Lisa Lisa (born Lisa Velez on January 15, 1967) and her band Cult Jam were one of the original Freestyle groups of the 1980's. The two other members of Cult Jam were guitarist Alex Moseley and drummer Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force.
The group released their first album, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force, in 1985, which included the classic "I Wonder If I Take You Home." That single was followed by the club hit "Can You Feel the Beat," and they soon found their first Top 10 single, the ballad "All Cried Out".
Their second album Spanish Fly was a huge success in 1987, spawning two #1 hits, "Head to Toe" and "Lost In Emotion," both of which sported a retro Motown style mixed with the Freestyle sound they were known for.
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam's third CD Straight to the Sky from 1989, was a moderate hit and includes the Top 20 single, "Little Jackie Wants to Be a Star".
Their fourth and final album, Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen was less of a commercial success and the group disbanded in 1991 when Velez went to do both solo and acting careers and Moseley and Hughes went on to do other projects. The album did include a hit with "Let the Beat Hit 'Em," which reached the pop top 30 and was a huge hit on the club charts.
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Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force (1985)
Spanish Fly (1987)
Straight to the Sky (1989)
Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen (1991)
LL77 (1994) (Lisa Lisa)
1985 "I Wonder If I Take You Home" (with Full Force) (#34 U.S., #1 U.S. Dance)
1985 "Can You Feel the Beat" (with Full Force) (#69 U.S., #6 U.S. Dance)
1986 "All Cried Out" (with Full Force, Paul Anthony and Bow Legged Lou) (#8 U.S.)
1987 "Head To Toe" (#1 U.S., #1 U.S. Dance)
1987 "Lost In Emotion" (#1 U.S., #8 U.S. Dance)
1987 "Someone To Love Me For Me" (with Full Force) (#78 U.S.)
1988 "Everything Will B-Fine" (#22 U.S. Dance)
1989 "Little Jackie Wants To Be a Star" (#29 U.S.)
1989 "Just Git It Together" (#7 U.S. Dance)
1991 "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" (#37 U.S., #1 U.S. Dance)
1994 "When I Feel In Love" (Lisa Lisa) (#28 U.S. Dance)