Sun (7)

Sun (7)

American funk group from Dayton, Ohio, led by Byron Byrd.

Sun was a brainstorm of Byron Byrd, a young Ohioan given to stargazing and eventual pursuits of Aerospace engineering and research science, developing the use of wireless microphones and guitars for the stage. But music began for him as a hobby. Byron's first bands were Over Night Low and the Ohio Majestics, which gigged around the area and as support for acts like The O'Jays and The Spinners. The horn section even cut a session for James Brown at King Studios for VP Henry Glover. Members of this band included James "Diamond" Williams, Marvin "Merv" Pierce and Clarence "Chet" Willis, all of whom went on to The Ohio Players. It was in 1974 that Over Night Low, while opening for Mandrill at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus caught the attention of record producer Beau Ray Fleming, who'd worked with Mandrill, Jon Lucien and Zulema up to this point. He heard them on stage and came from the dressing room to peep the scorching band - up close. At the after party, Beau was doubly surprised to see them again. Determined to connect he went backstage, met the players and they exchanged numbers. In under a year, he flew back to Dayton from his New York offices with contracts in his briefcase. Sensing the need for a stronger band concept, Byron, Beau and the group began searching for a new name, something that would give them a more universal and cosmic vibe. Beau said Celestial Sun, but band member John Wagner suggested they make it less of a mouthful and just call it Sun. They thought surely somebody already had that name, but they didn't. Thus. Sun was born. Shortly after that, the group was being signed to Capitol by Larkin Arnold.

Sun (7) Discography


ST-11461 Sun (7) Live On, Dream On (Album) Capitol Records ST-11461 US 1976 Sell This Version
ST-11609 Sun (7) Sun-Power (Album) Capitol Records ST-11609 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
ST-11723 Sun (7) Sunburn (Album) Capitol Records ST-11723 US 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 924 Sun (7) Destination: Sun (Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1C 064-85 924 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
31C 064 86180 Sun (7) Sun Over The Universe (Album) Capitol Records, EMI 31C 064 86180 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 347 Sun (7) Force Of Nature (Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-86 347 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
ST-12204 Sun (7) Let There Be Sun (Album) Capitol Records ST-12204 US 1982 Sell This Version
A-401-SN-LP Sun (7) Eclipse (Album) Air City Records A-401-SN-LP US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CL 15865 Sun (7) Live On, Dream On (Single) Capitol Records CL 15865 UK 1976 Sell This Version
4382 Sun (7) The Show Is Over / Boogie Bopper (Single) Capitol Records 4382 US 1977 Sell This Version
P-4427 Sun (7) We're So Hot Capitol Records P-4427 US 1977 Sell This Version
P-4464 Sun (7) Just A Minute Of Your Time (Single) Capitol Records P-4464 US 1977 Sell This Version
SPRO 8589 Sun (7) Boogie Bopper(12", Promo) Capitol Records SPRO 8589 US 1977 Sell This Version
CL 15979 Sun (7) Sun Is Here (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CL 15979 UK 1978 Sell This Version
31C 052 85672 Z A Taste Of Honey / Sun (7) A Taste Of Honey / Sun (7) - Sun Is Here / Boogie Oogie Oogie (Single) Capitol Records 31C 052 85672 Z Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
CL 15979 Sun (7) Dance (Do What You Wanna Do) Capitol Records CL 15979 UK 1978 Sell This Version
4254 Sun (7) Wanna Make Love (Single) Capitol Records 4254 US 1976 Sell This Version
SPRO-8853, SPRO-8854 Tavares / Sun (7) Tavares / Sun (7) - Timber / Sun Is Here(12", Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO-8853, SPRO-8854 US 1978 Sell This Version
SPRO-8945 Gloria Jones / Sun (7) Gloria Jones / Sun (7) - Blue Light Microphone / Sun Of A Gun(12", Single, Promo) Capitol Records SPRO-8945 US 1978 Sell This Version
4643 Sun (7) You Don't Have To Hurry(7") Capitol Records 4643 US 1978 Sell This Version
85 10 Sun (7) Radiation Level (Single) Capitol Records 85 10 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
31C 006 86072 Sun (7) Pure Fire (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 31C 006 86072 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
R-0731-II Patricia Paay, Sun (7) Patricia Paay, Sun (7) - Malibu / Sum Is Here(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Mono, Card) Tonpress R-0731-II Poland 1979 Sell This Version
5C K052Z-85957 Sun (7) / Taste Of Honey* Sun (7) / Taste Of Honey* - Radiation Level / Do It Good(12", Single) Capitol Records 5C K052Z-85957 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
12CL 16157 Sun (7) Space Ranger (Majic's In The Air) (Single) Capitol Records 12CL 16157 UK 1980 Sell This Version