Jesse's Gang

Also known as Jessie's Gang
Members of Jesse's Gang: Duane Buford, Jesse Saunders, Twala Jones

Discography of Jesse's Gang:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Real Love 3 Audio 1985 Jes Say Records
2 Real Love 3 Audio 1989 Trax Records
3 Spies 5 Audio 1986-00-00 Jes Say Records
4 Real Love 3 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
5 Back-Up 3 Audio 1987 Geffen Records
6 Noiz Without Words 3 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
7 Don't You Care / I'm Back Again 5 Audio 1987 Geffen Records
8 Centre Of Attraction 10 Audio 1987 Geffen Records
9 Real Love 3 Audio 1985 Jes Say Records
10 Noiz Without Words 3 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
11 Centre Of Attraction 10 Audio 1987 Geffen Records
12 Back Up 2 Audio 1987 Geffen Records
13 Real Love 2 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
14 Real Love 3 Audio 1985 Jes Say Records
15 Back-Up 2 Audio 1987 Geffen Records


Based in Chicago in the '80s, Jesse's Gang was an urban contemporary/house trio that was led by producer/songwriter/vocalist [a=Jesse Saunders]. Jesse's Gang, included Saunders on lead vocals and keyboards, [a=Duane Buford] on keyboards and drum machines, and Twala Dawn on lead vocals. In 1986, Jesse's Gang had a local hit with the urban contemporary single "Real Love," which sold about 35,000 copies in and around Chicago. The group soon came to the attention of [l=Geffen Records], which released its debut album Center of Attraction in 1987. Although Chicagoan's associated Saunders with house music most of the songs on the album are mindful of what urban contemporary stations were playing in 1987 and don't have a house beat. But as radio-friendly as it was, Center of Attraction didn't get very far commercially. Jesse's Gang was dropped by Geffen, and the threesome broke up in 1988 without ever providing a second album.


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