Meli’sa Morgan ‎– Fool’s Paradise (1986)

Meli’sa Morgan is an African-American R&B singer born in Queens, New York who had a string of urban contemporary and house music hits in the 1980s and 1990s. She got her start in the music industry while singing with a church gospel choir called the Starlets of Corona.

Her initial chart entry was as the lead singer of the dance group, Shades of Love. They had a single entry on Billboard magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1982, the #26 “Body to Body (Keep in Touch)”.

That same year, music entrepreneur Jacques Fred Petrus asked her to join his newly created studio group, High Fashion, that featured Morgan and two other New York vocalists, Eric McClinton and Alyson Williams. High Fashion’s sole hit, “Feelin’ Lucky Lately”, reached #32 on the U.S. Black Singles chart. In 1983 Morgan left, and was replaced in the group by the jazz vocalist, Marcella Allen.

As a solo artist she topped the R&B chart with her cover version of Prince’s “Do Me, Baby” for 3 weeks, (the title track from her debut album) which also became her only Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at #46 in 1986. The follow up single “Fool’s Paradise” would go to #24 on the US R&B charts and would be her only single to hit the UK Top 50.

Fool’s Paradise (Paradise Mix)                           5:13

Fool’s Paradise (Single Version)                         4:30

Fool’s Paradise (Singlet Mix)                             3:00

Fool’s Paradise (Bonus Beats)                           2:00

Getting To Know You Better                               4:37