Skipworth & Turner ‎– Can’t Give Her Up (1986)

Eighties singing duo Skipworth & Turner burst on the scene with the catchy dance hit “Thinking About Your Love.” Produced by Patrick Adams (Musique, Inner Life, the 1980 hit disco remake “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” on Salsoul Records), “Thinking About Your Love” hit number ten R&B on Billboard’s charts in spring 1985. Syracuse, NY-born keyboardist Rodney Skipworth and singer Phil Turner, a Memphis native, were a startling combination that came together at a unique period that allowed for the fusing of the duo’s gospel/R&B/soul influences with the emerging MIDI/keyboard synthesizer technology, the same synergy that lead to the creation of some exciting, trailblazing music epitomized by such groups as the System. Though Skipworth & Turner’s only other charting single was “Can’t Give Her Up” (on which Turner displays his impressive falsetto range) at number 63 R&B, they recorded some outstanding tracks that range from smokin’ dance tracks to heart-melting ballads.

“Can’t Give Her Up” was edited by Tom Moulton and mixed by Batcho Manguel and Bruce Forest.

Can’t Give Her Up (12″ Mix)                           8:16

Can’t Give Her Up (Dub Mix)                          6:13

Can’t Give Her Up (Street Mix)                       7:16

Can’t Give Her Up (Instrumental)                    7:16

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