Lakeside

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Nine-piece soul funk band
Formed in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. from the combination of members of two groups - The Montereys and The Nomads. Originally named Ohio Lakeside Express. They met Frank Wilson just before he'd quit Motown and they were signed at ABC Records and they released their debut in 1977 produced by Frank Wilson. In 1978 their manager and friend Dick Griffey founded Solar and signed the group. Norman Whitfield as well had made them an offer for Whitfield Records but Lakeside turned it down. They contributed instead to Willie Hutch' "In Tune" released in Whitfield's label. They also contributed in "Danceland" (from Carrie Lucas' third album in 1979) and produced 7th Wonder's "Stop Before You Break My Heart" (from their third and last album). They would release nine albums at Solar between 1978 - 1990. Their main line up (after several changes) were Otis Stokes (guitar, vocals), Thomas Shelby (lead vocals), Mark Adam Wood, Jr. (lead vocals, keyboards), Stephen Shockley (guitar), Fred Alexander Jr. (drums), Tiemeyer McCain (lead vocals), Marvin Craig (bass), Fred Lewis (2) (percussion), Norman Beavers (keyboards). They became famous for their flamboyant theatrical costumes on their album covers and for the rich, heavy, uplifting funk soul sound. Their biggest legacy remains their 1980 single "Fantastic Voyage" (No.1 in the r'n'b charts, the closest they came to a crossover success - No.55 in the U.S. pop chart) that was included in the soundtrack of 1992's "South Central" and Coolio covered -among other rappers- in 1994. Other big hits are "It's All The Way Live" (No.4 in 1977, R'n'B charts), their cover on The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (1981, No.5, R'n'B charts), "Raid" (1983, No.8 R'n'B charts) and "Outrageous" (1984, No.7 R'n'B charts).
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Albums

AB 999 Lakeside - Lakeside album art Lakeside Lakeside (Album) ABC Records AB 999 US 1976 Sell This Version
FL 12937, BXL1 2937 Lakeside - Shot Of Love album art Lakeside Shot Of Love (Album) Solar FL 12937, BXL1 2937 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BXL1-3490 Lakeside - Rough Riders album art Lakeside Rough Riders (Album) Solar BXL1-3490 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
BXK1-3720 Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage album art Lakeside Fantastic Voyage (Album) Solar BXK1-3720 US 1980 Sell This Version
P-11109 Lakeside - Your Wish Is My Command album art Lakeside Your Wish Is My Command (Album) Solar P-11109 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
BXK1-3974 Lakeside - Keep On Moving Straight Ahead album art Lakeside Keep On Moving Straight Ahead (Album) Solar BXK1-3974 US 1981 Sell This Version
60204 Lakeside - Untouchables album art Lakeside Untouchables (Album) Solar 60204 US 1983 Sell This Version
9 60355-4 Lakeside - Outrageous album art Lakeside Outrageous (Album) Solar 9 60355-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
540151 Lakeside - Power album art Lakeside Power (Album) Solar 540151 France 1987 Sell This Version
467253 1 Lakeside - Party Patrol album art Lakeside Party Patrol (Album) Solar 467253 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9281 Lakeside - Invasion album art Lakeside Invasion (Album) Intersound 9281 US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AB-12255 Lakeside - If I Didn't Have You album art Lakeside If I Didn't Have You (Single) ABC Records AB-12255 1977 Sell This Version
JH-11589 Lakeside - Given In To Love album art Lakeside Given In To Love Solar JH-11589 US 1978 Sell This Version
FC 1382 Lakeside - It's All The Way Live album art Lakeside It's All The Way Live (Single, Maxi) Solar FC 1382 UK 1978 Sell This Version
JD-11745, (YD-11745) Lakeside - Pull My Strings / Visions Of My Mind album art Lakeside Pull My Strings / Visions Of My Mind (Single) Solar JD-11745, (YD-11745) US 1978 Sell This Version
JH-11931 Lakeside - From 9:00 Until / All In My Mind album art Lakeside From 9:00 Until / All In My Mind (Single) Solar JH-11931 US 1979 Sell This Version
YB-12274 Lakeside - I Need You / Strung Out album art Lakeside I Need You / Strung Out (Single) Solar YB-12274 US 1980 Sell This Version
FB-2188 Lakeside - Your Love Is On The One album art Lakeside Your Love Is On The One (Single) Solar FB-2188 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
YD-12130 Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage album art Lakeside Fantastic Voyage (Single, Maxi) Solar YD-12130 US 1980 Sell This Version
YB-12274 Lakeside - I Need You / Strung Out album art Lakeside I Need You / Strung Out(7") Solar YB-12274 US 1980 Sell This Version
JD-13032, YD-13032 Lakeside - Keep On Moving Straight Ahead album art Lakeside Keep On Moving Straight Ahead (Single) Solar JD-13032, YD-13032 US 1981 Sell This Version
FC-2350 Lakeside - We Want You (On The Floor) album art Lakeside We Want You (On The Floor) (Single, Maxi) Solar FC-2350 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
AS-11566 Lakeside - Something About That Woman album art Lakeside Something About That Woman (Single) Solar AS-11566 US 1981 Sell This Version
SO 12.590 Lakeside - I Want To Hold Your Hand album art Lakeside I Want To Hold Your Hand (Single) Solar SO 12.590 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
ED 4919 Lakeside - Turn The Music Up album art Lakeside Turn The Music Up Solar ED 4919 US 1983 Sell This Version