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Ready For The World

A Michigan funk band with slight rock leanings, Ready for the World parlayed Melvin Riley's whining vocals and some trendy production into a pair of number one R&B hits in the mid-'80s for MCA. Riley, Gordon Strozier, Gregory Potts, Willie Triplett, John Eaton, and Gerald Valentine began on their own Blue Lake label before signing with MCA. The label reissued the song "Tonight," and it reached number six on the R&B charts in 1984. They followed it with "Deep Inside Your Love," another Top Ten R&B single, then had their first of two chart-toppers in "Oh Sheila." It got them a huge crossover smash, ultimately topping the pop lists as well. They scored their fourth consecutive Top Ten R&B record with "Digital Display," then had two flop singles before "Love You Down" put them back on top of the R&B world in 1986. It was their last hit and peaked at number nine pop. ~ Ron Wynn
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Flint Made
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Yessss...
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A couple of things; First big shout out to Kelvyn Ventour, who without his help none of you would have ever heard of this group. He traveled coast to coast promoting them outside of Michigan and was the big reason they signed with MCA. Second, have any of you thought Oh Sheila and Love you Down should have been reversed? Oh Sheila should be the ballad and Love you Down the uptempo cut? The lyrics fit better the other way around. To me anyway...
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These guys rock!
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Really great band
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I Love Slow Song baby musics real s**t yessss
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Sorry best band
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I use to live across the street from them in Flint Michigan this was the best bank back then you guys are amazing
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Most definitely the top notch songd of baby making I the 80s along with lie that sweat baby face
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A LOT OF PEOPLE GOT MADE OFF DIZ JOINT....IT' S 1OF DEM REAL R&B GROVES THIS THE #!@:
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kerrin12
Definitely a classic! Thank you, RFTW!!
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tinacohen24
Got my vote
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Oh Melvin (lead singer of Ready for the World celebrity crush on him back in the day, lol), how i wore this LP (album) out!! Stil got the album with lots of scratches on it though, lol.
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thammmmm ONE OF A LL KIND MY JAM MY PAA
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Good old days
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Omg forgot about this song
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Soothing r&b classic song
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Love this one!!!!
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Timeless classic!
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My anthem when I was in the 8th grade dating a Junior in Highschool.
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I love this song
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kharris107
Thank you Pandora, I had forgotten about this song and band. Brings me way back and about to go buy some music....
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The s**t heyyyy
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Yessssssssss s s s
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My hard working baby
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Michigan that how we do good time for lyfe
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yes yes old days
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J cole
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Oh oh oh oh girl tonight.,.ma n this song takes me back....good ole days
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i love ready for the world andrea wise
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A true classic n still today it still brings back a lot of memories
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Timi
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Iove it
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This is the only group that stands out from the rest
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Old school and I love love love it
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I see that this guy took some influence from Prince, especially with the flamboyant vocal delivery and the air sucking "Ugh", and the "Oh!"
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Want to hear end of the road
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yasssssss
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Oh yes
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Let me love you down �� proud 80s kid right here real music
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Boy This tales me back
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This is real music good memories
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Love this song and I'm young my mom love this song she always talk about that this was her favorite song and it still is and its mine to.
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Music is not made like this any more love the 80's and 90's
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Wow the memories of this in high school!! All the girls was in love with the lead of this group!! Loved his long lustrous curl :)
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angelasims05
Ohhh the memories... sneaking on the house phone late at night listening to mix tapes.. love RFTW!!!!
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wow! I never knew that ready for the world were from Michigan..Th i s was the cut @ school dances..slow dancing witch teenage bubble gum love..LOL... . n i c e feel good song indeed..
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