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Hanson & Davis was an East Coast-based freestyle/dance-pop duo comprising session singers Aaron Hanson and Edward J. Davis. Although the group was not commercially successful as many similar freestyle musicians of the time (e.g. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam or Miami Sound Machine), the group enjoyed popularity throughout clubs and urban radio stations.[1][2]

Hanson & Davis
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresElectro
Post-disco
Urban
Garage house
Acid house
Years active19851988
LabelsFresh
Past membersAaron Hanson
Edward J. Davis

Their début single was an freestyle and Chicago house-oriented song "Tonight (Love Will Make It Right)", which was edited by a house music producer Timmy Regisford. An initial success came after they released their next single "I'll Take You On / Hungry for Your Love / Hold on to Yesterday" the next year.[3] The songs, known for fusing electro, freestyle and early house sounds, were written by Kurtis Mantronik and remixed by Larry Levan.

The duo disbanded shortly after their moderate club success with singles "Can't Stop" and "Come Together" in 1988.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Title Label Chart positions
Billboard 200 Billboard R&B
1987 "Can't Stop" Fresh

SinglesEdit

Year Title Chart positions[1][3]
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Club Play U.S. Club Sales U.S. R&B UK
1986 "I'll Take You On / Hungry for Your Love / Hold On To Yesterday" No. 16
1987 "Come Together" No. 38
1988 "Can't Stop" No. 49

Other singlesEdit

  • 1985 "Tonight (Love Will Make It Right)" (Fresh, FRE 001)
  • 1996 "Free Love" (Vicious Muzik, 1294-1)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hanson & Davis - Discography - Billboard singles". Billboard (Nielsen), Allmusic (Rovi Corp.). Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  2. ^ Hanson & Davis - Discography. Discogs. Retrieved 2011-12-12
  3. ^ a b "Billboard (r) Hot Dance/Disco - Club Play (tm)". Billboard (Nielsen). 98: 38. August 16, 1986.