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Led by producer/vocalist/songwriter Jazzie B., Soul II Soul were one of the most innovative dance/R&B outfits of the late '80s, creating a seductive, deep R&B that borrowed from Philly soul, disco, reggae, and '80s hip-hop. Originally featuring Jazzie B., producer/arranger Nellee Hooper, and instrumentalist Philip "Daddae" Harvey, the musical collective came together in the late '80s. The group had a residency at the Africa Centre in London's Covent Garden, which led to a record contract with 10, a subsidiary of Virgin. Two singles, "Fairplay" and "Feel Free," began to attract attention both in clubs and in the press. Featuring the vocals of Caron Wheeler, Soul II Soul's third single, "Keep on Movin'," reached the U.K. Top Ten in March of 1989. Released in the summer of 1989, "Back to Life" also featured Wheeler and became another Top Ten hit. Soul II Soul released their debut album, Club Classics, Vol. 1, shortly afterward. The album was released in America under the title Keep on Movin'; both "Keep on Movin'" and "Get a Life" became substantial hits, propelling the album to double platinum status. Wheeler left the group before the recording of the group's second album, Vol. II: 1990 - A New Decade. The album debuted at number one in the U.K., yet it caught the group in a holding pattern. Hooper soon left the collective, leaving Jazzie B. to soldier on alone. Hooper went on to work with several of the most influential and popular acts of the early '90s, including Massive Attack (Blue Lines), Björk (Debut and Post), Madonna (Bedtime Stories), and U2 ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"). In 1992, Soul II Soul released Vol. III: Just Right, to both lukewarm reviews and sales. After the compilation Vol. IV: The Classic Singles, the group's next studio album, Vol. V: Believe, appeared in 1995. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Albums by
Soul II Soul

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    Vol II: 1990 - A New Decade

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    Keep on Movin'

    10 songs

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    Soul II Soul, Vol. 3: Just Right

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    Love Enuff

    16 songs

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    Club Classics, Vol. 1

    14 songs

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    Volume V - Believe

    12 songs

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    Classic Masters

    16 songs

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    Club Classics, Vol. 1: 10th Anniversary Edition

    15 songs

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    Club Classics, Vol. 1: 10th Anniversary Edition

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    Club Classics V.1

    52 songs

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    5 Album Set (Club Classics Vol 1/Volume II/Volume III/Volume V/The Club Mix Hits)

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    Club Mix Hits

    15 songs

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    Volume IV: The Classic Singles 1988-1993

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    Time for Change

    14 songs

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    Vol. V: Believe

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    Vol. II 1990 - A New Decade

    17 songs

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    Jazzie B Presents: Soul II Soul @ the Africa Centre

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    Get a Life


Top Songs by
Soul II Soul

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  2.   Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
  3.   Jazzie's Groove
  4.   Keep on Movin'
  5.   Mood
  6.   I Care (Soul II Soul)
  7.   Intelligence
  8.   Sunday by Caron Wheeler
  9.   Get a Life
  10.   Happiness
  11.   Feeling Free
  12.   Holdin' On
  13.   Fairplay
  14.   Joy
  15.   Missing You
  16.   Love Enough
  17.   Candino Soul
  18.   Keep on Movin'
  19.   In the Heat of the Night
  20.   Time
  21.   Courtney Blows
  22.   People
  23.   Game Dunn
  24.   Ride On by Caron Wheeler
  25.   Love Enuff
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