Preppie is the fifth studio album by American recording R&B artist Cheryl Lynn, released on September 16, 1983 by Columbia Records. The album features the R&B hit singles, "Encore" and "This Time".
One of Cheryl Lynn's early killers for Columbia – an album of tight, bouncy, joyous soul all the way through – free from any of the too-commercial touches that sometimes slowed Cheryl's later work! Ray Parker Jr produced the set – and he as well is free from the slicker sounds of his hits – keeping things warm, personal, and real on most of the album's best tracks – and balancing Cheryl nicely between heartfelt mellow tracks and a few more uptempo tunes designed to keep her on the minds of the dancefloor scene. Titles include "In The Night", "Baby", "What's On Your Mind", "Hurry Home", and "With Love On Our Side". CD also features the bonus track "Shake It Up Tonight (single version)"
From singing in church in Los Angeles to appearing on the popular 70s U.S. TV talent programme, The Gong Show, Cheryl Lynns vocal delivery, style and skills have been evident and when she hit the international music scene in 1978, it was no surprise that she found favour with audiences the world over. The summer of that year, her co-penned Got To Be Real, acknowledged now as a timeless classic that has been used in countless movies, television ad campaigns, sampled and covered, could be heard literally across the globe from London to New York, Paris to Tokyo, giving the soulful singer an anthem that has continued to bring dancers to their feet everywhere. The single reached No. 1 on the U.S. R&B charts and No. 23 on the Hot 100.
Ministry of Sound presents the ultimate collection of sweet, smooth sounds pitched perfectly for listening pleasure! CD1 gets into it with a smothering of legendary tracks from Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye before the satin sounds of Luther Vandross and Barry White. Next, disco classics from Chic, Sister Sledge and Cheryl Lynn will get you to your feet for the juiciest offerings of Evelyn Champagne King, Hall & Oates and Bill Withers. We’re just getting started as CD2 keeps you moving with a drizzle of Lionel Richie, Rufus & Chaka Khan and Kool & The Gang before a pure liquid groove from the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Finally, CD3 brings back the 90s sounds of Sade, Soul II Soul and Brand New Heavies before the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Shola Ama and Angie Stone will have you swaying to every note. This collection is smoother than silk, Scotch or melted Belgian chocolate … and it’s guaranteed to get you moving but remember, it ain’t Smooth if it ain’t got that Groove!
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