloway) 4:54
  7. "Crazy 'Bout 'Cha" (Watson, Greene, Cooper, K. Edmonds, A. Reid) 4:34
  8. "Working (9 To 5)" (Watson, Greene, Bristol, Robinson, Burke) 4:25



Chart (1984) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 78
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 9 (1983)


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1984 "Body Talk" 77 3

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. The Deele: Street Beat > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Deele US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  3. ^ "The Deele US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-11.