Got To Be Real: The Columbia Anthology

2CD £12.99
  • SKU: SMCR5184D
  • UPC: 5013929088436
  • Release Date: 14 June 2019


Label Review.

31 track retrospective drawn from the six albums recorded by much-loved singer/songwriter Cheryl Lynn between 1978-1985 along with three recordings featuring her soulful distinctive vocals as a special guest.

Our Overview.

American soul singer Cheryl Lynn came to prominence in the short-lived Disco era and saw a decline in her record sales by the late 1980s, she remains, however, one of the most talented and best remembered vocalists from that era.

Raised in the church in Los Angeles, California, Cheryl Lynn was once too shy to sing church solos. By 1978, she was a speech pathology major in college. With her singing talents known primarily by her family and her then-boyfriend, she had not considered a career as a singer. Yet her boyfriend, Delbert Langston, issued an ultimatum: she would have to demonstrate her ample pipes on The Gong Show in 1976 or else he would stop dating her. The bashful Lynn sung "You Are So Beautiful". Winning the contest, soon she was receiving phone messages from Atlantic Records' producer Ahmet Ertegun and Elektra Records' Bob Krasnow. A recording contract from Columbia Records soon followed and a pairing with producer-composer David Paich. Miss Lynn enjoyed a string of hits in the late 1970s through the 1980s, among them were "Got To Be Real", "Star Love", "Shake it Up Tonight", "If This World Were Mine" (duet with Luther Vandross and "Encore". She was also the female vocalist on the original version of the now-standard Soul-Pop classic, "Georgy Porgy", by the rock group Toto.

So get your disco ball out, roll your carpet back, shake ya’ bootie, boogie on down and relive the disco era with the great Cheryl Lynn!