Carol Lynn Townes

Carol Lynn Townes

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Carol Lynn Townes is a soul singer from Warrenton, North Carolina. Hailing from a family of gospel singers, she made her debut singing gospel at age three.

In the early 1970's she moved to New York and joined an all male soul group called Fifth Avenue. The group consisted of prominent jingle singers. With Carol as lead singer, the group recorded the single "Wheeler Dealer" for Buddha Records, and followed with a full-length album on RCA in 1976.

It wasn't until nearly a decade later that Townes achieved commercial success. In 1982 she signed to Polydor as a solo artist where she recorded a remake of Alton McClain & Destiny's "99 1/2" for the Breakin' soundtrack in 1984. The song became a top-10 dance club hit and made the top 30 of the Billboard R&B charts. She then recorded Believe In The Beat for the follow-up movie Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, in which she appeared at the end, performing the song.

This led to her own solo album, "Satisfaction Guaranteed."
She then recorded a second album, "Try Me Out", released in 1988. This was followed by the 12" single "What I Wouldn't Do" on Easy Street in 1989, and a dance version of The Grass Roots' hit "Midnight Confessions" on Life Line in 1993.
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Carol Lynn Townes Discography

Albums

Carol Lynn Townes Satisfaction Guaranteed (Album) Polydor Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes Try Me Out (Album) Polydor US 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Fifth Avenue* , Featuring Carol Townes* Fifth Avenue* , Featuring Carol Townes* - Wheeler Dealer / Love Has Found My Heart (Single) Buddah Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes / Chris "The Glove" Taylor & David Storrs Carol Lynn Townes / Chris "The Glove" Taylor & David Storrs - 99½ / Reckless (Single) Polydor US 1984 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes / Ollie E. Brown* Carol Lynn Townes / Ollie E. Brown* - Believe In The Beat / E. Latin Boogie (Single) Polydor Japan 1984 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes 99½ (Maxi) Polydor Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes / Chris "The Glove" Taylor / David Storrs & Hot Streak Carol Lynn Townes / Chris "The Glove" Taylor / David Storrs & Hot Streak - 99 1/2 / Reckless / Body Work (Maxi) Polydor UK 1984 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes Believe In The Beat (Single, Maxi) Polydor France 1984 Sell This Version
5001629 Carol Lynn Townes / Baobab Carol Lynn Townes / Baobab - Believe In The Beat / Charmaine(12", Promo) PolyGram 5001629 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
SX 1239 Ollie And Jerry / Carol Lynn Townes Ollie And Jerry / Carol Lynn Townes - Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us / 99 1/2(12") Singles, Ep's & eXhits SX 1239 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
888 896-1 Carol Lynn Townes I Believe In The Beat / Chase(12", Single) Casablanca 888 896-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes I Freak For You Polydor US 1985 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes You Keep Runnin' Back (Single) Polydor US 1988 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes What I Wouldn't Do Easy Street Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Carol Lynn Townes Midnight Confession Life Line Records (3) US 1993 Sell This Version

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