Dazz Band

Dazz Band

Profile:
Cleveland based funk group, formed by Bobby Harris in the late '70s. Harris merged two Cleveland funk bands: Bell Telefunk and Mother Braintree. After an indefinite number of lineup changes, the end result was a band featuring Harris, Skip Martin III, Pierre DeMudd on horns and vocals, guitarist Eric Fearman, the late bassist Michael Wiley, drummer Isaac Wiley, keyboardist Kevin Frederick, and percussionist Kenny Pettus. The band, signed to 20th Century Fox Records, was originally called Kinsman Dazz; "Dazz" derivating from the concept of "danceable jazz". "Kinsman Dazz" became the Dazz Band in 1980 and signed to Motown. The band was also known for its live performances. In 1985, Fearman left the group and was replaced by Marlon McClain and Keith Harrison. After leaving Motown, they recorded a number of individual albums on various labels such as Geffen Records, RCA, Lucky Records (3), Platinum Entertainment, Major Hits Records, and their first official live album on Intersound.

1990s revival

The popularity of classic funk/R&B/soul acts performing in the US and abroad started to expand in the mid-1990s on events like the awarded Sinbad's Summer Jam: '70s Soul Music Festival. Bobby Harris decided to form a tribute band with members from the The Bar-Kays, Con Funk Shun, gap band and the SOS Band, called the United We Funk All-Stars. A studio album followed, including a tribute to the late Roger Troutman, who performs on the album as well. Other artists from the genre who contributed to the album were the late Rick James and System. The concept was a great success, and was captured on a live CD, presented and promoted by radio jockey Tom Joyner, who made the announcements on the UWF-All Stars shows.
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Dazz Band Discography

Albums

Dazz Band Invitation To Love (Album) Motown Spain 1980 Sell This Version
The Dazz Band* Let The Music Play (Album) Motown Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Dazz Band On The One (Album) Motown Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Keep It Live (Album) Motown US 1982 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Joystick (Album) Motown Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Jukebox (Album) Motown Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Hot Spot (Album) Motown US 1985 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Wild And Free (Album) Geffen Records Canada 1986 Sell This Version
none The Dazz Band* SBK Songs (Demo)(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label none US 1987 Sell This Version
The Dazz Band* Rock The Room (Album) RCA Victor US 1988 Sell This Version
PTG 34218 The Dazz Band* Rock The Room(CD, Album) Vinyl Masterpiece PTG 34218 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Under The Streetlights (Album) Lucky Records (3) US 1995 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Double Exposure (Album) Intersound Urban, Platinum Entertainment Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Here We Go Again (Album) Platinum Entertainment US 1998 Sell This Version
3956700142 The Dazz Band* Time Traveler(CD, Album) Major Hits Records 3956700142 US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Dazz Band* Knock! Knock! (Single) Motown US 1980 Sell This Version
PR 78, 66176-D, 66178-D The Dazz Band* / Jermaine Jackson The Dazz Band* / Jermaine Jackson - Shake It Up / Little Girl Don't You Worry / You Like Me Don't You(12", Promo) Motown, Motown, Motown PR 78, 66176-D, 66178-D US 1980 Sell This Version
The Dazz Band* Shake It Up (Single) Motown US 1980 Sell This Version
M 1507F Dazz Band, The* Invitation To Love(7", Single) Motown M 1507F US 1980 Sell This Version
PSLP 328 High Inergy / Dazz Band High Inergy / Dazz Band - Hold On To My Love / Shake It Up(12", Promo) Motown PSLP 328 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Ozone (5) / Dazz Band / Nolen & Crossley* Ozone (5) / Dazz Band / Nolen & Crossley* - Do What You Wanna / Keep On Dancin/Let It Whip / Ready Or Not Motown, Motown US 1981 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Let The Music Play Motown US 1981 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Keep It Live (On The K.I.L.) / This Time It's Forever (Single) Motown UK 1982 Sell This Version
Dazz Band On The One For Fun (Single) Motown US 1982 Sell This Version
Dazz Band Let It Whip (Single, Maxi) Motown Peru 1982 Sell This Version

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COHIBA1

COHIBA1

October 6, 2014
Can somebody please add this release to the Dazz Band album section under "On The One". Don't know how to do this myself?!?
Thanx in advance!

COHIBA1

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