Pieces of a Dream (band)

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Pieces Of A Dream
Origin Philadelphia, United States
Genres
Years active 1976–present
Labels Heads Up International
Website http://www.piecesofadream.net
Members James Lloyd
Curtis Harmon
Past members Tracy Hamlin
Cedric Napoleon
Bob Baldwin
Ron Kerber
Eddie Baccus Jr.
Michael Antonio Thornton
Norwood Young
Benjie Porecki
Cherie Mitchell Grover Washington, Jr.

Pieces of a Dream is an American R&B and jazz group from Philadelphia. The group was formed in 1976 by bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon, and keyboardist James Lloyd. At the time, the three were all teenagers. The group based their name on “Pieces of Dreams", a Michel Legrand tune recorded by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed. In late 1983, the group had their most successful single, "Fo-Fi-Fo", which peaked at #13 on the US soul chart. <ref>Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 462. </ref>

Tracy Hamlin, was the group's lead vocalist from 2002 to 2005 and is featured on two of the albums, Love Silhouette and No Assembly Required.<ref>No Assembly Required</ref>

Former lead singer Norwood Young was featured on the E! Cable channel's 2007 television program, High Maintenance 90210.

Eva Cassidy sang lead vocals on two songs on Goodbye Manhattan: the ballad, "Have a Little Faith" and the title track.

David Dyson has been active in the bass chair for the group since shortly before recording bass on Acquainted With The Night (2001). Dyson has also recorded bass on Love Silhouette (2002) also acting as co-composer as well as bassist on No Assembly Required (2004), and Soul Intent (2009).

Discography

Albums

  • Pieces Of A Dream (1981)
  • We Are One (1982)
  • Imagine This (1983)
  • Joyride (1986)
  • Makes You Wanna (1988)
  • 'Bout Dat Time (1989)
  • In Flight (1993)
  • Goodbye Manhattan (1995)
  • Pieces (1997)
  • Ahead to the Past (1999)
  • Acqainted with the Night (2001)
  • Love's Silhouette (2002)
  • No Assembly Required (2004)
  • Pillow Talk (2006)
  • Soul Intent (2009)
  • In the Moment (2013)
  • All In (2015)
  • Just Funkin' Around (2017)

Compilation appearances

  • The Best Of (1996)
  • Sensual Embrace: The Sould Ballads (2001)
  • Sensual Embrace 2: More Sould Ballads (2004)
  • Blue Note Trip: Jazzanova (2005)

References

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External links

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