Smoke City released the I Really Want You album in 1985. Dreams was the second cut on the album and became an instant Quiet Storm favorite. It appears this group falls under the “one-hit wonder” category since they never recorded another album.
I Really Want You was out of print for years, leaving many R&B fans without a copy. Just last year, the album was remastered and re-released. Very little is known about the group Smoke City; maybe that’s because it was signed to the Epic Records label when the Sony division boasted huge R&B artists like Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross and Sade. Smoke City may have very well been swallowed up like so many up-and-coming groups signed to large labels. Dreams was co-written, produced and arranged by Ron Scott who helped create a number of R&B classics including The Dells, I Touched a Dream. Dreams, is one of many rare slow jams that will be featured on my new mixtape Fell In Love in the 80’s, coming soon. Love!