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Female R&B trio featuring Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson, and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons. The all-female new jack swing trio scored a string of Top Ten R&B hits that established them as one of the most popular urban R&B groups of the 90s and founder members of R&B.
SWV (their name is an acronym for Sisters With Voices) is comprised of three school friends: Coko (born Cheryl Gamble), Taj (born Tamara Johnson), and Lelee (born Leanne Lyons). All three vocalists sang in church as children, which is where they learned how to harmonize. A demo tape the group assembled caught the attention of producer Teddy Riley, a former member of Guy and arguably the father of new jack swing. Prior to SWV, Riley helped establish the careers of Jodeci and Mary J. Blige. Riley's luck didn't wear out with SWV -- he helped the group craft their debut, It's About Time, which went double platinum within its first year of release.
The breakthrough R&B hit for SWV was the smooth 1992 release "Right Here" this was soon to be followed up with "I'm So Into You", establishing the trio as a commercial force early in 1993. Then came two number one R&B singles in a row: "Weak" and "Right Here/Human Nature" - "Right Here" - a remix of their first single, that featured samples of Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was an international success.
The funky joint "Anything," in which the trio feature with Wu-Tang Clan was also SWV's contribution to the Movie Soundtrack "Above the Rim" and became a Top Ten R&B hit in the spring of 1994.
In 1996, SWV returned with the album "New Beginning", which was preceded by the release & number one hit "You're The One". This period saw a shift in style and direction from the group, helping in pioneering the popular R&B Sound of the mid-late 1990s
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N 88-06 Deep Dance 20 — SWV Various Right Here Various - Deep Dance 20 Not On Label (Deep Dance) N 88-06 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
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RDJ 66290-2 Black Music Month Sampler — SWV Various Weak Various - Black Music Month Sampler (Comp) BMG RDJ 66290-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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CDEPC 3611 K Free Willy - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — SWV Various Right Here (Human Nature Remix) Various - Free Willy - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album, Comp) Epic Soundtrax CDEPC 3611 K South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
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023B HitDisc 023B — SWV Various You're Always On My Mind (BAM's Radio Remix) Various - HitDisc 023B(CD, Promo, Smplr) TM Century 023B US 1993 Sell This Version
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none Top 30 USA: Program No. 234: Weekend Of December 31, 1993 — SWV Various Right Here (as S.W.V.) and 2 more… Various - Top 30 USA: Program No. 234: Weekend Of December 31, 1993(3xLP) STRZ Entertainment Network none US 1993 Sell This Version
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013A HitDisc 013A — SWV Various Downtown (Radio Edit) Various - HitDisc 013A(CD, Promo, Smplr) TM Century 013A US 1993 Sell This Version
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024A HitDisc 024A — SWV Various You're Always On My Mind (Radio Version) Various - HitDisc 024A(CD, Promo, Smplr) TM Century 024A US 1993 Sell This Version
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Show #93-27 On The Radio — SWV Various Weak Various - On The Radio(CD, Transcription) Westwood One Show #93-27 US 1993 Sell This Version
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Show #93-43 On The Radio - Rhythm Based (Show# 93-43) — SWV Various Right Here-Human Nature Various - On The Radio - Rhythm Based (Show# 93-43)(CD, Transcription) Westwood One Show #93-43 US 1993 Sell This Version
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Show #93-32 Tom Joyner Downtown Tom Joyner - Tom Joyner On The Move - Weekend Of August 6-8, 1993(3xLP, Transcription) CBS Radio Programs Show #93-32 US 1993 Sell This Version
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DMC 144/3/4 The Mixes 144 — SWV Various Downtown and 1 more… Various - The Mixes 144 (Comp) DMC DMC 144/3/4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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6544923592 Above The Rim (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture) — SWV Various Anything Various - Above The Rim (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture) (Comp) Interscope Records, Death Row Records (2) 6544923592 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
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none Above The Rim - The Soundtrack - Sampler Platter — SWV Various Anything Various - Above The Rim - The Soundtrack - Sampler Platter(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Interscope Records, Death Row Records (2) none US 1994 Sell This Version
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LSP 983481 2, 983481 2 Quick Top Giant Volume 1 & 2 - Special Quick Team — SWV Various Right Here (Human Nature) Various - Quick Top Giant Volume 1 & 2 - Special Quick Team(2xCD, Promo) Versailles, Versailles, Sony Music Special Products, Sony Music Special Products LSP 983481 2, 983481 2 France 1994 Sell This Version
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037A HitDisc 037A — SWV Various Anything (Old Skool Radio) Various - HitDisc 037A(CD, Smplr) TM Century 037A US 1994 Sell This Version
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MC001 Vol. 3 — SWV Mega Charm Give It To Me Mega Charm - Vol. 3(12", Album, Ltd, Promo) Not On Label MC001 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
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TCDM 9435 The Mix - 21 — SWV Various Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix) Various - The Mix - 21(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCDM 9435 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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9362-45875-2 Q's Jook Joint — SWV Quincy Jones Slow Jams Quincy Jones - Q's Jook Joint(CD, Album) Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-45875-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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none Best Of Method Man — SWV DJ Mister Cee* Anything (Rmx) DJ Mister Cee* - Best Of Method Man Not On Label none US 1995 Sell This Version
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AC 8796 Waiting To Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album) — SWV Various All Night Long Various - Waiting To Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album) (Album, Comp) Arista AC 8796 US 1995 Sell This Version
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none R&B Buttas #3 — SWV Mister Cee On & On Mister Cee - R&B Buttas #3 Tape Kingz none France 1996 Sell This Version
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none Mix 15 - The Return — SWV Ron G Raw (Remix) (as S.W.V.) Ron G - Mix 15 - The Return Mix King Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
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none Nonsense Pt. 4 — SWV Lazy K (2) You're The One Lazy K (2) - Nonsense Pt. 4 New York City Tape Masters none US 1996 Sell This Version
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none Dirty Luv — SWV Dirty Harry (3) Use Your Heart Dirty Harry (3) - Dirty Luv (Comp) Not On Label none US 1996 Sell This Version
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none 9 1/2 Weeks [Slow Jams] — SWV DJ Enuff Use Your Heart DJ Enuff - 9 1/2 Weeks [Slow Jams] Passe Passe none France 1996 Sell This Version