There were many artists I loved in the 80s: Run DMC, Madonna, Whitney, Eric B.& Rakim, Jody Watley, New Edition, Prince, LL Cool J., Michael, Janet, and a 5 member R&B/Pop group of brothers and sisters that hailed from England named Five Star.
I loved these guys back in the day. Deniece, Doris, Lorraine, Stedman and Delroy could dance, sing, and had some of the catchiest R&B/Pop songs around. Sure some of the music was bubblegum, but it always catchy. The first video I ever saw of their's was "Crazy," (for some reason the song was left off of this collection!)
with them singing and having fun in an amusement park. From that point on, I was a fan. Their first CD, "Luxury of Life" got major spins in my house. My cousins and I learned the choreography from the "All Fall Down" video and would dance to it every time the video aired on BET. I even remember calling my local radio station and requesting "Love Take Over" when I was about 8 or 9 years old!
I was trying to find something for years on CD from Five Star but was unsuccessful. I received an Amazon gift card from a co-worker this past X-Mas. I was scrolling through New Edition CDs on the site and saw this Five Star CD advertised on that page. I almost flipped out of my chair! I quickly ordered the CD and have been playing it to death ever since! "Can't Wait Another Minute," "Strong As Steel," "When Ever You're Ready," and my personal favorite, "Let Me Be the One," which still sounds good and can go up against ANYTHING on the radio today and win!
I wonder what the group is up to nowdays? Deniece could sing her tail off and still should be recording. I wish the rest of the group well in their endeavors. If the Spice Girls and New Kids on the Block can reunite, then Five Star should do so. I might even travel across the pond to see a show!