Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Musical Interlude: A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) (1981)

Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio topped Billboard's Hot R & B Singles chart in May 1981 with "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)", the title tune from the album that had been released three months earlier. It happens this was my introduction to Parker, along with "You Can't Change That".

Back then, it'd be easy to mistake him for actor Billy Dee Williams, largely because of the similar facials. Raydio, unfortunately, split before the end of '81, but Parker's solo career took off soon after.

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