Formed 1979, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
One Way were founded by:
Al Hudson (a.k.a. Albert Vernon Hudson - vocals/percussion)
Kevin McCord (a.k.a Kevin Duane McCord - bass/keyboards)
Dave Roberson (a.k.a Dave Roberson, Jr. - lead guitar).
Other members of the group included:
Candyce Edwards (now Candyce McCord, Kevin's wife)
Cortez Harris (a.k.a. Cortez La Carr Harris - guitar)
Alicia Myers (vocals)
Brenda Wiley (vocals)
Leroy Hyter (sax/keyboards)
John Brooks (a.k.a. John C. Brooks - percussion)
Jack Hall (a.k.a. Jack O. Hall - keyboards)
Gregg Green (a.k.a Gregory Allen Greene - drums)
Jeanette Mack (vocals)
Lorrie Tice (vocals)
Valdez Brantley (keyboards)
Jonathan 'Corky' Meadows (keyboards)
al hudson and the soul partners (at ABC)
They first recorded as One Way Featuring Al Hudson before becoming One Way.
They were on MCA from 1980 to 1988 and were popular on the Soul radio stations.
especially for you - 1977 / cherish - 1977 / spreading love - 1978 / happy feet - 1979
al hudson and the soul partners albums (above)
The group began life as AI Hudson & The Soul Partners, scoring popularity with songs including 'Spread Love', prior to becoming One Way Featuring AI Hudson in 1979.
Switching from ABC to MCA (essentially the same company), the group delivered a series of albums including:
one way featuring al hudson - 1979 / one way featuring al hudson - 1980 / fancy dancer - 1981 / love is - 1981
'One Way featuring Al Hudson' (1979), including 'You Can Do It' 'Music' (U.K. Top 75) and 'I Am Under Your Spell';
'One Way featuring Al Hudson' (same title in 1980), including 'Let's Go Out Tonight'
who's foolin who - 1982 / wild night - 1982 / shine on me - 1983 / lady - 1984
'Shine On Me' (1983)
'Lady' (1984), including 'Lady You Are'
wrap your body - 1985 / IX - 1986 / a new beginning - 1988 / with alicia myers and friends - 1993
'Wrap Your Body' (1985), including 'Let's Talk About Sex' (U.K. Top 75) and 'Serving It'
'IX' (1986), including 'Don't Think About It' and the Deodato produced 'You Better Quit'.
In 1987, they recorded 'Turn Up The Music' for Extra Records prior to signing with Capitol for 'A New Beginning' (1988), including 'Driving Me Crazy'.
The group's most successful record was 'Cutie Pie', which reached number 4 on the Billboard Soul Singles chart and number 61 on the pop chart in 1982.
as al hudson and the soul partners:
Especially For You (ABC Records 1977)
Cherish (ABC Records 1977)
Spread Love (ABC Records 1978)
Happy Feet (MCA Records 1979)
as one way:
One Way Featuring Al Hudson (MCA Records 1979)
One Way - One Way Featuring Al Hudson (MCA Records 1980)
Love Is... (MCA Records 1981)
Fancy Dancer (MCA Records 1981)
Wild Night (MCA Records 1982)
Who's Foolin' Who (MCA Records 1981)
Shine On Me (MCA Records 1983)
Lady (MCA Records 1984)
Wrap Your Body (MCA Records 1985)
IX (Nine) (MCA Records 1986)
Turn Up The Music (Extra Records 1987)
A New Beginning (MCA Records 1989)