Showing posts with label Raydio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raydio. Show all posts

Saturday, 20 June 2009

A woman needs love (Just like you do) - Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio

The band Raydio started in the second half of the Seventies and had a few hits with songs like 'You can't change that'. From 1980 onwards, they became known as 'Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio', giving more prominence to their lead singer.

'A woman needs love' was taken from their fourth album from 1981. It reached number 7 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 2584
Found: Record fair, Rotterdam, December 23, 1995
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'A woman needs love (just like you do)' / 'So into you'

Monday, 15 December 2008

You can't change that - Raydio

Long before Ray Parker Jr. started irritating the world with the song 'Ghostbusters', he was a member of this funky band called Raydio. The band was formed by Parker Jr., Vincent Bohnam, Jerry Knight and Amell Carmichael in 1977. Their first big hit was 1978's 'Jack and Jill', which they followed up with 'You can't change that'. The funny thing is, in the Netherlands the latter was a top 10 hit, whereas it didn't even chart in the UK.

When I bought this single in 1994, I had vague memories of it playing on the radio when I was young. It's one of those tracks that you can't get tired of, no matter how often you hear it.

My collection: 7" isngle no. 2118
Found: Plaatboef, Rotterdam, June 11, 1994
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'You can't change that' / 'Rock on'
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