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S&S Records, Inc. (and S&S Chicago, Inc.) was established by 4-time GRAMMY® nominated producer and House Music pioneer Steve "Silk" Hurley and global DJ/Producer Shannon "DJ Skip" Syas. Silk and Skip merged Hurley's worldwide commercial success and Syas' strong global following to form S&S Records.



Christopher Williams, a Virginia native, surfaced during the tail-end of the '80s, around the middle of the new jack swing era. His talents were not limited to those of a singer, but also an arranger, producer, and actor. "Talk to Myself" and "Promises, Promises," a pair of Billboard Top Ten R&B singles made with Timmy Gatling and Alton Wokie Stewart, marked his arrival. Those hits drove parent album Adventures in Paradise (1989), Williams' full-length debut for Geffen, to number 23 on the R&B album chart.



Williams’ acting career began with New Jack City (1991), for which he was cast as an assistant to Wesley Snipes' lead character. Just as notably, Williams contributed "I'm Dreamin," a number one R&B hit, to the film's certified platinum soundtrack. The singer moved to the Uptown label for Changes (1992), an album that generated another Top Ten R&B hit in "Every Little Thing U Do,” along with the Devante Swing (Jodeci) produced top-20 classic, “All I See.”



Throughout his career, Christopher has followed in the tradition of robust soul vocalists such as Teddy Pendergrass, Jeffrey Osborne, and James "D Train" Williams. Ironically, his fondness for “D Train” was also shared by Chicago House Music Pioneer Steve Silk Hurley, Zonum from Spain, and Shannon “DJ Skip “ Syas of S&S Records. This lead to their creation of this remake of “D Train’s” “You’re The One For Me," featuring the vocals of Christopher and Carolyn Griffey.



Since 2001, Carolyn Griffey has been touring the world as the lead female vocalist of the Soul Funk supergroup, Shalamar featuring  Howard Hewett, Carolyn Griffey, and Jeffrey Daniels. She is the daughter of Carrie Lucas and Solar Records boss Dick Griffey, who worked with Don Cornelius in the creation and development of the television program, Soul Train. Carolyn grew up around The Whispers, Shalamar, Midnight Star, Dynasty, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown, who all appeared on Soul Train or who were signed to Solar Records.



Carolyn was signed to SOLAR Records as part of the dance-pop duo called ‘Absolute’. This group released one album, “For All Seasons.” Their first single was “Cheap Shot,” while “Gotta Lambada” and “This Moment In Time” both appeared on the movie soundtrack of Lambada.



A collaboration between Christopher Williams, Carolyn Griffey, Steve Silk Hurley, Zonum, and DJ Skip was bound to result in a tune built for the dance floor and the radio waves. “You’re The One For Me” retains the original soul and musicality of the “D Train” classic, and 40 years later, takes the timeless tune into 2020 with the S&S Original Vibe Mix and the S&S House Anthem Mix, both artfully mixed by 4-Time GRAMMY® Nominee and House Music Pioneer, Steve Silk Hurley.



CREDITS:

Produced by: Steve Silk Hurley, DJ Skip, Zonum /  Vocals: Christopher Williams, Carolyn Griffey / Keyboards: Steve Silk Hurley, Zonum / Remixed by: Steve Silk Hurley / Studios: S&S Studios, Chicago, NDHawk Entertainment Studios, Beverly Hills, CA, Zonum Studios, Spain / Recording Engineers: Ralph Hawkins, Jr., Zonum, Steve Silk Hurley / Remix Engineer: Steve Silk Hurley / Mastering Engineer: Joey Fernandez / Written By: Hubert Eaves III, James N. Williams / Publishers: Diesel Music, Franmar Music, Zella Music



Executive Producers: Shannon Syas & Steve Hurley 

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