Arlester Christian

Real Name:
Arlester Christian
Profile:
Singer, bassist and songwriter. "Dyke" was a member of The O'Jays' backing band The Blazers until he formed Dyke & The Blazers in 1965.

Born: June 13, 1943 in Buffalo, New York.
Died: March 13, 1971 in Phoenix, Arizona - fatally shot on a Phoenix street at the age of 27 by a man named Clarence Daniels. According to reports at the time, the killing may have been related to drug dealing. The shooting was considered self-defense.
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Vocals

BGP2 180 Arlester Christian - We Got More Soul (The Ultimate Broadway Funk) album art Dyke & The Blazers Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul (The Ultimate Broadway Funk) (Comp) BGP Records BGP2 180 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

658.096 Arlester Christian - The Funky Broadway album art Dyke And The Blazers* Dyke And The Blazers* - The Funky Broadway(LP, Album) Polydor 658.096 France 1968 Sell This Version
314 529 310-2 Arlester Christian - Get Shorty (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art John Lurie, Various Chilli Hot John Lurie, Various - Get Shorty (Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp) Antilles, The Verve Group 314 529 310-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
BGP2 180 Arlester Christian - We Got More Soul (The Ultimate Broadway Funk) album art Dyke & The Blazers Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul (The Ultimate Broadway Funk) (Comp) BGP Records BGP2 180 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

OS-64 Arlester Christian - Funky Broadway album art Dyke And The Blazers* Dyke And The Blazers* - Funky Broadway (Single) Artco Records OS-64 US 1966 Sell This Version
587 087, 587087 Arlester Christian - Hit '67 album art Various Funky Broadway (as Christian) Various - Hit '67(LP, Comp, Mono) Atlantic, Atlantic 587 087, 587087 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SRS 67093, SRS-67093 Arlester Christian - James Brown Plays The Real Thing album art James Brown Funky Broadway (as L. Christian) James Brown - James Brown Plays The Real Thing (Album) Smash Records (4), Smash Records (4) SRS 67093, SRS-67093 US 1967 Sell This Version
LP-24010 Arlester Christian - Blues Power album art Gene Dozier And The Brotherhood Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Gene Dozier And The Brotherhood - Blues Power (Album) Minit LP-24010 US 1967 Sell This Version
SD 8151 Arlester Christian - The Best Of Wilson Pickett album art Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Wilson Pickett - The Best Of Wilson Pickett (Comp, Album) Atlantic SD 8151 US 1967 Sell This Version
OS-69 Arlester Christian - So Sharp / Don't Bug Me album art Dyke And The Blazers* Dyke And The Blazers* - So Sharp / Don't Bug Me (Single) Original Sound OS-69 US 1967 Sell This Version
OSR LPM 5016, OSR-LPM-5016, LPM 5016 Arlester Christian - The Funky Broadway album art Dyke & The Blazers Dyke & The Blazers - The Funky Broadway (Album) Original Sound OSR LPM 5016, OSR-LPM-5016, LPM 5016 US 1967 Sell This Version
VK 10536 Arlester Christian - Funky Broadway album art Jimmy Smith Funky Broadway (as L. Christian) Jimmy Smith - Funky Broadway (Single) Verve Records VK 10536 US 1967 Sell This Version
DB-1089 Arlester Christian - Where Is The Love album art Glen Miller Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Glen Miller - Where Is The Love Stag DB-1089 UK 1967 Sell This Version
AT-2412 Arlester Christian - Funky Broadway / Soul Dance Number Three album art Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway / Soul Dance Number Three(7", Single) Atlantic AT-2412 Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
HATS 421-10, HAT (S) 421-10 Arlester Christian - Hits & Soul 2 album art Various Funky Broadway (as L. Christian) Various - Hits & Soul 2 (Comp) Atlantic, Hispavox HATS 421-10, HAT (S) 421-10 Spain 1967 Sell This Version
V6-8705, V6 8705 Arlester Christian - Respect album art Jimmy Smith Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Jimmy Smith - Respect (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-8705, V6 8705 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
SMAT-1019 Arlester Christian - The Sound Of Wilson Pickett album art Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Wilson Pickett - The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Album) Atlantic SMAT-1019 Japan 1967 Sell This Version
VPS 16517, VPS-16517 Arlester Christian - Groovin' album art Truman Thomas Funky Broadway (as L. Christian) Truman Thomas - Groovin' (Album) Veep, Veep VPS 16517, VPS-16517 US 1967 Sell This Version
AGT 504X Arlester Christian - Funky Broadway / I'm Sorry About That album art Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway / I'm Sorry About That (Single) Atlantic AGT 504X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
500 003 Arlester Christian - Wilson Pickett album art Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Wilson Pickett - Wilson Pickett(6", EP) Atlantic, Barclay 500 003 France 1967 Sell This Version
0 590 Arlester Christian - Funky Broadway  album art Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway (7", Single) Atlantic 0 590 Greece 1967 Sell This Version
OS-83 Arlester Christian - Funky Bull album art Dyke And The Blazers* Dyke And The Blazers* - Funky Bull (Single) Original Sound OS-83 US 1968 Sell This Version
HLP 10.153 Arlester Christian - O "Soul" Mio album art Toni Cavana And The Fabs Funky Broadway (as Lester) Toni Cavana And The Fabs - O "Soul" Mio (Album) Metronome HLP 10.153 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
S 63394 Arlester Christian - Live At The Playboy Club album art Ray King Soul Band Gimme A Little Sign / Funky Broadway (as L. Christian) Ray King Soul Band - Live At The Playboy Club(LP) CBS S 63394 Israel 1968 Sell This Version
MPS 15 183 ST Arlester Christian - Soul Hour album art Dee Dee*, Barry & The Movements* Funky-Funky Broadway (as Lester Christian) Dee Dee*, Barry & The Movements* - Soul Hour (Album) MPS Records MPS 15 183 ST Germany 1968 Sell This Version