Ten City

Ten City

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The Chicago vocal group Ten City was one of the few house units to enjoy mainstream exposure during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Originally called Ragtyme, the trio was formed by vocalist Byron Stingily, guitarist Herb Lawson, and keyboard player Byron Burke, all under the aegis of producer extraordinaire Marshall Jefferson.
Byron met Marshall at Trax Records after Marshall had loved Byron's vocals on Dezz 7 - 'Funny Love'. They recorded about 5 songs together (unreleased) before recording 'Devotion'.

Atlantic originally wanted to sign Stingily to a solo deal, but he didn't want to sing on stage on his own, so he drafted in his friends and Ragtyme colleagues Herb & Byron Burke. After signing with Atlantic in the late '80s, Ten City's debut LP, Foundation, included the singles "Right Back to You" and "That's the Way Love Is," both of which received a good response in R&B and dance circles. "State of Mind" and "No House Big Enough" followed in 1990 and 1992, though Atlantic dropped them soon after. Just after release from their contract, the single "Fantasy" (written with Masters at Work) did well on the club scene, but by the time Ten City released their fourth album "That Was Then, This Is Now", the buzz had disappeared. The group rapidly disintegrated, though Stingily went on to a successful solo career.
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Ten City Discography

Albums

78 19391 Ten City Foundation (Album) Atlantic 78 19391 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
7567-82146-1 Ten City State Of Mind (Album) Atlantic 7567-82146-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
7567-92170-1 Ten City No House Big Enough (Album) EastWest Records America 7567-92170-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
474594 2 Ten City That Was Then, This Is Now (Album) Columbia 474594 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DMD 1099 Ten City Devotion (Single) Atlantic DMD 1099 US 1987 Sell This Version
DMD 1169 Ten City Right Back To You Atlantic DMD 1169 US 1988 Sell This Version
78 64090 Ten City Where Do We Go? (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 78 64090 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
TENSIT10., TENSIT 10 Ten City Funny Love (The Knee Deep Mix) SweMix Records, SweMix Records TENSIT10., TENSIT 10 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
78 64640 Ten City That's The Way Love Is (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 78 64640 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
PR 3056 Ten City Suspicious (Single) Atlantic PR 3056 US 1989 Sell This Version
DMD 1677 Ten City I Should Learn To Love You (Maxi) Atlantic DMD 1677 US 1990 Sell This Version
7567-87806-2, A7819CD Ten City Whatever Makes You Happy (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 7567-87806-2, A7819CD Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7567-87780-7, A 7780 Ten City Superficial People (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 7567-87780-7, A 7780 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7-487817 Ten City Whatever Makes You Happy(Cass, Single) Atlantic 7-487817 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD 4669-2 Ten City My Peace Of Heaven (Maxi) EastWest Records America PRCD 4669-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
A8516C, 7567-98516-4 Ten City Only Time Will Tell / My Peace Of Heaven (Single) EastWest Records America, EastWest Records America A8516C, 7567-98516-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
DMD 1920 Ten City Only Time Will Tell EastWest Records America DMD 1920 US 1992 Sell This Version
DMD 1862 Ten City Presents D.J. Shon* Ten City Presents D.J. Shon* - Rejoice Big Beat DMD 1862 US 1992 Sell This Version
ACD-77104 Ten City Fantasy (Single, Maxi) Columbia, Columbia ACD-77104 US 1993 Sell This Version
SAMPCD 2298 Ten City The Way You Make Me Feel / Say Something (Maxi) Columbia SAMPCD 2298 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
COL 660316 2 Ten City Goin' Up In Smoke (Maxi) Columbia COL 660316 2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
SLM 365 - 1 Ten City Nothing's Changed Spiritual Life Music SLM 365 - 1 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Ten City All Loved Out Spiritual Life Music none US 1996 Sell This Version
irc015 Ten City Dub Life Volume 1 Ibadan irc015 US 1998 Sell This Version
irc033 Ten City Classics 2(12", Ltd, Promo) Ibadan irc033 US 2001 Sell This Version