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|Origin||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States|
|Genres||R&B, hip hop, new jack swing|
|Labels||Columbia, Capitol, Calibre, TVT, Earforce Records , Pure Records presented with Underground Warriors singing Blue (Da Ba Dee)|
|Associated acts||UTFO, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Samantha Fox, Bob Dylan, Selena|
|Members||"Paul Anthony" George|
Brian "B-Fine" George
Lucien "Bowlegged Lou" George Jr.
Junior "Shy Shy" Clark
Curt "Curt-T-T" Bedeau
Gerry "Baby Gee" Charles
- B-Fine (Brian George) - drums and drum programming
- Shy Shy (Junior Clark) - bass guitar
- Paul Anthony (Paul Anthony George) - vocals
- Bow-Legged Lou (Lucien George Jr.) - vocals
- Curt-T-T (Curt Bedeau) - guitar
- Baby Gee (Gerry Charles) - keyboards
B-Fine, Paul Anthony, and Bow-Legged Lou are brothers, Shy Shy, Baby Gerry and Curt-T-T are cousins.
Production and songwriting
The group produced and wrote music for UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, The Force M.D.s, the R&B all-female group Ex Girlfriend, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, La Toya Jackson, and Selena. Full Force produced UTFO's "Roxanne Roxanne" (1985), a record that led to several answer records, most notably one by Roxanne Shanté. The group produced Rihanna's 2005 hit "That La, La, La," which appears on her debut album Music Of The Sun. The Black Eyed Peas' worldwide hit "Don't Phunk With My Heart" was also written as a collaboration between Full Force and will.i.am of the Peas. Full Force produced several hit singles from Samantha Fox, including “Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)”, “I Wanna Have Some Fun” and “Hurt Me! Hurt Me! But The Pants Stay On”. For Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, they also produced some of their prominent hit songs, such as “All Cried Out”, “I Wonder If I Take You Home” and “Can You Feel The Beat”. Additionally, the group wrote and produced most of the singles from La Toya Jackson's fifth studio album La Toya, including "You're Gonna Get Rocked!" "You Blew," and "Such a Wicked Love," as well as Patti LaBelle's track "I Got It Like That", for which they also provided prominent background vocals from her 1989 album Be Yourself.
Full Force provide backing vocals on two Bob Dylan songs recorded during sessions for Infidels: "Death Is Not the End" (released on Down in the Groove (1988) and "Tell Me" (released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991).
Full Force's biggest hit (production-wise) from the 1990s was the Backstreet Boys' hit single "All I Have to Give." Full Force worked with Prince's ex-wife Mayte on her album Child of the Sun. However, the songs were all produced by Prince, so they remained unreleased. Full Force also contributed to the production on Blaque's 2002 unreleased album, Blaque Out, and was then featured on Lil' Kim's 2003 release, La Bella Mafia, on her song "Can't Fuck with Queen Bee." In 2006 Paul Anthony had developed mantle cell lymphoma that caused him to go bald, It is mentioned on TV One's Unsung Documentary.
In addition to their production résumé, the group have also released their own albums and music. They placed several hit singles under their own name on the US Billboard R&B chart during the latter half of the 1980s. Tracks such as "Unselfish Lover" (off their self-titled debut) and "Temporary Love Thing" (off their follow-up album, Full Force Get Busy 1 Time!) received substantial airplay. "All in My Mind" became the group's first and only single to date to reach the R&B Top Ten in 1988. Their 1985 single "Alice, I Want You Just for Me!" only made the dance and R&B charts in the US but became a mainstream Top 10 hit in the UK in January 1986. Two greatest hits compilations are available, one by Thump Records and the other by Collectables.
In 2007, on its Columbia release Legendary, the group has a song dedicated to Oprah Winfrey titled "We're Feeling You, Oprah." It was inspired by the related members' mother's love for Winfrey.
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- 1985: Full Force (Columbia/CBS)
- 1986: Full Force Get Busy 1 Time! (Columbia)
- 1987: Guess Who's Comin' to the Crib? (Columbia)
- 1989: Smoove (Columbia)
- 1992: Don't Sleep (Capitol/EMI)
- 1995: Sugar On Top (Calibre)
- 2001: Still Standing (TVT)
- 2007: Legendary (Columbia/SME)
- 2009: Full Force, of Course (Earforce)
- 2014: With Love from Our Friends (Full Force)
- 1980: "Turn You On"/"Groovin" (Dazz)
- 1984: "I Wonder If I Take You Home" (Columbia) with Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
- 1985: "All Cried Out"/"Behind My Eyes" (Columbia/CBS) with Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
- 1985: "Can You Feel the Beat" with Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
- 1985: "Alice, I Want You Just For Me" (CBS)
- 1985: "Girl If You Take Me Home"
- 1985: "Unselfish Lover"
- 1986: "Temporary Love Thing"
- 1986: "Unfaithful (So Much)"
- 1987: "Old Flames Never Die"
- 1987: "All in My Mind"
- 1987: "Love is for Suckers (Like Me and You)"
- 1987: "Someone to Love Me for Me" with Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
- 1987: "Take Care of Homework"
- 1987: "Your Love is so Def"
- 1988: "Every Little Thing About You" with Cheryl Pepsii Riley
- 1988: "Naughty Girls Need Love Too" (by Samantha Fox)
- 1988: "I Wanna Have Some Fun" (by Samantha Fox)
- 1989: "Ain't My Type of Hype"
- 1989: "Friends B-4 Lovers"
- 1990: "Kiss Those Lips"/"All I Wanna Do"
- 1991: "X Marks the Spot" Ex Girlfriend
- 1992: "Nice 'n Sleazy"
- 1992: "Quickie"
- 1994: "Can I Get Your Number?"
- 1995: "Back Together Again"
- 1995: "It's All on My Face"