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Friday, October 22, 2010

Tyren Perry - Don't Rush It (1989)

Back in the day I picked up a cassingle for 99 cents by a young American singer I had never heard of, Tyren Perry. The single was for the song "You Are My Everything", which was a pretty unspectacular ballad. But the b-side was a brilliant funk pop jam, "I Get Butterflies (In My Stomach)", in the vein of early Shanice Wilson or Janet Jackson. While I played the single repeatedly over the years, I never thought much more about Tyren. I knew that she had released an album, but at the time it wasn't released in Canada and US imports were hard to come by (thank God for the internet, non?). Anyway, in recent years I have really gotten back into that late 80s pop-funk sound and remembered Tyren. Well, many thanks once again to Adriana, I now have Tyren's album. And it's a solid pop-funk album with great vocals by Tyren that I'm sorry I missed all of these years. But that alone isn't what made me want to post it here. After doing research on Tyren I discovered some interesting details about her past and family. Before she was signed to Columbia Records, she did some acting, most notably a few episodes of Diff'rent Strokes and as a regular on the short-lived sitcom Bustin' Loose in 1987. In 1986 she joined Tonya Townsend as the duo Tahiti, and the two released a soundtrack album to the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters. This work led to Columbia Records signing the then 16 year old and hooking her up with established producer Ollie Brown (one half of disco duo Ollie & Jerry). Unfortunately none of the singles off of the album, which were "You Are My Everything", "I Get Butterflies (In My Stomach)" and "What's Up", had much of an impact, with only "What's Up" barely denting the R&B charts. After Tyren was dropped by the label, she managed to get a few more acting gigs but seemingly disappeared from the music scene...but she did not, as she joined her sisters in the group S.H.E. in 1997, which you can read all about in their post HERE.;)
 
UPDATE:  Hooray, Tyren herself wrote a comment here!  She's back to making music, and we all wait with bated breath for it!  (And girl, I DO like a good ballad in my older age, I just wasn't into them when I was younger. lol) Thanks so much for visiting, Tyren!!  Here's her comment: 

"This post made my day! I am so glad to read that you all enjoyed this album. It's fun and refreshing to know that it hasn't lost it's charm and all of the fun energy that went into it :) I'm working on new music with my band Kai's Army and I am looking forward to sharing it with you all.... Alas, Nasty G, you might have to endure a few ballads ;)"

Download Don't Rush It

1
I Get Butterflies (In My Stomach)

2
What's Up?

3
Do It

4
Hey Mister Postman

5
Don't Rush It

6
I'm Sure It's Love

7
You Are My Everything

8
Better Late Than Never

11 comments:

  1. Thanks so much. I needed this because my cd has skips on my favorite song.

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  2. I loved her song "You Are My Everythin". Why did you say it was unspectacular?

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  3. At the time I was not a fan of ballads, and still am not entirely. It's a lovely enough song, though. ;)

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  4. I can't believe you posted this album!! I got the CD from Amazon.com for my birthday like two years ago and I still have it today. It's amazing!!

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  5. Download doesn't work

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  6. This post made my day! I am so glad to read that you all enjoyed this album. It's fun and refreshing to know that it hasn't lost it's charm and all of the fun energy that went into it :) I'm working on new music with my band Kai's Army and I am looking forward to sharing it with you all.... Alas, Nasty G, you might have to endure a few ballads ;)

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    1. How exciting to hear from you, Tyren!! An honour indeed. I hope you also enjoyed the post I did on your group S.H.E.. And I hope you don't mind, but I added your comment to the main post here for all to see. I will definitely be keeping my eyes and ears peeled for your new stuff with Kai's Army! Thanks for visiting! :)

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    2. I do not mind at all that you posted my reply, and I did enjoy the S.H.E. post! Thank you for that!

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  7. I would like to know if Tyren has ever lived in Junction City, Ks.

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  8. I also remember Tyren Perry in Junction City, KS. She would have been in 1st grade I think. Westwood Elementary

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