Mike & Brenda Sutton was an American musical duo composed of Michael B. Sutton and Brenda Sutton. Mike & Brenda Sutton are best known for their dance song called “Don’t Let Go of Me (Grip My Hips and Move Me)”. It was remixed by Shep Pettibone. Discovered by Stevie Wonder, both became Motown writers and producers at Motown from 1974 to 1979. They produced numerous hits. Most notable was ” There Will Come a Day” Smokey Robinson, ” Stay With Me” Jermaine Jackson and the group Switch.They are the recipients of one Gold and two Platinum albums. After leaving Motown they partnered with long time friend Cheryl Lynn and wrote the Ray Parker produced top 5 R&B hit ” Shake It Up Tonight”.
Back in the early 1970s, Michael B. Sutton wrote numerous songs for Motown artists including Thelma Houston, Smokey Robinson, Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson, The Supremes. Michael Sutton and Brenda Sutton were originally members of a disco/R&B group called Finished Touch. Together with Finished Touch they recorded a few songs for legendary Motown label including dancefloor favorites like “Need to Know You (Better)” and “I Love To See You Dance”. After the band broke up in 1979 they signed to Sam Records and recorded soul-tinged boogie-funk songs “Don’t Let Go of Me” and “We’ll Make It”. Both songs entered the Billboard Club Play Singles chart, reaching No. 37 (“Don’t Let Go of Me”) and No. 49 (“We’ll Make It”).