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Club Nouveau is an R&B band that was formed by record producer/performer Jay King in 1986 in Sacramento, California subsequent to the break up of the Timex Social Club. Other members of Club Nouveau included original members Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter and Valerie Watson. The band's name (French for "New Club") was changed from its original incarnation, Jet Set, to exploit the break up of the Timex Social Club. Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, first performed by African American artists. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Timex Social Club was a group formed in 1982. ... Denzil Foster is one part of the hit production duo of Foster & McElroy has had hits with En Vogue, Club Nouveau (Life Love & Pain, The Collection, Vol. ... Denzil Foster & Thomas McElroy are an R&B record production duo, which has produced hit singles for acts such as Club Nouveau, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Silk-E, and, most notably, En Vogue,. Im addition, they have made their own recordings under the names Foster & McElroy (the Top Ten R&B...


From their debut album, Life, Love & Pain, which showed up in 1986, they scored four consecutive hits: "Jealousy" (essentially a rewrite of and response to Timex Social Club's hit "Rumours"), "Situation #9", a remake of Bill Withers' "Lean on Me", and "Why You Treat Me So Bad". The latter two both made it to #2 on the R&B charts the next year, with "Lean On Me" becoming a big Billboard Hot 100 hit. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Bill Withers (born July 4, 1938 in Slab Fork, West Virginia) is an American singer-songwriter who performed and recorded from the late 1960s until the mid 1980s. ... Lean on Me is a well known hit song written and performed by Bill Withers on the 1972 album Still Bill. ... Why You Treat Me So Bad is a 1987 single by Club Nouveau from its 1986 album Life, Love & Pain. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Foster and McElroy soon left to form their own group and focus on producing other acts, and Pratter eventually left as well. The replacements were David Agent and Kevin Irving. The group's next albums - beginning with Listen To The Message - were laced with an evolving social consciousness, though they were not as successful commercially as the debut. Notable recordings include a dancehall-influenced version of the gospel classic "Oh Happy Day" from the album A New Beginning. “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ragga. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ...


More recently, the platinum hit single "Me & U", by Cassie has been said to sound eerily similar to "Why You Treat Me So Bad". “Golden record” redirects here. ... For the Canadian actress, see Cassie Steele. ...


Thump Records has issued a hits collection, and Club Nouveau occasionally regroups to record. Thump Records is a record company specialized in freestyle music, Latin music and hip hop music. ...

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Discography

Albums

  • Life, Love and Pain (1986) #2 R&B, #6 Pop
  • Listen To The Message (1988) #44 R&B, #98 Pop
  • Under A Nouveau Groove (1989) #39 R&B
  • A New Beginning (1992) #80 R&B

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B US Dance UK singles Album
1986 "Jealousy" - 8 38 80 Life, Love & Pain
1986 "Situation #9" - 4 - - Life, Love & Pain
1987 "Lean on Me" 1 2 1 3 Life, Love & Pain
1987 "Why You Treat Me So Bad" 39 2 22 - Life, Love & Pain
1988 "Heavy on My Mind" - 42 - - Life, Love & Pain
1989 "No Friend of Mine" - 12 - - Under a Nouveau Groove
1992 "Oh Happy Day" - 45 - - A New Beginning

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Lean on Me is a well known hit song written and performed by Bill Withers on the 1972 album Still Bill. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Why You Treat Me So Bad is a 1987 single by Club Nouveau from its 1986 album Life, Love & Pain. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ...

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Club Nouveau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (301 words)
Club Nouveau is an RandB band that was formed by producer/performer Jay King in 1986 in Sacramento, California, subsequent to the break up of the Timex Social Club.
Other members of Club Nouveau included original members Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, Samuelle Pratter, and Valerie Watson.
Thump Records has issued a hits collection, and Club Nouveau occasionally regroups to record.
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