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Pennye [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Penny Ford Audio CD
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: BBR
  • ASIN: B004PHPZM2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,376 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. FEEL THE MUSIC
2. UH OH, I MADE A MISTAKE
3. CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS
4. SERIOUS LOVE
5. DON'T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
6. READY FOR LOVE
7. DANGEROUS
8. NEVER LET YOU GO
9. SPEND MY TIME WITH YOU
10. CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS (12" VERSION)
11. DANGEROUS (12" VERSION)
12. UH OH, I MADE A MISTAKE (12" VERSION)

Product Description

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· PENNYE FORD was born Penny Ford in 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the daughter Gene Redd Sr., the record company executive and former producer at King Records, famous for once having James Brown on their roster. She is also the sister of the late Sharron Redd and Gene Redd Jr. who was a songwriter for Kool & The Gang and BMP.

· In her youth Pennye studied various musical instruments and this led to her joining a group called Reach and toured extensively with them throughout Japan. On her return to the US, PENNYE FORD got a job at the Motown publishing company, Jobete Music and recorded a few demos of their catalogue. Later she worked on Total Experience Records where she had a short stint as a backing singer for The GAP Band. PENNYE FORD also features as the un-credited lead vocalist for the German electronic dance band Snap! on their 1990 #1 hit, The Power.

· In 1984 PENNYE FORD released her debut album entitled PENNYE. The album features the production of label owner Lonnie Simmons and contained two hits for Ford in the form of the up-tempo groove, CHANGE YOU WICKED WAYS, which reached #25 on the US R&B charts and #76 on the UK Singles chart and the popular Dance single DANGEROUS, that soared to #24 in the US Dance chart and a top 50 spot on the UK charts. Other notable tracks include the seriously funky slow jam DON'T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU which is backed by a deep synth bassline that you cant help but love and the softer and more soulful, SERIOUS LOVE written and produced by Pennye herself.

· BBR is very proud to present this newly remastered expanded edition of PENNYE for the first time on CD anywhere complete with extensive liner notes including a brand new interview with Pennye Ford and added bonus content.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. D TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This review is for: Pennye Pennye Ford (Big Break Records CD)
One of my favourite 12" singles of all-time is Pennye Ford's "Dangerous (Remix)". The sampled "D-D-D-D-Dangerooooous" intro seems to cut through my head like a laser with that long held note and really sets the scene for a great almost electro-funk remix. The #1 Remix of "Change Your Wicked Ways" on the B-Side is also superb. I never expected to get both of these on CD. It was most likely that this album would either be one that never appeared on CD or if it did would be a straight forward reissue of the original 9 tracks on some expensive Japanese import. So I had these two tracks on my "not on CD list", the list that rarely has anything crossed off it, although recently the wonderful Big Break Records have been eating into that list. I think BBR are making a lot of people's dreams come true.

I first heard about this reissue early in 2011 and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Then it was mysteriously delayed apparently due to problems obtaining usable master tapes. As the months past I kept checking back, but no sign of any release date. Once we got past the year mark it looked like this was never coming and I feared the worst that maybe these tapes were unusable and lost forever. But finally after around 18 months it's here. I'd much rather wait and have a great sounding product, so I'm very happy indeed. I feel like something inside me can finally come to rest!

I've never heard the album before and I must say that it is superb. "Don't You Know That I Love You" would have made a great single. It's reminiscent of label mates Yarbrough & Peoples and the Gap Band without sounding too similar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A long time coming! 3 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is Pennye's first lp from 1984 and it's a cracker.The two uk singles were Change Your Wicked Ways and Dangerous also here in their remixed form (Dangerous is remixed to frightening proportions and sounds incredible)both uptempo tracks but without the blight of many 80s songs;over production.Pennyes distinctive voice shines on all the songs and major kudos to Big Break Records for giving this lp it's first cd release...i have wanted this on cd for years.Though the lp and singles garnered little success at the time Pennye finally tasted chart action as part of Snap in the early 90s and like her sister Sharon Redd is a little lady with a big voice.
UNFORTUNATELY AS FROM THE BEGINNING OF APRIL 2012 THERE IS NO SIGN THAT THIS CD WILL BE RELEASED SOON;CURRENTLY THIS HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD BY BBR;WE WAIT IN ANTICIPATION!
AND FINALLY.........the cd is being released in September 2012,problems with master tapes being given for the (much)delayed release date!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 22 April 2013
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What a belter! This album completely passed me by in the 80's and I can't understand why! Solid chunky 80's grooves throughout in a Shannon electro-soul style. "Change your wicked ways" being the real highlight - What a tune!! but to be honest there are no duds - it's a real comprehensive package as well with some 12inch versions tagged on to the original album - The vocal is top notch and reminds me of Chaka Khan on occasions - 80's Groove fans - this is a MUST BUY!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rare 80's electro-soul album 16 Mar 2013
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Suprised I was too find out this long hidden gemm from Snap singer Pennye Ford was made availlable on CD by BBR. I ordered my copy and I don't regret it. Maybe not a masterpiece, but still very enjoyable and excellent choice by BBR for the bonus track including different 12'' version of the singles released at the time. Very interesting liner notes as well. Excellent top quality by BBR, as usual!
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4.0 out of 5 stars "Uh Oh, Total Experience made a mistake" by underpromoting Pennye! 31 Mar 2013
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Format:Audio CD
Pennye Ford (former Soul Train dancer) was a major contribution to the Total Experience family, despite this being her only album, of which led to the poor sales in the US. She started out as a backing vocalist for The Gap Band and Yarbrough & Peoples before Lonnie Simmons signed her for her own record deal in 1984. She could really write and sing, but as usual, 1984 was not a good year for an up an coming R&B artist, especially when a record label wasn't showing much interest in promoting the artist. Poor sales don't justify how amazing this album was put together and I'm happy that it finally got a itunes release a few years ago (I bought the vynil before the itunes release). My favorites were the funky two stepper, "Don't You Know That I Love You," the beautiful, "Uh Oh I Made A Mistake," and the top 30 R&B smash, "Change Your Wicked Ways." I love the extended 12 inch version of the latter that included a nice electric guitar solo after the second verse and chorus. That version should've been in the music video (who could forget the bizarre video with a Prince-like looking Stoney Jackson portraying Pennye's cheating lover while she was the love interest of poor Todd Bridges). "Feel The Music" and "Spend My Time With You" sounds like outakes from Yarbrough & People's Be A Winner album, yet they were dance floor burners. The original version of "Dangerous" lacked any enthusiasm and thats why the more superior 12 inch extended version was released and it was even added on this re-issue. "Serious Love" was seriously well written and produced by Pennye herself. It had that "ready for the club" feel to it and it should've been the 4th single on that album. Despite of the enthusiasm and hard work creating the Pennye album, Pennye Ford fell into obscurity by mid 1985 after a few performances (like both American and UK versions of Soul Train, just to name a very few). With these nice dance cuts and slow jams, Pennye could've been as big as Whitney Houston or Janet Jackson if she was promoted better. She had a great fashion sense, beautiful, and was an awesome writer and vocalist so I don't understand why she wasn't marketable? She didn't sound much like her other competitors so being that, she went unnoticed and the album fell off the charts (in the mid 80's a new black artist wasn't guranteed success unless they sang, performed, and marketed themselves like The Pointer Sisters, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston and/or Madonna). Later on, Pennye became a successful background vocalist for countless artists and was even the powerful voice behind Snap's 1990 enormous club hit, "I Got The Power." Pennye is a great add to your collection if you're a true fan of 1980's R&B and dance.
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