April 19, 1980 - "Special Lady" by vocal trio Ray, Goodman & Brown peaked at No.5 on the Hot 100. The song went to No.1 on the R&B Singles Chart. The song was written by Harry Ray, Al Goodman and Lee Walter and produced by Vincent Castellano. It was certified gold by the RIAA on May 13, 1980.
The group was formerly known as The Moments. This single marked their first release under the name Ray, Goodman & Brown. It was taken from their eponymous studio album. Recording sessions took place at H & L Sound Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. The album peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 and at number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in the United States, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on April 2, 1980.
On This Day In 1980. Special Lady by Ray, Goodman & Brown Hits # 13 On the billboard hot 100 for 9 weeks "Special Lady" is a 1979 single by vocal trio Ray, Goodman & Brown, formerly known as The Moments. In the U.S., it was a number one R&B hit and reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.The single marked their first release under the name Ray, Goodman & Brown. The song was written by Harry Ray, Al Goodman and Lee Walter and produced by Vincent Castellano
A Loco World dedicated to all women of the world, this one's for you. Tune in and enjoy this mix created just for you, the women of the world. Women are spiritual beings and givers of life and should all be treated as goddesses. You are all beautiful, know it and own it.
Please send this one to every woman this season as they deserves to know they are a special lady!
モーメンツから三人の名義になって4枚目。スウィートソウルの名盤扱いですが、それだけでは収まりきらない素晴らしいこれぞモダンソウルと言い切りたい名盤。A-3「Gambled On Your Love」は、びっくりするほど、EPOの「DOWN TOWN」にそっくりなイントロから演奏まで衝撃の１曲でもあります。他もスウィートも80年代に入り濃すぎないソフトなシンセメインなので心地よく、メローだけでなくミッドテンポ楽曲がこれまた素晴らしく楽しいモダンソウル。聴かねばわかりません。
To those who know about real Soul and R&B music, before they became Ray, Goodman, & Brown they were known as The Moments... I'm not going to do long description of this album. Right now I'm enjoying it and kicking back. When I was a kid I would have never thought twice about listening to this type of music because I was so much into Hip Hop. However as I got older, I started listening to earlier R&B albums and I see why my parents enjoyed this type of music when they were younger. It was very soulful and that's what R&B is missing today... soul. This is one of three albums I bought today at Joey's Thrift Mall in Columbus, Georgia.