Only the strong survive...




Precious Wilson is a Jamaican singer who started her career as a backing vocalist in the group Eruption. Group formed at the very beginning of the 1970s and in which she will take the place of lead singer from 1976.


Under the impetus of the German producer Franck Faria, also producer of Boney M, Eruption will sign in quick succession 2 mega planetary hits at the end of the 1970s with “I can't stand the rain” in 1977 and “One way ticket” in 1979. Two singles which literally explode the notoriety of the group, on the one hand, but also that of its singer on the other.


Crowned with these enormous successes, the singer decided to stand on her own feet in 1979 and set out for a solo career, a solo career that began with the release of a first single "Hold on I’m coming" the same year. Single with limited success to say the least ...


The transition to the 1980s saw her release a first album called "We are on the race track", an album from which 2 high-caliber singles "Cry me" and "We are on the race track" will be extracted. Two singles that finally allow her to prove that she is capable of existing as a singer in her own right.


New album "All colored in love" two years later in 1982, album which produced 3 new major singles with "I need you", "I don’t know" and "Raising my family".


The year 1983 saw the release of the album "Funky fingers", an album of lesser success but success nonetheless.


But success is limited to the Old Continent and it is no more successful than that in winning internationally. Except in 1985 when she finally obtained her first success across the Atlantic with the title "I'll be your friend".


First success across the Atlantic, but the last success. Other titles will come out later but none will win more than that ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Hold on, I’m coming 1979

  • Cry to me 1980

  • We are on the race track 1981

  • I need you 1981

  • I don’t know 1982

  • Raising my family 1982

  • Red light 1982

  • River deep, mountain high 1984

  • I’ll be your friend 1985

  • The jewel of the Nile 1986

  • Only the strong survive 1987

  • I may be right 4 U 1990

  • I feel love 1992


Related Link adventure Eruption :

https://www.bestmusic80.com/post/they-can-t-stand-the-rain



Clips :


1979 ... after having exploded within the group Eruption, the young singer decides to regain her freedom in 1979 to stand on her own feet. A daring bet and above all a risky bet even if it starts off pretty well ...



1980 ... a musical style which is damn reminiscent of another...namely the Boney M. Normal, the producer is the same. Unfortunately, what worked for the Boney M's might not work for others ...



1981 ... Eruption had allowed her to explode internationally and she thought that this would be enough for her, during her solo career, to continue to exist at the highest level. An error in judgment that she will pay at a high price ...



1981 ... and it is not this revisited version of Solomon Burke's flagship title from 1964 that will change the game. She is far from unworthy, it is clear but the success encountered during her solo career will be limited exclusively to Europe ...



1982 ... the fatal mistake concerning her was to keep her in a style too typical '70s'. A strategic error on Farian's part, to say the least, surprising ...



1982 ... the year 1982 will be its last year of existence at the highest level. The rest will prove to be even more complicated to manage than the past years unfortunately ...



1982 ... the end of 1982 however saw her finally take the measure of the latest musical trends of the moment. But it is already too late and she will never catch up with the competition again ...



1984 ... after a year 1983 when not much will happen, here she is back in this year 1984 with this revisited version of the title of Ike and Tina Turner dating from 1966. As much the covers will have brought her luck during the 1970s, as much as those carried out during the 1980s will have gone unnoticed to say the least. Hard law of the trade ...



1985 ... a radical change in tone which saw her regain a semblance of recognition, especially across the Atlantic. But that won't be enough to get her back afloat anyway ...



1986 ... after an uninterrupted continuation of the title Dance, here she is slowing down the tempo somewhat. All thanks to this title all in finesse and lightness which will be part of the soundtrack of one of the cult films of the 1980s, namely "The Diamond of the Nile". Too bad she didn't offer a few more like that ...



1987 ... when there is no longer any hope, who do we call upon during the 1980s ? But of course, the SAW, the 'Tube makers' ! Unfortunately, on this one, they will not do miracles. And yet the title is far from unworthy, it is clear. But when it doesn't want anymore, it doesn't want anymore ...



1990 ... she tried everything and went through all the popular styles of the last 20 years. A desire to continue to exist which commands respect but will not be enough to keep her in the big leagues ...



1992 ... her last major appearance. The whole thing on this revisited version of the flagship title of Donna Summer dating from 1977. A House version which spins at the speed of light and which will allow her in the end to leave by the front door because this title will meet a significant success across the Channel. Phew ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precious_Wilson

Official Website :

https://preciouswilson.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/133775


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