Toney Lee

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Toney Lee
Origin New York, New York, U.S.
Genres Garage house, post-disco, club/dance
Occupation(s) Record producer, singer, composer[1]
Years active 1983–1992
Labels Radar, Unidisc
Associated acts Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, The Shy Boyz, Status IV

Toney Lee[1] is an American singer, songwriter and music producer, best known for his club hit "Reach Up". It reached up for the position #10 on the US Billboard Dance chart.[2]

History[edit]

Toney Lee is an American singer, songwriter and music producer, best known for his club hit "Reach Up". It reached up for the position #10 on the US Billboard Dance chart. In 1983, Lee recorded his second single "Love So Deep" for Radar Records. It was not as successful as his first single called "Reach Up" which was produced and written by Eric Matthew (best known for his work for musicians like Gary's Gang, Sharon Redd and Sinnamon) and Toney Lee. The track is also known for its dub techniques, a post-disco phenomenon that preceded emerging house music. In 1987, Mr. Lee was signed to Jump Street Records.[citation needed] The two singles that emerged were "My Baby Loves Me" and "Sensual Surrender." He also recorded for Critique Records out of Boston, Massachusetts where his album "Teaser" was successful.[citation needed] Nowadays he is active in gospel music.

Discography[edit]

Year Song Label U.S. Dance[2] U.S. R&B[2] U.S. Pop[2] UK Singles Chart[3]
1982 "Love So Deep" Radar
"Reach Up" Radar 10 64
1985 "Teaser" Critique
"Night Lights" Critique
1987 "My Baby Loves Me" Jump Street
1988 "Sensual Surrender" Jump Street

Reach Up[edit]

12" single
  1. "Reach Up" – 6:54[4]
  2. "Reach Up" (Dub) –5:54
  • Label: Radar
  • Mixed-by: Eric Matthew, Nick Chiusano
  • Producer: Eric Matthew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b -- Toney Lee -- (( Credits )) on All Music Guide. Retrieved 2011-August-10.
  2. ^ a b c d Toney Lee (((Charts))) on AMG. Billboard, Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 316. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Discogs link. "Reach Up" by Toney Lee. Retrieved on 2011-08-10.