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Cashmere was an R&B group from Chicago, Illinois that consisted of singer Kevin Steward, singer\guitarist Dwight Dukes, keyboardist McKinley Horton & drummer Daryl Burgee.

Dwight & Kevin were former members of the group Heaven & Earth. image

In 1982, the group released their debut album “Let The Music Turn You On” on Philly World Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever made the charts. image

The first single from the album “Do It Anyway You Wanna” peaked at #21 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #35 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.

The song also peaked at #87 on the U.K. Singles chart. image

The follow-up single “Try Your Lovin'” peaked at #75 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks. It also peaked at #99 on the U.K. Singles chart. image

The title song was released as a single, but didn’t make the charts at all. image

In 1985, Cashmere released their self-titled sophomore album which peaked at #49 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #63 on the U.K. Albums chart. image

The first single from the album “Can I?” peaked at #48 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks & #29 on the U.K. Singles chart (making it their only highest chart appearance in the United Kingdom). image

The follow-up single “We Need Love” peaked at #68 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks and #52 on the U.K. Singles chart.

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

To see a fan-made video for “Do It Anyway You Wanna,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Try Your Lovin’,” go to:

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

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

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