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Doug Payne & Polygon

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1982 | INDIE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1982
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"Feels Like Gold – Doug Payne"

Feels Like Gold
On Valentine’s Day, 2022, Doug Payne will be released his latest song called “Feels Like Gold”
Doug Payne was born on May 5th, 1955 (5/5/55) and is a graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C.
Also, LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, which is also known as “FAME” in Manhattan, New York, and was the school used to film the popular television series “FAME” starring Debbie Allen and Irene Cara.
Doug toured with the Sister Sledge “We Are Family” tour and has produced a few recordings for some of the best acts on the East Coast, USA.
Doug also worked as the musical director for The Dream Lovers, Eddie Holman, The Coasters and the house-band for the Atlantic City television show “Chat-24”
Doug’s first release of his own was in 1982 when he first released the track “Holiday” on vinyl, this later became a party favorite in Japan according to DJ Jay Suzuki.
The song “Holiday” caught the attention of the world-famous DJ Joey Negro and was licensed in 2019 to his label as part of a new collaboration album called “Under The Influence” Volume 7, by Z Records in the United Kingdom, London.
In 1985 Doug performed his second release “She Is On The Money” on the Philadelphia PHL17 television show “Dancin’ On Air” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naae6jOnxn8.
Next Doug teamed up with the A&R Director of Philadelphia International Records, William Goodwin to record his 12” Single entitled “New York Lady”
During the early nineties, Doug was contracted as a performer for the Cunard, Crowne and Commodore Cruise Lines, the popular radio commercial for JR Flips Potato Chips was written and produced by Doug Payne during his break from the non-stop cruise line schedule.
Polygon, Doug’s backing group consisted of some of Philadelphia’s top musicians, including Tony “Smitty” Smith on Bass Guitar, George “Blue Eagle” Jackson on Drums, Amanda Price and Barbara Carter with the background vocals, Stephen Howard on Keyboards, Ron Exum Randolph on Percussion and Doug Payne, Lead Vocals and Guitar.
In 1981 Doug started the label Phase5Records in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pa, with a re-release of his popular track “Holiday” by Doug Payne & Polygon, the name Phase5 was thought of as a good name for his newly formed label as I’ve previously stated, he was born on May 5th, 1955 (5/5/55)
Phase5Records have released songs from Doug Payne (Holiday – 12” Doug Payne & Polygon - Holiday.wmv - YouTube, She Is On The Money – 2 Versions, New York Lady – 2 Versions), Steve Byrd & U-Turn ( Runaway 12”), Stan Harrington (Beam Me Up – 2 versions) and Sam Davis (Dealing With Time – Cassette & Album), many of which are highly sought after, selling for high amounts of money.
Moving on a few years to 2021, Doug teamed up again with his long-time friend and singer Carman Bryant to release a song called “Midnight Star” release by the label “Super Disco Hits”
Carman Bryant, born and raised in York, Philadelphia, Pa, was an R&B vocalist and has performed throughout the US and all over the world, there’s a saying in the Harrisburg/York, Pa, area “If you want a seat, you better get there early” for a performance by Carman Bryant and her band.
Carman’s recording “Midnight Star” was a previously unreleased track, produced by Cecil DuValle of The Teddy Pendergrass Band, the original studio masters were lost when Cecil DuValle moved to England in the United Kingdom after he stopped performing.
The B side of the vinyl is “Take A Chance” which is a duet from Doug Payne and Carman Bryant, taken from the same recording sessions at Alpha International Studios, located in South Philadelphia.
These recordings, during the time Doug was on the “We Are Family” tour with Sister Sledge, Doug also had two songs signed with TSOP Gamble & Huff’s publishing that were selected to be recorded by Phyliss Hyman before her death.
In the late months of 2020, Doug approached, Douglas Shaun Tonks with a project to start up a subsidiary label in the United Kingdom and on January 1st, 2021, Phase5Records (UK) Ltd was formed. - Steel Notes Magazine


Discography

Doug Payne and PolygonThe first release in 1982 by Doug Payne and Polygon was “Holiday”. This became a party favorite in Japan according to DJ Jay Suzuki.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8XxlbYQfm4. And was licensed in October 2017 to Z Records of London England to be included in their new release.
In 1985 Doug performed his 2nd release "She is on the Money" on the Philadelphia PHL17 television show "Dancin on Air".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naae6jOnxn8
Next Doug Payne teamed up with the A&R Director of Philadelphia International Records William Goodwin to record his 12” single “New York Lady”.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Syqea6Un0
 Polygon consisted of some of the Philadelphia area's top musicians Tony "Smitty" Smith Bass guitar, George "Blue Eagle" Jackson Drums, Amanda Price and Barbara Carter background vocals, Stephen Howard keyboards, Ron Exum Randolph percussion, and Doug Payne lead vocals & guitar.
https://steelnotesmagazine.com/artists/post-4502/

https://ditto.fm/feels-like-gold-doug-payne-featuring-master-blitz

For more information like us on facebook.com/phase5recordsfor  bookings email: phase5records@gmail.com

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Doug Payne and Polygon
Doug Payne is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art (also known as FAME) in Manhattan NY, and Howard University in Wash. D.C. This former member of the Sister Sledge tour ("We are Family") has produced several recordings for quite a few East Coast acts and worked as the Music Director for The Dreamlovers, Eddie Holman, The Coasters and the house-band for the Atlantic City television show Chat-24.
The first release in 1982 by Doug Payne and Polygon was “Holiday”. This became a party favorite in Japan according to DJ Jay Suzuki.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8XxlbYQfm4. And was licensed in October 2017 to Z Records of London England to be included in their new release.
In 1985 Doug performed his 2nd release "She is on the Money" on the Philadelphia PHL17 television show "Dancin on Air".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naae6jOnxn8
Next Doug Payne teamed up with the A&R Director of Philadelphia International Records William Goodwin to record his 12” single “New York Lady”.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Syqea6Un0
 During the early nineties Doug was contracted for nine months at sea, as a performer for Cunard, Crowne, and Commodore Cruise lines.  The popular radio commercial for JR Flips Potato Chips was written and produced by Payne during his break from his non-stop schedule.
 Polygon consis of some of the Philadelphia area's top musicians along with Doug Payne on lead vocals & guitar.
Doug Payne retired from the School District of Philadelphia as a music teacher and has returned to recording and performing as of June 2017.
For more information like us on facebook.com/phase5recordsfor  bookings email: phase5records@gmail.com

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