Dazz Band

Dazz Band

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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

247070 Dazz Band Invitation To Love (Album) Motown 247070 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
M957 The Dazz Band* Let The Music Play (Album) Motown M957 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
460 15 049 Dazz Band On The One (Album) Motown 460 15 049 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6004ML Dazz Band Keep It Live (Album) Motown 6004ML US 1982 Sell This Version
260•15•073 Dazz Band Joystick (Album) Motown 260•15•073 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ZL72335 Dazz Band Jukebox (Album) Motown ZL72335 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
6149ML Dazz Band Hot Spot (Album) Motown 6149ML US 1985 Sell This Version
GHS 24110 Dazz Band Wild And Free (Album) Geffen Records GHS 24110 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
6928-4-R The Dazz Band* Rock The Room (Album) RCA Victor 6928-4-R US 1988 Sell This Version
LRS-010 Dazz Band Under The Streetlights (Album) Lucky Records (3) LRS-010 US 1995 Sell This Version
9267 Dazz Band Double Exposure (Album) Intersound Urban, Platinum Entertainment 9267 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
9338 Dazz Band Here We Go Again (Album) Platinum Entertainment 9338 US 1998 Sell This Version
3956700142 The Dazz Band* Time Traveler(CD, Album) Major Hits Records 3956700142 US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M 1515F The Dazz Band* Sooner Or Later / Knock! Knock! (Single) Motown M 1515F 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
M 1500F The Dazz Band* Shake It Up (Single) Motown M 1500F 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
PR-93 REI, PR-93 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 PR-93 REI, PR-93 US 1981 Sell This Version
M1582F Dazz Band Let The Music Play Motown M1582F US 1981 Sell This Version
TMGT 1279 Dazz Band Keep It Live (On The K.I.L.) / This Time It's Forever (Single) Motown TMGT 1279 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PR 112 Dazz Band On The One For Fun (Single) Motown PR 112 US 1982 Sell This Version
F-MOT 0001609.4 Dazz Band Let It Whip (Single, Maxi) Motown F-MOT 0001609.4 Peru 1982 Sell This Version
1676 MF (66731) Dazz Band Cheek To Cheek Motown, Bellaphon 1676 MF (66731) UK & US 1983 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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