The Two of Us (Yarbrough & Peoples album)

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The Two of Us
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1980
StudioTotal Experience Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
ProducerLonnie Simmons
Jonah Ellis
Malvin Dino Vice
Yarbrough & Peoples chronology
The Two of Us
Singles from The Two of Us
  1. "Don't Stop The Music"
    Released: October 1980
  2. "Third Degree"
    Released: June 1981

The Two of Us is the debut album by the R&B duo Yarbrough & Peoples,[1][2] released in 1980 on Mercury Records. It was produced by LA based producer Lonnie Simmons, who would go on to form Total Experience Records the following year, and veteran songwriter Jonah Ellis.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [3]

The Two of Us contained the couple's biggest hit, "Don't Stop the Music", which went to #1 on the R&B charts, #26 on the dance charts, and #19 on the pop charts.[4] The album peaked at #1 on the R&B Charts and #16 on the pop charts.[5]

Track listing[]

  1. "Don't Stop the Music" 7:49 (Alisa Peoples, Lonnie Simmons, Jonah Ellis)
  2. "Crazy" 3:54 (Peoples, Calvin Yarbrough)
  3. "Third Degree" 4:54 (Ellis)
  4. "Easy Tonight" 3:38 (Ellis)
  5. "Want You Back Again" 4:15 (Vice, Yarbrough, Peoples)
  6. "Come to Me" 4:36 (Yarbrough, Peoples, Simmons)
  7. "You're My Song" 4:58 (Ellis, Simmons)
  8. "Two of Us" 4:15 (Yarbrough, Peoples)
  9. "I Believe I'm Falling in Love" 3:52 (Ellis)


  • Cavin Yarbrough & Alisa Peoples - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion, Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Robert "Goodie" Whitfield, Temple McKinney - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Dionne "Flea" Oliver, Michael McKinney - Bass
  • Victor "Widetrack" Hill - Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Michael Wycoff, Patrick Moten - Keyboards
  • J.P. "Sugarfoot" Moffett, Melvin Webb, Raymond Calhoun - Drums
  • Butch Bonner, Jimmy Macon, Wes Blackman, Jonah Ellis - Guitar
  • Loftin "Boots" Gray, Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion
  • Benjamin Wright, Malvin "Dino" Vice - Horn & String Arrangements
  • Jim Gilstrap, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Pat Peterson - Backing Vocals


  • Produced By Lonnie Simmons & Jonah Ellis for Total Experience Productions, except "Want You Back Again" & "Come To Me"; produced by Lonnie Simmons & Malvin "Dino" Vice
  • Horn and String Arrangements by Benjamin Wright and Malvin Dino Vice
  • Recording & Mix Engineers: Steve McMillan, Michael Evans & Jack Rouben, except "Crazy" & "Third Degree"; mixed by Rick Gianatos & Bob Stone
  • Remixes by Michael Evans & Steve McMillan
  • Mastered by Bob Carbone
  • All Songs Copyright Blackwell Publishing


Chart (1981) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[6] 16
Billboard Top Soul Albums[6] 1


Year Single Chart positions[7]
1981 "Don't Stop The Music" 19 1 26
"Third Degree" - 74 -

See also[]

External links[]


  1. ^ Discogs
  2. ^ Allmusic
  3. ^ Lytle, Craig. Yarbrough & Peoples: The Two Of Us > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  4. ^ Singles Charts
  5. ^ Album Charts
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b "Yarbrough & Peoples US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  7. ^ "Yarbrough & Peoples US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-11.
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