Yarbrough and Peoples

Yarbrough and Peoples

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Official Biography (courtesy of Yarbrough and Peoples)

From Dallas, Texas - Cavin Yarbrough & Alisa Peoples Yarbrough both started entertaining early in their youth. Alisa's early-life musical experience was in Gospel music - traveling and performing with such greats as James Cleveland and Mattie Moss Clark, as well as her family group "The Peoples Singers". Cavin followed his dreams in the R & B/Rock arenas by singing background for Leon Russell, which is where he met Charlie Wilson (The GAP Band).

After Cavin and Alisa formed a band together, Charlie came to visit the venue where they were performing. He enjoyed the performance so much that he introduced the two to Total Experience president, Lonnie Simmons...and there started the legacy of a career in performing, writing and producing that has spanned over 25 years!

The liaison between the Total Experience and Yarbrough & Peoples (Y & P) produced five (5) records, which housed top 10 singles such as "Guilty", "I Wouldn't Lie to You", and more. But the best selling record by these two was the 1981 single, "Don't Stop the Music" - which led to a nomination for the prestigious Grammy Award, and a host of television shows and appearances. The song has been sampled or covered by various artists to this day.

Yarbrough & Peoples adore performing live. With a dynamite stage show, this duo has toured with the best - including the James Brown "Living in America" tour; recent and past performance concerts with such funk greats as the GAP Band, Kool and the Gang, Morris Day and the Time and others.

Cavin and Alisa own their own music production company (Yarbrough & Peoples Productions), which houses their recording studio and several artists. They continue to write and produce music and lyrics for recording artists, trade shows and commercials for radio and television.

You may find The Best of Yarbrough & Peoples and Guilty CD's, as well as several compilation CD's containing "Don't Stop the Music" in stores and on-line.

Featured Album - Will Downing - "Romantique, Part 1"
Featured Album - The Soul Rebels - "Poetry In Motion"
Album of the Month - Plunky & Oneness - "Afroclectic"
Choice Cut - Chris Jasper - "For The Love of You"

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