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Tuesday, 24 September 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN R&b BAND FROM FLINT, MICHIGAN " READY FOR THE WORLD " SCORED SEVERAL POP, SOUL AND DANCE HITS IN THE MID-1980s GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Ready for the World is an American R&B band from Flint, Michigan, that scored several pop, soul, and dance hits in the mid to late 1980s. They were founded by Melvin Riley and Dean Sorensen.
In 1985, the band signed to the Steven Machat-Rick Smith management company, AMI. The agreement with MCA was redrawn, and promotion and marketing dollars were committed to promote the group. This proved successful as the group was steered to #1 on the US pop charts as well as top five in all the Western European countries and Australia, with their best-known hit "Oh Sheila." In the US, this song went to #1 on the R&B, Pop Charts, and the Hot Dance Club Play charts that year, becoming the first ever single to hold the #1 spot on all three of these charts simultaneously. The song "Digital Display" followed and hit #21.
In 1986, the band released their second album, Long Time Coming, produced by: Gary Spaniola which returned them to the Top 10 on the pop charts with the slow jam, "Love You Down," which peaked at #3.