Saturday, December 12, 2009
Carol Lynne Townes
In the early 70s, she moved to New York and joined a male soul music group called Fifth Avenue. The group released an album on RCA Records in 1976, but it wasn't until the 80s that Carol began to achieve commercial success. She signed to Polydor Records in 1982.
The song peaked at #109 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #25 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, #20 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #65 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks, and #56 on the U.K. Singles chart.
After that, it seemed as if Carol has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.
To see the music video for "Believe the Beat," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "99 1\2," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "I Freak For You," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "What I Wouldn't Do," go to:
[updated on 06/02/13]