Steppers Song Of The Day] Just Me And You by Tony! Toni! Tone! #stepperssongoftheday Tony!
Toni! Tone! is an American Soul/R&B group from Oakland, California,
popular during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s.
During the band's heyday, it was composed of D'wayne
Wiggins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Raphael Saadiq
(born Charles Ray Wiggins) on lead vocals and bass, and their
cousin Timothy Christian Riley on drums. Other members were
Elijah Baker, Carl Wheeler, Randall Wiggins, and Amar Khalil,
who is the current lead singer of the group, and Antron Haile.
The group's name is derived from Andy García's portrayal of an
Italian American sharpshooter in The Untouchables. In high
school, a friend of D'wayne Wiggins joked that the teacher would call
him "Tony, Tony, Tony" if they saw the way he was dressed. Originally,
the band went by "Tony, Tony, Tony" as a joke, until they
realized it had a nice ring to it
Their first album, Who?, produced and co written by Denzil
Foster and Thomas McElroy, was released in 1988. The album
went gold and had several hit singles. The first of these, "Little
Walter" went to #1 on the R&B charts. While none of the singles went
gold, the next three singles, "Born Not To Know", "For The
Love Of You" and "Baby Doll" were all Top 10 R&B singles.
The group's second album The Revival was released in 1990 and
reached platinum status. The album spawned several #1 R&B hits with "It
Never Rains In Southern California", "Feels Good", "The
Blues", and "Whatever You Want" all topping the R&B charts. "Feels
Good" was the group's first single to breach the Top 10 of the Hot
100 and managed to go gold.
The single "Me & You" appears on the soundtrack to the motion
picture Boyz n the Hood.
Furthering the group's success, they released their third studio album
to date, Sons of Soul, in 1993. The album went double platinum
and had hit singles "If I Had No Loot" which hit #7 on the Hot
100, "Anniversary" which reached #10 on the Hot 100, and "(Lay
Your Head On My) Pillow" which reached #4 on the R&B charts. More Below
Following the release of Sons of Soul, the group was a part of
the R&B supergroup Black Men United, Silk and H-Town
was included in the group as well with the song "U Will Know"
which appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Jason's Lyric.
In 1996, the group released their final studio album to date, House
of Music. The album lacked the strong singles of earlier entries,
only getting "Thinking Of You" & "Let's Get Down" into the
top 10 on the R&B charts, with "Thinking Of You" hitting #22 on
the Hot 100. The album still managed to reach platinum status.
Tony! Toni! Tone!, with Amar Khalil singing lead vocals (in
place of Saadiq), has been touring since late 1998. According to
whosampled.com Tony! Toni! Tone! has been sampled at least 38
times by other artists.
Tony Toni Tone - Anniversary
Tony Toni Tone - I Couldn't Keep It To Myself
Tony Toni Tone - I’ve been thinking you
Tony Toni Tone - Just me and you
Tony Toni Tone - Lay Your Head On My Pillow
Tony Toni Tone - Lovin' You
Tony Toni Tone - Slow Wine
Tony Toni Tone - What ever you want
Tony! Toni! Tone! - Holy Smokes & Gee Whiz
Tony! Toni! Tone! - It Never Rains In Southern California
Sources: Wikipedia , whosampled.com, soultracks.com,
Steppers Music Group, Freebase.com
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