Lillo Thomas was a world-class sprinter at 16, setting the world record for the 200 meters at 20.8 seconds. But an automobile accident in Brazil prevented him from appearing in the 1984 Olympics, for which he had qualified. Thomas left athletics behind for music, and toured with comedian Eddie Murphy in 1985. He became a successful session vocalist, doing vocals on releases by Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, James Ingram, George Benson, and Melba Moore, among others, while also writing "Mind Up Tonight" for Moore. He landed his own solo deal with Capitol, and began getting singles on the charts. "Your Love's Got a Hold on Me" was his first Top 20 R&B single in 1984, and Thomas enjoyed his biggest year in 1987 with three Top Ten R&B hits. "I'm in Love" reached number two and remains his most successful single. Thomas collaborated with Paul Laurence on songs recorded by Freddie Jackson and Moore. He has also successfully acted and painted.
01. I'm In Love 02. Her Love 03. Sweet Surrender 04. That Guy (Could Have Been Me) 05. Sexy Girl 06. Wanna Make Love 07. I've Been Loving You For Too Long (To Stop Now) 08. Down Town 09. Put your Foot Down
01. I'm in Love 02. My Girl 03. Sweet Surrender 04. (You're A) Good Girl 05. (Can't Take Half) All of You 06. Wanna Make Love (All Night Long) 07. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 08. That Guy (Could of Been Me) 09. Holding On 10. Am I to Blame 11. Sexy Girl 12. That's How Love Can Go 13. Downtown 14. I've Been Loving You Too Long