Perfect Timing - Donna Allen

Perfect Timing
Florida native Donna Allen rose to fame following the release of her debut album PERFECT TIMING on New York based 21 Records in 1986. A born performer, Donna Allen was a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before becoming a successful singer.
Donna got her start in the music business performing with bands Hi-Octane and Trama before the launch of her successful solo career. DONNA ALLEN also toured for 9 years as a backup singer with Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine.
1986 brought the release of PERFECT TIMING, produced by Lou Pace; arranger behind Miami Sound Machine’s international hit Dr. Beat. This paved the way for numerous chart hits over the next few years. PERFECT TIMING almost reached the Billboard Hot 100 and saw great success in the US R&B Chart rising all the way to #33.
All 3 singles would chart with the debut offering SERIOUS being the most successful scoring #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, #17 in the US Hot Dance Music Singles Chart and smashing into the top 10 on both the US R&B and UK Singles chart. Other singles include SATISFIED, which climbed all the way up to #14 on the US R&B chart and #33 on the US Hot Dance Play Chart while securing a top 100 spot in the UK and SWEET SOMEBODY, which earned a #55 on the US R&B and top 50 on the US Hot Dance Play Chart.
Big Break Records couldn’t be happier to bring you this fantastic reissue of DONNA ALLEN’S PERFECT TIMING!
Fully re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes featuring interviews and added bonus content, this BBR Remaster is a must have for all R&B, Funk, House and Soul fans out there!

Release Date: 25/02/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0212
Weight: 200
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1. SERIOUS
2. SWEET SOMEBODY
3. SATISFIED
4. DAYDREAMS
5. WILD NIGHTS
6. PERFECT TIMING
7. BIT BY BIT
8. ANOTHER AFFAIR
9. BAD LOVE
BONUS TRACKS
10. SERIOUS (12" Extended Remix)
11. SATISFIED (12" Long Version Remix)
12. SWEET SOMEBODY (12" Dance Mix)
13. SERIOUS (Single Version)
14. SATISFIED (Single Version)
15. SWEET SOMEBODY (Single Version)
16. SERIOUS (12" Delirious Mix)




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This newly re-mastered edition features extensive liner notes and seven bonus tracks. Also available: BBR's best-selling reissue of The Three Degrees' Philadelphia International debut.


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In 1979, The Three Degrees released their second album for Ariola Records, 3D, produced by Grammy Award winner Giorgio Moroder fresh from winning an Academy Award for his full movie score on Midnight Express and fellow Grammy Award and Academy Award winner Harold Faltermeyer. The album featured such hits as the fantastic driving beat of the US Dance hits JUMP THE GUN and SET ME FREE and a UK Top Ten hit, the hugely popular sweet and soulful, MY SIMPLE HEART. Other notable singles include the gorgeous funky Earth, Wind & Fire inspired ballad STARLIGHT and WITHOUT YOU.

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Notable hits include their top ten hit Shake, the breakthrough single from The Gap Band II, I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops!) and the number one R&B hit Early In The Morning taken from their 1982 #1 R&B album The Gap Band IV. 1985 brought the release of THE GAP BAND VI and with it the band soared back to the top of the R&B album chart with the chosen singles also enjoying impressive chart positions. The first single BEEP A FREAK, peaked at #2 R&B, their highest chart spot since Outstanding took the top spot on the R&B charts in 1982. The albums other two singles followed suit with I FOUND MY BABY hitting #8 in the R&B chart, and DISRESPECT earning a Top 20 R&B position. 

BBR is very proud to present the next entry in our series of new to CD Total Experience reissues in the form of THE GAP BAND VI, newly remastered and repackaged for the first time on CD anywhere in the world complete with extensive liner notes and expansive bonus content. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR Remaster is a must have for all Funk, Soul, R&B and Quiet Storm fans out there!

Release Date: 29/10/2012



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