Slave (West Coast)

Slave (West Coast)

BandR&BFunk

The legendary funk band, Slave, is back in action with an upcoming CD (their first release in over ten years) to be released in the summer of 2007 and a worldwide tour. Contact: Marc Brown (310) 910-4954 for Bookings

Biography

The now Los Angeles base band has been known as one of the first purveyors of the “mid-west funk” sound that made them one of the hottest funk groups around during the mid 70s and early 80s (second only to their mentors, The Ohio Players). Along with Bootsy Collins and Midnite Star from Cincinatti Ohio, Lakeside, Heatwave, Roger and Zapp, Sun, The Ohio Players and Faze-O (all from Dayton Ohio), they were responsible for introducing a vital new R&B funk sound and calling attention to an area of the country that had languished in musical obscurity for far too long.

Slave’s self titled debut album was released on February 8, 1977 and spawned the monster hit single "Slide", a definitive “hunk of funk” Ohio style. The album was certified gold by RIAA in July of the same year and the band received Grammy nominations for Best New Group and Best Male Group. By their 3rd album, The Concept, in 1978 they added Steve Arrington, Starleana Young and Curt Jones, but still hadn’t had a hit single since "Slide".

Their label let them know their 4th effort might be their last shot if they didn’t come up with another hit single. The pressure was on! Slave delivered in a big way with the release of the single "Just a Touch of Love" from the album of the same name in the fall of 1979. It was a smash hit from the start. Slave was on a roll when their the 5th release, Stone Jam, produced the hit single "Watching You". Following this up with, Showtime, led to even more success with hit singles "Wait for Me", "Snapshot" and "Party Lites".

Discography

Slave’s self titled debut album was released on February 8, 1977 and spawned the monster hit single "Slide", a definitive “hunk of funk” Ohio style. The album was certified gold by RIAA in July of the same year and the band received Grammy nominations for Best New Group and Best Male Group. By their 3rd album, The Concept, in 1978 they added Steve Arrington, Starleana Young and Curt Jones, but still hadn’t had a hit single since "Slide".

Their label let them know their 4th effort might be their last shot if they didn’t come up with another hit single. The pressure was on! Slave delivered in a big way with the release of the single "Just a Touch of Love" from the album of the same name in the fall of 1979. It was a smash hit from the start. Slave was on a roll when their the 5th release, Stone Jam, produced the hit single "Watching You". Following this up with, Showtime, led to even more success with hit singles "Wait for Me", "Snapshot" and "Party Lites".

Set List

We have 65 min, 45 min, and 30 min sets

Song title includes:
Watching you
Slide
Just a touch of love
Wait for me
Snap Shot
and more