In 1982, the road company of DREAMGIRLS was being promoted. The record company was still pushing AND I’M TELLING YOU. However, the ads on TV were like a video for ONE NIGHT ONLY. I was getting ready to record tracks on Scherrie. I decided with the heavy promotion on TV of ONCE NIGHT ONLY, it would be perfect as a track for Scherrie. Rudy Calvo secured my STARS ON BACKGROUND, Pat Hodges [Hodges, James & Smith], Edna Wright [Honey Cone] and Cindy Birdsong [The Supremes]. The track came together at Larrabee Sound, arranged by Evan Caplan. I worked with Megatone to distribute it on my Altair Label. We had a solid hit with it.
Fast forward to 2021. I asked Matt Pop to remix it for the contemporary market. He did a beautiful job. Accompanying his mixes are my original versions and David Strong’s wonderful Megamix. Grant Smith re-edited the original video to match Matt’s single edit.
Releasing it today marks the 40th Anniversary of the play opening on Broadway. I’m so excited to share this with everyone. Please share, download, or buy the CD!