Klymaxx ‎– Man Size Love (1986)

Klymaxx is an American all-female band created and founded by drummer and singer Bernadette Cooper. Cooper after college created the all-girl band. She also created the name ‘Klymaxx’. Klymaxx’s uniqueness is due to the all-girl band’s ability to play instruments, and their sound was influential because of its comedic, women power theme. Klymaxx’s original members are (vocalist, drummer, founder) Bernadette Cooper, (vocalist) Lorena Porter (Stewart), (guitarist) Cheryl Cooley, (keyboardists ) Lynn Malsby, (keyboardists) Robbin Grider and later after the band signed to Solar records (bassist/ vocalist) Joyce Irby, was added to the band .

After their second Solar album in 1983, the group switched to the MCA-distributed Constellation label for Meeting in the Ladies Room. It featuring their first hit “The Men All Pause” (penned by Bernadette Cooper and Joyce Irby) and marked the beginning of their success. Griffey chose as their third single the 1985 hit “I Miss You” (penned by Lynn Malsby) which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart. “I Miss You” remained on the Hot 100 chart for 29 weeks, a long chart run at the time, and good enough to rank it as the third-biggest-selling song of 1986, ahead of several songs that went higher in the top 10. The album also featured the hits “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting in the Ladies Room”. 1986 saw the release of “Man Size Love” (which was written by Rod Temperton “Thriller”) from the Running Scared motion picture soundtrack. The following year, this song was included on their self-titled Klymaxx album, which went on to provide more hits.

Louil Silas Jr. provided the Man Size mixes on the 12″ single.

Man Size Love (Extended Remix)                              4:43

Man Size Love (Instrumental)                                    4:00

Man Size Love (Man Size Mix)                                  8:40

Man Size Love (Son Of Man Size Mix)                       6:00

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Klymaxx ‎– Divas Need Love Too (1987)

“Divas Need Love Too” was a single recorded by Klymaxx for the MCA label. Relying on an outside producer and songwriters, this song was recorded and released as the fourth and final single from their fifth album, Klymaxx. This song reached number 14 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.

Divas Need Love Too (Extended Remix Version)                   7:15

Divas Need Love Too (Radio Edit)                                        6:08

Divas Need Love Too (Instrumental)                                     7:21

Divas Need Love Too (Dubapella)                                         5:17

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Klymaxx ‎– The Men All Pause (1984)

Klymaxx is an American all-female band created and founded by drummer and singer Bernadette Cooper. Cooper after college created the all-girl band. She also created the name ‘Klymaxx’. Klymaxx’s uniqueness is due to the all-girl band’s ability to play instruments, and their sound was influential because of its comedic, women power theme. Klymaxx’s original members are (vocalist, drummer, founder) Bernadette Cooper, (vocalist) Lorena Porter (Stewart), (guitarist) Cheryl Cooley, (keyboardists ) Lynn Malsby, (keyboardists) Robbin Grider and later after the band signed to Solar records (bassist/ vocalist) Joyce Irby, was added to the band . In 1981, Klymaxx were signed to Solar Records by Dick Griffey.

“The Men All Pause” was a hit single written by Bernadette Cooper and Joyce Irby, this song was recorded and released as the first single off their fourth album, Meeting in the Ladies Room. This song reached number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart, number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100,and number 9 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The success of this song helped the group’s Meeting in the Ladies Room album reach Platinum status.

“The Man All Pause” was remixed by Louil Silas Jr.

The Men All Pause                                          7:10

The Men All Pause (Dub Version)                     7:08

The Men All Pause (LP Version)                       5:02

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Klymaxx – Meeting In The Ladies Room (1984)

Klymaxx was conceived and formed by Bernadette Cooper, who also chose the name. The dream of an all girl band became a quest she pursued after leaving college. Through many auditions and temporary members the group that became successful consisted of drummer/vocalist Bernadette Cooper, vocalist Lorena Porter (Stewart), bassist/vocalist Joyce Irby, guitarist Cheryl Cooley and keyboardists Lynn Malsby and Robbin Grider.

In 1981, they were signed to Solar Records. Their debut album, Never Underestimate The Power Of A Woman. Upon beginning work on their second album, they became one of the first acts to work with writers/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of The Time. The team wrote and produced the song “Wild Girls” for that second album, entitled Girls Will Be Girls. After the second Solar album in 1983, they switched to the MCA-distributed Constellation label for Meeting in the Ladies Room, featuring the 1985 hit “I Miss You,” which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart. “I Miss You” remained on the Hot 100 chart for 29 weeks, an extremely long chart run at the time, and good enough to rank it as the third-biggest-selling song of 1986, ahead of several songs that hit the top 10. The album also featured the hits “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting in the Ladies Room.”

The German 12″ included two mixes of “Meeting In The Ladies Room” and a remix of the Jummy Jam/Terry Lewis produced “Lock And Key”

Meeting In The Ladies Room (Remix)               11:04

Meeting In The Ladies Room (Party Mix)          6:38

Lock And Key (Party Mix)                                        5:57

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