Chanson

Chanson

Profile:
Disco - soul duo

Actually, a broad assemblage of studio musicians, led by bassist James Jamerson Jr. (son of the famous Motown bassist James Jamerson) and guitarist David Williams (4).
The two of them met while playing with The Temptations's road band, and this is when they hatched the idea of Chanson.
They released two albums with such hits as "Don't Hold Back", "I Can Tell" and "Jack De Nimble".
By 1980 the duo was labeless and forced to return to studio session work.
Not that it's a bad thing, in fact their real success is behind the scenes.
Together and seperately they can be heard on countless pop, rock, R&B and disco tracks.
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Chanson Discography

Albums

SW 50039 Chanson Chanson (Album) Ariola Records America, Ariola Records America SW 50039 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
none Chanson Together We Stand (Album) Ariola Records America none US 1979 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AROP 140 Chanson Did You Ever / Don't Hold Back (Single) Ariola Records America, Ariola Records America AROP 140 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AROE 140 Chanson Don't Hold Back (Maxi, Single) Ariola AROE 140 UK 1978 Sell This Version
100104 Chanson / Deborah Washington Chanson / Deborah Washington - Don't Hold Back / Love Shadow / Standing In The Shadow Of Love(12", Maxi) Eurodisc 100104 France 1978 Sell This Version
7762 Chanson Jack Be Nimble / Magic Carpet (Single) Ariola Records America 7762 US 1979 Sell This Version
7743X Chanson I Can Tell / All The Time You Need (Single) Ariola Records America, Ariola Records America 7743X Canada 1979 Sell This Version
7773 Chanson Rock Don't Stop (Single) Ariola Records America 7773 US 1979 Sell This Version
Pro 7743 A/S Chanson I Can Tell / Don't Hold Back (Single) Ariola Records America Pro 7743 A/S US 1979 Sell This Version
ARO 168 Chanson I Can Tell Ariola Records America ARO 168 UK 1979 Sell This Version
600100 Taka Boom / Chanson Taka Boom / Chanson - Night Dancin' / I Can Tell(12") Eurodisc 600100 France 1979 Sell This Version

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