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Byron Stingily

The lead vocalist for Ten City and later a solo star in his own right, Byron Stingily had one of the most beautiful voices in house music, a sweet and impeccably clear high register akin to Smokey Robinson or disco celebrity Sylvester. A singer since the age of five, Stingily grew up on the west side of Chicago, and though he attended Blackburn College in rural Illinois during the early '80s, he became a part of the Windy City's exploding house scene midway through the decade. He recorded his first single "Funny Love" in 1985, and licensed the song to Trax Records. After meeting up with house maestro Marshall Jefferson, Stingily recorded two early Chicago classics, "Can't Stay Away" and "Just a Little Bit," and impressed many as the support slot for Jefferson's visit to New York City.

While in town, Jefferson and Stingily decided to make the rounds at the major labels, and impressed Atlantic Records enough that the label offered them a contract before they had even formed a group. By 1988, the pair had recruited guitarist Herb Lawson and DJ-turned-keyboardist Byron Burke to form Ragtyme. The trio released "Devotion" and "Right Back to You," later changing their name to Ten City and recording their debut album Foundation. Though the group recorded two more albums for Atlantic (all of which did well on the club scene but failed commercially), the label dropped them by 1993. Ten City then wrote a song with Masters at Work titled "Fantasy," and though the single received massive club play, it was over a year before their fourth album That Was Then, This Is Now appeared. By that time, the buzz had died down and Ten City rapidly disintegrated.

Though Byron Stingily was offered a solo contract by Columbia, he opted to return to the independents and began working on his composing and production skills: he worked with Kim English for the singles "Nitelife" and "Time for Love" plus Michael Watford and Maysa Leak (of Incognito). Stingily began recording for Nervous in 1996 with two singles, "Love You the Right Way" and "Don't Fall in Love." The following year both "Sing-A-Song" and "Get Up" became rather large garage-crossover hits, and in 1998, Stingily released his debut solo full-length The Purist. Club Stories followed two years later. ~ John Bush
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: Found A Love

1. Found A Love (12" Version)

2. Found A Love (12" Instrumental)

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Track List: Get Up (Everybody) - K & K Rework

1. Get Up (Everybody) (K&K Rework)

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Track List: Beautiful Night - Oscar G Original 90s Mixes

1. Beautiful Night (Oscar G's Big Club Mix)

2. Beautiful Night (Oscar G's Smooth Vocal Mix)

3. Beautiful Night (G's Dope Dub)

4. Beautiful Night (Oscar G's Tuff Guy Dub)

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Track List: Happy

1. Happy (Main Mix)

2. Happy

3. Happy

4. Happy (Acapella)

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Track List: Stick Together - Produced by Danny Tenaglia

1. Stick Together

2. Stick Together (Dub)

3. Stick Together (Instrumental)

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Track List: Back To Paradise - Frankie Knuckles Mixes

1. Back To Paradise (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)

2. Back To Paradise (Frankie Knuckles Radio Mix)

3. Back To Paradise (Frankie Knuckles Album Mix)

4. Back To Paradise (Frankie Knuckles Dub Mix)

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Track List: U Turn Me [Bini & Martini Remixes]

1. U Turn Me (Bini & Martini Vocal)

2. U Turn Me (Bini & Martini Dub)

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Track List: Get Up (Everybody)

1. Get Up (Everybody) (Parade Mix)

2. Get Up (Everybody) (Mousse T. Remix)

3. Get Up (Everybody) (Peppermint Jam Allstar Mix)

4. Get Up (Everybody) (Roger S. Narcotic Mix)

5. Get Up (Everybody) (Analogic Club Mix)

6. Get Up (Everybody) (Derrick Carter Club Red Nail Remix)

7. Get Up (Everybody) (Mateo & Matos Remix)

8. Get Up (Everybody) (Jason Jinx's Groove)

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Track List: Searching (CD Single)

1. Searching (Take 1)

2. Searching (No Lead Vocal)

3. Searching (Instrumental)

4. Searching (Drums, Bass And Vocals)

5. Searching (Acapella)

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Track List: Keep Love Going

1. Keep Love Going (Main Mix)

2. Keep Love Going (Instrumental)

3. Keep Love Going (Bonus Beats)

4. Keep Love Going (TV Track)

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Track List: You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Single)

1. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Don Carlos House Mix)

2. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Claudio Coccoluto Mix)

3. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Baby Blue Inside Out Dub)

4. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Euromix)

5. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Extended NY Underground Victor Calderone Mix)

6. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real (Serious Danger Magic Steppa Mix)

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Track List: It's All Jesus - Sean McCabe Remixes

1. It's All Jesus (Sean McCabe Vocal Mix)

2. It's All Jesus (Sean McCabe Remix Alternate Version)

3. It's All Jesus (Sean McCabe Dub Mix)

4. It's All Jesus (Sean McCabe Dubstrumental)

5. It's All Jesus (Sean McCabe Remix Alternate Instrumental)

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Track List: Stand Right Up - The Johnny Vicious Remix

1. Stand Right Up (The Johnny Vicious Remix)

2. Stand Right Up (Basement Boys Production)

3. In My Mind (Basement Boys Production)

4. Stand Right Up (Johnny Vicious Dub)

5. In My Mind (Basement Boys Paradox Dub)

6. Stand Right Up (Johnny Vicious Radio Edit)

7. Stand Right Up (Basement Boys Radio Edit)

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Track List: It's Over

1. It's Over (12 Inch Remix)

2. It's Over (Dub)

3. It's Over

4. It's Over (It's Never Over Mix)

5. It's Over

6. It's Over (The Groove)

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Track List: Sing A Song

1. Sing A Song (Mousse's Original Mix)

2. Sing A Song (Mousse's Remix)

3. Sing A Song (Matty's Remix)

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Track List: Stardance

1. Stardance (Vocal Mix)

2. Stardance (Long Mix)

3. Stardance (Instrumental)

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Track List: Keep Love Going REMIXES

1. Keep Love Going (Fanatix Remix)

2. Keep Love Going (Fanatix Dub)

3. Keep Love Going (Fanatix Instrumental)

4. Keep Love Going (Fanatix Beats)

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Track List: Real Man

1. Real Man (The Jinks Remix)

2. Real Man (The Jinks Remix Radio Edit)

3. Real Man (The Jinks Instrumental)

4. Real Man (The Jinks Dub)

5. Real Man (Jinkzilla Remix)

6. Real Man (Jinkzilla Instrumental)

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Track List: U Turn Me (20442)

1. U Turn Me feat. Leee John

2. U Turn Me feat. Leee John

3. U Turn Me feat. Leee John

4. U Turn Me feat. Leee John

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Track List: Get Up ! (20216)

1. Get Up (Everybody)

2. Get Up (Everybody)

3. Get Up (Everybody)

4. Get Up (Everybody)

5. Get Up (Everybody)

6. Get Up (Everybody)

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Track List: U Turn Me (Michael T. Diamond Remix)

1. U Turn Me (Michael T. Diamond Remix)

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Track List: Club Stories

1. Searching (D'Influence)

2. Happy (Basement Boys)

3. U Turn Me feat. Leee John

4. Stand Right Up (Basement Boys)

5. That's The Way Love Is

6. Stick Together (Danny Tenaglia)

7. Give Into Love (Peter Rauhofer)

8. I Could Be That (Peter Rauhofer)

9. Club Stories

10. Why Can't You Be Real (Danny Tenaglia)

11. Stardance (Peter Rauhofer)

12. That's The Way Love Is (Johnny Vicious Extended Club Version)

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Track List: Why Can't You Be Real ? (20411)

1. Why Can't You Be Real (Radio Edit)

2. Why Can't You Be Real (Rascal Club Mix)

3. Why Can't You Be Real (Danny's 12" Version)

4. Why Can't You Be Real (Dan Robbin's Dubby Edit)

5. Why Can't You Be Real (Danny's Dubby Vocal Remix)

6. Why Can't You Be Real (Danny's Hard Dub Remix)

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Track List: That's The Way Love Is

1. That's The Way Love Is

2. That's The Way Love Is (Original Dub)

3. That's The Way Love Is (Original Instrumental)

4. That's The Way Love Is (Johnny Vicious Club Mix)

5. That's The Way Love Is (Johnny Vicious Vocal Dub)

6. That's The Way Love Is (Johnny Vicious Instrumental Dub)

7. That's The Way Love Is (S.O.L. Classic Vocal)

8. That's The Way Love Is (S.O.L. Dub)

9. That's The Way Love Is (S.O.L. Vocal Dub)

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Track List: The Purist

1. Flying High (Masters At Work)

2. Back To Paradise (Frankie Knuckles)

3. Beautiful Night (Murk)

4. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

5. Get Up (Everybody) (Mousse T. Remix)

6. Sing A Song (Mousse T.)

7. Found A Love (Maurice Joshua)

8. Keep Love Going (Frankie Feliciano)

9. Run To Me

10. Feeling Good, Feeling Happy

11. Temptation (Maurice Joshua)

12. It's Over (Basement Boys)

13. Don't Fall In Love (David Morales)

14. Testify (Jazz-n-Groove Remix Version)

15. Flying High (Brazilian Mix) (Masters At Work Remix)

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Track List: Flying High

1. Flying High (MAW Club Mix)

2. Flying High (MAW Club Beats)

3. Flying High (MAW Brazilian Vocal)

4. Flying High (MAW Brazilian Beats)

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Track List: Love You The Right Way

1. Love You The Right Way (MK Vocal)

2. Love You The Right Way (MK Dub)

3. Love You The Right Way (MK Radio Edit)

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I love this song. He is another Sylvester.
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HOUSE MUSIC MASTER!
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I love this song
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kedjrenergy. k d
Just went back to some REAL GOOD TIMES....
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This is a hot mix of this song!
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I remember listening to this dude when I was kid! Now I'm almost 30 and he is still rocking my socks off!
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queenbphx
Byron is the man! What a voice!

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