1988 Scarlett and Black – You Don’t Know

1988 Scarlett and Black – You Don’t Know 

Robin Hild had been the keyboard player for the British band Big Supreme and met Sue West when the two of them were working on an album for Doctor and the Medics in 1986. That band had an international hit with a song from that album, their cover of Spirit In The Sky.

Robin and Sue were each studio musicians and songwriters and began working together on their own album using the name Scarlett and Black. Their first two singles did not do much, but a remix of the second one later became their sole hit record.

The pair wrote You Don’t Know and the remix in 1987 began reaching the charts. By early 1988, the single had peaked at #20 on the Hot 100 and reached #13 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Thanks to additional remixes, the record also reached #32 on the Hot Dance/Club Play chart.

The group had a connection to the Go-Gos. Their hit single included background vocals from Jane Wiedlin and they also released the single Let Yourself Go-Go which had background vocals from Belinda Carlisle.

The band was unable to reach the Hot 100 a second time and don’t appear to have released any other recordings after 1988.


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