Category: 80’s


Jessi Colter

Jessi ColterJessi Colter (born Mirriam Johnson on May 25, 1943 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a country music singer from the ’70s and ’80s. She was one of the few female artists to emerge from the “outlaw country” movement of the mid-’70s.

Born in Phoenix, Jessi was raised in a strict Pentecostal house where her mother was a Pentecostal preacher and her father was a race car driver. When she was 11 years old, she became the pianist at her church. After she graduated from high school in 1961, Jessi began singing in local clubs in Phoenix and during that same year, she married guitarist Duane Eddy.
lonesomeroadUnder her birth name Mirriam Johnson, she released two singles on the Jamie record label. Her first single “Lonesome Road” received airplay in several markets in the United States, but her second single “I Think I Cried Long Enough Over You” failed to attract much attention.

After that, Jessi didn’t record again for nearly a decade. She continued to tour with Duane Eddy until they divorced in 1968. The following year, she met and married country music artist Waylon Jennings who helped get her a record deal with the RCA Victor label.

In 1970, Jessi revived her singing career and with Waylon, they sang two duets together: “Suspicious Minds” (which peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart) and “Under Your Spell Again” (which peaked at #39 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart).
A Country Star Is BornIn April of that same year, she released her debut album “A Country Star is Born” which didn’t make the album charts nor did the lone single from the album “I Ain’t the One.” The album would be Jessi’s only release for the label and she left RCA Victor soon after.
i'm not lisaIn 1975, Jessi signed a record deal with Capital Records where the lead single from the album “I’m Not Lisa” became a hit, topping Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart for a week in May of 1975.

It managed to cross over to the pop charts where it peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (making it her only highest chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date). The song also peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and was successful in Canada as well.

The success of “I’m Not Lisa” earned Jessi a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” and a nomination from the Country Music Association as well.
I'm Jessi ColterDuring that same year, Jessi released her sophomore album “I’m Jessi Colter” which peaked at #50 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
blue eyesThe follow-up single from the album “What’s Happened to Blue Eyes” peaked at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (staying on the chart for 17 weeks).
You Ain't Never Been LovedThe b-side to the single “You Ain’t Never Been Loved (Like I’m Gonna Love You)” managed to peak at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100.

According to research, a survey of industry sources reveals that Capitol Records was releasing both “What’s Happened to Blue Eyes” and “You Ain’t Never Been Loved” at the same time for the country and pop music markets. There was confusion in the marketing when radio programmers were unsure of which single to play, so both songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

When Capitol Records recognized that an error had happened, they purchased full-page industry advertisements which said: “We’ve flipped. What’s Happened to Blue Eyes IS the single,” but by then, it was too late.

As part of Waylon Jennings’s program, Jessi launched a nationwide tour at the Santa Monica Civic Center in Santa Monica, California.
JessiIn 1976, Jessi released her third album “Jessi” which peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and #109 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The lead single “It’s Morning (And I Still Love You)” peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. The follow-up single from the album “Without You” peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 7 weeks.
Diamond In The RoughDuring that same year, Jessi released her fourth album “Diamond in the Rough” which peaked at #79 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
The single “I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name” peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
MirriamJessi went on tour with her husband and in 1977, she released her fifth album “Mirriam” (which is based on her birth name).
I Belong To Him
The album peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, but missed the Billboard 200, but the lead single “I Belong to Him” failed to make the charts at all.
That's The Way A Cowboy Rocks And RollsIn 1978, Jessi released her sixth album “That’s the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls” which peaked at #46 on Bilboard’s Country Albums chart.
Maybe You Should've Been Listening
The first single from the album “Maybe You Should’ve Been Listening” peaked at #45 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.

The follow-up single “Love Me Back to Sleep” peaked at #91 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks. In May of 1979, Jessi gave birth to her only child, Waylon Albright Jennings (also known as Shooter Jennings).
Leather And LaceIn 1981, Jessi and Waylon Jennings released a duet album called “Leather and Lace” which peaked at #43 on the Billboard 200 and #11 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
Wild Side Of Life : It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
The lead single from the album “Storms Never Last” peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
Wild Side Of Life : It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
The follow-up single “The Wild Side of Life”/”It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” was a moderate hit, peaking at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks).

The title song “Leather and Lace” would later become a hit song for singers Stevie Nicks and Don Henley in 1981.
Ridin' ShotgunDuring that same year, Jessi released her eighth solo album “Ridin’ Shotgun” which didn’t make the charts.
Holdin' OnThe only song to make the charts was “Holdin’ On” which peaked at #70 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks.
Rock And Roll LullabyIn 1984, Jessi released her ninth album “Rock and Roll Lullaby” on the Triad Records label which flopped on the charts along with the single “I Want to Be With You.”
Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids- Songs from Around the WorldAfter that, Jessi didn’t release any new albums until 1996 when she released her tenth album “Jessi Colter Sings Just for Kids: Songs Around the World” on the Peter Pan record label

The album (which was her first and only children’s music album) featured a guest appearance by Waylon Jennings, who recited some of his poetry for the video of the album.

In 2000, Jessi appeared on Waylon Jennings’ live album “Never Say Never.” In 2002, Waylon Jennings passed away at the age of 64.
Out Of The AshesIn 2006, Jessi released her eleventh album (and first studio album in over 20 years) called “Out of the Ashes” which peaked at #61 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The album reflected on her husband’s death and received positive feedback from critics.

In 2007, she and Deana Carter recorded a duet version of Jessi’s 1975 hit song “I’m Not Lisa” for Deana’s album “The Chain.”

In 2017, Jessi and Jan Howard provided guest vocals on Jeannie Seely’s album “Written in Song” on the track “We’re Still Hangin’ In There Ain’t We Jessi.”
The PsalmsDuring that same year, she released her 12th album “The Pslams” on the Legacy record label. The album consisted of Jessi’s favorite passages from the Book of Psalms that were put to music.
Lady- A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me HomeIn April of 2017, Jessi released a tell-all memoir called “Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me Home.”

To see Jessi’s official website, go to:
http://www.officialjessicolter.com/index-alt.html

To see Jessi’s official Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJessiColter/

To see a fan-made video for “Lonesome Road” (released under her birth name “Mirriam Johnson”), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Ain’t the One” (with Waylon Jennings), go to:

To see a video of Lisa performing “I’m Not Lisa,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What’s Happened to Blue Eyes,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s Morning (And I Still Love You),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Without You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Maybe You Should’ve Been Listening,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love Me Back to Sleep,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Holdin’ On,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Want to Be With You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Suspicious Minds” (with Waylon Jennings), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Under Your Spell” (with Waylon Jennings), go to:

To see a video of Jessi and Waylon Jennings performing “Storms Never Last,” go to:

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Kristin Baio

Kristin Baio
Kristin Baio was a freestyle/dance music singer from the late ’80s/early ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she released singles under two different record labels.
Don't Turn Your Back On LoveIn 1988, she released her debut single “Don’t Turn Your Back On Love” on Vendetta Records which peaked at #18 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
Keep On Runnin'After that, not much was heard from Kristin until 1992 when she released the single “Keep On Runnin'” on the Metropolitan Recording Corporation record label which didn’t appear to make the charts at all.

After the release of her second single, it seems as if Kristin Baio has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she is up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Turn Your Back On Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Keep On Runnin’,” go to:

Pleasure

PleasurePleasure was an R&B band from Portland, Oregon that consisted of lead singer Sherman Davis, guitarist Marlon “The Magician” McClain, bassist Nathaniel Phillips, keyboardist Donald Hepburn, drummer Bruce Carter, saxophonist Dennis Springer and trombonist Dan Brewster. The band formed in 1972.

In 1974, Wayne Henderson of The Crusaders saw the band performing in a club in Portland and his interest in them lead to Pleasure getting a record deal with Fantasy Records.
Dust Yourself OffA year later in 1975, Pleasure released their debut album “Dust Yourself Off” which peaked at #54 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Midnight At The OasisThe only single released from the album, a cover version of Maria Muldaur’s hit song “Midnight at the Oasis” didn’t appear to make the charts at all.
Accept No SubstitutesIn 1976, the band released their sophomore album “Accept No Substitutes” which peaked at #162 on the Billboard 200 and #32 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Ghettos Of The MindThe only single to chart from the album was “Ghettos of the Mind” which peaked at #71 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
JoyousIn 1977, Pleasure released their third album “Joyous” which peaked at #113 on the Billboard 200 chart and #34 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
JoyousThe title song peaked at #35 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
Get To The FeelingIn 1978, they released their fourth album “Get to the Feeling.” Even though the album peaked at #119 on the Billboard 200 and #42 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, the title song and the track “Happiness” (which were released as singles) didn’t make the charts.
Future NowIn 1979, Pleasure released their fifth album “Future Now” which peaked at #67 on the Billboard 200 and #13 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Future NowThe title song peaked at #75 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
GlideThe follow-up single from the album “Glide” became a hit for the band, peaking at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100, #10 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 20 weeks) and #75 on Billboard’s Disco Top 100 chart.
The Real ThingThe last single from the album “The Real Thing” peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks
Special ThingsIn 1980, Pleasure released their sixth album “Special Things” which peaked at #97 on the Billboard 200 and #27 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. It was their last album released on Fantasy Records.
Yearnin' Burnin'The track “Yearnin’, Burnin'” peaked at #30 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
Now You Choose MeThe follow-up single from the album “Now You Choose Me” peaked at #56 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks. Another track from the album “Spread That Feelin’ (All Around)” peaked at #95 on Billboard’s Disco Top 100 chart.
Give It UpIn 1981, Pleasure released their last album “Give It Up” on the RCA Victor label which peaked at #164 on the Billboard 200 and #30 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Sending My LoveThe lead single “Sending My Love” peaked at #27 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
Give It UpThe title song peaked at #80 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks. After the release of their last album, Pleasure disbanded.

Marlon McClain went on to write and produce songs for artists such as Kenny G., Nu Shooz, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, Gerald Albright, Curtis Salgado, Eric Benet, Tower of Power, En Vogue, George Benson and the Dazz Band (where he played guitar in the band from 1985 to 2001). In 1981, he released a solo album called “Changes.”

According to research, he resides in Los Angeles, California where he is the president of Mac Man Music Inc.

Bruce Carter appeared on albums by artists such as Gabor Szabo, Kenny G. and Roy Ayers. On August 12, 2006, he passed away from a heart attack.

Nathaniel Phillips appears to still be active in the music business. He has worked with artists such as Gerald Albright, Herb Alpert, Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler.

He was also a part of the Dazz Band along with Marlon McClain and recorded for the trio music project “Shades of Soul” with Jeff Lorber. These days, Nathaniel performs on the Smooth Jazz Cruise.

Dennis Springer has pursued a solo career himself; in 1997, he released an album called “Rio.” It’s unknown what he’s currently up to these days.

As for the other members of Pleasure, it’s unknown what they are up to these days and have seemingly fallen into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “Midnight at the Oasis,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Ghettos of the Mind,” go to:

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

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Get to the Feeling,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “The Real Thing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Yearnin’ Burnin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Now You Choose Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Spread That Feelin’ (All Around),” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Give It Up,” go to:

The Breekout Krew

Matt's MoodThe Breekout Krew was a hip-hop/dance music duo from the ’80s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Next Plateau Records.

In 1984, they released a single called “Matt’s Mood” which peaked at #51 on the U.K. Singles chart, but not in the United States.

After that, it seems as if the Breekout Krew has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’80s.

To see a fan-made video for “Matt’s Mood,” go to:

karen brooksKaren Brooks (born on April 30, 1954 in Dallas, Texas) is a country music singer-songwriter from the ’80’s and ’90s.

During the ’70s, Karen provided vocals for artists such as Gary P. Nunn, Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allan Coe and Steve Fromholtz. She has also written songs for artists such as Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Tracy Nelson. She later headed to California where she worked alongside country singer Rodney Crowell where she got a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.
walk onIn 1982, Karen released her debut album “Walk On” which peaked at #38 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

The lead single from the album “New Way Out” peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks, making it the highest charting single from the album.

The follow-up single “If That’s What You’re Thinking” peaked at #21 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks. The title song peaked at #30 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

During 1982, Karen recorded a duet with singer T.G. Sheppard called “Faking Love” which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart for a week in February of 1983.
Hearts On FireIn 1984, she released her sophomore album “Hearts on Fire” which peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Born To Love YouThe first single “Born to Love You” peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. The second single “Tonight I’m Here With Someone Else” peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks.
A Simple I Love YouThe last single released from the album “A Simple I Love You” peaked at #63 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 8 weeks.
I Will Dance With YouIn 1985, Karen released her third album “I Will Dance With You” which failed to chart at all.
I Will Dance With You singleThe only track from the album to make the charts was the title song (featuring Johnny Cash) which peaked at #45 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
That's Another StoryAfter that, nothing much was heard from Karen until 1992 when she released an album with Randy Sharp called “That’s Another Story” on Mercury Records.
Baby I'm The OneThe tracks “Baby I’m the One” and “That’s Another Story” were released as singles, but didn’t make the charts.

After that it seemed as if Karen Brooks has faded into obscurity, but according to research, it appears that she is now dabbling in art these days.

To see a website featuring Karen’s artwork, go to:
http://gotartwork.com/Profile/karen-brooks/2399/

To see a fan-made video for “Faking Love” (with T.G. Sheppard), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “New Way Out,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “If That’s What You’re Thinking,” go to:

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Tonight I’m Here With Someone Else,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “A Simple I Love You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Will Dance With You” (with Johnny Cash), go to:

To see the music video for “Baby I’m the One” (with Randy Sharp), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “That’s Another Story,” go to:

brentwoodBrentwood was a country music trio from Nashville, Tennessee that consisted of members Jay Kencke, Kenny Wrinn and Ron Freeman. They were signed to the Hot Schatz record label.


In 1982, they released the singles “Katy Bar the Door” and “Make a Little Hay” which didn’t appear to make the charts at all.
anything for your love
In 1983, Brentwood released their only album “Anything For Your Love.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Love The One You're With
The first single from the album, a cover version of Stephen Stills’ song “Love the One You’re With” peaked at #96 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. The title song peaked at #80 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, making it their highest and only chart appearance to date.

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

To see a fan-made video for “Make a Little Hay,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love the One You’re With,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Anything For Your Love,” go to:

Abby

abbyAbby was a female dance singer from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Nightwave Records label.
take my heartIn 1987, she released her only single “Take My Heart.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

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

To see a fan-made video for “Take My Heart,” go to:

Secret TiesSecret Ties was a dance-pop music group from San Diego, California that was formed in 1985 by producer/songwriter/keyboardist Brian Soares which consisted of him and various female vocalists Linda Harmon, Cheryl Ford, Christina Veronica and Shari Wilson.
Dancin' In My SleepIn 1986, the group released their debut single “Dancin’ in My Sleep” on the Nightwave Records label which peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Hot Dance\Disco Club Play chart (staying on the chart for 6 weeks) and received a lot of airplay on the radio.
All Through The NightA year later in 1987, Secret Ties released their only album “All Through the Night.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
One NightTheir follow-up single “One Night” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Dance\Disco Club Play (staying on the chart for only 3 weeks).
Dancin' InsanityThe last single released from the album “Dancin’ Insanity” failed to make the charts at all. It would turn out to be their last single released on Nightwave Records.

In 1989, Secret Ties released two singles “Boy Oh Boy” (on the Soaring Records label) and “You Can Lick It” (on the Megatone Records label), but neither of them appeared to make any impact on the charts at all.

After that, Secret Ties disbanded and appeared to have faded into obscurity. Sadly on February 15, 1997, Brian Soares passed away from complications due to AIDS. According to Discogs.com, Brian was working on a musical play about a woman living with HIV before he died.

It’s unknown what the female vocalists of Secret Ties are up to these days or if they’re still active in the music business.

To see a fan-made video for “Dancin’ In My Sleep,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Dancin’ Insanity,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “You Can Lick It,” go to:

Aida

aidaAida (born Aida Hernandez from New York) was a female dance music singer from the ’80s.
number oneIn 1983, she released her debut single “Number One” on Vanguard Records which peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Dance\Disco Top 80 chart in January of 1984, making it her only charting single to date.

Aida’s follow-up singles “Cupid” (released in 1985 on the Bolstar record label) and “One Ticket to Love” (released in 1987 on the Matra record label in Canada) didn’t appear to make much impact on the charts.

Since then, it seems as if Aida has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

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

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

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

High Inergy

high inergyHigh Inergy was an R&B girl group from the late ’70s whose members consisted of sisters Barbara & Vernessa Mitchell, Linda Howard and Michelle Martin.

The Mitchell sisters were the primary singers while Linda & Michelle were known for their dancing. The group was fashioned after The Supremes and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.

The group formed in 1976 after being discovered by Gwen Gordy Fuqua (the sister of Motown Records’ Berry Gordy) during a Bicentennial show in Pasadena, California and were signed to Gordy Records a year later.
Turnin' OnIn 1977, they released their debut album “Turnin’ On” which peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
You Can't Turn Me OffThe lead single from the album “You Can’t Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On)” became a hit, peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 24 weeks) and also peaked at #52 on the U.K. Singles chart.
Love Is All You NeedThe follow-up single “Love Is All You Need” peaked at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #20 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
Steppin' OutIn 1978, High Inergy released their sophomore album “Steppin’ Out” which peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 and #46 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
We Are The FutureThe single “We Are the Future” (which was featured in the film “Almost Summer”) peaked at #77 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
Lovin' FeverThe follow-up single from the album “Lovin’ Fever” peaked at #51 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. After the release of High Inergy’s second album, Vernessa Mitchell left the group to pursue a gospel music career and the group dwindled down to a trio.
Shoulda Gone Dancin'In 1979, the trio released their third album “Shoulda Gone Dancin'” which peaked at #147 on the Billboard 200 and #72 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Shoulda Gone Dancin'The title song peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart and #35 on Billboard’s Disco Top 80 chart.
FrenzyDuring that same year, High Inergy released their fourth album “Frenzy” which flopped on the charts.

The singles released from the album: “Skate to the Rhythm” and “I Love Makin’ Love (To The Music)” also failed to make the charts as well.
Hold OnIn 1980, they released their fifth album “Hold On” which only peaked at #70 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
Make Me Yours
The only single released from the album, a cover version of Bettye Swann’s song “Make Me Yours” peaked at #68 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
stIn 1981, High Inergy released their sixth self-titled album which failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
Goin' Thru The Motions
The only single to chart was “Goin’ Through the Motions” which peaked at #73 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
So RightIn 1982, the trio released their seventh album “So Right” which became their third album that didn’t make the album charts.
First Impressions
The lone single “First Impressions” peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
Groove PatrolIn 1983, High Inergy released their eighth & last album “Groove Patrol” which peaked at #62 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
He's A Pretender
The lead single from the album “He’s a Pretender” peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Dance\Disco Top 80 chart and #62 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart.
Back In My Arms Again
The follow-up single, a cover version of the Supremes’ song “Back in My Arms Again” peaked at #105 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, but missed the Hot 100 chart.

After Barbara Mitchell started a solo career, High Inergy disbanded in 1984. Barbara & Vernessa went on to release moderately successful solo albums in R&B and gospel/dance music respectively.

These days, Vernessa Mitchell serves as the Vice-President of Public Relations for Clergy500 International and is also an ordained evangelist, having established Higher Ground Ministries in 1985.

It’s unknown what Barbara Mitchell and Michelle Martin are up to these days along with Sadly, Linda Howard passed away in December of 2012.

To see a fan-made video for “You Can’t Turn Me Off (In The Middle of Turning Me On),” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “We Are the Future,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Shoulda Gone Dancin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Make Me Yours,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Goin’ Through the Motions,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “He’s a Pretender,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Back in My Arms Again,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Skate to the Rhythm,” go to: