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Subject: Oliver Cheatham

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/09 at 8:41 pm

Oliver Cheatham is an American born R&B vocalist best remembered as a one hit wonder for his 1983 hit 'Get Down Saturday Night'.  Despite several charting singles into the U.S. R&B chart, his only entry into the US Hot 100 was his uncredited duet with Jocelyn Brown on her 1984 hit 'Somebody Else's Guy'. 

In 2003, Cheatham had a resurrection in popularity when Italian DJ Vito "Junior Jack" Lucente adopted an alias called Room 5 and sampled 'Get Down Saturday Night'.  The resulting track titled 'Make Luv' stormed the UK chart at #1 where it spent a 4 week reign at the top, prompting Cheatham to tour live to promote the song.  Further result led to the duo collaborating on a second single titled 'Music and You'.  What has become of Cheatham these days?

In a strange coincidence, his first ever hit and last ever hit in the UK both peaked at #38

1983 - Get Down Saturday Night
1983 - Bless the Ladies
1984 - Somebody Else's Guy <Jocelyn Brown featuring Oliver Cheatham>
1986 - SOS
1987 - Wish on A Star
1987 - Be Thankful For What You Got

2003 - Make Luv <Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham>
2003 - Music and You <Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham>

Subject: Re: Oliver Cheatham

Written By: whistledog on 04/26/09 at 9:02 pm

When the Quebec channel MusiquePlus used to broadcast episodes of the now defunct UK chart show 'Top of the Pops', I saw the one where Cheatham and Junior Jack performed 'Make Luv'. 

I liked it so much that I went out and bought the CD single.  I actually prefer the follow-up 'Music and You' better, so much that it's in my Top 10 favourite songs of the 2000s.  Will Cheatham record any new material in the future?  I hope so.  'Get Down Saturday Night' is a MUST have for any 80s fan!

Subject: Re: Oliver Cheatham

Written By: Midas on 04/27/09 at 10:03 am

The full 12-inch version of "Get Down Saturday Night" can be found on Renegade Retro. 8)

I dug "Make Luv" when it came out.  Energy-FM played it all the time. O0

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