Curtis Hairston was an American singer who saw his artistic career really take off in 1983 after signing with the Pretty Pearl label, a label created by a former schoolmate named Earl Monroe.
Label that allowed him to release a first single "I want you all tonight" in 1983, a single which was to be highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic.
In 1984, much more modest success on the cover of the title of Jimmy Cliff "We all are one".
It was 1985 that saw him finally achieve recognition thanks to the enormous single "I want your lovin" (Just a little bit)", a single which remains to this day his biggest record success.
The year 1985 was particularly auspicious since he will also provide the vocal part of a large part of the tracks on the album "Genie" by the group B.B. & Q.Band. Album that will produce two notorious hits that are "Genie" and "(I'm A) Dreamer".
1986 saw him change labels and try to move up a gear with Atlantic Records. Label which allows him to release his one and only album which bears his name. Unfortunately, the album produced only minor hits and slowly but inevitably relegated the artist to oblivion.
An adventure that will come to an end in 1996 when he died prematurely from a disease linked to his diabetic condition at the age of 34 ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
I want you (All tonight) 1983
We all are one 1984
I want your lovin’ (Just a little bit) 1985
Let’s make love tonight 1986
Take charge 1986
Chillin out 1986
(You’re my) shining star 1987
The morning after 1987
1983 ... first title and first success, an ideal start, as they say. A first quality title that calls for many others ...
1983 ... surprisingly, the rest will go somewhat under the radar. Considering the quality of what the artist offers, we suspect that this slight air hole will not last ...
1984 ... business resumes the following year. This title is not an original since the most famous version will undoubtedly remain that of Jimmy Cliff. Anyway, this revisited version is a real success !
1985 ... then THIS title comes ! He signs here quite simply the biggest success of his career and at the same time obtained a direct ticket for posterity. HU-GE !
1986 ... the years go by but unfortunately are not necessarily alike. Another title that will go under the radar despite an obvious quality. Pity...
1986 ... this one won't do much better. A very sluggish start to 1986, despite an obvious desire to do well. But when it doesn't want to, it's hard to fight ...
1986 ... he will save the furniture and especially his year 1986 with this title. Of course, success will be limited to England but it's always better than nothing as they say
1987 ... last year of existence, already. A flashy career to say the least, but which produced several high-caliber titles. What more !
1987 ... this time, it's definitely the end. A last title to close an adventure my faith very nice and that it would have been a shame to hide !
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