Category: 90’s


Margie Martinee

Leave Me This Way (Why Oh Why?)

Margie Martinee was a female freestyle/dance music singer from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Metropolitan Recording Corporation label.

In 1991, she released the single “Leave Me This Way (Why Oh Why)?” which didn’t appear to make the Billboard charts at all.
Distant EmotionsA year later, she released her second single “Distant Emotions” which also didn’t make the charts at all either.

After that, it seems as if Margie Martinee has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’90s.

To see a fan-made video for “Leave Me This Way” (Why Oh Why?),” go to:

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

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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:

Big Mama Duke

back stabbersBig Mama Duke was a dance/electronic music artist from the ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but she was signed to the High Power Records label.

In 1993, she released the single “Back Stabbers.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Big Mama Duke has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’90s.

To see a fan-made video for “Back Stabbers,” 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:

Irene Ortiz ‎

My House
Irene Ortiz was a dance music singer from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the 111 East Records label.

In 1991, she released her only single “My House.” It’s unknown how or if the song made any impact on the charts.

After that, it seems as if Irene Ortiz has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

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

Zaca Creek

Zaca CreekZaca Creek was a country music group from Santa Ynez, California that consisted of the Foss brothers: Gates, Scot, Jeff and James. The group’s name came from an underground stream that flows through Santa Ynez.
zcreek albumIn 1989, they released their self-titled debut album on Columbia Records. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Sometimes Love's Not A Pretty ThingThe group’s debut single “Sometimes Love’s Not a Pretty Thing” peaked at #38 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks, making it their highest charting single to date.
ghost town
The follow-up single from the album “Ghost Town” peaked at #58 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
WarpaintThe last single released from the album “Warpaint” didn’t chart in the U.S., but managed to chart on the country music chart in Canada. In 1990, they were nominated by the Academy of Country Music for “New Vocal Group.”
Broken HeartlandIn 1992, Zaca Creek was signed to Giant Records and a year later in 1993, they released their sophomore album “Broken Heartland.”
Broken HeartlandsingleThe only single to chart from the album was the title song which peaked at #70 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks. By 1994, Zaca Creek had disbanded and faded into obscurity.

These days, Jeff Foss and his wife, Harmony have their own Christian rock music band called Foss. It’s unknown what the other Foss brothers are up to these days.

To see the music video for “Sometimes Love’s Not a Pretty Thing,” go to:

To see the music video for “Ghost Town,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Broken Heartland,” go to:

Romi & JazzRomi & Jazz were a British music duo from the late ’80s\early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were primarily signed to Chrysalis Records.
Reach OutIn 1988, they released their debut single “Reach Out.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

The duo’s next two singles “People In the House” and “Love Crime” also failed to make any impact on the charts.
One Love One WorldIt wasn’t until 1990 that Romi & Jazz were able to make the music charts with the single “One Love One World” which peaked at #98 on the U.K. Singles chart.

After that, it seems as if they have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they’re up to these days.

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

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

To see the music video for “One Love One World,” go to:

Atoozi

AtooziAtoozi was a dance music duo from the ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but one of the members, Jeffrey Burrell is a singer & songwriter from New York. (I am not sure about the identity of the other person of the duo.)
Atoozi albumIn 1990, the duo released their self-titled and only album on the Orpheus Records label. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
seesawThe only single from the album to chart was “See-Saw” which peaked at #30 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart. It also managed to peak at #90 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart.
Calling Out Your NameAnother single from the album “Calling Out Your Name” didn’t make the charts at all After that, it seems as if Atoozi has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the members of the duo are up to these days.

To see the music video for “See-Saw,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Calling Out Your Name,” go to:

Warren Bailey

warren baileyWarren Bailey (born in Dallas, Texas) is an R&B singer from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to the Scott Records label.
wbailey albumIn 1992, he released his self-titled debut (and only) album. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
repossessed loveThe only single released from the album “Repossessed Love” peaked at #89 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
Papa Was A Rolling StoneIn 1993, Warren released a cover version of the Temptations’ song “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” on the Ichiban Records label, but it didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts.

After that, it seems as if Warren Bailey has faded into obscurity, but according to comments on YouTube, he works as a hairdresser in Fort Worth, Texas these days.

To see the music video for “Repossessed Love,” go to:

Libby Hurley

libby hurleyLibby Hurley (born in Clarksville, Arkansas) is a country music singer from the ’80s and a former rodeo competitor.

She first began riding horses when she was a young girl and began competiting in rodeos & running barrels at the age of seven. After winning the Arkansas Barrel Racing Association finals buckle at the age of eight, Libby went on to become a four-time Arkansas High School All-Around Champion Cowgirl.

After that, Libby attended the University of Arkansas and later did some modeling in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but later returned to rodeoing where she began competiting again and sang the National Anthem at many of the events that she entered.

She later won the Miss Rodeo Arkansas beauty pageant, the first runner-up for Miss Rodeo America and won a talent contest at Billy Bob’s Texas nightclub in 1985 which got Libby a lot of work there and she later began opening for artists such as T.G. Sheppard, Eddy Raven and Lee Greenwood.

In 1985, Libby auditioned for the Nashville Network television show “You Can Be a Star.” Although she didn’t win the competition, she caught the attention of singer\songwriter Karen Brooks who invited Libby to stay with at her ranch where she & her husband resided.

While staying at the ranch, Libby went on a trail ride with Karen, Karen’s husband, Jack and CBS Records executive Bonnie Garner. She also herded cattle on the Tennessee ranch of ex-CBS Records vice-president Ron Bledsoe where she auditioned for him in his living room and he later her took a recording studio.

Less than two weeks into her second trip to Nashville, Libby signed a record deal with Epic Records. In 1987, she released her debut single “Don’t Get Me Started” which peaked at #60 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
you just watch meHer follow-up single “You Just Watch Me” fared better, peaking at #43 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks and becoming her highest charting single to date.

Libby’s third single “Don’t Talk to Me” peaked at #59 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. Another single “Read All About It” was released, but didn’t make the charts at all.
the beginning of the end of the line
After that, nothing much was heard from Libby until 1992 when she released the single “The Beginning Of The End Of The Line” on Giant Records. It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact at all, but a music video was made for the song.

After the single’s release, it seems as if Libby faded into obscurity again. These days (according to research), she has a saddle business called Epic Saddlery in Clarksville, Arkansas.

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Get Me Started,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Talk to Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Read All About It,” go to:

To see the music video for “The Beginning of the End of the Line,” go to: