Profile:
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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Artist

Terri Wells Discography Tracks

Vocals

PZ 34110 City Limits City Limits - Circles(LP, Album, Promo) TSOP PZ 34110 US 1975 Sell This Version
Dexter Wansel Together Once Again (as Terry Welles) Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars (Album) Philadelphia International Records US 1976 Sell This Version
JZ 36024 Dexter Wansel Dexter Wansel - Time Is Slipping Away(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records JZ 36024 US 1979 Sell This Version
Jean Carn Jean Carn - When I Find You Love (Album) Philadelphia International Records US 1979 Sell This Version
S PIR 84323, PIR 84323 The Stylistics Hurry Up This Way Again and 3 more… The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again(LP, Album) TSOP, TSOP S PIR 84323, PIR 84323 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Roy Ayers Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (Album) Polydor, Polydor UK 1981 Sell This Version
FZ 37458 The Stylistics The Stylistics - Closer Than Close(LP, Album, San) TSOP FZ 37458 US 1981 Sell This Version
PD-1-6348 Roy Ayers Let's Stay Together and 1 more… Roy Ayers - Feeling Good(LP, Album) Polydor PD-1-6348 US 1982 Sell This Version
Roy Ayers Let's Stay Together Roy Ayers - Let's Stay Together Polydor UK 1982 Sell This Version
Terri Wells I'll Be Around and 7 more… Terri Wells - Just Like Dreamin' (Album) Philly World Records US 1984 Sell This Version
206 849, 206 849-320 Eugene Wilde Gold Eugene Wilde - Eugene Wilde(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 206 849, 206 849-320 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Patti Labelle I Can't Forget You Patti Labelle - Patti (Album) Philadelphia International Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Phyllis Hyman Screamin' At The Moon Phyllis Hyman - Living All Alone (Album) Philadelphia International Records US 1986 Sell This Version
V 2384 Loose Ends Loose Ends - Zagora(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin V 2384 UK 1986 Sell This Version
DIAB 417 Dexter Wansel Together Once Again (as Terri Welles) Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars / What The World Is Coming To(CD, Album, Comp) Edsel Records DIAB 417 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Roy Ayers Holiday (Kenny Dope Main Pass) and 3 more… Roy Ayers - Holiday (Virgin Ubiquity Remixes) Rapster Records, BBE UK 2005 Sell This Version
DIAB 420 Dexter Wansel The Sweetest Pain Dexter Wansel - Voyager And Time Is Slipping Away(CD, Album, Comp) Edsel Records, Philadelphia International Records DIAB 420 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Roy Ayers Release Yourself and 1 more… Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity II (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981) (Comp) Rapster Records, BBE UK 2005 Sell This Version
RR0048CD Roy Ayers Holiday (Kenny Dope Mix) and 1 more… Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity Remixed(2xCD, Comp) Rapster Records, BBE RR0048CD UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CDBBRD0352 Dexter Wansel I’ll Never Forget (My Favourite Disco) (12” Disco Version) and 1 more… Dexter Wansel - Stargazer (The Philadelphia International Records Anthology 1976-1980)(2xCD, Comp, RM) Big Break Records, Philadelphia International Records CDBBRD0352 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Dexter Wansel The Sweetest Pain Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars / The Sweetest Pain Philadelphia International Records UK 2017 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

PD-1-6348 Roy Ayers Let's Stay Together Roy Ayers - Feeling Good(LP, Album) Polydor PD-1-6348 US 1982 Sell This Version
Roy Ayers Roy Ayers - Lots Of Love (Album) Uno Melodic Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Roy Ayers Roy Ayers - Drive (Album) Ichiban Records US 1988 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Roy Ayers Let's Stay Together Roy Ayers - Feeling Good (Album) Polydor US 1982 Sell This Version

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