Raw Silk was an American dance band, originated in New York. Raw Silk is best known for their garage-boogie song "Do It to the Music" (1982). The group consists of twoCrown Heights Affair members, Ron Dean Miller and Bert Reid, and three female vocalists Jessica Cleaves, Sybil Thomas, Tenita Jordan. Their production was somewhat successful, "Do It to the Music" reached number 5 on Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs charts, "Just in Time" (1983) peaked lower, at number 40 on the same chart. The single was more successful in the United Kingdom, though.[1][2]


 [hide*1 History


First Raw Silk signed to West End Records, which was once a popular garage label, where they recorded moderate hits "Do It to the Music" and "Just in Time". Their songs were remixed by post-disco/R&B production duo Nick Martinelli and David Todd.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]Edit

Year Song Label Peak chart positions[1][2]






1982 "Do It to the Music" West End #5 #65 #18
1983 "Just in Time" West End #40 #49



"Do It To The Music"
12" / WES 22148[3]
  1. "Do It To The Music" (Vocal) – 6:36
  2. "Do It To The Music" (Dub Mix) – 5:10
  3. "Do It To The Music" (Radio Mix) – 5:10
  • Label: West End (US), KR (UK)
"Just in Time"
12" / WES 22159[4]
  1. "Just In Time" (Vocal) – 6:36
  2. "Just In Time & Space" (Dub) – 5:10
  • Label: West End (US), Arista (UK)
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