mwycoffMichael Wycoff (born on January 1, 1956 in Torrance, California) was an R&B singer from the ’80s.

He attended Wilmington Jr. High School and Phineas Banning High School in Wilmington, California. Michael played keyboards and sang at his neighborhood church.

Through his brother-in-law, Michael met R&B artist D.J. Rogers. Rogers took him on tour and made Michael part of the recording sessions for the 1976 album “On the Road Again.”

During that same year, Michael appeared on Stevie Wonder’s album “Songs in the Key of Life” as part of the West Angeles Church of God Choir on the track “Pastime Paradise.”  He also worked with Phoebe Snow and Natalie Cole as well. camelhumpIn 1978, he released his first solo single “Do the Camel Hump” on Sound Story Records. Michael later signed to RCA Records.  cometomyworldIn 1980, Michael released his debut album “Come to My World.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts. feelmyloveThe first single from the album “Feel My Love” peaked at #43 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. onealoneThe follow-up single “One Alone” (featuring singer Merry Clifton) peaked at #52 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. loveconquersallIn 1982, Michael released his second album  “Love Conquers All” which peaked at #54 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.  stillgotmagicThe first single “Still Got the Magic (Sweet Delight)” peaked at #37 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #64 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. lookinguptoyouThe follow-up single from the album “Looking Up to You” peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks. R&B trio Zhane would later sample the track for their 1994 hit song “Hey Mr. D.J.” onthelineIn 1983, Michael released his last album “On the Line” which peaked at #54 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. noeasywayThe first single from the album “There’s No Easy Way” peaked at #83 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart. tellmeloveThe follow-up single from the album “Tell Me Love” peaked at #22 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #23 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

Later on, Michael suffered from drug addiction, but managed to recover. He became a Minister of Music at several churches in Los Angeles.

Michael’s oldest son is now a DJ and released his album “A Boy and His Toys” in May of 2013.

To see a fan-made video for “Feel My Love,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JwL6bOojyU

To see a fan-made video for “One Alone,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb8NRhlI2mk

To see a fan-made video for “Still Got the Magic (Sweet Delight),” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs8-EbkjUdk

To see a fan-made video for “Looking Up To You,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO_Wuw8LjYA

To see a fan-made video for “There’s No Easy Way,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntalZEp5kRM

To see a fan-made video for “Tell Me Love,” go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5Eq4pupAtc

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