Billy Ocean was one of the most popular and successful R&B singers living in the UK during the 70s and 80s. Born In Trinidad and Tobago in 1950, Ocean moved to England at the age of 8 where after learning his trade singing on the London club scene Billy Ocean released his first single in 1972. Four years later he recorded his first album and captured the #2 spot on the UK pop charts while scoring #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with single, Love Really Hurts Without You. Red Light Spells Danger returned him to the UK #2 spot a year later in 1977.
In 1981 Billy Ocean released Night’s (Feel Like Getting Down). This album was instrumental in re-opening the door to Billy Ocean’s US chart success reaching #27 on the US R&B chart. The title track, penned by musician and producer Nigel Martinez shot Ocean into the R&B Top 10 reaching #7 along with the B-side STAY THE NIGHT scoring #4 on the US Dance Charts. Further hits include Another Day Won’t Matter and Are You Ready.
Grammy Award winner Billy attained superstar status after this album with hits like Caribbean Queen, When The Going Gets Tough and Get out Of My Dreams. Billy is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity following the release of his UK Top 20 album The Very Best Of Billy Ocean album and the re-release of single Suddenly. BBR introduces this timely fully expanded and remastered edition of the classic GTO/Epic album, Nights (Feel Like Getting Down).
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Having been R&B hit makers for years, the group were no strangers to the American Soul Chart but the pairing of the group with Philadelphia's Gamble & Huff took them to an iconic level of appreciation. The top 20 album spawned the now classic UK #1 When Will I See You Again and the top 20 hit Year Of Decision. Also featured was their Philly debut single Dirty Ol' Man which topped the charts in the Netherlands, staving off the threat of Demis Roussos in the process!
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