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Ready For the World is a R&B/ funk/ dance band from Flint Michigan who scored several big pop, soul and dance hits in the mid-eighties. The group consists of vocalist Melvin Riley with Gordon Strozier, Gregory Potts, Willie Triplett, John Eaton and Gerald Valentine. They are best known for their hit "Oh Sheila," which went to #1 on the Hot 100 and the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts in 1985. The song "Digital Display" followed and hit #21, and the group returned to the Top 10 in 1987 when "Love You Down" climbed to #9. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... 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