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Years active  1980–1981
Active until  1981
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Origin  New York City, New York, United States (1980)
Albums  Rhyze To The Top (Digitally Remastered)
Genres  Funk, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
Record labels  SAM Records, 20th Century Fox Records
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Rhyze was an American R&B and funk band. The group consisted of Roscoe Taylor (lead vocals, trumpet), Elisworth "EI-T" Anderson (bass, lead vocals), Vince Jackson (guitar, lead vocals), Charles Holmes (drums), Joseph "Jo Jo" McKnight (congas, percussion), Kevin Barbee (keyboards), Richard Menter (trumpet) and Kenneth Hicks (sax). Rhyze was nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1981. The band split up around the same year.


Rhyze is probably best known for their song "Just How Sweet Is Your Love" which entered two Billboard charts in 1980. It reached number 16 on Hot Dance/Disco chart and number 92 on Black Singles chart.

The band was mostly influenced by jazz, funk, disco and soul.

Band members

  • Roscoe Taylor – lead vocals, trumpet
  • Ellsworth 'EI-T' Anderson – bass, lead vocals)
  • Vince Jackson – guitar, lead vocals
  • Charles Holmes – drums
  • Joseph "Jo Jo" McKnight – congas, percussion
  • Kevin Barbee – keyboards
  • Richard Menter – trumpet
  • Kenneth Hicks – sax
  • Awards

  • Rhyze's album Rhyze to the Top was nominated for "Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals" but lost to Quincy Jones's The Dude.
  • Rhyze was nominated for "Grammy Award for Best New Artist" but lost to Sheena Easton.
  • Singles

  • 1 A-side got charted only.
  • Songs

    Just How Sweet Is Your LoveJust How Sweet Is Your Love · 2007
    Tonight's Gonna Be My NightRhyze To The Top (Digitally Remastered) · 1981
    BizzaarRhyze To The Top (Digitally Remastered) · 1981


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