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Discography

-With "Slave" -
Stellar Fungk (Atlantic 1978)
The Concept (Cotillion 1979)
Just A Touch Of Love (Atlantic 1979)
Stone Jam (Cotillion 1980)
Showtime (Cotillion 1981)

-Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame -
Hall Of Fame 1 (Atlantic 1983)
Positive Power (Atlantic 1984)

- Solo Albums -
Dancin' In The Key Of Life (Atlantic 1985)
The Jammin' National Anthem (Atlantic 1986)
Jam Packed (Manhattan 1987)

- Other Solo Releases -
Summertime Lovin' (Single released
by Salsoul 1980)
No Reason (Single released by RCA 1991)

- Compilations on CD -
The Best of Slave Featuring Steve Arrington
(Atlantic 1994)
Party Lites (Rhino/Atlantic 2003)
Slave Featuring Steve Arrington: The Definitive
Groove Collection (Rhino 2006)

- Praise & Worship -
My Time Praisin’ My Jesus (River of Life 2000)

- Plays Drums on - CDs and Videos -
Live From Indianapolis: Lets Have Church
(Video - Evangelist Network 2000)
Live From Indianapolis: I Give You Jesus
(Video - Evangelist Network 2000)
Hope For The Nations (Hope Church 2005)

- NEW SOLO ALBUM -
PURE THANG - (God Factor Records 2009)

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Steve Arrington has been away from the game for a while, but he knew that eventually he would come back and do something unique. Known for his innovative vocal style, which can be heard on such classics as "Watching You," "Just A Touch of Love," "Snap Shot," and "Wait for Me," all with Slave; "Weak at the Knees," (which was sampled by Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, NWA, and more) and "Nobody Can Be You, But You," the powerful message track, from his S.A. Hall of Fame days; plus, "Way Out," the vocal extravaganza..."where you never been before", "Feel So Real," and "Dancin In The Key Of Life," heavy dance music and finally, "Stone Love," the smooth ballad, all from his solo work; show the wide versatility in his game. Like all true artists, Steve never does the same thing over and over. He must keep changing and growing.

By 1975, Steve was touring with The Murphy's, as the lounge band's drummer. In 1977, Steve went to California and studied Latin music with Coke Escovedo. He played drums with Pete and Sheila Escovedo, (also known as Sheila E.) and did a tour with the Salsa West Coast Latin All Stars, led by the Escovedo's, featuring Carlos Santana on guitar.

In 1978, Steve joined the gold record-winning funk group, Slave, as drummer and later as lead singer. In 1982, he left Slave and formed the innovative funk band, Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame. In 1985, he went solo to do funky message music that would speak to the social fabric. The Dancin in the Key of Life, European tour was a hit.

By 1991, Steve left the music industry altogether to pursue Chrisitian ministry as pastor, evangelist and music minister.

In 2009, Steve released Pure Thang, 17 tracks of pure fire. The innovator's take on today, yesterday and tomorrow...straight from the heart. You hear the journey, the raw excitement of discovery of new ideas and the appreciation of his own history and for the musical legacy of so many that came before him. The first single, "I'm On Fire," speaks of an artist with a fresh exciting new point of view...the next level. From Thelonious Sphere Monk to Hound Dog Taylor, to Heatwave, to the Clark Sisters, to BT, to Lupe Fiasco, it's all good. Appreciating and always searching to find that never-ending flow of love through music, the next step, the "Pure Thang."

Steve will begin touring in 2010.