One Way was formed in 1978 in Detroit, Michigan as the newer incarnation of a band originally known as Soul Partners. Al Hudson, Alicia Myers, guitarists Dave Roberson and Cortez Harris, bassist Kevin McCord, drummer Gregory Green and keyboardist Jonathan Meadows were the original members. They first recorded as “Al Hudson and the Soul Partners”, scoring an R&B hit on the ABC label called “You Can Do It” in 1979.
At that time, however, ABC Records was in the process of being taken over by MCA Records as part of a buyout, and when the band moved to the MCA label, they subsequently changed their name to One Way featuring Al Hudson before becoming One Way. They were on MCA from 1980 to 1988. They scored three Top 10 U.S. R&B chart hits, with the biggest being “Cutie Pie”, which reached number four in 1982.
In 1987, the single “You Better Quit” was released from the band’s final MCA album “One Way IX”. The single was produced by Eumir Deodato and remixed by Louil Silas Jr for the 12″ release.
You Better Quit (Extended Version) 7:45
You Better Quit (Radio Edit) 5:15
You Better Quit (Instrumental) 7:45
You Better Quit (Bonus Beats) 4:45