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Rock Steady (The Whispers song)

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Rock Steady (The Whispers song)

from the album Just Gets Better with Time
ReleasedJune 13, 1987 ( 1987-06-13 )
Recorded1987
GenreR&B
Length4 : 50
LabelSOLAR, Capitol
Songwriter(s)Babyface, L.A. Reid, Bo Watson, Dwayne Ladd
Producer(s)L.A. Reid, Babyface For Deelesongz Inc

Whispers Rock Steady, which hit 1 R & B and 7 on Billboard Hot 100, for my money, top Backyard barbecue jam of 1987. Song Was Released As First Single From Their Album, It Just Get Better With Time, At Perfect Time To Rule Summertime Cookouts That Notorious BIG Would Lament Loss Of Seven Years Later In His Things Do Change. Rock Steady special for multiple reasons. Amidst all youth - oriented music that would come to dominate R & B sound in 87, this song finds groove that all ages could identify with. It was also first major hit for artist outside of their own group to be produced by LA Reid and Babyface, who would go on to define sound of R & B in 90s. Rock Steady also was biggest hit for Whispers, capping career that began in late 60s and peaked in 80s and continues to this day. It also might be one of last major chart - toppers, along with OJays Lovin You, released that same year, from R & B group that was powerful in 1970s. So Rock Steady stands as not simply great hit record, but meeting point for old and new, crowning moment for veteran Whispers, and new beginning for LA Reid and Babyface, next phase of R & B. Dick Griffey Solar Records is meeting point that made this record happen. It had long been Whispers label since its early incarnations as Soul Train Records during 70s, and it was also home to LA and Babyface band, Deele. Around 1986, Griffey encouraged LA and Babyface to move their band Los Angeles to be closer to label headquarters and try their hands at writing and producing. They set themselves up in condominium and write songs every day, which members of Whispers get wind of and inspire them to cut their own deal with duo for production services. La and Face cooked up this killer, drum machine bass groove in their home studio, and when it was time to name song, looked at equipment that was holding their gear, all with Rocksteady brand, for their lyrical and thematic inspiration. Of course, Steady had been done by Aretha Franklin in 71. And Rock dance, which was so popular during Disco era, was alluded to in Michael Jacksons ' Rock With You from his breakthrough Off Wall LP. Whispers, always known as one of best performance groups in R & B, perform their own variations of dance on video. Rocksteady was also transitional music in Jamaica shortly before advent of Reggae. Idea Of Rocking Goes Way Back To Origins Of Rhythm And Blues And Rock & Roll, As It Was Often Used As Sexual Double Entendre, As In Old Blues, My Baby Rocks Me With Steady Roll.

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Whispers Rock Steady, which 1 R & B and 7 on Billboard Hot 100, is, for my money, top Backyard barbecue jam of 1987. Song Was Released As First Single From Their Album, It Just Get Better With Time, At Perfect Time To Rule Summertime Cookouts That Notorious BIG Would Lament Loss Of Seven Years Later In His Things Do Change. Rock Steady was for multiple reasons. Amidst all youth - oriented music that would come to dominate R & B sound in 87, this song finds groove that all ages could identify with. It was also first major hit for artist outside of their own group to be produced by LA Reid and Babyface, who would go on to define sound of R & B in 90s. Rock Steady was also biggest hit for Whispers, capping career that began in late 60s and peaked in 80s and continues to this day. It also might be one of last major Chart - toppers, along with OJays Lovin You, released that same year, from R & B group that was powerful in 1970s. So Rock Steady stands as not simply great hit record, but meeting point for old and new, crowning moment for veteran Whispers, and new beginning for LA Reid and Babyface, next phase of R & B. Dick Griffey Solar Records is meeting point that made this record happen. It had long been Whispers label since its early incarnations as Soul Train Records during 70s, and it was also home to LA and Babyface band, Deele. Around 1986, Griffey encouraged LA and Babyface to move their band to Los Angeles to be closer to label headquarters and try their hands at and producing. They set themselves up in condominium and write songs every day, which members of Whispers get Wind of and inspire them to cut their own deal with duo for production services. La and Face cooked up this killer, drum machine bass groove in their home studio, and when it was time to name song, looked at equipment that was holding their gear, all with Rocksteady brand, for their lyrical and thematic inspiration. Of course, Rock Steady had been done by Franklin in 71. And Rock dance, which was so popular during Disco era, was alluded to in Michael Jacksons ' Rock With You from his breakthrough Off Wall LP. Whispers, always known as one of best performance groups in R & B, perform their own variations of dance on video. Rocksteady was also transitional music in Jamaica shortly before advent of Reggae. Idea Of Rocking Goes Way Back To Origins Of Rhythm And Blues And Rock & Roll, As It Was Often Used As Sexual Double Entendre, As In Old Blues, My Baby Rocks Me With Steady Roll.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions.

* Please keep in mind that all text is machine-generated, we do not bear any responsibility, and you should always get advice from professionals before taking any actions

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