52nd Street

52nd Street

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British jazz-funk and R&B band formed in Manchester in the late 1970's.
Their original line-up included Tony Henry on guitar, Derek Johnson on bass, Desmond Isaacs on keyboards, Tony Thompson (3) on drums and Jennifer McCloud on vocals. Within six months John Dennison had replaced Desmond Isaacs on keyboards and Beverly McDonald had replaced Jennifer McCloud. Initially they were claimed by two major companies to sign a contract RCA Records and Warner Bros. Records) but they signed at Factory, because of a contact that made with Rob Gretton through Derrick Johnson's brother and drummer with Quando Quango, Donald Johnson. They released three singles at Factory between 1982 - 1984 and then they signed at 10 Records for their debut album, a commercial success, produced by Philadelphia producer Nick Martinelli, hot in the mid-80's period after his work with soul funk bands Loose Ends and Five Star. The album included their biggest hit in U.S. "Tell Me (How It Feels)" that reached No.8 on R'n'B Billboard charts and No.54 on the UK pop chart. Diane Charlemagne had already replaced Beverly McDonald that had gone for contributing to Quando Quango releases. Bassist Derek Johnson also left the group in 1985, preferring to stay at Factory's roster and he was replaced by Tony Bowry. Their second and last album produced by Lenny White was recorded without guitarist John Dennison and failed commercially. The group disbanded in 1988, and Diane Charlemagne with bassist and synthesizer player Tony Bowry formed Cool Down Zone.
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52nd Street Discography

Albums

52nd Street Children Of The Night (Album) 10 Records US 1985 Sell This Version
52nd Street Something's Going On (Album) 10 Records, Virgin UK 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FAC 59 52nd Street Look Into My Eyes(12", Single) Factory FAC 59 UK 1982 Sell This Version
52nd Street Cool As Ice / Twice As Nice (Single) Factory Benelux US 1983 Sell This Version
52nd Street Can't Afford (Single) Factory US 1984 Sell This Version
52nd Street Tell Me (How It Feels) (Single) 10 Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
52nd Street You're My Last Chance (Single) 10 Records New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
52nd Street Children Of The Night (Single) MCA Records US 1986 Sell This Version
52nd Street I Can't Let You Go (Single) 10 Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
52nd Street Are You Receiving Me? (Single) 10 Records, 10 Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
52nd Street I'll Return (Single, Maxi) MCA Records, 10 Records Germany 1987 Sell This Version
52nd Street Say You Will 10 Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
OG 4110 52nd Street Tell Me (How It Feels) / You're My Last Chance(12") Old Gold (2) OG 4110 UK 1989 Sell This Version

Videos

none 52nd Street / Mantronix 52nd Street / Mantronix - I'll Return / Scream(VHS, PAL, Promo) 10 Records none UK 1987 Sell This Version

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