Sunday, May 6, 2012

Kids At Work

Kids At Work were an R&B trio from New York City that consisted of singer Clurel Henderson, keyboardist Teddy Riley and bassist Timmy Gatling. Teddy formed the group under the guidance of local music producer, Gene Griffin.

In 1984, Kids at Work released their self-titled debut album on the Sound of New York record label. It's unknown how or if the album charted.

Their first single "Sugar Baby" peaked at #50 on Billboard's Black Singles chart , staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

The second single "Singing Hey Yea" peaked at #64 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
Kids At Work's last release together was the 1986 single, "Togetherness" which was released on Rooftop Records and didn't make the charts.

Teddy Riley and Timmy Gatling went on to form the popular R&B trio, Guy, but Gatling left the group after the recording of Guy's debut album was completed and was replaced by Damion Hall. After the success of Guy, Teddy went on to form R&B group, BLACKstreet in late 1992.

Since 1986, Teddy has produced music for numerous artists.

Timmy Gatling had a moderate solo career and also produced music.

Clurel Henderson released a single, "Hurtown" on Rooftop Records in 1986. According to a comment on YouTube, it appears he is still active in the music business.

To see a fan-made video for "Sugar Baby," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrfv9lH3hKg

To see a fan-made video for "Singing Hey Yea," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPXUkjQyolg

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