skwaresThe Skwares were an R&B/funk band from Memphis, Tennessee that consisted of singer Johnny Adkinson, guitarist Michael Anderson, keyboardists Willie Bonds & Tony Smith, bassist Bryan Jones and drummer William Polk. skwaresstalbumIn 1984, the band released their debut album “Skwares” on Cotillion Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. trickyThe only single released from the album was “Tricky.” Like the album, it’s unknown how or if it made the charts at all. toothelimitIn 1986, the Skwares released their second single “Too the Limit” which failed to make the Billboard charts. startitupIn 1988, the Skwares released their sophomore album “Start It Up” on Mercury Records. Like their debut album, it didn’t make the charts. dontmesswmyheartThe first single from the album “Don’t Mess With My Heart” peaked at #33 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.  bemydelightThe follow-up single from the album “Be My Delight” didn’t make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if the Skwares have faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.

To see a fan-made video for “Tricky,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SagVF64Z8gc

To see a fan-made video for “Too the Limit,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9_NX9iLoK4

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Mess With My Heart,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8sJuzMDZwc

To see a fan-made video for “Be My Delight,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6ivJqNvFNM

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