Lakeside

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 [Invalid Artist] 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 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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Lakeside Discography

Albums

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

Singles & EPs

AB-12255 Lakeside If I Didn't Have You(7") ABC Records AB-12255 1977 Sell This Version
Lakeside Given In To Love Solar US 1978 Sell This Version
Lakeside Pull My Strings / Visions Of My Mind (Single) Solar US 1978 Sell This Version
Lakeside It's All The Way Live (Single, Maxi) Solar US 1978 Sell This Version
Lakeside From 9:00 Until / All In My Mind Solar US 1979 Sell This Version
Lakeside Your Love Is On The One (Single) Solar Spain 1980 Sell This Version
Lakeside Fantastic Voyage (Single, Maxi) Solar US 1980 Sell This Version
YB-12274 Lakeside I Need You / Strung Out(7", Single) Solar YB-12274 US 1980 Sell This Version
Lakeside Keep On Moving Straight Ahead Solar US 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside Something About That Woman Solar US 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside I Want To Hold Your Hand (Single) Solar Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside We Want You (On The Floor) (Single, Maxi) Solar Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Lakeside Turn The Music Up / Alibi Solar US 1983 Sell This Version
Lakeside Raid (Single) Solar France 1983 Sell This Version