Tony Terry Returns…. Born Ta Luv Ya

Written by on October 10, 2020

Ok, yeah this has been out for a month or two…… I just havent placed it onto our playlists until now…. I am so intrigued by this record “Born Ta Luv Ya” by Tony Terry. Wow, I had not heard that name in eons.

But yet here he s releasing new music in this pandemic world. Taking matters into his own hands as an independent artist. At first I was attracted to the sample of Rick James classic Fire and Desire and then, while not overwhelemd by the vocals it was appeasing enough for me to wonder, hey, who is that. And voila! Here we are with a blast from the past… What’s that? You dont remember him? ok check out his 1991 hit “With You”

This video was executive produced by Anita Baker and directed by Blair Underwood. According to Wikipedia,

Terry is a graduate at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington. He landed backing vocalist jobs for the freestyle/pop group Sweet Sensation, and hip-hop group The Boogie Boys. In 1987, he signed a recording contract with Epic/CBS Records. Terry’s first single, “She’s Fly”, was released the same year, and peaked at number 10 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. Forever Yours, Terry’s debut album for Epic, was released in 1988, and reached the Top 40 of Billboard’s R&B albums chart. The follow-up single, “Lovey Dovey”, reached number four on the R&B charts, and “Forever Yours” climbed into the R&B Top 20. In 1989, Tony was also featured in a duet with label mate Flame on the song “On The Strength”, which reached number 59 on the Billboard R&B singles chart and number 11 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart.

Terry’s self-titled second album, released in 1990, included the single “With You” (his biggest hit) which reached the Top 20 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, as well as the Top 10 on the R&B chart. “Everlasting Love”, was a number-six R&B hit. After leaving Epic, Terry moved over to Virgin Records. His debut album for that label was 1994’s Heart Of A Man. The single, “When A Man Cries”, reached Billboards R&B Top 40. The following year, Terry contributed background vocals on the single “Gotta Have Love”, from Yolanda Adams’s album More Than a Melody. He also appeared in the video. Terry has performed on the soundtracks to Gladiator starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tap starring Gregory Hines and King’s Ransom starring Anthony Anderson. In 1991, Terry earned two Soul Train Music Award nominations: Single of the Year and Artist of the Year for “With You”.

And now, on Beach City Radio, Tony returns with a brand new song…. now playing!


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