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

Lakeside - Lakeside album art Lakeside Lakeside (Album) ABC Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Shot Of Love album art Lakeside Shot Of Love (Album) Solar UK 1978 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Rough Riders album art Lakeside Rough Riders (Album) Solar Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage album art Lakeside Fantastic Voyage (Album) Solar US 1980 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Your Wish Is My Command album art Lakeside Your Wish Is My Command (Album) Solar Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Keep On Moving Straight Ahead album art Lakeside Keep On Moving Straight Ahead (Album) Solar US 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Untouchables album art Lakeside Untouchables (Album) Solar US 1983 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Outrageous album art Lakeside Outrageous (Album) Solar US 1984 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Power album art Lakeside Power (Album) Solar France 1987 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Party Patrol album art Lakeside Party Patrol (Album) Solar Europe 1990 Sell This Version
9281 Lakeside - Invasion album art Lakeside Invasion(CD, Album) Intersound 9281 US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lakeside - If I Didn't Have You album art Lakeside If I Didn't Have You (Single) ABC Records 1977 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Given In To Love album art Lakeside Given In To Love Solar US 1978 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Pull My Strings / Visions Of My Mind album art Lakeside Pull My Strings / Visions Of My Mind (Single) Solar US 1978 Sell This Version
Lakeside - It's All The Way Live album art Lakeside It's All The Way Live (Single, Maxi) Solar UK 1978 Sell This Version
Lakeside - From 9:00 Until / All In My Mind album art Lakeside From 9:00 Until / All In My Mind (Single) Solar UK 1979 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Your Love Is On The One album art Lakeside Your Love Is On The One (Single) Solar Spain 1980 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage / It's All The Way Live / From 9:00 Until album art Lakeside Fantastic Voyage / It's All The Way Live / From 9:00 Until (Maxi) Solar USA & Canada 1980 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage album art Lakeside Fantastic Voyage (Single, Maxi) Solar US 1980 Sell This Version
YB-12274 Lakeside - I Need You / Strung Out album art Lakeside I Need You / Strung Out(7", Single) Solar YB-12274 US 1980 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Keep On Moving Straight Ahead album art Lakeside Keep On Moving Straight Ahead (Single) Solar US 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Something About That Woman album art Lakeside Something About That Woman Solar US 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside - I Want To Hold Your Hand album art Lakeside I Want To Hold Your Hand (Single) Solar Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside - We Want You (On The Floor) album art Lakeside We Want You (On The Floor) (Single, Maxi) Solar Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside - Turn The Music Up / Alibi album art Lakeside Turn The Music Up / Alibi Solar US 1983 Sell This Version