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Too Hot to Handle was the debut album from the soul/funk ensemble Heatwave, and it was well received by R&B and pop fans. Their initial release was the disco anthem "Boogie Nights." From the suspenseful, interlude-like intro to the adamant vocal delivery, the single had a lasting effect on the charts. It peaked at numbers five and two on the Billboard R&B and pop charts, respectively. The ballad "Always and Forever" was and continues to be an ageless piece. Johnnie Wilder's vocal exhibition throughout the vamp is breathtaking. It peaked at number two on the Billboard R&B charts. These two releases were respectively certified platinum and gold singles. Heatwave did not waste any recording time. This album employs nothing but quality tracks. The moderately paced "Ain't No Half Steppin'" was received warmly by radio, and it remains a staple. While Rod Temperton was writing excellent songs, Johnnie Wilder's supreme vocals gave the songs their identity.

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Heatwave is one of the best bands of their time and i am puzzled as to why their other albums are not on itunes.
Can their other albums be put on with what is already listed on itunes? Two that come to mind are the Hot Property and Candles album.

Funky, Funky!!

This is a classic, takes me back to my freshman year in college! Always and Forever even today is still a great jam! This album is good all the way through. This is music, you can hear the instruments and understand the lyrics. Take note hip hop this is music to dance to, party to and enjoy!

ALWAyZ AND FOEVER..

THEy ARE SUPER GREAT..i GREW UP LiSTENiN TO THiS STUFF. i TOTALLY RECOMMEND ALWAYS AND FOREVER =]]

Biography

Formed: 1975 in Dayton, OH

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s

Completely cosmopolitan with international grooves to spare, Heatwave emerged as one of the disco era's funkiest dance groups. American serviceman brothers Johnnie Wilder and his brother Keith Wilder were based in Germany when they first began performing, and upon their discharge from the Army, the duo stayed in that country. Both singers, the pair gigged in clubs and bars with an assortment of bands while still enlisted. However, they...
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