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I Gotta Keep Dancin'

  

 
The first lady of Solar, Carrie Lucas was not only the voice behind the hits "Dance With You" and "I Gotta Keep Dancin'," she also wrote songs for label mates Shalamar and the Whispers.  Sadly, these accomplishments were not enough to shield her from debate of her artistic merits, because of her relationship to label chief Dick Griffey.

Prior to her own career, Lucas was working as a background vocalist for the Whispers, who were in the midst of their success on Soul Train Records with the singles "Make It With You" and "One For the Money."    When the label folded, Dick Griffey started Solar Records and signed most of the Soul Train acts, including Lucas, whom he had been dating. 

Although her records were big on the disco charts, they didn't have the same impact on commercial radio. Her last Solar single, 1982's "Show Me Where You're Coming From," was the highest charting record at #23. 

Lucas' cover of the Barbara Lewis chestnut "Hello Stranger" went top 20 in 1985. 

Carrie Lucas' Deepest Grooves

Simply Carrie (Soul Train, 1977)
"I Gotta Keep Dancin'" has come to be remembered as one of the great disco themes of all time.  The Whispers perform background vocals.

Street Corner Symphony (Solar, 1978)

In Danceland (Solar, 1979)

Portrait of Carrie (Solar, 1980)

Still in Love (Solar, 1982)

Horsin' Around (Constellation, 1985)

Greatest Hits (Unidisc, 1999)

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