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Neva

nevaNeva was a female dance\house music singer from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Warlock Records.
Neva (2) ‎– FascinationIn 1996, she released her only single “Fascination.” It’s unknown how or if the single charted at all. After that, it seems as if Neva has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she is up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Fascination,” go to:

China PrynzChina Prynz (real name Frances Pryzbyl) was a female freestyle\dance singer from the 2000s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to High Power Records.
China Prynz ‎– C'est La VieIn 2000, she released her only single “C’est La Vie.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if China Prynz has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the 2000s.

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beu sistersThe Beu Sisters (born in New York City) are a pop music girl group that originally consisted of sisters Candice, Jilaine, Christie & Danielle. Their parents were Broadway veterans.

Born in New York, the sisters and their family moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1989. In 1997, the sisters recorded a homemade demo. Outside of music, Candice is skilled in art (particularly in drawing & painting), Jiliane did costume design and Christie was a champion surfer.

By the end of the ’90s, they formed an a cappella music group and later opened for artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Bad Company, John Anderson & Daryle Singletary. They were later discovered by songwriter Desmond Child who helped sign them to a record deal with S-Curve Records.
decisionsIn 2002, the Beu Sisters released their debut album “Decisions”. It’s unknown how or if the album charted it all, but it received positive reception from critics.
seventeenThe only single released from the album was “I Was Only (Seventeen).” Like the album, it’s unknown how or if the single made the music charts at all.

Throughout the early\mid-2000s, the Beu Sisters appeared on various movie & TV soundtracks such as “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “Home on the Range,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Smallville” and “Charmed.”

The group was also well-known on the Disney Channel, performing at Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl & Disneymania In Concert.” They also opened for singers Kelly Clarkson & Clay Aiken on a 32-city tour.

The Beu Sisters later signed an entertainment deal with Sony\Columbia Records, but due to unknown delays, their deal didn’t pan out quite well, so they decided to take a break from the music business.

During their hiatus, the sisters found themselves waiting tables, teaching vocal lessons, gardening, cleaning homes and starting families of their own, but they still continued to perform music.

In 2012, the Beu Sisters (minus Jilaine) made a comeback to the music scene and released three EPs: “Beu-tiful” Volumes 1, 2 & 3. These days, the sisters continue to perform as a trio.

To follow the Beu Sisters on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/BeuSisters/

To see a video for the Beu Sisters appearing on MTV, go to:

To see the music video for “Definition of a Lady” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 1 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Daze” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 2 EP), go to:

To see the music video for their song “Everything Will Be Alright” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 3 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Anytime You Need a Friend” (from the “Home on the Range” soundtrack), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Make Me Feel Like a Star” (from the “Lizzie McGuire Movie” soundtrack, go to), go to:

The Vapors

the vaporsThe Vapors are a new wave\power pop band from Guildford, Surrey, England who were known in the United States for being a “one-hit wonder.” The line-up consisted of lead singer-songwriter & rhythm guitarist David Fenton, drummer Howard Smith, lead guitarist Edward Bazalgette (born in London, England) and bass guitarist & vocalist Steve Smith.

The band formed in 1978 when an early version of the band was discovered by Bruce Foxton (from punk rock band The Jam) playing at the Three Lions pub in Farncombe (located in Waverley, Surrey, England) and offered the band a few gigs & agreed to jointly manage them with John Weller (the father of English musician Paul Weller). After that, they were offered a slot supporting The Jam on the “Settling Sons” tour in 1979.
prisonersAt the end of 1979, the Vapors signed a record deal with the United Artists record label and released their first single “Prisoners” which flopped on the charts.
new clear daysIn 1980, the band released their debut album “New Clear Days” which peaked at #44 on the U.K. Albums chart and #62 on the Billboard 200 chart.
turning japaneseTheir second single “Turning Japanese” became a hit, peaking at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart and topping the music charts in Australia & Canada. In the United States, the song peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #34 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

The song’s lyric content was believed to euphemistically refer to masturbation, but Dave Fenton (who wrote the song) denied that claim in an interview on VH1, but however, he said wished to thank whoever first came up with that interpretation.

The follow-up single “News at Ten” peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart. The last single released from the album “Waiting for the Weekend” failed to chart.
magnetsIn 1981, the Vapors released their second (and current to date) album “Magnets” which peaked at #109 on the Billboard Hot 100, #39 on the Canadian Albums chart, but missed the U.K. Albums chart.
jimmie jonesSales for the band’s follow-up album were poor and the only single to chart from the album was “Jimmie Jones” (which name-checked cult leader Jim Jones) which peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart and managed to peak at #39 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

In 1982, the Vapors disbanded. According to Dave Fenton, he alleged in an interview with “Record Collector” magazine that the lack of support from their record label was the reason for the band’s break-up and that their seventh single “Red Flag” was cancelled without any explanation.

After the band broke up, Dave Fenton released a solo single in 1983 called “Fresh Air” on Razor Records, but it’s unknown how successful it was. In the early 1990s, he returned to the legal profession and spent the next 17 years in London as a in-house solicitor for the Musicians’ Union.

Meanwhile, Edward Bazalgette became a TV director, directing TV programs for the BBC such as “Doctor Who” and two BBC documentaries: “Genghis Khan” (in 2005) and “Hannibal: Rome’s Worst Nightmare” (in 2006).

Howard Smith ran an independent record shop called People Records in Guildford, Surrey, England which closed in 2016.

Steve Smith formed a music act called Shoot!Dispute in 1984. Later on, he began working in sound engineering and was even the resident engineer at venues such as The Barfly. He later became a member of music trio The Shakespearos.

In April of 2016, Dave Fenton, Ed Bazelgette & Steve Smith performed at the Half Moon in Putney, London, England and since then, it appears as if the band has reunited, but with Michael Bowes now playing drums instead of Howard Smith.

To follow the Vapors on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/TheVaporsOfficial/

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

To see a fan-made video for “Prisoners,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “News at Ten,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Waiting For the Weekend,” go to:

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

Caroline

carolineCaroline was a female dance\electronic\house music artist from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the New Generation Records label.

In 1996, she released her only single “Sneakin In & Out.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Caroline has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Sneakin In & Out,” go to:

Mija

mijaIn 1995, Mija released their only single to date “Need That Fun at Home” which featuredd vocals from artists Jackie Cohen & John White.

It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Mija has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the creator or creators of Mija are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Need That Fun at Home,” go to:

Mul-Ty

mul tyMul-Ty was an R&B singer from the early 2000s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Universal Records.
R-7943100-1452126371-2848In 2002, he released his only album to date “Made 4 Love.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted at all.

After that, it seems as if Mul-Ty has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since the 2000s.

To see a fan-made video for “Made 4 Love,” go to:

Overweight PoochOverweight Pooch (born Tonya Davis from Phoenix, Arizona) was a female hip-hop rapper from the early ’90s. Her stage name was derived from her childhood nickname & she was signed to A&M Records.
Female PreacherIn 1991, she released her only album to date “Female Preacher.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
i like itOverweight Pooch scored a hit with the song “I Like It” (that featured vocals by singer CeCe Peniston) which peaked at #58 on the U.K. Singles chart and #16 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

Her follow-up singles “Ace is a Spade” & “Hip House Party” didn’t fare so well on the charts. These days, it’s unknown what Overweight Pooch is up to and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “I Like It,” go to:

To see the music video for “Ace is a Spade,” go to:

Taco

tacoTaco (born Taco Ockerse on July 21, 1955 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is a male pop\new wave singer who is known for being a one-hit wonder during the ’80s.

He spent much of his childhood moving around the world, residing in places such as the Netherlands, Singapore, the United States, Luxembourg, Germany & Belgium. While in Belgium, he attended the International School of Brussels and graduated in 1973.

After that, Taco studied interior decorating and completed acting school in Hamburg, Germany. While in school, Taco had lead roles in numerous productions such as “The Fantasticks,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Carousel.”

In 1975, Taco began performing professionally in theater in plays such as “Sweet Charity,” “Three Musketeers” and “Chicago.” He was also the director & choreographer for the musical “Nightchild.” In 1979, he performed “West Side Story” at the Hamburg Opera House. During that same year, he founded his first band called Taco’s Bizz.

In 1981, Taco signed his first record contract with Polydor Records in Germany. A year later in 1982, he released his debut single, a cover version of Irving Berlin’s 1929 song “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and his debut album “After Eight” (which peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 & was moderately successful in other countries as well).

By the late summer of 1983, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Cashbox magazine chart, making it his only hit in the United States to date. It was later certified Gold by the RIAA, selling over 1 million copies. It also peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart & #37 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

Internationally, the song topped the charts in Sweden & New Zealand and was moderately successful in other countries such as Canada, Norway, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
singin in the rainTaco’s follow-up single from the album “Singin’ in the Rain” peaked at #49 on the music charts in Germany, #98 on the U.K. Singles chart and #46 on the music charts in Canada.
superphysicalIn 1983, he released a single called “Superphysical Resurrection” which was released only in countries such as Germany, France, Italy & Spain. It’s unknown how or if the song made the charts at all, but a music video was made for the song.
Let's Face The MusicIn 1984, he released his follow-up album “Let’s Face the Music” which peaked at #58 in Germany, but didn’t appear to fare well in the United States.

Throughout the ’80s, Taco continued to release albums such as “Swing Classics/In the Mood of Glenn Miller” in 1985, “Tell Me That You Like It” in 1986 and a self-titled album in 1987.

In 1989, he briefly switched to contemporary pop music, releasing the singles “Love Touch” & “Got to Be Your Lover.” Between 1989 and 1996, Taco dabbled in acting, appearing in various films & theater productions.
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These days, Taco resides in Germany where he continues to be active in the entertainment business, performing and working on various projects. In 2017, he released a new version of “Puttin’ on the Ritz” called “Puttin’ on the Ritz 2017.”

To see Taco’s official website, go to:
http://www.taco.tc

To see the music video for “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” go to:

To see the music video for “Puttin’ on the Ritz 2017,” go to:

To see the music video for “Singin’ in the Rain,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Got to Be Your Lover,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love Touch,” go to:

 

 

Arli

arli can't live without you

Arli was a freestyle\dance artist from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but Arli was signed to Best Records.

In 1989, Arli released the single “Can’t Live Without You.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Arli has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what this artist is up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for a club version of “Can’t Live Without You,” go to: