| 1980–1981|| 1981|
| New York City, New York, United States (1980)|
Rhyze To The Top (Digitally Remastered)
Funk, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
SAM Records, 20th Century Fox Records
John Davis and the Monster, Mike & Brenda Sutton, Vicky D, Crown Heights Affair, Leon Bryant
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
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.
1 A-side got charted only.
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.
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