The Adventures of Stevie V

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The Adventures of Stevie V was a British dance music act from Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England.[1] In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it scored several hits on the UK Singles Chart and the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, most notably with the song "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)".

History[edit]

Assembled by producer Steve Vincent (formerly of Brit-funk band Touchdown), the group consisted of Vincent, Mick Walsh and singer Melody Washington.[1] Their most successful single was "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)",[1] a 1990 dance hit that crossed over to pop radio and hit No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as peaking at No. 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. An album, Adventures of Stevie V followed, with a further two singles reaching the charts – "Body Language" reaching the UK Top 40, and "Jealousy" reaching both the UK and US charts.[1]

Vincent released a second album, Satisfy Me in 1993, which featured a host of different singers, including soul divas Thelma Houston, Gwen Guthrie, Ruby Turner and Beverlei Brown. The singles "Push 2 the Limit" and "Paradise" did not chart.

After the demise of The Adventures of Stevie V, Walsh went on to have a US dance hit with "Set Me Free" by Clubland, having moved to New York City. Vincent meanwhile would go on to teach music technology at Bedford College, Bedford.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with Australian chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
AUS
[3]
Adventures of Stevie V
  • Released: 1990
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette
  • Label: Mercury
83
Satisfy Me
  • Released: 1993
  • Format: CD
  • Label: WEA
-

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[4]
IRE NED BEL
(FLA)
GER
[5]
AUT SWI AUS[6] NZ US
[7]
US R&B
[8]
US Dance
[9]
1990 "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)" 2 10 1 3 20 13 16 18 34 25 75 1 Adventures of Stevie V
1990 "Body Language" 29 23 14 108 40
1991 "Jealousy" 58 94
"That's the Way It Is"
1993 "Push 2 the Limit" Satisfy Me
1994 "Paradise"
1997 "Dirty Cash (Money Talks) '97" (remix) 69 Single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 358. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  2. ^ "Hit all the right notes with a Music course at Bedford College". Bedford College. 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 7.
  4. ^ "Official Charts Company: Adventures of Stevie V". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 3 April 2014.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Bubbling Down Under Week Commencing 18 March 1991". Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – US Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – US Dance Club Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2014.