Ten City – Foundation (Album & Maxis)



Album Tipp:

Das Debut Album „Foundation“ mit zahlreichen Club-Hits (Right Back To You, Devotion und That’s The Way Love Is) – Übersicht über die Maxis zum Album ’87-89

Marshall Jefferson erinnert sich:

I met Byron Stingily down at Trax records. He’d sang lead on a song called „Funny Love“ by Dezz 7.
I loved the words and found out he wrote them. From there we started working on songs together…

Aus der Zusammenarbeit entstand Byron Stingily’s Song „Just a little Bit“ [Video] (Veröffentlicht auf dem Sampler Jack Trax-The Third Album)

Merlin Bobb von Atlantic Records wollte Byron Stingily unter Vertrag nehmen. (Er hatte zuvor bereits CeCe Rogers unter Vertrag genommen).
Byron wollte aber nicht als Solist auftreten und gründete darauf zusammen mit Herb Lawson und Byron Burke die Gruppe Ragtyme. Unter dem Namen Ragtyme wurden zwei Maxis veröffentlicht: „Fix it Man“ und „Can’t Stay Away“ [Video].
Später hat sich das Trio unbenannt in Ten City. (abgeleitet von „Intensity“).
Ten City-Band_Foundation-Cut

Ten City Band (von links nach rechts):

  • „Guitar“ Herb Lawson
    Lead & Rhythm guitar | All Walking & Jazz Basslines | Background Vocals
  • „Lord“ Byron Stingily
    Lead & Background Vocals
  • Byron „B. Rude“ Burke
    Acoustic Piano | Synthesizer Programming | Synthesizer Bass | Drum Programming | Background Vocals

Bryon Burke über die Entstehung des Hits „That’s The Way Love Is“:

One weekend in June of 1987, he [Marshall Jefferson] allowed me to take all his equipment home. I was so excited, I locked myself in the room and tried out some song Ideas I had running around my head. That weekend I created the foundation “Ten City’s” biggest commercial hit called “That’s The Way Love Is” and “Whatever Makes You Happy” that was later released in 1990 on Atlantic Records.
Quelle: HouseMusicChannel

Das Album: Foundation ’89

Ten City-Foundation_Cover front Album
Das Debut-Album von Ten City erreichte Platz 49 der Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Albums Charts und in UK #12 der Albums Charts.

Album Tracklist:
LP Tracklist:

  1. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Mix/Edited Version) (4:14)
    written: Lawson, Burke, Stingily | Mixed: Timmy Regisford
  2. Where Do We Go? (5:24)
    written: Stingily, Vaughn | Mixed: Steve Silk Hurley
  3. Suspicious (4:42)
    written: Jefferson, Stingily | Mixed: Marshall Jefferson
  4. Foundation (4:54)
    written: Burke, Jefferson | Mixed: Marshall Jefferson
  5. Right Back To You (Edited Version) (4:10)
    written: Burke, Stingily, Lawson, Jefferson | Mixed: Steve Silk Hurley
  6. Satisfaction (4:42)
    written: Jefferson, Stingily | Mixed: Marshall Jefferson
  7. You Must Be The One (3:58)
    written: Lawson, Burke, Stingily | Mixed: Steve Silk Hurley
  8. For You (4:32)
    written: Lawson, Burke, Stingily | Mixed: Byron Burke & Chris Cuben
  9. Close And Slow (4:30)
    written: Lawson, Burke, Stingily, Jefferson | Mixed: Marshall Jefferson
  10. Devotion (Edited Version) (4:00)
    written: Jefferson, Stingily | Mixed: Marshall Jefferson

CD mit Bonustracks – Tracklist:

  1. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Mix/Edited Version) (4:14)
  2. Where Do We Go? (5:24)
  3. Suspicious (4:42)
  4. Foundation (4:54)
  5. Satisfaction (4:42)
  6. You Must Be The One (3:58)
  7. For You (4:32)
  8. Close And Slow (4:30)
  9. One Kiss Will Make It Better (Edited Version) (4:54)
  10. That’s The Way Love Is (Deep House Mix/Ext. Version) (6:45)
  11. Right Back To You (Extended Version) (9:08)
  12. Devotion (Extended Version) (6:48)
  13. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Mix/Ext. Version) (8:11)
Credits:
Produced by:

  • Marshall Jefferson (for Jeffco Music Production Company) & Ten City (for Burstinglaw Productions)*
  • Executive Producers: Merlin Bobb & DeWayne Powell
  • * „Where Do We Go?“, produced by Guy Vaughn and Byron Stingily
  • * „Devotion“, produced by Marshall Jefferson and Byron Stingily
  • Mastered by Dennis King at Atlantic Studios, NYC

Byron Stingily, Marshall Jefferson: All string and vocal arrangements
Byron Burke, Marshall Jefferson: All horn arrangements

Additional Background Vocals:

  • Eddie Stockley & Kenny Bobien:
    „Where Do We Go“, „Suspicious“, „That’s the Way Love Is“
  • Shawn Christopher: „Where Do We Go?“
  • Mike Lawson: „Satisfaction“

The Ten City Orchestra

  • „Almighty“ Earl Young:
    Acoustic drums on „Satisfaction“ & „That’s The Way Love Is“
  • Dave Josias: Congas, bongos & other acoustic percussive instruments
  • Gino Lawson: Finger Snaps
  • Violins: Jennifer Juel, Jason Smith, Ingrid Teclaw
  • Trumpets: Orbert C. Davis, David B. Spencer, Glenn Morimotol, Joseph A. Gross
  • Saxophones: Darrell F. Pleasant, Hank Ford, Daniel J. Hester
  • Trombones: Mark Ingram, Keith L. Jackson, Dave Stahlberg

Sonstige Credits:
Art Direction: Bob Defrin
Front Cover Illustration: Don Brautigam
Photography: Marty Umans
Hair by Christopher Canty and Andre Walker Salon (Chicago).
Clothing and accessories provided by: Intrinsic (Chicago).
Management and Direction: DeWayfja A. Powell Zoetics Handlings Group (Chicago)

Thanks to & Backcover:
Backcover LP / CD
Ten City-Foundation_Cover back LP_ Ten City-Foundation_Cover back CD
Here goes….Our Thanks to:
Frank Sell, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Farley „Jackmaster“ Funk, Jesse Jones, Jesse Saunders, Duane Buford, Juan Tovar, Gregg Beasley, John Ade, Julie Black and the rest of the crew at GTI, Andy Moy, Andre Halmon, Abbey Adams & Joe at Movin‘ Records, The Mtumes, Tony Humphries, Timmy Regisford, The Hot Mix 5, The Master Mix 6, Terry Baldwin, Craig Kallman, Brian Chin, Bill Coleman, Stephanie Shepherd, Janet and Jose Navarro, Marley Marl, Jazzy „M“, Guy Wingate and Mix Mag, KISS FM in London, the crew at Black Market Records, Matt Warren, „Jungle“ Jorge Suarez, Curtis Harmon, Bill Rickett, Billy Long at the Catch One (LA), Shedrick Guy, Billie Prest, Charlie, Manny & Joey at Vinyl Mania, Simon Witter, Sheryl Garratt, Cynthia Cherry, Yvonne Turner, Dave Shaw, Scott Folks, Biz Markie, Big Ross 6z the crew at NA•LACS, Guy Sharp, Andre Cobb and Dennis Lyons of Elevation, Dezz, Reid Hyams, Andre Walker, Christopher Canty, Chris Cuben, Fingers Inc., Keith Nunnally, Rick Lenoir, Larry Thompson, Tony Bitoy, Keith Edwards, L’il Louis, Tony Gray at KISS FM in New York, Vito Bruno and Roman Nelson, The World club, Bobby Konders and the crew at WBLS, Fran Willoughby, Larlin Music Association, Eddie Rivera and RPBC, Patrick Lilley, Jac, Mike Wilson, „Bad Boy“ Bill, Miss Candy „J“, Ce Ce Rogers, Grant, Kym Mazelle, Fran Lichtman, Darly and the rest of the crew at Atlantic and WEA in London, Armon Ranson, Bam Bam, Adonis, David Morales and all the record pools, radio stations and other friends, too numerous to name, who have supported us from the beginning. Supreme Thanks goes to God Almighty, The Architect of the Universe.

Our Special Thanks to:
Merlin Bobb—The City will rise, brother; to Sylvia Rhone—The keys to the City and our hearts are yours; to Sharon Lane, Wendy Credle, Mae Attaway and Sharon Washington—Thanks for being kind; to Dino Perera and the rest of tht Atlantic Black Music Department—Thanks for your support; Clarence „C.B.“ Bullard; our main man Eddie „Cadillac“ Holland—We look forward to more road trips with’you; the Atlantic club promotion department—Ken, Dave and Danny; Ray Brody; Guy Moot—Thanks for being a pillar of strength; DeWayne A. Powell and Gessler, Flynn, et al. —With you on our side we’ll never be in trouble; Guy Vaughn , Steve Hurley and Edward Crosby—Thanks for being modern-day „Soul Brothers“. Finally, to Marshall Jefferson, the man with the plan—Thanks for sharing our vision—You’re a superstar, you’re the greatest!

Specia Thanks from Byron Stingily:
to Sandra—You are my inspiration and support; to Mom: and Grandmom—Although both of you used to say, „Shut up with that hollerin'“ to my sisters, Pam and Tiny; to my cousins, Mike and Phillip for being like brothers; to all my uncles and aunts for being extra parents; to „Big“ Ray Barney —There’s no way I can possibly pay you back for all you’ve done, but as long as I owe you, you’ll never be broke; to Tyrone. Willie Barney and everyone else at Barney’s; and to Mike G. and James S.—Thanks. Welcome to the world, Baby B.

Specia Thanks from Byron „B. Rude“ Burke:
to my parents, Garnett & Rosa Lee Burke—Thanks for being there for me—Love Ya!—D. Rogers—Hang in there-Love Ya!—And to all my family and friends—Without you I wouldn’t be where I am today—This is for you-Lova Ya’s!—God Bless You All!

Herb Says:
Thanks to my mom and dad and the Lawson Family; to Rachel and Angie; to Steve Lee Swift; to Brian and the crew at Dept. 482; to Dave & Pierre; to Cheeks and Mr. Cat; to Derrick and Ed; and to the girls from the Gallery

Die Maxi-Singles zum Album:

Devotion ’87 (Original)
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written: Marshall Jefferson, Byron Stingily
Erste Single von Ten City! Erreichte im November ’87 Platz 29 der UK Singles Charts und #17 der Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Chart.

Devotion 12″ (Atlantic #A 9153 T)

  1. Devotion (Club Mix) 6:48
  2. Devotion (Bam Bam’s House Mix) 7:39
  3. Devotion (Halla-Pella) 3:23
  4. Devotion (Bonus Beats) 2:41

Devotion Promo-12″ (Atlantic #DMD 1099)
enthält zusätzlich noch:

  1. Devotion (Acca-Votion) 1:49
  2. Devotion (Radio Mix) 4:00

Recorded at Chicago Trax Recording
Published: Marshall Jefferson Music

Info: Die Bassline ist inspiriert von Azymuth-Jazz Carnival [Video]

Right Back To You ’88
Ten City-Right back to you_Label B Ten City-Right back to you_Sticker_
written: Byron Burke, Byron Stingily, Herb Lawson, Marshall Jefferson

Erste Single aus dem Album erreichte im July ’88 Platz 8 der Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles.
Die Single enthält als B-Seite den Song „One Kiss Will Make It Better“, der beim Album „Foundation“ als CD/Kassetten Bonus Track erschien.

Right Back To You 12″ (Atlantic #A 9088 T / 0-86574)

  1. Right Back To You (Extended Mix) 9:08
    Mixed: Steve Silk Hurley
  2. Right Back To You (NY Mix) 7:55
    Mixed: Marshall Jefferson
  3. One Kiss Will Make It Better (House Mix) 10:21
    Mixed: Farley Jackmaster Funk

Right Back To You Promo 12″ (Atlantic #DMD 1169)
mit Radio Mix aber ohne „One Kiss will make it better“

Percussion: David Josias
#1,2 recorded at Chicago trax Recording
#3 recorded at River North Recorders (Chicago)
Been Stung Music/Marshall Jefferson Music

One Kiss Will Make It Better ’88
Ten City-One Kiss will make it better_Label A
written: Marshall Jefferson

Auf der UK Maxi erschien „Right back to you“ als B-Seite.

One Kiss Will Make It Better 12″ (Atlantic #A 9088 TX)

  1. One Kiss Will Make It Better (House Mix) 10:21
    Mixed: Farley Jackmaster Funk
  2. Right Back To You (Extended Mix) 9:08
    Mixed: Steve Silk Hurley

Percussion: David Josias
#1 recorded at River North Recorders (Chicago)
#2 recorded at Chicago trax Recording
Been Stung Music/Marshall Jefferson Music

That’s The Way Love Is ’89
Ten City-Thats the Way Love is_Cover front 12
written: written: Herb Lawson, Byron Burke, Byron Stingily

Zweite Singleauskoppelung erreichte Platz 8 der UK Singles Charts und im März ’89 #1 der Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club play Charts. In den deutschen Charts auf #18.

That’s The Way Love Is 12″ (Atlantic #0-86464)

  1. That’s The Way Love Is (Deep House Mix/Ext. Version) 6:44
    Remix: Steve Silk Hurley
  2. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Mix/Ext. Version) 8:08
    Remix: Timmy Regisford

That’s The Way Love Is 12″ (Atlantic #786 460-0)

  1. That’s The Way Love Is (Acieed Mix/Ext. Version) 6:44
    Remix: Steve Silk Hurley
  2. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Mix/Ext. Version) 8:08
    Remix: Timmy Regisford
  3. Devotion (Radio Mix) 4:00

That’s The Way Love Is Promo 12″ (Atlantic #DMD 1283)

  1. That’s The Way Love Is (Acieed Mix/Ext. Version) 6:44
    Remix: Steve Silk Hurley
  2. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Beats) 3:58
    Remix: Timmy Regisford
  3. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Mix/Ext. Version) 8:08
    Remix: Timmy Regisford
  4. That’s The Way Love Is (Underground Dub) 9:27
    Remix: Boyd Jarvis, Terry Burrus

Info: Der Acieed Mix entspricht dem Deep House Mix

Devotion ’89
Ten City-Devotion_Cover front 89
written: Marshall Jefferson, Byron Stingily

Neu-Auskoppelung aus dem Album. Erreichte im April ’89 Platz 29 der UK-Charts und #17 der US-Dance Charts.
Die Single enthält als B-Seite den Song „One Kiss Will Make It Better (Edit)“, der zuvor als B-Seite von „Right back to you“ und als CD/Kassetten Bonus Track erschien.

Devotion 12″ (Atlantic #A 8916 T)

  1. Devotion (Marshall’s Club Mix) 8:45
  2. Devotion (Voice Of Paradise Mix) 5:01
    Remix: Parrot, Robert Gordon
  3. Devotion (Marshall’s Instrumental Mix) 6:05

Devotion 12″ (Atlantic #A 8916 TX)

  1. Devotion (Paradise Revisted)
    Remix: Parrot, Robert Gordon
  2. Devotion (Dunn For Fun Mix) 8:17
    Remix: Mike Dunn
  3. Devotion (Marshall’s Daytime Radio Mix)

Produced for Jeffco Music Production Company & Bustinglaw Productions.
Recorded at Chicago Recording Company | Recorded By: Tom Hanson
Mixed at Paragon Recording Studios (Chicago).
#2 Created for the Fon Force at Fon Studios (Sheffield).
Artwork By [Sleeve]: ADC Production
Photography: Chris Clunn

Where Do We Go ’89
Ten City-Where do we go_Cover front
written: Byron Stingily, Guy Vaughn
Die vierte Single aus dem Album erreichte im Juli ’89 Platz 60 der UK-Charts und im August #28 der Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles Charts.
Die Single enthält als B-Seite den Song „Devotion“

Where Do We Go 12″ (Atlantic #0-86409) US

  1. Where Do We Go? (Dance Remix Edit) 4:52
    Remix: Timmy Regisford | Overdubs: Boyd Jarvis, Gordon Williams, Terry Burros
  2. Where Do We Go? (House Of Trix Piano Remix) 5:37
    Remix: Steve Silk Hurley
  3. Where Do We Go? (Earl Young’s Revenge) 8:04
    Remix: Marshall Jefferson | Drums: Earl Young

Where Do We Go 12″ (Atlantic #A 8864 T) EU

  1. Where Do We Go? (Steve ‚Silk‘ Hurley Mix)
  2. Where Do We Go? (UK Remix)
    Remix: Steve Silk Hurley
  3. Where Do We Go? (House Of Trix Piano Remix)
    Remix: Steve Silk Hurley

Where Do We Go Promo 12″ (Atlantic #DMD 1339)

  1. Where Do We Go? (House Of Trix Piano Remix) 5:37
    Remix: Steve Silk Hurley
  2. Where Do We Go? (Dance Remix) 8:24
    Remix: Timmy Regisford | Overdubs: Boyd Jarvis, Gordon Williams, Terry Burros
  3. Where Do We Go? (Freddie’s UK Dub) 6:28
  4. Where Do We Go? (Earl Young’s Revenge) 8:04
    Remix: Marshall Jefferson | Drums: Earl Young
  5. Where Do We Go? (Earl Young’s Revenge Dub) 5:05
  6. Where Do We Go? (Dance Dub) 6:51
    Remix: Timmy Regisford | Overdubs: Boyd Jarvis, Gordon Williams, Terry Burros
Suspicious ’89
Ten City-Suspicious_Cover front  12
written: Marshall Jefferson, Byron Stingily
Fünfte und letzte Auskoppelung aus dem Album, ohne Chartplatzierung.

Suspicious 12″ (Atlantic #0-86272)

  1. Suspicious (Extended Version) 5:07
    Remix: Ten City
  2. Suspicious (Dub Mix) 7:52
    Remix: Ten City
  3. Devotion (Paradise Revisited UK Mix) 7:13
    Remix: The Fon Force (Mark Brydon, Robert Gordon)

Suspicious Promo 12″ (Atlantic #PR 3056)

  1. Suspicious (Radio Edit) 4:10
  2. Suspicious (B-Rude House Mix) 6:38
    Remix: Ten City
  3. Suspicious (Dance Mix) 5:10
    Remix: Ten City
  4. Suspicious (Dub Mix) 8:00
    Remix: Ten City

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