R&B/Dance Music trio Sinnamon had three singles mixed by Shep Pettibone between 1982 and 1984, “Thin Line” would be the last with a Shep mixing credit and the only release by Sinnamon on the short-lived NY label Power House Records.
Written by saxophonist Jeff Smith and future soul legend Will Downing, produced by Darryl Payne and mixed by Shep Pettibone, the track would never reappear on any compilations over the next 30 years and is another undiscovered gem of early 80s dance.
Thin Line 5:25
Thin Line (Instrumental) 6:35
Sinnamon is an American female R&B and dance music vocal trio, consisting of Barbara Fowler and Marsha Carter from Connecticut, and Melissa Bell from New York.
Their greatest success occurred in 1982 when their song “Thanks to You” spent two weeks at number one on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in Billboard.The song also reached number 44 on the US Billboard R&B chart.
All of the band’s singles would have a songwriting and/or production credit by Darryl Payne and their first two singles, “He’s Gonna Take You Home (To His House)” and “Thanks To You” would be mixed by Shep Pettibone.
He’s Gonna Take You Home (To His House) 5:40
He’s Gonna Take You Home (To His House) (Fierce Dub) 11:24