Ready for the World is a R&B / funk / dance band from Flint, Michigan who scored several moderate pop, soul, and dance hits in the mid to late 1980s.
Founded by Melvin Riley and Gordon Strozier in Flint, Michigan.
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.
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