The group was formed in Ohio by New Jersey native horn player/songwriter/producer Steve Washington (funk obviously runs in the blood - Washington's uncle was Ralph 'Pee Wee' Middlebrook of the famed Ohio Players). Slave performed edgy funk grooves that rival (or even overwhelm) what is considered 'hard' street music today. By the time the Cotillion/Atlantic album "Stone Jam", originally release in September 1980, came out, Steve Washington had departed the group to form another band, Aurra. Not long afterward, Steve Arrington (drummer and vocalist) also departed to undertake a solo career that produced important funk classics such as "Way Out" and "Nobody Can Be You But You".

Slave Discography


ATL 50435 Slave The Hardness Of The World (Album) Cotillion ATL 50435 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
SD 9914 Slave Slave (Album) Cotillion SD 9914 US 1977 Sell This Version
K50512 Slave The Concept (Album) Cotillion, Atlantic K50512 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SD 5217 Slave Just A Touch Of Love (Album) Cotillion SD 5217 US 1979 Sell This Version
SD 5224 Slave Stone Jam (Album) Cotillion SD 5224 US 1980 Sell This Version
LIFE 314 Slave Stone Jam(LP) Life Studio 54 LIFE 314 US 1980 Sell This Version
SD 5227 Slave Show Time (Album) Cotillion SD 5227 US 1981 Sell This Version
79. 0024-1 Slave Visions Of The Lite (Album) Cotillion 79. 0024-1 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
79-0118-1 Slave Bad Enuff (Album) Cotillion 79-0118-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
7 90238-4, 90238-4 Slave New Plateau (Album) Cotillion, Cotillion 7 90238-4, 90238-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
ICH 1002 Slave Unchained At Last (Album) Ichiban Records ICH 1002 US 1985 Sell This Version
ICH 1009 MC Slave Make Believe (Album) Ichiban Records ICH 1009 MC US 1987 Sell This Version
ICH 1030-CD Slave Slave 88 (Album) Ichiban Records ICH 1030-CD US 1988 Sell This Version
ICH 1055-2 Slave Rebirth (Album) Ichiban Records ICH 1055-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
ICH 1144-MC Slave The Funk Strikes Back (Album) Ichiban Records ICH 1144-MC US 1992 Sell This Version
24862-2 Slave Masters Of The Funck(CD, Album) Ichiban Records 24862-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45 44231 Slave The Party Song Cotillion 45 44231 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
45-1559 Slave Son Of Slide / Slide (Single) Cotillion 45-1559 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
44235 Slave Baby Sinister (Single) Cotillion 44235 US 1977 Sell This Version
W 10923 Slave Party Hardy / You And Me(7") Cotillion W 10923 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
44218 Slave Slide(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Cotillion 44218 US 1977 Sell This Version
K 10967 Slave You And Me(7") Cotillion K 10967 UK 1977 Sell This Version
44242 Slave Just Freak (Single) Cotillion 44242 US 1978 Sell This Version
44238 Slave Stellar Fungk Atlantic 44238 US 1978 Sell This Version
LV 12 Slave Stellar Fungk / You And Me (Single) Cotillion LV 12 UK 1978 Sell This Version