Stacy Lattisaw


R'n'B - dance - pop singer
Born on 25 November 1966 in Washington, D.C., U.S. She released ten albums between 1979 - 1990 (seven albums at [l=Cotillion] and three at [l=Motown] and then she retired from the pop industry, to devote herself to gospel music. She recorded her debut at the age of 12, produced by [a=Van McCoy], from the second on up to sixth, [a=Narada Michael Walden] was her producer, on her seventh [a=Michael Masser] and in the [l=Motown] years, a variety of producers took hold like [a=Kashif], [a=John "Jellybean" Benitez], [a=Steve Barri], [a=Tony Peluso], [a=Leon Sylvers], [a=Brownmark], [a=Vincent Brantley], [a=Aaron Zigman], [a=Jerry Knight], [a=Ron Kersey], [a=Lou Pace], [a=Gordon Williams], [a=Phillip Damien], [a=Hubert Eaves III], [a=Kenni Hairston], [a=Trevor Gale] and [a=LeMel Humes]. She released a whole album of duets with [a=Johnny Gill] (1986) and two more singles with him in 1989. She achieved crossover hits with [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Jump-To-The-Beat/release/263327]"Jump To The Beat"[/url] (No.3 in the U.K., No.1 in U.S. Hot Dance chart) and her biggest hits in T'n'b charts were [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Dynamite-Dreaming/release/1710853]"Dynamite"[/url] (No.8, 1980), [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Let-Me-Be-Your-Angel/release/1313402]"Let Me Be Your Angel"[/url] (No.8, 1980), her cover on the [a=Moments] classic from 1970 [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Love-On-A-Two-Way-Street/release/1148789]"Love On A Two Way Street"[/url] (No.2, 1981), her cover of [a=Gary Benson]'s hit from 1975 [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Dont-Throw-It-All-Away-Down-For-You/release/1208222]"Don't Throw It All Away"[/url] (No.9, 1982), [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Nail-It-To-The-Wall/release/155384]"Nail It To The Wall"[/url] (No.4, R'n'B, No.2 Dance, 1986) and her duet with [a=Johnny Gill], [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Featuring-Johnny-Gill-Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here-What-You-Need/release/2873710]"Where Do We Go From Here"[/url] (No.1). She has also covered hits of [a=Marvelettes] from 1967 [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-When-Youre-Young-And-In-Love-Rock-With-Me/release/1434077]"When You're Young And In Love"[/url] (1979), [a=Peaches & Herb] from 1977 "Love Is Here Beside Us" (1979), "Spinning Top", a song that [a=Ruth Waters] released the same year (1979), [a=Shirelles] from 1958 "Dedicated To The One I Love", [a=Petula Clark] from 1964 "Downtown" (1979), "Guys Like You (Give Love A Bad Name)" a song that [a=Donna Washington] released the same year (1982), [a=Eloise Laws] from 1982 "I've Loved You Somewhere Before" (1983), [a=Shirelles] from 1961 [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Johnny-Gill-Baby-Its-You/release/3483314]"Baby It's You"[/url] (1984, a duet with [a=Johnny Gill]), [a=Brenda K. Starr] from 1985 "Love Me Like The First Time" (1986), [a=Donna Washington] from 1982 "One More Night" (1986), [a=Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ] from 1967 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (1988, duet with [a=Howard Hewett]), [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-I-Dont-Have-The-Heart/release/4860441]"I Don't Have The Heart"[/url] a song that [a=James Ingram] released the same year (1990) peaking at No.1. In 1987 she contributed to the soundtrack of [url=http://www.discogs.com/Various-Police-Academy-4-Citizens-On-Patrol/release/481599]"Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol"[/url] with "Dancin' Up A Storm". Her single [url=http://www.discogs.com/Stacy-Lattisaw-Attack-Of-The-Name-Game/release/1185708]"Attack Of The Name Game"[/url] (1982) was sampled on the album version of [a=Mariah Carey]'s No.1 hit [url=http://www.discogs.com/Mariah-Heartbreaker/release/132112]"Heartbreaker"[/url] in 1999.