Chart Performance: Pop (#5), R&B (#11) and Adult Contemporary (#3); 1985
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
In the early 1980’s, L.A. resident and drummer Bernadette Cooper was looking to put together a band. She placed ads in local papers and put the word out on the street. Before long she had her line-up, comprised of Cheryl Cooley (guitar), Joyce “Fenderella” Irby (bass), Robin Grider (synths/guitar), Lynn Malsby (keyboards), and Lorena Porter (lead vocals). As Klymaxx, the women signed with Solar records in 1981, where they became the first artist produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. When Klymaxx’ first two albums stiffed, the band moved on. 1984 found Klymaxx on Constellation Records with Jam, Lewis, Klymaxx, and others handling the producing chores. This new combination of talents brought immediate benefits as Klymaxx broke into the R&B Top 5 with The Men All Pause and Meeting In The Ladies Room. For the next single – I Miss You – Klymaxx switched from funk to lush. Written and sung by Lynn Malsby, the pretty ballad became Klymaxx’ only Top 10 pop hit
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- Lynn Malsby (co-producer)
Lyrics Written by:
- Lynn Malsby