Rachelle chats with Disco Icon Precious Wilson of Eruption.
I was fortunate to sit down with Disco Icon Precious Wilson of Eruption and talk to her about her life and Music. Precious is one of the most humble pop stars that I have come across. Her music, like her contemporaries in Disco, shaped a whole generation of young people. Black female Artists like Precious paved the wave for Black female Artists today and I had so many questions for her. Press play on the image above to listen.
PRECIOUS WILSON is an award winning International Singer/Songwriter and is one of the pioneers of the UK Black music revolution of the 70’s and 80’s, alongside such artists as Junior Giscombe, Jazzy B (Soul 2 Soul), Heatwave, Loose Ends, Leee John (Imagination), Eddy Grant, and Carol Thompson.
Precious was born in Jamaica, and her family moved to England when she was seven. At the age of 14, her mother decided to send her to study in the US, in Hartford Connecticut to live with my aunt and my cousin, where her passion for singing was further ignited, whilst there she joined the local church choir.
Just over a year later armed with a recording contract, her international professional career as the lead singer with the soul disco band called ERUPTION was launched in the UK.
The band moved to Germany where Eruption wisely distinguished themselves early on by bringing her distinctive and powerful voice front and centre, leading the vocalist to worldwide acclaim and fame. After a string of international hits with the pioneering group, including the 1977 disco classic “I Can’t Stand the Rain”.
Ms. Wilson left Eruption to pursue a solo career that yielded a series of dance-pop hits that dabbled in funk, R&B, electro and high-energy dance throughout much of the ’80s. In addition to working with the legendary Frank Farian.