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Nu Shooz

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Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Years Active: 1979–1992
Genres: Synthpop, Latin Freestyle, R&B

Nu Shooz was a 1980s electronic dance music-Latin freestyle group fronted by husband-and-wife duo John Smith and Valerie Day, based in Portland, Oregon. The duo released three albums in the U.S. during the 80s, but it was its second album, ''Poolside'', that brought the group's sound to a wider audience. Nu Shooz originally released the single "I Can't Wait" in Portland during the winter of 1985 on Poolside Records. The original recording was done at Cascade Recording in Portland in the fall of 1984. "I Can't Wait" was a big hit on Portland radio stations at the time, and this got the attention of Atlantic Records, which signed the duo to a contract. Atlantic had Nu Shooz re-record the song ... Continue Bio >>

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