Gregory Hines – That Girl Wants To Dance With Me (1988)

Gregory Oliver Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American actor, singer, dancer and choreographer.

Hines performed as the lead singer and musician in a rock band called Severance in the year of 1975-1976 based in Venice, California. Severance was one of the house bands at an original music club called Honky Hoagies Handy Hangout, otherwise known as the 4H Club. Severance released their debut album on Largo Records (a subsidiary of GNP Crescendo) in 1976. In 1986, he sang a duet with Luther Vandross, entitled “There’s Nothing Better Than Love”, which reached the No. 1 position on the Billboard R&B charts.

The hit single was followed up in 1988 with Gregory’s self-titled debut album. All tracks on the album were co-written by Luther Vandross and included vocal contributions by some of the most talented singers in the industry including Luther, Cheryl Lynn, Cissy Houston, Darlene Love, David Lasley, Lisa Fischer, Fonzi Thornton and Tawatha Agee.

The album yielded two singles (three if you include “There’s Nothing Better Than Love” released two years earlier), “That Girl Wants To Dance With Me” and “You Need Somebody”.

That Girl Wants To Dance With Me” was remixed by Jellybean for the 12″ single release.

That Girl Wants To Dance With Me (Long Version)                        7:09

That Girl Wants To Dance With Me (Short Version)                       4:37

That Girl Wants To Dance With Me (Dub)                                     6:17


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