Tribe

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Tribe is a funk group led by Earl J. Foster Jr.

Producer Difosco T. "Big Dee" Ervin recruited Earl J. Foster Jr. from the band The Fourth Parallel to play and sing a song which Big Dee released as "Coke", attributed to the made-up artist name Tribe.

Lineup for "Coke" (a.k.a. "Koke" or "Smoke") single with producer Difosco T. "Big Dee" Ervin:
Earl J. Foster Jr. (All lead instruments & vocals)

Following the chart success of "Coke", Foster was signed to ABC-Dunhill Records and he changed the name of his band from The Fourth Parallel to Tribe. They recorded two albums for ABC-Dunhill: Ethnic Stew and Tribal Bumpin'.

Lineup for Ethnic Stew with producer Difosco T. "Big Dee" Ervin:
Benton Miles Little (Drums & Vocals)
Donald D. Eubanks (Percussion & Vocals)
Earl J. Foster Jr. (Keyboards & Vocals)
Edward H. Romias (Guitar & Vocals)
Robert P. Apodaca (Bass & Vocals)

Lineup for Tribal Bumpin' with producers Big Dee Ervin and Earl J. Foster Jr.:
Gelon Lau (Violin & Vocals)
Benton Miles Little (Drums & Vocals)
Edward H. Romias (Guitar & Vocals)
Robert P. Apodaca (Bass & Vocals)
Earl J. Foster Jr. (Keyboards & Vocals)

Tribe then signed to indie label Farr Records for their final album of the era, Dedication.

Lineup for Dedication with producers Jardine Clyde Powell, Harold Davis & Earl J. Foster Jr.:
Earl J. Foster Jr. (Keyboards & Vocals)
Clyde Jardine Powell (Bass)
Billy Soto (Guitar & Vocals)
Jimmie A. Clapper (Saxophone)
Benjamin Taylor (Lead Vocals)
Harold Clayton (Lead Vocals)
Harold Davis (Drums)

In 2009, Foster assembled a new version of Tribe for a fourth album, Resurrection, with the following lineup:
Earl J. Foster Jr. (Keyboards & Lead Vocals)
Joey Leavy (Keyboards & Lead Vocals)
Jeff Colbert (Guitar & Vocals)
Ron Dixon (Bass)
Andrew Williams (Guitar & Vocals)
Earl Siler (Drums)
James Antunez (Drums, Keys, Percussion & Lead Vocals)
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Albums

SD 3009 / 1-2 Tribe - Waiting At The Crossroads album art Curtis Knight ,& Tribe Curtis Knight ,& Tribe - Waiting At The Crossroads(2xLP, Album) TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH SD 3009 / 1-2 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Tribe - Ethnic Stew album art Tribe Ethnic Stew (Album) ABC Records France 1974 Sell This Version
Tribe - Tribal Bumpin' album art Tribe Tribal Bumpin' (Album) ABC Records France 1975 Sell This Version
Tribe - Dedication album art Tribe Dedication (Album) Farr, Farr US 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

R-7045 Tribe - Liddle Bo album art Tribe Liddle Bo(7", Single) Roulette R-7045 US 1969 Sell This Version
Tribe - Tribe / Learn To Love album art Tribe Tribe / Learn To Love (Single) ABC Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Tribe - Coke (Part I & II) album art Tribe Coke (Part I & II) (Single) Probe Spain 1973 Sell This Version
Tribe - Siggy Siggy album art Tribe Siggy Siggy (Single) ABC Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Tribe - What Am I Gonna Tell My Wife / Think People album art Tribe What Am I Gonna Tell My Wife / Think People ABC Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Tribe - Funky Kingston / Dilly Dally Hustle album art Tribe Funky Kingston / Dilly Dally Hustle Grenade US 1974 Sell This Version
4057 Tribe - Koke (Parte I & Parte II) album art Tribe Koke (Parte I & Parte II)(7", Single, Promo) Probe 4057 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
4C006 95583, 4C006-95583 Tribe - The World Should Learn To Party Together album art Tribe The World Should Learn To Party Together(7", Single) Probe, Probe 4C006 95583, 4C006-95583 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
45-16508 Tribe - Tribe / Learn To Love album art Tribe Tribe / Learn To Love(7", Single) Odeon 45-16508 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
ABC-12102 Tribe Give Me One More Day(7", Promo) ABC Records ABC-12102 US 1975 Sell This Version
ABC-12102 Tribe - Ebony Lady / Give Me One More Day album art Tribe Ebony Lady / Give Me One More Day(7", Single) ABC Records ABC-12102 US 1975 Sell This Version
Tribe - Share It / Ain't Nothing But A Party album art Tribe Share It / Ain't Nothing But A Party Farr US 1976 Sell This Version
FR-018-AS Tribe - Love You Like A Brother / Got To Be Something More album art Tribe Love You Like A Brother / Got To Be Something More(7", Single) Farr FR-018-AS US 1976 Sell This Version
3661585138235 Tribe - House Music All Night Long/Taste album art Tribe House Music All Night Long/Taste(2xFile, WAV, Single) Go Dutch Recordings 3661585138235 Netherlands 2009
OB-109 Tribe - Scratchin' / Smoke album art The Magic Disco Machine / Tribe The Magic Disco Machine / Tribe - Scratchin' / Smoke(12", Lim) Octopus Breaks OB-109 US Unknown Sell This Version
AMS 100 Tribe - Tribe / Siggy Siggy album art Tribe Tribe / Siggy Siggy(7") ABC Records AMS 100 Unknown Sell This Version
SC 9093 Tribe - Shelter Classics Volume 2 album art Ian Dury / Ramsey Lewis / Tribe Ian Dury / Ramsey Lewis / Tribe - Shelter Classics Volume 2(12") Not On Label SC 9093 Unknown Sell This Version

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