was a dance-pop trio
formed in 1986 by Cuban-American producer
Ish "Angel" Ledesma (Foxy
), featuring members Lori L. (Ledesma), Lezlee Livrano and Susan Johnson. After their self-titled debut album, Livrano and Johnson were replaced by Donna Huntley and Julie Marie.
Company B resulted from the music trend of producer-driven girl groups
in the late 1980s and early 1990s, most successfully the group Exposé
. Company B's first album was released in 1987 on Atlantic Records
. Their first single, "Fascinated
", received significant radio
and club airplay
. It reached number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play
chart and crossed over to pop radio, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100
. Today, it is regarded as a dance music classic. The trio was best known for this single, as well as their white wigs
that were initially a part of their image. Although subsequent releases "Full Circle," "Perfect Lover," and "Signed in Your Book of Love" also received club play, along with appearances on such programs as Showtime at the Apollo
, the songs received little attention at American radio.
In 1989, Company B released their follow-up album, Gotta Dance, along with a revamped image; the white wigs were gone. Singles culled from the album included "You Stole My Heart," "Gotta Dance" and a cover of The Andrews Sisters song, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (the song that served as inspiration for the group's name). Despite a music video for "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", the group did not realize the continued success from their debut effort. A third album recycled a few songs from the first album, including the track "Jam on Me", which added more lyrics to the song than had initially appeared on the first album.
The lead singer is currently a dancer for KC and the Sunshine Band
- Company B, 1987
- Gotta Dance, 1989
- 3, 1996
- Irresistible, 1998
- 1986: "Jam on Me"
- 1987: "Fascinated" (#21 Hot 100, #1 Hot Dance)
- 1987: "Full Circle" (#5 Hot Dance)
- 1988: "Perfect Lover" (#12 Hot Dance)
- 1988: "Signed In Your Book Of Love" (#9 Hot Dance)
- All Music Guide
- Liner notes from Company B
- U.S. chart Positions from Billboard charts