21st Creation

21st Creation

One-album disco band including some of the best musicians - producers - arrangers of late 70's Motown, like Willie Hutch, Gene Page etc.
They scored a disco hit - "Tailgate"
Originally 21st Century (2), a vocal group formed in Chicago including Fred Williams, Alphonso Smith, Pierre Johnson, Tyrone Moores & Alonzo Martin. They switched to the Gordy label in 1977 and changer their name to 21st Creation.

21st Creation Discography


21st Creation Break Thru (Album) Gordy France 1978 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Eddie Kendricks / 21st Creation Eddie Kendricks / 21st Creation - Tailgate / Born Again (Single) Motown, Motown Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
21st Creation Tailgate (Single) Motown UK 1977 Sell This Version
PMCO-000 Marvin Gaye / 21st Creation / Charlene / Jerry Butler Marvin Gaye / 21st Creation / Charlene / Jerry Butler - Special Pressing For Radio Broadcasting(7", EP) Motown, Top Tape PMCO-000 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
SP 1033 Smokey Robinson / 21st Creation Smokey Robinson / 21st Creation - Theme From Big Time / Tailgate(12", Promo, Blu) Motown SP 1033 France 1977 Sell This Version
PSLP 224 21st Creation / Tata Vega 21st Creation / Tata Vega - Tailgate / You'll Never Rock Alone(12", Promo) Motown PSLP 224 UK 1977 Sell This Version
G7158F 21st Creation Girls, Let's Keep Dancing Close(7", Single) Gordy G7158F US 1978 Sell This Version
006-99 197 21st Creation Tailgate(7", Single, TP) Motown, EMI Electrola 006-99 197 Germany Unknown Sell This Version


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July 28, 2012
It's the same band than '21st century', they change the name after the 1975 LP because they received a letter from a gospel group stating they had recorded under that name prior to the release of "Rain," and "Child." To eliminate the conflict, they just changed the first name band '21st century' to '21st creation';

Those songs were recorded at the Sound Factory West and Wally Heider in Hollywood.
Wah-Wah Watson, James Gadson, Henry Davis, George Bohannon, Jack Ashford, Eddie "Bongo" Brown and Sonny Burke were among the many musicians who played on those records back then.
Thanks to Marvin Smith, the writer and prod. of "Remember The Rain" and "Child" etc...
about these infos,
Tonton Decibel.

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