Sunday, August 5, 2012
By 1986, the line-up changed to Kipper Jones, Thomas & Derek Organ, and bassist Jay Shanklin. R&B singer\multi-instrumentalist Chuckii Booker worked as a session keyboardist with the group as well.
The last single from the album, "I Wish You Were Here" peaked at #87 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in November of 1986, staying on the chart for just 4 weeks.
Kipper Jones released his solo album, "Ordinary Story" in 1990 on Virgin Records. He had two charting singles: "Shock Wave" and "Poor Elaine" which were moderately successful on the R&B charts. Today, he lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he still performs music.
Derek Organ has performed on various artists' albums such as Atlantic Starr, Janet Jackson, Vernessa Mitchell, C.O.D., Brandy, Mariah Carey, 2Pac, and Jade MacRae.
Thomas Organ has performed on various artists' albums such as Thelma Houston, Patti Austin, Alexander O'Neal, Chico DeBarge, Geoffrey Williams, Grady Harrell, Portrait, Brandy, and Jade MacRae.
Cornelius Mims has written and produced music for artists such as Fire Fox, Madame X, Mendy Lee, Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Cooper, Carole Davis, Stacye & Kimiko, Lisa Fischer, Gladys Knight, LL Cool J, Rosie Gaines, Peaches & Herb, Stevie Woods, Jerry Butler, Patti Austin, George Howard, Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Pebbles, Ray Parker Jr, Desiree Coleman, Angela Bofill, Randy Hall, Vanessa Williams, Brian McKnight, Phil Collins, Jade MacRae, Ray J, Rahsaan Patterson, and India.Arie.
Jay Shanklin has written and produced music for C.O.D., Front Page, and Herbie Hancock. Josef Parson has performed on various artists' albums such as Patti Austin, Fire Fox, Wild Orchid, and LV.
Rex Salas has become a well-known record producer, songwriter, musical director, and music arranger who has worked with artists such as Robert Palmer, Janet Jackson, Maxwell, Brandy, Sheena Easton, and Brian McKnight.
As for Chuckii Booker, he went on to have a successful solo career, scoring two #1 R&B hits and working as a singer\songwriter\multi-instrumentalist.
To see Kipper Jones' Facebook page, go to:
To see Kipper Jones' official website, go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Firestarter," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Better Wild (Than Mild)," go to:
To see the music video for "I Wish You Were Here," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "I Can't Stand the Rain," go to: