Sounds of Blackness

Sounds of Blackness BIOGRAPHY

Sounds of Blackness

Label(s): Perspective, A&M (PGD/Uni)
Recording Years: 1991-1997

Ann Nesby
OFFICIAL WEB SITE: Sounds of Blackness

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Alecia Russell Hammonds
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Angela Henderson
   Member Years: 1991-1997
   Instrument(s): vocals, orchestra
Ann Nesby
   Born: Jul 24, 1955
   Member Years: 1991-1994
   Instrument(s): vocals
   See Ann Nesby
Beverly Mahto
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Billy Steele
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Carl Pertile
   Member Years: 1994-1997
Carrie Harrington
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Cheryl D. Warder-Reeves
   Member Years: 1991
Core Cotton
   Member Years: 1994-1997
Craig Mack
   Born: May 10, 1971
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Daryl Boudreaux
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): percussion
David Brian Young
   Member Years: 1991
David Wright, III
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): sax
Dorothy A. Brown
   Member Years: 1991
Dorothy Shelby
   Member Years: 1991
Dorothy Townes
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Dr. Robert Jones
   Member Years: 1994-1997
Elizabeth J. Turner
   Member Years: 1991
Frank Wharton
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): sax, flute
Freddie Wilson
   Member Years: 1991
Gary Hines
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Geoff Jones
   Member Years: 1994-1997
Gregory Sears
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): vocals
Jamecia Bennett
   Member Years: 1991
Jayn Higgins
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Jennifer Whitlock
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Kimberly Gayle Brown
   Member Years: 1991
Larry Sims
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): trumpet
Levi Seacer
   Member Years: 1994-1997
Louis Wilson
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): sax
Michael L. Bowens
   Member Years: 1991
Mike Scott
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): guitar
Patricia Lacy
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Paul Johnson
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): bass
Quan Howell
   Member Years: 1994-1997
Renee McCall
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Robert Edwards
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Robert J. Jones
   Member Years: 1991
Rojeem Taylor
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Russell B. Knighton, Jr.
   Member Years: 1991
Sandra Harris
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Shirley Marie Graham
   Member Years: 1991-1994
Terrence Frierson
   Member Years: 1991-1997
Trenon Graham
   Member Years: 1994-1997
   Instrument(s): drums
Valerie Johnson
   Member Years: 1991
Wanda Lewis
   Member Years: 1991-1997
William H. Smith
   Member Years: 1991


Sounds of Blackness PHOTOS

Sounds of Blackness DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Sounds of Blackness U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
Africa to AmericaA&M Records73145490060000
Africa To America: the Journey of the DrumPerspective Records31454 90061994
Everything Is Gonna Be AlrightPerspective Records31458 83441994
Evolution of Gospel (the)Perspective Records28968 10001991
Evolution of Gospel (the)Perspective Records75021 53610000
Gospel Sampler EPPerspective Records0000
I BelievePerspective Records31458 74571994
I BelievePerspective Records31458 82671994
I'm Going All the WayPerspective Records31458 74251993
Night Before Christmas--a Musical FantasyPerspective Records31454 90001992
OptimisticPerspective Records28968 12001991
OptimisticPerspective Records28968 17011991
Pressure Pt. 1 (the)Perspective Records28968 12021991
Soul Side (the)Perspective Records31454 80111992
SpiritPerspective Records31458 75751998
TestifyPerspective Records28968 17101991
Time for HealingA&M Records73145490290000
Time for HealingPerspective Records31454 90291997
Very Best of Sounds of Blackness (the)A&M Records60694930982001

Sounds of Blackness U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Black ButterflyPerspective Records31458 75011994
Everything Is Gonna Be AlrightPerspective Records31458 74671994
Everything Is Gonna Be AlrightPerspective Records31458 74751994
Everything Is Gonna Be AlrightPerspective Records31458 83451994
I BelievePerspective Records31458 74471994
I BelievePerspective Records31458 74511994
I BelievePerspective Records31458 82641994
I'm Going All the WayPerspective Records31458 74821994
I'm Going All the WayPerspective Records31458 74831994
I'm Going All the WayPerspective Records31458 83731994
I'm Going All the Way/Everything Is Gonna Be AlrightAM:PMAMPMDJ 41996
JoyPerspective Records31458 80691992
Joy/Soul HolidaysPerspective Records31458 74131992
Pressure Pt. 1 (the)Perspective Records28968 17041991
SpiritPerspective Records31458 75731998
SpiritPerspective RecordsPSPRO 003931997
TestifyPerspective Records28968 12071992
TestifyPerspective Records28968 17081991

Sounds of Blackness U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Africa to America07314549006
Hold On (Part 1)
I'm Going All the Way
Ah Been 'Buked (Part 1)
I Believe
Hold On (Part 2)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
Sun Up to Sundown
Lord Will Make a Way (the)
He Took Away All My Pain
Place in My Heart (a)
Harder They Are the Bigger They Fall (the)
Drum (the)
African Medley
Very Special Love (a)
Strange Fruit
Black Butterfly
You've Taken My Blues & Gone
Livin' the Blues
Ah Been 'Buked (part 2)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Africa To America: the Journey of the Drum199431454 9006
Hold On, Pt. 1
I'm Going All the Way
Ah Been Buked, Part 1
I Believe
Hold On, Pt. 2
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
Sun-Up to Sundown
Lord Will Make a Way (the)
He Took Away All My Pain
Place in My Heart (a)
Harder They Are the Bigger They Fall (the)
Drum (Africa to America) (the)
African Medley: Royal Kingdom/Rise/My...
Very Special Love (a)
Strange Fruit
Black Butterfly
You've Taken My Blues and Gone
Livin' the Blues
Ah Been Buked, Part 2

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Black Butterfly199431458 7501
Black Butterfly (Organized Noize Radio Remix without Rap)
Black Butterfly (Organized Noize Radio Remix with Rap)
Black Butterfly (Organized Noize Instrumental)
Black Butterfly (LP Version)
Black Butterfly (LP Instrumental)
Place In My Heart (a) (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright199431458 8345
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Brian Morgan Club Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright CJ's Extended R&B Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (All Star Radio Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Junior's Factory Vocal Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Foundation Club Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (In the Flow Club Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Junior's Factory Dub Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright ("Chuff Chuff" Dub)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Foundation Dub Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (CJ's House Dub)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (All Star Dub Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright199431458 8344
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (CJ's R&B Radio version)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Brian Morgan Radio Edit)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (All Star Radio Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Brian Morgan Club Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (In the Flow Radio Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (LP version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright199431458 7475
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Brian Morgan Club Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (CJ's Extended R&B Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (In the Flow Club Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Junior's Factory Vocal Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Foundation Club Mix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Junior's Factory Dub Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright199431458 7467
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Evolution of Gospel (the)075021 5361
Chains
Optimistic
Ah Been Workin'
Pressure Pt. 1 (the)
Testify
Gonna Be Free One Day
Stand
Pressure Pt. 2 (the)
Your Wish Is My Command
Hallelujah Lord!
We Give You Thanks
He Holds the Future
What Shall I Call Him?
Better Watch Your Behavior
Please Take My Hand
I'll Fly Away
Harambee

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Evolution of Gospel (the)199128968 1000
Chains
Optimistic
Ah Been Workin'
Pressure, Pt. 1
Testify
Gonna Be Free One Day
Stand!
Pressure, Pt. 2
Your Wish Is My Command
Hallelujah Lord!
We Give You Thanks
He Holds the Future
What Shall I Call Him?
Better Watch Your Behavior
Please Take My Hand
I'll Fly Away
Harambee (Swahili for Let Us All Pull...

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Evolution of Gospel (the)201328968100020
Chains
Optimistic
Ah Been Workin
Testify
Gonna Be Free One Day
Stand
Pressure Pt. 2 (the)
Your Wish Is My Command
Hallelujah Lord!
We Give Thanks
He Holds the Future
What Shall I Call Him?
Better Watch Your Behavior
Please Take My Hand
I'll Fly Away
Harambee

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Gospel Sampler EP0

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Believe199431458 7457
I Believe (Old Skool Mix)
I Believe (Soul Believer Mix)
I Believe (Classic Gospel Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Classic 12" Mix with Vocal Intro)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Believe199431458 7451
I Believe

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Believe199431458 7447
I Believe (Radio Mix)
I Believe (Classic Gospel Mix)
I Believe (Soul Believer Mix)
I Believe (Believe in Da Quiet Storm)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Believe199431458 8264
I Believe (LP Edit)
I Believe (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I Believe199431458 8267
I Believe (LP Edit)
I Believe (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I'm Going All the Way199431458 7483
I'm Going All the Way (LP Version Edit)
I'm Going All the Way (Nuttin But Sol For Ya Edit)
Harder They Are the Bigger They Fall (E-Smoove Harder Anthem)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Brian Morgan Radio Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I'm Going All the Way199431458 7482
I'm Going All the Way

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I'm Going All the Way199431458 8373
I'm Going All the Way (Nuttin But Sol For Ya Remix)
I'm Going All the Way (Nuttin But Sol For Ya Instrumental)
I'm Going All the Way (Break Da Sol Remix)
I'm Going All the Way (LP Version)
I'm Going All the Way (Fierce Reprise Dub)
I'm Going All the Way (Classic Remix)
I'm Going All the Way (Classic Underground Remix)
I'm Going All the Way (A Stompin' Good Time Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I'm Going All the Way199331458 7425
I'm Going All the Way (The Brixton Flavour 12")
I'm Going All the Way (Sasha's Chuff Chuff Mix)
I'm Going All the Way (Sasha's Soak Mix)
I'm Going All the Way (Sasha's Qat Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I'm Going All the Way/Everything Is Gonna Be Alright1996AMPMDJ 4
I'm Going All the Way (Nuttin But Sol For Ya Remix)
I'm Going All the Way (Album version)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (Brian Morgan Remix)
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (All Star Remix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Joy199231458 8069
Joy (12" Version)
Joy (Dub)
Joy (Album Version)
Joy (Philly Soul Mix)
Soul Holidays (Album Version)
Joy (Momo Def Version)
Joy (Momo Def Track)
Joy (Overjoyed Mix)
New Style (the) (Album Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Joy/Soul Holidays199231458 7413
Joy (12" Version)
Joy (Philly Soul Mix)
Joy (Album Version)
Joy (Def Version)
Joy (Overjoyed Mix)
Soul Holidays (Album Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Night Before Christmas--a Musical Fantasy199231454 9000
Born in a Manger
Soul Holidays
It's Christmas Time
Away in a Manger
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
Peace on Earth for Everyone
Children Go
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Dance, Chitlins, Dance
Holiday Love
Santa Won't You Come By?
Jolly One's Here (the)
Dash Away All/Reindeer Revolt
Give Us a Chance
Santa Watch Yo' Step
Why Don't You Believe in Me?
Merry Christmas to the World

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Optimistic199128968 1200
Optimistic (12" Never Say Die Mix)
Optimistic (Album Version - Edit)
Optimistic (12" Alright Mix)
Optimistic (12" Inner Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Optimistic199128968 0001
Optimistic (Album version edit)
Optimistic (12" Never Say Die Mix)
Optimistic (12" Alright Mix)
Optimistic (7" Alright Mix)
Optimistic (Albu version)
Optimistic (12" Inner Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Optimistic199128968 1702
Optimistic (Album Version Edit)
Optimistic (7" Alright Mix)
Optimistic (Album Version)
Optimistic (12" Never Say Die Mix)
Optimistic (12" Alright Mix)
Optimistic (12" Inner Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Optimistic199128968 1701
Optimistic (12" Never Say Die Mix)
Optimistic (12" Alright Mix)
Optimistic (12" Inner Mix)
Optimistic (7" Alright Mix)
Optimistic (Album Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Pressure Pt. 1 (the)199128968 0007
Pressure Pt.1 (the) (LP Version Edit)
Pressure Pt.1 (the) (8:39)
Pressure Pt.1 (the) (Flow Mix)
Pressure Pt.1 (the) (Classic 12" Mix with Vocal Intro)
Pressure Pt.1 (the) (Sound Factory Mix)
Pressure Pt.1 (the) (Real Disco Mix Radio Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Pressure Pt. 1 (the)199128968 1202
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Classic 12" Mix with Vocal Intro)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Flow Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (LP Version)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Serious Lo-Key? Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Real Disco Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Sound Factory Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Pressure Pt. 1 (the)199128968 1205
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (LP Version Edit)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Serious Lo-Key? Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Flow Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Classic 12" Mix with Vocal Intro)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Sound Factory Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Real Disco Mix Radio Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Pressure Pt. 1 (the)199128968 1704
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (LP Version Edit)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Flow Mix Edit)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Real Disco Mix Edit)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Serious Lo-Key? Radio Edit)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Classic Radio Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Serious Lo-Key? Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Classic 12" Mix with Vocal Intro)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Flow Mix)
Pressure Pt. 1 (the) (Real Disco Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Soul Holidays201060252738790
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays
Soul Holidays

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Soul Holidays/It's Christmas Time/We Give Thanks199231458 8064
Soul Holidays (Radio Edit)
Soul Holidays (Album Version)
It's Christmas Time (Album Version)
We Give Thanks (album Version)
Merry Christmas I
Merry Christmas II
Happy Holidays I
Happy Holidays II
Happy Kwanza I
Happy Kwanza II

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Soul Side (the)199231454 8011
Born in a Manger
Soul Holidays
Away in a Manger
O Come All Ye Faithful
Merry Christmas to the World
We Give You Thanks
Your Wish Is My Command
Optimistic
Hallelujah Lord!

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Spirit199831458 7575
Spirit (LP Version)
Spirit (Refugee Remix)
Spirit (Noontime Remix)
Spirit (Nitro Remix)
Spirit (LP Instrumental)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Spirit199831458 7573
Spirit (LP Version)
Spirit (LP Instrumental)
Spirit (Noontime Remix)
Spirit (Noontime Remix Instrumental)
Spirit (Refugee Remix)
Spirit (Refugee Remix Instrumental)
Spirit (Nitro Remix)
Spirit (Nitro Remix Instrumental)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Spirit1997PSPRO 00393
Spirit (LP Version)
Spirit (Radio Edit without Rap)
Spirit (LP Instrumental)
Spirit (Noontime Remix)
Spirit (Noontime Remix without Rap)
Spirit (Noontime Remix Instrumental)
Spirit (A Cappella)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Testify199128968 1708
Testify (7" Album Edit)
Testify (CJ Remix Edit)
Testify (Mellow Mix)
Testify (Album Version)
Testify (12" CJ Remix)
Testify (12" Amen Dub)
Testify (12" Hallelujah Dub)
Testify (12" Spirit Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Testify199128968 0006
Testify (7" C.J. Remix Edit)
Testify (Mellow Mix)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Testify199128968 1710
Testify (12" CJ Remix)
Testify (Mellow Mix)
Testify (Album Version)
Testify (12" Amen Dub)
Testify (12" Hallelujah Dub)
Testify (12" Spirit Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Testify199228968 1207
Testify (12" C.J. Remix)
Testify (Mellow Mix)
Testify (Album Version)
Testify (12" Amen Dub)
Testify (12" Hallelujah dub)
Testify (12" Spirit Dub)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Time for Healing07314549029
Africana
Spirit
We Are Gonna Make It Through, Pt. 1
Hold On (Change Is Comin')
Love Will Never Change
Love Train
God Cares
Hold On (Don't Let Go)
Crisis
We Are Gonna Make It Through, Pt. 2
You Can Make It If You Try
Blackness Blues (the)
Spiritual Medley (a)
So Far Away
Familiar Waters
Time for Healng
We Are Gonna Make It Through, Pt. 3
Hold On (Change Is Comin')
Kwanzaa-Umoja-uhuru

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Time for Healing199731454 9029
Africana
Spirit
We Are Gonna Make It Through, Pt. 1
Hold On (Change Is Comin')
Love Will Never Change
Love Train
God Cares
Hold On (Don't Let Go)
Crisis
We Are Gonna Make It Through, Pt. 2
You Can Make It If You Try
Blackness Blues (the)
I'll Open My Mouth to the Lord/Better Be...
So Far Away
Familiar Waters
Time for Healing
We Are Gonna Make It Through, Pt. 3
Hold On (Change Is Comin')
Kwanzaa/Uomja/Uhuru

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Very Best of Sounds of Blackness (the)20016069493098
Optimistic
Pressure Part 1 (the)
Testify
Your Wish Is My Command
Joy
I Believe
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
I'm Going All the Way
Black Butterfly
Harder They Are the Bigger They Fall (the)
Lord Will Make a Way (the)
Spirit
Love Will Never Change
Love Train
Hold On (Change Is Comin')
Soul Holidays


Sounds of Blackness MUSIC CHARTS

Sounds of Blackness on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Africa To America: the Journey of the Drum31454 9006Billboard R&B15
Evolution of Gospel (the)28968 1000Billboard Pop176
28968 1000Billboard R&B4
Night Before Christmas--a Musical Fantasy31454 9000Billboard Pop129
31454 9000Billboard R&B19
Spirit31458 7575Billboard R&B22
Time for Healing31454 9029Billboard R&B24
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright31458 7467Billboard R&B29
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright31458 7475Billboard R&B29
I Believe31458 7447Billboard R&B15
I'm Going All the Way31458 7482Billboard R&B39
Spirit31458 7573Billboard R&B22