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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Triple SSS Connection

After an unprofitable stint with Flavor, Stan Sheppard banded with Steven and Sterling Rice to form Triple S. The name comes from the first initial of each name: S. Signing with 20th Century Fox Records, the trio enjoyed releases in 1979 and 1980 but never came close to hitting the mother lode. They debuted in 1979 with Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" b/w "Back in Your Arms Again" written by Chauncey Matthews, who was in Flavor but was content playing keyboards and writing songs for Triple S. 20th Century slapped the Wonder side on the back of "Dance the Night Away," also in 1979, for Triple S's second release. They garnered some club play but nothing was smokin' the charts. A third single, "Singing a Song About You" b/w "Love Is Just a Feeling," closed out 1979. A self-titled album came out in 1979 that found few takers.

Not wanting to throw good money after bad, 20th Century cooled on the act and didn't release their fourth and final release until the fall of 1980. "Got to Get Your Number," written by Steve, Sterling, and a third Rice, Chestener, also failed to stroke the fires. The flip side, "Livin' and Lovin' Just for You," was another composition by Matthews who wrote every Triple S. release except the Wonder tune and "Got to Get Your Number." Sheppard left to form Skool Boyz in 1981, a group that included Matthews on vocals and keyboards. The Rice twins recorded one and only album entitled “One magic night” in 1982 on RCA. From this Lp I have chosen track entitled "Just one step".

Which is the group's real name ?

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full.


MIMIE said...

steven & sterling on rca label....

Souldennis said...

Congratulations. Yes Steven & Sterling