This New York based funk/soul group was formed by former B T Express and Brass Construction member Randy Muller in the late 70s. Led by keyboardist/flautist Muller, Skyy rather quietly had a nice string of hits over the next dozen years.
A talented, tight band of musicians, including guitarist Soloman Roberts, keyboardist Larry Greenberg, bassist Gerald Lebon, guitarist Anthony Sierra and drummer Tommy McConnell as well as singers Bonny, Delores and Denise Dunning, Skyy first hit the charts in 1979 on Salsoul Records with the aptly titled "First Time Around" but had their biggest crossover smash three years later with the funky #1 hit "Call Me."
After a half dozen albums and a few more middling hits on Salsoul, Skyy moved to Capitol in 1986 for one disc that yielded the top ten with "Givin' It (To You)," and from there went to Atlantic Records, where, seemingly on the down side of their recording careers, they surprisingly landed their second #1, the bouncy "Start of A Romance" from the album of the same name. Unfortunately, that proved to be their last major chart success, and the group ceased recording after 1992's Nearer to You.
By Chris Rizik