The Adventures of Stevie V

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The Adventures of Stevie V was a British dance music act from Biggleswade Bedfordshire, England. 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)". ‘Dirty Cash’ was a hit in 1990, not 1989.

History[edit]

Assembled by producer Stevie Vincent, the group consisted of Vincent, Mick Walsh and singer Melody Washington. Their most successful single was "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)", a 1989 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 would follow, with a further two singles reaching the charts – "Body Language" reaching the UK Top 40, and "Jealousy" reaching both the UK and US charts.

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.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1990 : Adventures of Stevie V
  • 1993 : Satisfy Me

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
IRE NED BEL
(FLA)
GER
[3]
AUT SWI AUS NZ US
[4]
US R&B
[5]
US Dance
[6]
1989 "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 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. ^ "Hit all the right notes with a Music course at Bedford College". Bedford College. 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Official Charts Company: Adventures of Stevie V". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – US Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Adventures of Stevie V – US Dance Club Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 3 April 2014.