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Club Nouveau

Band, *1986 US
R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop/Rap

Synth soul group Formed in 1986, Sacramento, California by Jay King, after the demise of Timex Social Club. Their name means "new club". One of their first hits, "Jealousy" is an answer song to Timex Social Club's "Rumours. Other hits include their cover on Bill Withers' "Lean On Me" and "Why You Treat Me So Bad". They have released five albums between 1986 - 1995. Early members Foster & McElroy left after the debut album to become one of the most successful production and songwriting teams in the late 80's soul - r'n'b scene.

PortraitKevin Irving
voc US
PortraitDenzil Foster
voc, key, bvoc US
PortraitThomas McElroy
key, voc US
PortraitDavid Agent
bvoc, g, b
PortraitJay King
voc, bvoc
PortraitValerie Watson
bvoc, voc
Rocque LaCrosby
PortraitSamuelle Prater
voc, bvoc
PortraitJames L. Richard II
Popular Tracks   
Rumors on The Collection by Club Nouveau
Lean on Me on Life, Love & Pain by Club Nouveau
Why You Treat Me So Bad on Ballads and Love Songs by Club Nouveau
Lean on Me - Rerecorded on Greatest Hits by Club Nouveau
Why You Treat Me So Bad on Life, Love & Pain by Club Nouveau
Situation #9 on Life, Love & Pain by Club Nouveau
Jealousy on Life, Love & Pain by Club Nouveau
Situation #9 - Rerecorded on Club Nouveau's Greatest Hits by Club Nouveau
Jealousy - Rerecorded on Club Nouveau's Greatest Hits by Club Nouveau
Lean On Me (Re-Recorded / Remastered) on The Best Of by Club Nouveau

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
ConsciousnessClub Nouveau2015Album
Greatest HitsClub Nouveau2001Compil.
Greatest HitsClub Nouveau2000Compil.
The Collection Volume 1Club Nouveau1998Compil.
What Kind Of Love (Secret Rendezvous)Club Nouveau1998Single
Let It GoClub Nouveau Featuring Thrill Da Playa1995Single
Everything Is BlackClub Nouveau1995Album
Ghetto SwangClub Nouveau1994Album
When Will You Come Back To Me?Club Nouveau1993Album
Watch Your StepClub Nouveau1993Single
Oh Happy DayClub Nouveau1992Single
A New BeginningClub Nouveau1992Album
I Like Your WayClub Nouveau1992Single
Momentary LoverClub Nouveau1989Album
Under A Nouveau GrooveClub Nouveau1989Album
Under A Nouveau GrooveClub Nouveau1989Single
No Friend Of MineClub Nouveau1989Single
EnviousClub Nouveau1988Album
It's A Cold, Cold World!Club Nouveau1988Single
For The Love Of FrancesClub Nouveau1988Single
Listen To The MessageClub Nouveau1988Album
Step By StepClub Nouveau1987Single
Heavy On My MindClub Nouveau1987Album
Koo Koo / Lean On MeSheila E. / Club Nouveau1987Album
Lean On Me / Why You Treat Me So BadClub Nouveau1987Single
Why You Treat Me So BadClub Nouveau1987Album
JealousyClub Nouveau1986Album
Lean On MeClub Nouveau1986Single
Let Me GoClub Nouveau1986Single
Life, Love & PainClub Nouveau1986Album
Situation #9Club Nouveau1986Album
JealousyClub Nouveau1986Album
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