ready for the world
First Album Released: 1985
Last Album Released: 2004
Popular 90's Song: Can He Do It (Like This, Can He Do It Like That)
Ready for the World is an American R&B band from Flint, Michigan, who scored several moderate pop, soul and dance hits in the mid-to-late 1980s. They were founded by Melvin Riley and Dean Sorensen.
The group originally consisted lead vocalist Melvin Riley, Gordon Strozier (lead guitar), Gregory Potts (keyboards), Willie Triplett (percussion/keyboards), John Eaton (bass guitar), and Gerald Valentine (drums). They had performed throughout Flint at high school talent shows and were discovered by WJLB Detroit Radio personality The Electrifying Mojo in 1982. They gained regional fame with their first release "Tonight" in 1983. "Tonight" was an underground hit in Flint and Detroit which helped garner them national prominence shortly after their signing under the MCA label.