ADC Band

ADC Band

Profile:
ADC: Aid for Dependant Children.
Nine-member funk and soul aggregation.

Evolution of Black Nasty or Nazty.
Co-led by Kaiya Matthews and Michael Judkins, the ADC Band recorded for Cotillion in the late '70s and early '80s.
At their best, the cuts utilized the funk touches of Parliament/Funkadelic and Slave.
The biggest hit was "Long Stroke," (1978) which made it to No.6 on the R&B charts.
Their "Renaissance" (1980) and "Brother Luck" (1981 albums were produced by their fellow group Mass Production.
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ADC Band Discography

Albums

ADC Band Long Stroke (Album) Cotillion US 1978 Sell This Version
SD 5216 ADC Band Talk That Stuff(LP, Album) Cotillion SD 5216 US 1979 Sell This Version
ADC Band Renaissance (Album) Cotillion US 1980 Sell This Version
ADC Band Brother Luck (Album) Cotillion US 1981 Sell This Version
ADC Band Roll With The Punches (Album) Cotillion US 1982 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The ADC Band* Pleasingly Plump / Looking For My Roots H & L Records US 1977 Sell This Version
ADC Band Long Stroke / That's Life Northern Records (5), Northern Records (5) US 1978 Sell This Version
ADC Band Fire Up / More & More Disco Atlantic, Cotillion US 1978 Sell This Version
BZT0013, N.B. 28554C A. D. C. Band* That's Life / You Wanna Dance(7", Single) Northern Records (5), Northern Records (5) BZT0013, N.B. 28554C US 1978 Sell This Version
ADC Band Talk That Stuff Cotillion US 1979 Sell This Version
ADC Band Stank Machine (Single) Cotillion US 1979 Sell This Version
ADC Band Hangin' Out / Tripwire Cotillion US 1980 Sell This Version
ADC Band In The Moonlight Cotillion US 1980 Sell This Version
ADC Band Brother Luck (Single) Cotillion US 1981 Sell This Version
ADC Band Roll With The Punches (Single) Cotillion US 1982 Sell This Version
The ADC Band* Hot Legs Uhuru International Records US 1982 Sell This Version
ADC Band So Good (Single) Cotillion US 1982 Sell This Version
UH 7-8301 The ADC Band* You Can Run (You Can Hide)(7", Promo) Uhuru International Records UH 7-8301 US 1983 Sell This Version
ADC Band It's Friday Night Fat Boy Records (3) US 1985 Sell This Version
ADC Band Celebrate WEA UK Unknown Sell This Version
405033 X ADC Band I'll Be The (Other Woman)(12") Northern Records (5) 405033 X US Unknown Sell This Version
BZ 01002 General Assistence & The ADC Band* General Assistence & The ADC Band* - Pleasing Plump / I'm Looking For My Roots(7", Single) Northern Records (5) BZ 01002 US Unknown Sell This Version
SRI 1126 A D C Band* Week End (Funky Friday)(12") Sue Records International SRI 1126 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

DEL LP 0076 Black Nasty / A.D.C Band* Black Nasty / A.D.C Band* - It's Hard Times - Rare And Unreleased Detroit Funk 1975 To 1981(LP, Comp) Funky Delicacies DEL LP 0076 US 2005 Sell This Version

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overlordr

overlordr

March 12, 2008
It should also be mentioned in the bio that the group was formerly known as Black Nasty and recorded a few singles and a flop album under that name for Stax Records shortly before the label folded in 1975--said incarnation of the ADC Band had a much more rock-oriented sound, which obviously didn't fit with the remainder of the label's roster. At one time a guitarist of theirs was one Ted Nugent, when the group was trading under the name Raw Integrated Funk circa 1970 or so. The name was changed to Nazty in 1975, and they charted once under than name, "It's Summertime" scraping to the R & B 100 singles chart at the penultimate #100 slot. A year later, four members left, and the switch to ADC was on.

A few good grooves here and there. A decent funk band, worthy of a bit of rediscovery, especially with funk seeing a bit of a revival.

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