Terri Wells

Terri Wells

Soul - disco - boogie singer

Hails from Philadelphia
Sang in church before being old enough to sing in clubs.
She and some local friends formed City Limits, who signed briefly to TSOP in the mid-70's.
When the group disbanded, Dexter Wansel hired her as a session singer at Philadelphia International Records.
For the next few years she both toured and recorded with artists including Lou Rawls, MFSB, Leon Huff, Jean Carn and Dexter Wansel (singing on "Love Is Everywhere", "Life On Mars" and lead on "The Sweetest Pain").
In 1979, Dexter retired from live performances, and Terri was hired by Roy Ayers.
She toured in his band and co-wrote "Let's Stay Together" on his "Feelin' Good" album.
She was a featured lead vocalist on Roy Ayers' "Turn Me Loose' and was signed to his Uno Melodic Records, although nothing was released.
When Nick Martinelli was hired by the Philly World Records as a staff producer, he recommended they sign Terri.
This led to her debut solo release 'You Make It Heaven' (UK Top75) in 1983.
Her follow-up "I'll Be Around" (U K Top 20, 1984) was a remake of the Spinners classic on which she had been one of the original background singers!
"Just Like Dreamin", which also included "Who's That Stranger", was released later in 1984.
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Terri Wells Discography


90189-1 Terri Wells Just Like Dreamin' (Album) Philly World Records 90189-1 US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PWSL 111 Terri Wells You Make It Heaven Philly World Records PWSL 111 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7-99681 Terri Wells Just Like Dreamin' Philly World Records, Philly World Records 7-99681 US 1984 Sell This Version
100-07-311 Terri Wells I Already Know (Single) Bellaphon 100-07-311 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
7-99753 Terri Wells I'll Be Around (Maxi, Single) Philly World Records 7-99753 US 1984 Sell This Version
7-99716 Terri Wells I'm Givin' All My Love (Single) Philly World Records, Atlantic 7-99716 US 1984 Sell This Version
HAL 2295 Ultimate (3) / Terri Wells Ultimate (3) / Terri Wells - Love Is The Ultimate (Medley) / I'll Be Around(12") Hot Classics HAL 2295 US 1997 Sell This Version

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