Crown Heights Affair

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US disco & funk group

Formed in New York City in the early 70's, by bass player and later manager Donnie Linton.
Initially they were called The Nue Day Express.
They took their new name from a district of their native Brooklyn.
The group comprised Nue Day Express members Donnie Linton (bass) ,Philip Thomas (vocals), William Anderson (guitar, vocals) and Ray Rock (drums, percussion, vocals), alongside James Baynard (trumpet, vocals), Stan Johnson (keyboards), Darryl Gibbs (saxophone) and Julius Dilligard Jr. (vocals).
Arnold "Muki" Wilson later replaced Donny Linton on bass and vocals.
The group was initially signed by RCA, for whom they recorded a self-titled album in 1974 and enjoyed regional hit singles with "Super Rod" and "Leave The Kids Alone".
A number of personnel changes then ensued, with brothers Bert Reid (Bertram Charles Reid Jnr., 25 October 1956, New York, USA, d. 12 December 2004, New York, USA; tenor saxophone, vocals) and Raymond Reid (trombone, vocals) replacing Darryl Gibbs and Julius Dilligard Jr. and Stan Johnson and James Baynard making way for Howie Young and Tyrone Demmons respectively.
The new look group switched labels to De-Lite Records, then home of Kool & The Gang and recorded their second studio album.
Under the guidance of producers - writers Freida Nerangis and Britt Britton and managers Thomas Nerangis and Donny Linton , Crown Heights Affair leapt to the forefront of commercial funk, recording four hit R&B/pop singles from their first two De-Lite Records albums - "Dreaming A Dream", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Foxy Lady" and "Dancin'".
De-Lite Records's subsequent worldwide pact with PolyGram Records, Inc. saw the unit break internationally, with "Galaxy Of Love" hitting the UK Top 30 and "I'm Gonna Love You Forever' the Top 50 in 1978. Trumpeter James Baynard had by this point returned to the line-up in place of Tyrone Demmons, while for 1979's "Dance Lady Dance", Skip Boardley was brought in to share lead vocals with Philip Thomas.
The influence of new producer Bert DeCoteaux and the emerging songwriting abilities within the band consolidated their position in 1980, with "You Gave Me Love' reaching the UK Top 10.
The single featured on the album "Sure Shot", recorded without keyboard player Howie Young.
While this represented the peak of their chart success, Crown Heights Affair continued to churn out competent singles and albums for much of the next decade.
Bert Reid departed to pursue a production career before the release of 1982's "Think Positive", which featured the group's last US R&B hit, "Somebody Tell Me What To Do".
Reid's brother Raymond Reid and William Anderson also emerged as in-demand producers in the early 80's for Donnie Linton Management, which ultimately led to their departure from Crown Heights Affair in 1986.
Bert Reid died of lung cancer in December 2004.
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Albums

APS1-0492 Crown Heights Affair - Crown Heights Affair album art Crown Heights Affair Crown Heights Affair (Album) RCA Victor APS1-0492 US 1974 Sell This Version
8088-2021 H Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream album art The Crown Heights Affair* Dreaming A Dream (Album) De-Lite Records 8088-2021 H US 1975 Sell This Version
DEP 2022 Crown Heights Affair - Do It Your Way album art Crown Heights Affair Do It Your Way (Album) De-Lite Records DEP 2022 US 1976 Sell This Version
940 574 Crown Heights Affair - Dream World album art Crown Heights Affair Dream World (Album) De-Lite Records 940 574 France 1978 Sell This Version
DSR-9512, 6372.762 Crown Heights Affair - Dance Lady Dance album art Crown Heights Affair Dance Lady Dance (Album) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records DSR-9512, 6372.762 US 1979 Sell This Version
LITE b(L) 5013 Crown Heights Affair - Sure Shot album art Crown Heights Affair Sure Shot (Album) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records LITE b(L) 5013 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
0660.535 Crown Heights Affair - Think Positive! album art Crown Heights Affair Think Positive! (Album) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records 0660.535 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
LITE(L) 5021 Crown Heights Affair - Struck Gold album art Crown Heights Affair Struck Gold (Album) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records LITE(L) 5021 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
CWP 1280 Crown Heights Affair - Greatest Hits album art Crown Heights Affair Greatest Hits(CD, Album, M/Print) Classic World Productions Inc. CWP 1280 Canada 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

APB0-0023 Crown Heights Affair - Super Rod album art Crown Heights Affair Super Rod RCA Victor APB0-0023 US 1973 Sell This Version
APB0-0243 Crown Heights Affair - Leave The Kids Alone album art Crown Heights Affair Leave The Kids Alone (Single) RCA APB0-0243 US 1974 Sell This Version
PB-10018, PB 10018 Crown Heights Affair - Streaking album art Crown Heights Affair Streaking (Single) RCA Victor PB-10018, PB 10018 France 1974 Sell This Version
TPJB 1079 Crown Heights Affair - Rock The Boat / Super Rod album art The Hues Corporation / Crown Heights Affair The Hues Corporation / Crown Heights Affair - Rock The Boat / Super Rod(7", Jukebox) RCA TPJB 1079 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
SS-2393 Crown Heights Affair - Leave The Kids Alone / The Love I Found This Time album art Crown Heights Affair Leave The Kids Alone / The Love I Found This Time(7") RCA SS-2393 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
2001 664 Crown Heights Affair - Foxy Lady / Picture Show album art Crown Heights Affair Foxy Lady / Picture Show (Single) De-Lite Records 2001 664 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
DISCO 1575 Crown Heights Affair - Every Beat Of My Heart album art Crown Heights Affair Every Beat Of My Heart (Single) De-Lite Records DISCO 1575 US 1975 Sell This Version
CS-0199 Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream album art Crown Heights Affair Dreaming A Dream (Single) De-Lite Records CS-0199 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
none Crown Heights Affair - Love Is The Message / Dreaming a Dream album art MFSB & Three Degrees* / Crown Heights Affair MFSB & Three Degrees* / Crown Heights Affair - Love Is The Message / Dreaming a Dream(Acetate, 10") Philly International Records, De-Lite Records none US 1975 Sell This Version
DISCO 582 Crown Heights Affair - (Do It) The French Way album art Crown Heights Affair (Do It) The French Way (Single) De-Lite Records DISCO 582 US 1976 Sell This Version
DDJ-1588 Crown Heights Affair - Dancin' / Love Me album art Crown Heights Affair Dancin' / Love Me (Single) De-Lite Records DDJ-1588 US 1976 Sell This Version
TDM-400 Crown Heights Affair - Searching For Love / Dancin' album art Crown Heights Affair Searching For Love / Dancin'(12", Maxi, S/Edition) Top Tape TDM-400 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
911 Crown Heights Affair - I Love You / Dream World album art Crown Heights Affair I Love You / Dream World (Single) De-Lite Records 911 US 1978 Sell This Version
9199 918 Crown Heights Affair - I'm Gonna Love You Forever album art Crown Heights Affair I'm Gonna Love You Forever (Single) Mercury 9199 918 UK 1978 Sell This Version
9199 832 Crown Heights Affair - Galaxy Of Love album art Crown Heights Affair Galaxy Of Love (Single) Mercury 9199 832 UK 1978 Sell This Version
DE-908 Crown Heights Affair - Say A Prayer For Two / Galaxy Of Love / I'm Gonna Love You Forever album art Crown Heights Affair Say A Prayer For Two / Galaxy Of Love / I'm Gonna Love You Forever De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records DE-908 US 1978 Sell This Version

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May 31, 2017
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