Christopher Williams, Force M.D.s, Meli'sa Morgan & Jeff Redd at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $26.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show
Join us for a night of classic '80s R&B at B.B. King Blues Club, with performances by Christopher Williams, Force M.D.s, Meli'sa Morgan, and Jeff Redd.
R&B singer and actor Christopher Williams first emerged on the music scene in the late '80s, rising to prominence with the success of singles like "I'm Dreamin'," "Talk to Myself," "Every Little Thing U Do," and "Promises, Promises." The nephew of legendary jazz chanteuse Ella Fitzgerald, he has also enjoyed a successful career as an actor, appearing in the film New Jack City (1991) and numerous Broadway productions, including A Good Man is Hard to Find, Men Cry in the Dark, and The Man He Used to Be. After releasing a string of albums in the late '80s and early '90s, he took a six-year hiatus from recording before releasing his latest album, Real Men Do, in 2001.
Among the originators of hip-hop, doo-wop, and hip-hop soul, The Force M.D.s are the voices behind two of the biggest hits of the '80s R&B world: "Tender Love" and "Love is a House." Hailing from Staten Island, the group won acclaim for blending doo-wop harmonies with hip-hop beats at the outset of its career before evolving into a more straightforward R&B group by the mid-'80s. After releases like Love Letters (1984), Chillin' (1986), Touch and Go (1987), Step to Me (1990), and Moments in Time (1994), the band kicked off the new millennium with The Reunion (2000), its latest release.
A staple of the '80s R&B scene, Meli'sa Morgan's career began in earnest when her cover of Prince's "Do Me Baby" crested the R&B charts. Recording for the Capitol imprint from 1985 to 1987, she scored two more Top 10 R&B singles with "Do You Still Love Me?" and "If You Can Do It: I Can Too!" before jumping ship to Arista, where she enjoyed another hit with "Love Changes," a duet with Kashif. After passing much of the '90s and the dawn of the '00s without releasing any new material, she returned to the studio in 2005 to create I Remember, her latest release.
New York native Jeff Redd began his career singing with The Sophisticated Gents in the mid-'80s. Soon after his brief tenure with the group ended, he inked a deal with Uptown-MCA Records as a solo artist, releasing his debut album Quiet Storm in 1990. The album's hit singles included "What Goes Around Comes Around" and "Love High." Subsequent years in the business saw him record the hit "You Called and Told Me" for the 1991 film Strictly Business, help launch the careers of Mary J. Blige and K-Ci & JoJo, and eventually establish his own label, Sol Real Records, LLC. His latest single is "Take You Higher," released in 2010.