"The Deele"
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"The Deele"

Folcroft, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Folcroft, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
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In the midst of The Deele's success as a recording act they began to branch out in the areas of writing and production for outside artists. In 1987, Deele lead vocalist Dee, bass player Kayo, touring percussionist/keyboard player Daryl Simmons, drummer L.A. Reid and keyboardlvocalist Babyface all contributed their talents to the writing, production and performance of The Whispers Just Gets Better With Time release resulting in a Top Ten single with "Rock Steady". In addition to The Whispers Dee, Kayo, L.A. and Daryl also contributed to fellow band member Babyface's debut solo effort Lovers. This album produced three Top Ten R&B hits "Mary Mack", "Lovers" and "love You Babe" with two of these hits being co-written by Dee, Kayo, L.A. and Daryl starting a slew of outside projects that would begin dominating the charts.

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The path to success for this band started in 1983 with their #3 R&B debut single "Body Talk" setting the stage for The Deele to continue to turn out R&B hits and radio favorites for the next six years. Some of the most notable charting songs that were released by The Deele during this period of time include "Just My Luck", "Sweet November", "Material Thangz", "I'll Send You Roses", "Shoot 'em Up Movies" and their Top Ten Pop hit "Two Occasions".