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Something in the past...




One Way is an American band originally formed in 1976 as 'Al Hudson & The Soul Partners' and composed at the time of Al Hudson, Dave Robertson and Kevin McCord.


Group which released a first album "Especially for you" the same year, album which will go somewhat unnoticed but which will allow the group to win a first title with the Single "I got a notion".


The following two albums, "Cherish" in 1977 and "Spreading love" in 1978, did not do better on the Charts but at least allowed the group to get people talking about him at least.


It is the arrival of Alicia Myers in the group which will give a new impetus to the latter and allow them to win the biggest success of all their Singles discography with the title "You can do it" in 1979. Single which will make a real worldwide hit and explode their notoriety internationally.


They would also achieve their first success on the albums side with the release of "One way featuring Al Hudson" the same year. Album from which will be extracted the Singles of great caliber "Do your thang", "Pop it" and "Something in the past" the following year in 1980.


A year 1980 which saw the release of another Single and not the least since the title "Music" will stay in history as their second biggest success.


The year 1981 will see the departure of Alicia Myers and the arrival of Candyce Edwards, a new singer who will remain until 1985. Singer who will be found on all the group's successful albums, namely "Francy dancer" in 1981 , "Who's foolin' who" and "Wild night" in 1982, "Shine on me" in 1983 and especially the enormous "Lady" in 1984.


After his departure, it will be Jeanette Mack-Jackson's turn to take up the torch.


Other albums will be released later but will not be able to match those released previously...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • I got a notion (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1976

  • Feelings (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1977

  • Why must we say goodbye (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1977

  • If you feel like dancin' (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1977

  • Real love (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1977

  • Dance get down (Feel the groove) (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1978

  • Spread love (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1978

  • How do you do (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1978

  • You can do it (Al Hudson & The Soul Partners) 1979

  • Music 1980

  • Do you thang 1980

  • Pop it 1980

  • Something in the past 1980

  • My lady 1981

  • Push 1981

  • Pull fancy dancer Pull Part 1 1981

  • Who's foolin' who 1982

  • Cutie pie 1982

  • Runnin' away 1982

  • Wild night 1982

  • Can I 1983

  • Shine on me 1983

  • Let's get together 1983

  • Lady you are 1984

  • Mr. Groove 1984

  • Don't stop 1984

  • Serving it 1985

  • Let’s talk 1985

  • More than friends, less than lovers 1985

  • Don’t think about it 1986

  • You better quit 1987

  • Whammy 1987

  • Driving me crazy 1988

  • Lets dance 2019

  • Dont kno what cha missin 2019

  • Hard to walk away 2019

  • I want your luv 2019


 

Clips :


1976...first title and already first success, all on a title full of finesse and lightness. A perfectly successful introduction as they say...



1977...covering the enormous title of Morris Albert released two years earlier is a bold bet to say the least. A revisited version that won't bring much more than the original...



1977...after finesse and lightness, here comes the time of Dance. It must be said that we are in the middle of the Disco period, this explains that necessarily...



1977... a know-how in Dance that will quickly assert itself as one of the most effective of the moment. And that's just the beginning...



1977...apart from their very first title, the so-called 'emotional' titles have not brought them more than that since their debut. Surprising because they are far from demeriting, it is clear...



1978...success now becomes planetary and thus increases the reputation of the group in a notorious way. Everything is now ready for the big fireworks...



1978 ... it will not take place during the year 1978 but we are getting closer slowly but surely. We'll just have to be a little patient...



1978...in just 3 short years they will have succeeded in making a name for themselves at the highest level and intend to win the timpani at some point. It will be done on the next title...



1979...it's THIS title that will bring them fame and fortune. They will deliver here what will surely remain as one of the biggest Dance hits of this 70s decade and at the same time offer themselves a place of choice in the musical Pantheon of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !



1980...after an exceptional end to the 70s in all respects, the group approaches this new decade of the 80s in the best possible way with a new top hit to add to a list that is now more than substantial...



1980...the group will still have to reinvent himself somewhat because he remains too braced on its Disco fundamentals. But times have changed...



1980...there's better on this track but it's the inspiration which remains too average this time to make the difference. Shame...



1980...return to the Intimist register with this pretty title which shows once again that in this field the group has a more than obvious talent. Good job once again...



1981...we hoped that after their mega success at the end of the 70s the group would literally explode at the highest level thereafter. Unfortunately, that won't be the case...



1981...the group will never be able to repeat the feat achieved on 'You can do it' and will have to be content with a continuation of their career somewhat behind...



1981...the potential was there but it was above all a level of inspiration that was a little too average that would not allow them to reach the front runners. Too bad because there was material to...



1982... after all is not over far from there and we could still have some nice surprises afterwards. In music everything is possible...



1982...the proof with this title which allows them to remind as many people as possible that they are still there. And that they intend above all not to let go...



1982...the group will have been good in all areas, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary. Only the most gifted of each generation will have been able to do this...



1982...not to mention that the production of titles remains impressive for the moment, which reinforces the idea that the group has certainly not yet arrived at the end of its adventure...



1983... knowing moreover that they manage to produce at least 1 big title per year, we cannot say that the objective is not reached. Hope it lasts...



1983...for the year 1983, the headline will be this one. Certainly we are not talking about mega global success but the group continues to unroll quietly in the American Charts, which is already more than positive in itself...



1983... after, it is clear that some titles are a slight notch below but they at least deserve to exist. The main thing is to participate as they say...



1984... this one will already know a destiny is a little more favorable than its predecessor. Like what, they have every reason to continue to believe in the future...



1984 ... the headline of the year with success on both sides of the Atlantic which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary. The group is still in the race as they say...



1984...after the effort, the comfort as the saying goes. We always particularly appreciate those moments when time seems suspended...



1985...here they have reached almost 10 years of career and the balance sheet at this stage is more than flattering on the Charts side. It remains to be seen whether the second half of the 1980s will also be favorable to them...



1985...the sound, just like the style, is perfectly trendy, so there's no reason the adventure shouldn't go further. At least we hope so...



1985...paradoxically, despite a certain quality of titles, it is clear that the 1985 Vintage will not remain as their best on the Charts side. Attention danger...



1986...following this half-hearted year of 1985, the group will drastically reduce the wing on the production side of titles. Only one title on the clock for this year 1986 but with certain success, that's already it...



1987...the year 1987 will have 2 titles but one of which will do more than well, namely this one. The essential is thus preserved once again...



1987... the group continues to believe in it hard as iron and in principle he is absolutely right. Not sure that's enough to keep them afloat for very long...



1988... because the adventure will not go further than this year 1988. A little more than 10 years after its debut, the group is about to turn the page with this title. Anyway, he can always boast of having produced one of the major titles of this end of the 20th century, which is not nothing...



2019... who could have imagined for a single second that they would be able to come back almost 30 years later, not many people, that's for sure ! And yet here they are again...



2019... so it's the basic fans who exult in this unexpected return and who enjoy each title as much as they can...



2019...especially since this opus is particularly successful, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary. But why didn't they come back before...?



2019... now remains to be seen if they will still have the courage to come back again. Given what they have managed to do with this new opus, we can only advise them to do it...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Way_(American_band)

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/10810

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqQN0PX58Mph5RHtYLveOA/featured




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