The A Side:
Engine No. 9 (Vocal/Extended Remix) 6:48
The B Side:
Engine No. 9 (Edit Of Remix) 3:48
Engine No. 9 (Dub Version) 6:59
Midnight Star came together in 1976 at Kentucky State University when trumpeter Reggie Calloway, vocalist Belinda Lipscomb, guitarist/vocalist Melvin Gentry, bassist Kenneth Gant, multi-instrumentalist Bill Simmons, keyboard player/vocalist Bo Watson and guitarist/keyboardist Jeff Cooper joined forces. Reggie’s younger brother Vincent would later join the group. Dick Griffey signed them to SOLAR Records in 1978 and their first LP was released in 1980. In 1985, the album ‘Headlines’ was released and featured “Engine No. 9” as a single. This was the final hit album for Midnight Star before the Calloway brothers departed, evidently the brothers figured they had done all they could do with Midnight Star, and they bolted once the last single dropped off the charts.
The Billboard Charts:
|Chart||Debuted||Debut Pos.||Peak Pos.||Wks on Chart|
|Hot Black Singles||12/27/86||11||15|
Label: SOLAR Records
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