Woods then starred in the first National Touring company of "The Wiz."
In 1979, Woods released a solo album entitled "Out of the Woods," which was supposed to be produced by Maurice White, however, due to the label being in transition, it was produced by Earth, Wind & Fire member Al McKay. A second album, "Azz Izz," was released in 1982. Neither album was considered a commercial success.
The second album featured a new composition by Prince entitled "I Don't Wanna Stop."