In 1982 Junior got to number 7 in the UK singles chart with Mama Used To Say. The song was a top 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and a top five R'n'B chart hit in the U.S. too. I always thought it was one of the great songs of the early 1980s. That perfect mix of pop and soul.
In 2011 Mama Used To Say was covered by the wonderful Beverely Knight. It's a great version that is pure soul and it features on her Soul UK album. Here's her version.