Ten City

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Ten City
Ten City (promotional photo).jpg
(left to right): Burke, Stingily, Lawson
Background information
Also known asRagtyme
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
GenresHouse, R&B
Years active1987–1996
Past membersByron Burke
Herb Lawson
Byron Stingily

Ten City (derived from intensity) was a Chicago, Illinois-based R&B and house music act that enjoyed a number of club hits and Urban radio hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was one of the first exponents of deep house.[1] Formerly known as Ragtyme, the group comprised vocalist Byron Stingily, guitarist Herb Lawson and keyboardist Byron Burke and were augmented by producer Marshall Jefferson.[2] The group was signed by Atlantic Records and released the album Foundation[3] in 1989, which became the group's only album to cross over, peaking at No. 49 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.


Ten City is best known for the singles "Devotion", "Right Back to You" and "That's the Way Love Is,"[1] which hit No. 1 on the US dance chart and No. 8 on the UK Top 40 in 1989.[4] Stingily, who left the group and became a successful solo artist, re-recorded the song and brought it back to No. 1 on the US dance chart in 1999.


  1. ^ a b "Foundation album review". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  2. ^ "Ten City bio". discogs.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  3. ^ "Foundation track listing and credits". discogs.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  4. ^ "Ten City UK Top 40 hits". everyhit.com. Retrieved 2008-10-20.

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