Pleasure (4)

Pleasure (4)

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The original eight members of Pleasure were:
Marlon McClain: Electric and acoustic guitar and background vocals.
Sherman Davis: Lead and background vocals.
Bruce Carter: Drums.
Donald Hepburn: Keyboards and background vocals.
Nathaniel Phillips: Electric bass and background vocals.
Bruce Smith (2): Percussion and background vocals.
Dennis Springer: Soprano and tenor sax.
Dan Brewster: Trombone and background vocals.
They were all born in Portland, Oregon, and had known each other since they were kids. The band had been playing together since early 1972 and were discovered at a club in Portland by [Invalid Artist] (Trombonist, writer and producer of Crusaders) who brought them to Fantasy Records in 1974. This was the beginning of a six year relationship with the label and a four year relationship with Wayne Henderson who, through his own production company "At Home Productions", was the band's producer and mentor. Pleasure was a very versatile band. Their music can best be described as a fusion of jazz and rock, soul, funk and R&B. Very distinctive, funky and definitely danceable.The group disbanded in the early 1980's.
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Pleasure (4) Discography

Albums

F-9473 Pleasure (4) Dust Yourself Off (Album) Fantasy F-9473 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
VIP-6346 Pleasure (4) Accept No Substitutes (Album) Fantasy VIP-6346 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
F-9526 Pleasure (4) Joyous (Album) Fantasy F-9526 US 1977 Sell This Version
F-9550 Pleasure (4) Get To The Feeling (Album) Fantasy F-9550 US 1978 Sell This Version
9160-9578 Pleasure (4) Future Now (Album) Fantasy 9160-9578 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
0061.102 Pleasure (4) Special Things (Album) Fantasy 0061.102 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
14209 Pleasure (4) Give It Up (Album) RCA Victor 14209 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

F 735 Pleasure (4) Midnight At The Oasis / Bouncy Lady (Single) Fantasy F 735 US 1974 Sell This Version
F-774 Pleasure (4) Ghettos Of The Mind (Single) Fantasy F-774 US 1976 Sell This Version
IS 20194 Pleasure (4) Let's Dance / Pleasure For Your Pleasure(7") Fantasy IS 20194 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
F-793 Pleasure (4) Joyous / Dance To The Music (Single) Fantasy F-793 US 1977 Sell This Version
FTC 146 Pleasure (4) Let Me Be The One / Let's Dance Fantasy FTC 146 UK 1977 Sell This Version
F-837 Pleasure (4) Happiness / Ladies Night Out (Single) Fantasy F-837 US 1978 Sell This Version
Fantasy 829 Pleasure (4) Get To The Feeling Fantasy Fantasy 829 US 1978 Sell This Version
D-146 Pleasure (4) Glide / The Real Thing (Maxi) Fantasy D-146 US 1979 Sell This Version
AORS-1 Pleasure (4) Future Now Fantasy AORS-1 US 1979 Sell This Version
BF 18702 Pleasure (4) Glide (Single) Fantasy BF 18702 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
882 Pleasure (4) The Real Thing / Nothin' To It Fantasy 882 US 1979 Sell This Version
none Pleasure (4) Now You Choose Me Fantasy none US 1980 Sell This Version
893 Pleasure (4) Yearnin' Burnin' / Law Of The Raw Fantasy 893 US 1980 Sell This Version
PB-13067 Pleasure (4) Sending My Love (Single) RCA Victor PB-13067 US 1982 Sell This Version
JH-13241 Pleasure (4) Give It Up (Single) RCA JH-13241 US 1982 Sell This Version
SPEC-1642 Pleasure (4) / The Blackbyrds Pleasure (4) / The Blackbyrds - Take A Chance / Walkin In Rhythm (Maxi) Unidisc SPEC-1642 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
GDC 2095-12 Pleasure (4) Glide (Maxi) ZYX Music GDC 2095-12 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CP-09 Pleasure (4) / The Blackbyrds Pleasure (4) / The Blackbyrds - We Have So Much / Blackbyrd's Theme(7") Captain Vinyl CP-09 Japan 2015 Sell This Version