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Release Info: O'chi Brown - Your Love Controls Me (1987)
Brit O'Chi Brown came to fame in 1985 as one of the first singers to have a hit for Stock, Aitken and Waterman, the fabulous "Whenever You Need Somebody". (Rick Astley did a much more successful remake of it a couple years later.) Before that she had released many reggae influenced singles and two albums: Danger Date in 1983 and Love For You in 1985. But it was that single and the album, O'chi, that brought her momentary worldwide success, especially when major label Mercury picked up her album from indie Brit label Magnet. She had a couple other singles from the album that were minor international dance hits, including a duet with Astley, "Learning To Live (Without Your Love)", but she was still dropped by Mercury. She managed to release a few more singles and one more album on Magnet, Light The Night, in 1987, though it was only released in some parts of Europe and Japan. While it's a good album, it doesn't quite measure up to her work with SAW. One track stands out for me, though, the funky, upbeat "Your Love Controls Me". Enjoy!