Lost or Forgotten Oldie of the Day 08/11/2019

In 1979 Stacy Lattisaw managed two accomplishments: she turned twelve years old and she recorded her first album. The album was produced by Van McCoy (do the Hustle!) but the one single released from the album did not do very well.

The next year Stacy recorded her second album (Let Me Be Your Angel) with producer Narada Michael Walden. That began a successful partnership that produced a series of hits over the next six years. The album generated two number one dance songs (Dynamite! and Jump to the Beat) as well as another single that made it up to #21 on the pop charts.

Her third album (With You) came out in 1981 and contained the lead single Love On A Two Way Street. The song was originally recorded by the Moments in 1970. Their record sounded like something that could have been done by the Stylistics or Delphonics a few years later and easily made it to the top of the R&B charts and even got to #3 on the pop charts.

Stacy’s version of the song wasn’t much different although it did run over four minutes. It was a ballad rather than another dance tune but still managed to reach #2 on the R&B charts and #26 on the pop charts in 1981.

One more of Stacy’s singles barely reached the top forty two years later, but most of her success after 1981 came on the R&B and Dance charts. In 1990 she began exclusively recording gospel songs.


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