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Be A Winner- Expanded Edition - Yarbrough & Peoples

Be A Winner- Expanded Edition
Yarbrough & Peoples first set airwaves alight when their futuristic hit, Don’t Stop The Music shot to #1 on the R&B charts. Following the success of their first single they recorded numerous hit singles on Total Experience Records throughout the 80’s. Yarbrough & Peoples consisted of childhood friends Cavin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples who met while going to the same piano teacher as children and attending the same local church in Dallas, Texas. Cavin Yarbrough started his career as a singer and keyboardist for a group called Grand Theft and one night while he was performing, the Wilson brothers, founders of The Gap Band, were in the audience and offered Cavin a job as a background vocalist on the Leon Russell tour that they were a part of. Soon after returning to Dallas, Alisa Peoples sang with Grand Theft and once again at a gig in Dallas, The Gap Band, signed to Total Experience Records by this point introduced them to label owner and producer, Lonnie Simmons. The Result of this introduction was to be four hit albums and numerous hit singles until the labels demise in the late 80s. BBR brings you Yarbrough & Peoples third offering on Total Experience Records, 1984s Be A Winner. Produced by Cavin Yarbrough with Jonah Ellis and Oliver Scott, BE A WINNER yielded another #1 R&B single for the group with Don’t Waste Your Time garnering the top spot in the spring of 84 and went on to become a popular dance hit getting to #11 on the Dance charts and by the summer the title track on the LP had gained a #20 R&B chart position.


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Don’t Waste Your Time / I’m Ready To Jam / I’ll Be There / I Only Love You / Be A Winner / The Power / Who Said That / Let Me Have It (From The Start) / I Gave My All (To You)

BONUS TRACKS- Don’t Waste You Time (12” Mix) / Be A Winner (12 Mix) / I Only Love You (12” Mix)
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