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OriginHartford, Connecticut[1]
New York City, New York
GenresContemporary R&B, post-disco
Years active1982-1994
Past membersBarbara Fowler
Marsha Carter
Melissa Bell

Sinnamon was an American female R&B vocal trio, consisting of Connecticut natives Barbara Fowler, Marsha Carter, and Melissa Bell from New York City. The group went through an abrupt development from a minimalist contemporary R&B sound of post-disco[2] which was dropped after a third release, moving towards mild freestyle and radio-friendly house music but still preserving their R&B affiliation. Bell is currently a writer, living in New York City.


Their greatest success occurred in 1982 when their song "Thanks to You" spent two weeks at number one on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in Billboard.[2][3] The song also reached number 44 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[4][2] Their song "I Need You Now" features uncredited guest vocals by Bernard Fowler from Peech Boys.



Year Single[5] Label Peak chart positions
1982 "He's Gonna Take You Home" Becket
"Thanks to You" Becket #44 #1
1983 "I Need You Now" Jive
1984 "Thin Line" Power House
1986 "Say It Again" Spring
1987 "Send It C.O.D." New Image
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Particular singles[edit]

"Thanks to You"
12" single[5]
  1. "Thanks To You" – 6:59
  2. "Thanks To You" (instrumental) –7:55
  3. "Thanks To You" (Fierce Reprise) – 6:05


  1. ^ Billboard. 94: 45. Jun 26, 1982. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Sinnamon on Billboard charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's, Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  4. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004
  5. ^ a b "Discogs article — Sinnamon". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-04.

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