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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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Vocals

07863 66074-2 It's About Time — SWV SWV Blak Pudd'n and 14 more… SWV - It's About Time (Album) RCA, BMG 07863 66074-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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RDJ 62354-2 Right Here — SWV SWV SWV - Right Here(CD, Single, Promo) RCA RDJ 62354-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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RDJ-62612-2, RDJ 62612-2 Downtown / Right Here (Human Nature) — SWV SWV SWV - Downtown / Right Here (Human Nature) (Maxi, Single) RCA, RCA Records Label, BMG Music RDJ-62612-2, RDJ 62612-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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RDAB-62521-1 Weak — SWV SWV SWV - Weak (Maxi) RCA RDAB-62521-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
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07863-62738-4 You're Always On My Mind — SWV SWV SWV - You're Always On My Mind(Cass, Single) RCA 07863-62738-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
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BVCP-730 Forbidden Fruit — SWV Marion Meadows You're Always On My Mind Marion Meadows - Forbidden Fruit (Album) Novus BVCP-730 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
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CDW 45875 Q's Jook Joint — SWV Quincy Jones Slow Jams Quincy Jones - Q's Jook Joint (Album) Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records CDW 45875 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
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7559-65989-2, EKR226CD It's A Party — SWV Busta Rhymes Featuring Zhane* Busta Rhymes Featuring Zhane* - It's A Party (Single, Maxi) Elektra, Elektra 7559-65989-2, EKR226CD Europe 1996 Sell This Version
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RDJ 64893-2, RDJ-64893-2 Someone — SWV SWV Featuring Puff Daddy SWV Featuring Puff Daddy - Someone (Single) RCA, BMG, RCA, BMG RDJ 64893-2, RDJ-64893-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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07863 67525-4, 07863-67525-4, 67525-4 Release Some Tension — SWV SWV Give It Up and 11 more… SWV - Release Some Tension (Album) RCA, BMG, RCA, BMG 07863 67525-4, 07863-67525-4, 67525-4 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
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J2 1604 Booty Call (Music From The Motion Picture) — SWV Various Can We Various - Booty Call (Music From The Motion Picture) (Comp) Jive, Columbia Pictures J2 1604 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
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7243 8 84394 2 8 Hey AZ — SWV AZ Feat. SWV AZ Feat. SWV - Hey AZ (Single, Maxi) EMI 7243 8 84394 2 8 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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JDJ-42445-2 Can We — SWV SWV SWV - Can We (Maxi, Single) Jive, Jive, Columbia Pictures JDJ-42445-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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9548 35962-2 New Funk USA — SWV Various It's A Party (All Star Remix) Various - New Funk USA(CD, Comp) EastWest 9548 35962-2 France 1997 Sell This Version
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CSK 3791 Every Nation — SWV Red Hot R+B All Stars Red Hot R+B All Stars - Every Nation(CD, Promo) Columbia CSK 3791 US 1997 Sell This Version
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ESCA 7286 Hav Plenty (Music From The Motion Picture) — SWV Various I Wanna Be Where You Are Various - Hav Plenty (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Epic, Yab Yum Records ESCA 7286 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
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74321559142 Rain — SWV SWV Someone (Mosso House Radio Edit) SWV - Rain(CD, Single) RCA, BMG 74321559142 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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74321650932 Greatest Hits — SWV SWV Someone and 2 more… SWV - Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) RCA, BMG, Peeps Republic 74321650932 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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SS 006 Groove Thing / Your The One For Me — SWV Gonzalo (3), JJ Louis & Selector (5) Gonzalo (3), JJ Louis & Selector (5) - Groove Thing / Your The One For Me(12", Promo, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Sti) Southside Recordings SS 006 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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GOLD1 Too Blind — SWV Stone Cold Steppaz Stone Cold Steppaz - Too Blind(12", Promo) Not On Label GOLD1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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ROGUE 006 Really All About You — SWV Those Lovable Rogues Those Lovable Rogues - Really All About You(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Those Lovable Rogues) ROGUE 006 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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SICP 4433 Various My Favorite Things Various - 私のお気に入り = My Favourite Things 100%(CD, Comp, Mono) Sony Records Int'l SICP 4433 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
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07863 66401-2 , 07863 66401-2 The Remixes — SWV SWV SWV - The Remixes (EP) RCA Records Label, Bertelsmann Music Group 07863 66401-2 , 07863 66401-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
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UBRL 002 Unknown Artist Unknown Artist - I Need Love(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label UBRL 002 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

SAM 1413 Rolling With Tha Row - Death Row Records In Store Sampler — SWV Various Anything Various - Rolling With Tha Row - Death Row Records In Store Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Death Row Records (2) SAM 1413 UK 1994 Sell This Version