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Jiani Carol

Jiani (Carol)   (Canada)

AKA : Uchenna Ikejiani
HiNRG group
Added : 10/12/2012
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Hit 'N Run Lover
Ask Me
Dancing In The Rain
The Best of Carol Jiani
Superstar
Hit N' Run Lover
The Woman In Me
Ask Me
You're Gonna Lose My Love
X-Rated
Dancing In The Rain
Touch and Go Lover
Love Now Pay Later
Don't Leave Me This Way
Vanity
Such A Joy Honey
Turning My Back and Walking Away
Hit'n Run Lover '88
Car Wash
Get Up and Do It Again
It Should Have Been Me
No Matter Where
I Didn't Know
Come and Get Your Love
Superstar
Kiss You All Over
Hit 'N' Run Lover 2000
The Queen
It's Raining Men
Hit'n Run Lover 2006
Somebody Else's Guy
Set Me Free
I Don't Wanna Talk About Love
Are You Man Enough?
I Am What I Am
Fighting Fire With Fire
No More
Feel It
Get Up and Do It Again
Funkin' For The UK
You've Changed
First Time I Saw You
Ask Me
Keep On
Stop the Music
Never Knew Love
Fascinated
Hit'n Run Lover
No More Chances
You Are the One
Radio Active Love
Let Me Show You
Broken
Hold That Sucker Down
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Latest Carol Jiani news

14/02/2018 : Carol Jiani is back with a new house song entitled Feel It.

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Carol Jiani albums

Hit 'N Run Lover Hit 'N Run Lover 1981
Ask Me Ask Me 1982
Dancing In The Rain Dancing In The Rain 1984
The Best of Carol Jiani The Best of Carol Jiani 1995
Superstar Superstar 1996

 

Carol Jiani singles

Hit N' Run Lover Hit N' Run Lover 1981  
The Woman In Me The Woman In Me 1981  
Ask Me Ask Me 1982  
You're Gonna Lose My Love You're Gonna Lose My Love 1982  
X-Rated X-Rated 1982  
Dancing In The Rain Dancing In The Rain 1984  
Touch and Go Lover Touch and Go Lover 1984  
Love Now Pay Later Love Now Pay Later 1984  
Don't Leave Me This Way Don't Leave Me This Way 1985  
Vanity Vanity 1985  
Such A Joy Honey Such A Joy Honey 1987  
Turning My Back and Walking Away Turning My Back and Walking Away 1987  
Hit'n Run Lover '88 Hit'n Run Lover '88 1988  
Car Wash Car Wash 1989  
Get Up and Do It Again Get Up and Do It Again 1989  
It Should Have Been Me It Should Have Been Me 1990  
No Matter Where No Matter Where 1990  
I Didn't Know I Didn't Know 1994  
Come and Get Your Love Come and Get Your Love 1995  
Superstar Superstar 1995  
Kiss You All Over Kiss You All Over 1996  
Hit 'N' Run Lover 2000 Hit 'N' Run Lover 2000 2000  
The Queen The Queen 2000  
It's Raining Men It's Raining Men 2005  
Hit'n Run Lover 2006 Hit'n Run Lover 2006 2006  
Somebody Else's Guy Somebody Else's Guy 2007  
Set Me Free Set Me Free (feat. DJ N Joy) 2008  
I Don't Wanna Talk About Love I Don't Wanna Talk About Love 2008  
Are You Man Enough? Are You Man Enough? (with Evelyn Thomas) 2008  
I Am What I Am I Am What I Am 2009  
Fighting Fire With Fire Fighting Fire With Fire 2009  
No More No More 2011  
Feel It Feel It 25th May 2018  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Get Up and Do It Again Suzy Q - Get Up and Do It Again 1982  
Funkin' For The UK 3 Man Island - Funkin' For The UK 1988  
You've Changed Tommaso da Prato - You've Changed 2007  
First Time I Saw You Jazz Voice - First Time I Saw You 2007  
Ask Me Mauzio Verbeni - Ask Me 2007  
Keep On House Bros - Keep On 2007  
Stop the Music Laurent Pautrat - Stop the Music Jun 2007  
Never Knew Love Frank Savannah - Never Knew Love 2008  
Fascinated Mondo - Fascinated 2008  
Hit'n Run Lover Didier Vanelli - Hit'n Run Lover 2008  
No More Chances Mad'ness & Yuri Presents My Lover - No More Chances 2008  
You Are the One Stan Courtois - You Are the One 2008  
Radio Active Love Paul James - Radio Active Love 2009  
Let Me Show You Viken Mardikian - Let Me Show You 2009  
Broken Jimmy D Robinson - Broken 2010  
Hold That Sucker Down Jason Parker Meets Naxwell - Hold That Sucker Down 12th Jun 2015  

 



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Carol Jiani biography

Disco and hi-NRG diva Uchenna Ikejiani was born in Nigeria to an Igbo family. She moved from Nigeria to Montreal, Canada in the mid-1970s to study at Concordia University. In autumn 1977 she auditioned to appear on Joe La Greca's album Montreal. In early 1978 she recorded two tracks for the project, If You Believe In Me and Higher And Higher. These were released on an EP, with her credited under her birth name. Glenn LaRusso of Salsoul Records convinced her to shorten her name from Uchenna Ikejiani to Carol Jiani to make it easier for North Americans to pronounce.

In 1980 Jiani recorded two songs written by Sandy Wilbur with La Greca : Hit N Run Lover and All The People Of The World. Hit N Run Lover was remixed by San Francisco-based Moby Dick Records for their Gold Standard imprint and would become her signature song, peaking at #4 on the US Billboard Club Play Singles chart in 1981. On the heels Hit N' Run Lover's success Matra Records commissioned a complete album, also titled Hit N' Run Lover. The Woman In Me was the album's second single but its B-side, the uptempo Mercy written by Pete Bellotte and Sylvester Levay which featured off-key horns, exceeded the A-side in popularity among DJs becoming another hit for Jiani. Mercy, the only track on the album not composed by Sandy Wilbur, was recorded earlier by Judy Cheeks. A follow-up album, Ask Me was released the next year generating the singles Ask Me, X-Rated, and You're Gonna Lose My Love. In 1982 Jiani recorded vocals for Get Up and Do It Again for project Suzy Q. The song was a hit, but her contract prevented her from performing as Suzy Q. Get on Up and Do it Again was re-recorded by "Mizz" lead singer Michelle Mills.

In 1983 Jiani moved to England and signed with Record Shack to record Vanity with producer Ian Levine. Barbara Pennington had previously recorded the track but declined to release it in order to focus exclusively on soul music. Vanity, released in 1985, was a hit reaching #1 on the UK Hi-NRG Club chart. She released album Dancing In The Rain, a vinyl compilation of various songs previously released on Canadian and European 12" singles. Levine secured her a deal with MCA records, and she released Such A Joy Honey. According to Levine, Turning My Back And Walking Away was to have been her second single for MCA until she was dropped from the label. MCA gave the recording to Levine and the single was quickly released by his Nightmare Records label in 1987. Levine and Jiani went on to produce a full album for Hot Records, The Best of Carol Jiani, featuring a re-recording of Hit N' Run Lover as well as brand new material.

In 1994 she released the very nice eurodance single I Didn't Know. It was written by French team Beat Paul, Franklin Fischer and Rémy "Fab" Philly. The Venetian remixes were made by C. Claudio Mingardi, Gianluca Vivaldi and Riccardo Salani, hence the distinctive DWA records sound. She returned to Canada to again work with Joe La Greca on her 1996 album. Superstar produced two singles, Come and Get Your Love and Superstar. This house song was described as a scolding and critique of Michael Jackson and his child molestation charges.

After Superstar, Carol released few recordings until the late 2000s, when she made another comeback by working with contemporary dance music producers like Laurent Pautrat and Mondo. She also reunited with Ian Levine to provide vocals on the track Work My Fingers to the Bone for his album Northern Soul 2007. Levine and Jiani also recorded a cover of France Joli's Come To Me.

In early 2008, Carol recorded new tracks with producers Chris Richards & Peter Wilson. One of the first songs to emerge, I Don't Wanna Talk About Love, was included on the Klone Records' compilation Mad About The Boy 16.

2010 : in May, Broken, Carol Jiani's collaboration with Jimmy D Robinson, peaked at #9 on Music Week's UK Upfront Club chart.

2011 : she released single No More

2015 : Carol did vocals on Jason Parker Meets Naxwell's cover of Hold That Sucker Down.

Thanks to Marian Stoica

Carol Jiani biography was last updated Sun, January 29th 2017



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