Flashback Friday: Troop

Troop is a late 80s/ early 90s R&B group originally from Pasadena, California. TROOP is an acronym for “Total Respect Of Other People”. The five members were, Steve “Random” Russell, Allen McNeil, John Harreld, Rodney Benford and Reggie Warren.

The group has had five number one singles and ten top ten singles on the Billboard R&B Charts. They released five albums, which include three certified gold and one certified platinum album.

 Troop is most notable for a series of number one R&B hits, including two popular cover versions of songs such as “All I Do Is Think of You” and “Sweet November“, originally performed by, The Jackson 5 and The Deele respectively. They also had number-one hits with original songs such as “Mamacita” and “Spread My Wings”.

When people talk about the best R&B groups of the 80s/ 90s Troop is often forgotten, which is a shame because they were a very good group.

Troop – All I Do Is Think Of You

Troop – Spread My Wings

Do you remember Troop?

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4 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Troop

  1. Yep, I remember this group and just listened to the song “All I Do Is Think Of You” last week. Troop were jammin’. Until reading your post, I had never known the acronym. Good stuff, Val.

    • That’s a great song, isn’t it! And, all these years and I didn’t know what Troop stood for either until researching for this post.

      Thanks, Don! 🙂

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