“Ain’t Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You” from 1978 was Teri DeSario’s first hit single, written by the Bee Gees’ lead vocalist/songwriter Barry Gibb, from her first album Pleasure Train, also released in 1978.
Even though the first single from her debut, Pleasure Train, made #43 on the U.S. pop charts, she hadn’t really enjoyed the recording experience and wanted a new direction. It was then that she bumped into an old school mate she had as a teen, Harry Wayne Casey (KC) of KC and the Sunshine Band.
In the U.S. Teri DeSario is mainly known for her duet with KC, lead singer of the phenomenal R&B and funk group KC and the Sunshine Band of the popular Barbara Mason cover, (Pop # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and certified gold, Adult Contemporary #1 for 2 weeks) “Yes, I’m Ready” from 1980, from her second album Moonlight Madness, released in 1979. Follow-up singles (album title track) “Moonlight Madness” and a remake of “Dancin’ In The Streets” charted but didn’t make Billboard Top 40.
By the end of 1980, her hit “Yes, I’m Ready”, granted herself one-hit wonder status, with the disco-era making an exit, even though her duet with KC was a pop-fused remake of a famous slow-dancing ballad. She went on to record two more albums for Casablanca , “Caught”, an album which reflected her situation with the record company, and “Relationships,” which was shelved when the company itself changed directions. After a lot of soul searching, she recorded two contemporary Christian albums for Word records, “A Call to us All” and “Voices in the Wind,” which were co-written with and produced by Bill Purse. In 1986 she was nominated for a grammy in the gospel category for Best Female Performance. She also wrote for and appeared on various artist’s albums. During the same period her music was popular in Japan and the Philippines. Teri’s music became more introspective and increasingly challenged conservative Christianity. Finally in 1986 she requested that she be released from her contract at Word records.
Teri DeSario took her talents to production for Emergence on 1993’s Laughing Medusa Theme Series, Vol. 1 release. DeSario was creditedly challenge as executive producer, producer and vocalist and husband Bill took on the roles of synthesizer, piano, arranger, keyboards, vocals, producer, engineer, editing, executive producer, and mixing. DeSario would also provide vocals on Chris Carter and Mark Snow’s 1996 album Truth & Light: Music From ‘The X-Files.
Edited by niniogolem on 1 Feb 2009, 18:33
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