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The Kinleys

The KinleysThe Kinleys were a female country music duo that consisted of identical twin sisters, Heather and Jennifer Kinley (born on November 5, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

As children, Heather and Jennifer began taking vocal lessons after being encouraged by their parents’ singing at home. At the age of 8, they began performing at local talent shows. They also appeared on TV talent show that aired in the Philadelphia area called “Al Alberts’ Showcase.”

When they were 19 years old, the duo moved to Nashville, Tennessee. After five years of practicing and training, the Kinleys attracted the attention of talent scouts and signed a record deal with Epic Records.
PleaseIn July of 1997, they released their debut single, “Please” which peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks. It also crossed over to the pop charts where it peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Just Between You And MeOn September 23, 1997, the Kinleys released their debut album, “Just Between You and Me” which peaked at #153 on the Billboard 200, #22 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #6 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart.

The title song peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. It also peaked at #122 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

The third single released from the album, “Dance in the Boat” peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.

The last single from the album, “You Make It Seem So Easy” peaked at #48 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.

The Kinleys’ debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA and its commercial success led to a tour with singer Clint Black and a radio programmers’ showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also won the Academy of Country Music Award for “Top New Vocal Duo\Group.”
Somebody's Out There WatchingIn 1998, the duo recorded the song, “Somebody’s Out There Watching” which was featured on the soundtrack to the CBS TV series, “Touched By An Angel.” It peaked at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #19 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks.
My Heart Is Still BeatingIn July of 1999, the Kinleys released the single, “My Heart is Still Beating” which peaked at #63 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks.

It was supposed to be featured on their planned sophomore album (which was scheduled to be released in the fall of 1999), but after the song failed to make the Top 40 on the country music charts, the album was postponed by Epic Records.

After that, the label decided to bring in singer-songwriter\producer Radney Foster to work with the Kinleys in order to broaden their sound and gain stronger appeal on the charts.
She Ain't The Girl For YouIn April of 2000, the duo released the single, “She Ain’t the Girl For You” which peaked at #34 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks.
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In July of that same year, their sophomore album, “II” was released. The album peaked at #177 on the Billboard 200, #18 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #10 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Albums chart.
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The follow-up single from the album, “I’m In” (which was originally sung by Radney Foster in 1998) peaked at #35 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks and becoming their last charting single to date.

After the release of their second album, the Kinleys left Epic Records due to dissatisfaction with touring and wanting to start families of their own. In 2000, Heather and Jennifer got married seven months apart; both of them have two sons & Heather has two stepchildren.
All In The FamilyIn 2004, the duo independently released their last album to date, “All in the Family.”

As of 2013, Jennifer worked as a registered nurse in Nashville and sang in church. According to research, Heather appears to be involved in the Doodle Rescue Collective Inc. which rescues labradoodles and goldendoodles dogs.

To see the music video for “Please,” go to:

To see the music video for “Just Between You and Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “I’m In,” go to:

To see the music video for “My Heart Is Still Beating,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Will” (from their third album “All in the Family”), go to:

To see a video for “Somebody’s Out There Watching,” go to:

To see a video for “She Ain’t the Girl For You,” go to:

To see a video for “Dance in the Boat,” go to:

To see a video for “You Make It Seem So Easy,” go to:

 

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Daniela So HotDaniela was a freestyle\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but she was signed to the Invasion Recordings record label.

In 1988, she released her only single, “So Hot” which didn’t appear to make any impact on the music charts.

After that, it seems as if Daniela faded into obscurity and nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

To see a video for “So Hot,” go to:

Linda Marie ‎– The Way Love Should BeLinda Marie was a freestyle\dance singer from the ‘late 80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Requestline Records label.

In 1988, she released her only single, “The Way Love Should Be.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Linda Marie has faded into obscurity; it’s unknown what’s she currently up to these days.

To see a video for “The Way Love Should Be,” go to:

Joella ‎– I Need An AnswerJoella was a female freestyle\dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but she was signed to the Requestline Records label.

In 1988, she released her only single, “I Need An Answer.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Joella has faded into obscurity; nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

To see a video for “I Need An Answer,” go to:

Ponderosa Twins Plus One

ponderosa twins plus oneThe Ponderosa Twins Plus One were an R&B\soul vocal group from Cleveland, Ohio that consisted of two sets of identical twins: Alfred & Alvin Pelham, and Keith & Kirk Gardner along with Ricky Spicer.

The group formed in 1970 where the members of the group attended Patrick Henry Jr. High School (located on the east side of Cleveland) and managed by Tony Wilson. Wilson brought the group to the attention of Bobby Massey (who was a member of the O’Jays) who signed them to Chuck Brown’s Astroscope record label.

The Ponderosa Twins Plus One recorded three singles in a studio and Sylvia Robinson (the owner of the All Platinum Records label) agreed to distribute them.
you send me
In 1971, their debut single, “You Send Me” became a hit, peaking at #23 on Billboard’s Best Selling Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. It also crossed over to the pop charts where it peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Following the success of the song, the group toured with artists such as Linda Jones, the Whatnauts, the Moments and Lonnie Youngblood.
2+2+1 = ponderosa twins plus oneDuring that same year, The Ponderosa Twins Plus One released their debut and only album, “2+2+1 = Ponderosa Twins Plus One.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
boundTheir follow-up single, “Bound” peaked at #41 on Billboard’s Best Selling Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
why do fools fall in loveTheir third single, a cover version of Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers’ 1956 hit song, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Best Selling Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.
dad i love herA promotional single from the album, “Dad I Love Her” was released, but didn’t make the charts.

tomorrow's train

In 1973, the group’s last charting single, “Tomorrow’s Train” peaked at #82 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.

In 1975, The Ponderosa Twins Plus One disbanded due to the lack of royalties and earnings from their live shows.

In the years since, one of the Pelham twins suffered from mental problems and one of the Gardner twins had been incarcerated since 1980 in a penitentiary in Ohio for committing various offenses. According to an article from CNN in 2013, Alvin & Alfred are deceased, and Keith & Kirk are incarcerated.

Ricky Spicer went on to become a construction worker in the greater Cleveland area. In 2013, he filed a lawsuit against Kanye West, citing copyright infringement in Kanye’s track “Bound 2” (from his 2013 album, “Yeezus”).

A year later, Ricky sued Vogue Magazine and its publisher Conde Nast after “Bound 2” was used in the promotional behind the scenes video for the magazine’s April edition cover (which featured Kanye and his wife, Kim Kardashian).

In 2015, court documents revealed that the lawsuit Ricky made against Kanye was settled and that both parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement.

To see a video for “You Send Me,” go to:

To see a video for “Bound,” go to:

To see a video for “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” go to:

To see a video for “Dad I Love Her,” go to:

To see a video for “Tomorrow’s Train,” go to:

chee-chee and peppyChee-Chee (born Dorothy Moore in 1959 in Morristown, Pennsylvania) and Peppy (born Keith Bolling in 1957 in Frankford, Pennsylvania) were an R&B teen vocal duo from the early 1970s. The duo took their performing names from their pet dogs.

Dorothy (who was 12 years old at the time) was discovered by record producer\songwriter Jesse James when he asked her to speak to local children at her school where she sang and danced at the event. James later got an agreement from Dorothy’s mother to form a duo around her.

Keith (who is the son of late R&B singer Sam Cooke) was a member of Frankford High School’s Ambassadors of Song and under the direction of Jesse James, the duo of Chee-Chee and Peppy was created.
i know i'm in loveIn 1971, the duo released their debut single, “I Know I’m In Love” which peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 14 weeks), becoming their only highest charting song to date.
never never neverTheir follow-up single, “Never Never Never” missed the Hot 100, but managed to peak at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.
chee chee & peppy albumDuring that same year, Chee-Chee and Peppy released their self-titled debut album on Buddah Records. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
a lovers questionA promotional single from the album, “A Lover’s Question” was released, but didn’t make the charts.

The duo toured with singer Linda Jones and Ponderosa Twins Plus One, and opened up for artists such as James Brown, Gladys Knight & Ray Charles. They also appeared on television shows such as “American Bandstand.”
super youThe original duo of Chee-Chee and Peppy disbanded around the early ’70s, but in 1981, a second album, “Super You” (which featured Dorothy as Chee-Chee, but a different singer, Charles Gamble as Peppy) was released on the Branding Iron Records label. It’s unknown how or if the album was successful at all.

These days (according to research), Dorothy Moore is a member of the Word of Deliverance Mass Choir in Forest Park, Ohio. It’s unknown what Keith Bolling is up and it seems as if he’s faded into obscurity.

To see a video for “I Know I’m In Love,” go to:

To see a video for “Never Never Never,” go to:

To see a video for “My Love Will Never Fade Away” (from their debut album), go to:

To see a video for “This Magic Moment” (from their debut album), go to:

To see a video for “Super You,” go to:

Remy

remyRemy was a male R&B singer from the ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to the Street Life Records label.
roll wit us (coast to coast)In 1996, he released his only album, “Roll Wit Us (Coast To Coast)” which didn’t appear to chart at all.

The two singles released from the album, “Roll Wit Us” and “Make It Alright” also failed to chart as well.

After that, it seems as if Remy has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since the ’90s.

To see a video for “Roll Wit Us,” go to:

To see a video for “Make It Alright,” go to:

Synethia

synethiaSynethia (born Synethia Foster from Newnan, Georgia) is an R&B singer\pianist from the early ’90s.

She first began performing in church and has performed with artists such as Donna Allen, Dorothy Moore, Betty Wright, Denise Lasalle, Buddy Guy, Johnny Taylor, Clarence Carter, Peggy Scott, Marvin Sease & Solomon Burke.
synethia albumIn 1990, she released her self-titled debut album on the J.S. Records label. It’s unknown how or if the album made any album charts at all.

The tracks “I’ve Got The Love You’ve Been Missing,” “In My Arms,” and “You Were Doing Bad When I Met Cha” were released as singles, but didn’t chart.
live it love it
After that, nothing much was heard from Synethia, but in 2002, her album, “Live It Love It” was released on the CD Baby website (along with her self-titled album). It’s currently unknown what she is up to these days.

To see a video for “I’ve Got The Love You’ve Been Missing,” go to:

To see a video for “You Were Doing Bad When I Met Cha,” go to:

Nais

naisNais was an R&B group from the ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Street Life Records label.
str-8 from da' bootIn 1995, they released their debut and only album, “Str-8 From Da’ Boot.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.

The tracks “69B (Alizè & Me),” a cover version of Frankie Valli’s song, “My Eyes Adored You” and “Break U Off” were released as singles, but didn’t make the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Nais has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the members of the group are currently up to these days.

To see a video for “69B (Alizè & Me),” go to:

To see a video for “Break U Off,” go to:

badd & krazy ‎Badd & Krazy were a hip-hop\bass music act from the ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but they were signed to the Tony Mercedes Records label.

In 1995, they released their only single, “Girlz Wit Da Weave.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all,

After that, nothing much was heard from Badd & Krazy and it seems as if they have faded into obscurity.

To see a video for the club mix version of “Girlz Wit Da Weave,” go to: