C.J. & Co

Profile:
Disco-soul band which hailed from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1977 by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore. Their first single, "The Devil's Gun", was also their biggest hit. Two albums followed after that but the success only faded. A projected 3rd album" "with a proposed release date of 1979" was never released but tracks intended for it appeared up on CJ & Co.* - USA Disco (1998) and C.J. & Co - Ain't It Amazing (The Unreleased Westbound Masters) (2018). The origins of the band go way back. In 1966 the group, then known as The Strides, cut a handful of tracks for M-S Records. While failing to achieve great commercial success outside of their Detroit hometown, the Theo-Coff association proved to be one that would pay dividends in future years. In 1974 a very short stint at Sussex, saw the group, who had split up and reformed with two female members, calling themselves C. C. & Company. The Theodore-Coffey arranged contract proved to be short-lived as the label went out of business soon after. The group comprised of two female singers (Joni Tolbert and Constance Durden) and three male singers (Charles Clark (2) of Floaters, Curtis Durden and Cornelius Brown Jr.). The group disbanded in 1979.
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Albums

CS 301 C.J. & Co - Devil's Gun album art C.J. & Co Devil's Gun (Album) Westbound Records CS 301 US 1977 Sell This Version
GWEA-5304 C.J. & Co - Deadeye Dick album art C.J. & Co Deadeye Dick (Album) Westbound Records, Atlantic GWEA-5304 Mexico 1978 Sell This Version
CDSEWD 165 C.J. & Co - Ain't It Amazing (The Unreleased Westbound Masters) album art C.J. & Co Ain't It Amazing (The Unreleased Westbound Masters)(CD, Album) Westbound Records CDSEWD 165 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

11054 C.J. & Co - We Got Our Own Thing album art C.J. & Co.* We Got Our Own Thing (Single) Atlantic, Westbound Records 11054 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
WB 55400 C.J. & Co - Devil's Gun album art C.J. & Co.* Devil's Gun (Single) Westbound Records WB 55400 US 1977 Sell This Version
Promo 044 C.J. & Co - Devil's Gun  (Parte 1°) / Disco March (Parte 1°)  album art C.J. & Co / B.B. Jackson C.J. & Co / B.B. Jackson - Devil's Gun (Parte 1°) / Disco March (Parte 1°) (7", Jukebox) Atlantic Promo 044 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
DSKO 89, SD 7255 C.J. & Co / Led Zeppelin C.J. & Co / Led Zeppelin - Devil's Gun / Houses Of The Holy (B Side)(12", TP) Atlantic, Atlantic DSKO 89, SD 7255 US 1977 Sell This Version
DSKO 98, SD 19104 C.J. & Co - We Got Our Own Thing / CSN album art C.J. & Co / Crosby, Stills & Nash C.J. & Co / Crosby, Stills & Nash - We Got Our Own Thing / CSN(12", TP) Atlantic, Atlantic DSKO 98, SD 19104 US 1977 Sell This Version
11 129 C.J. & Co - Big City Sidewalk album art C. J. & Co.* Big City Sidewalk (Single) Westbound Records 11 129 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
P-340A C.J. & Co - Deadeye Dick album art C.J. & Co Deadeye Dick (Single) Westbound Records, Atlantic P-340A Japan 1978 Sell This Version
DD002 C.J. & Co - Let Them Talk / What Every Little Girl Needs album art C.J. & Co / Joe Matthews C.J. & Co / Joe Matthews - Let Them Talk / What Every Little Girl Needs(7", Ltd) Diggin' Deep DD002 UK 2018 Sell This Version
CITY 059 C.J. & Co - Rainmaker / Let Them Talk album art C.J. & Co Rainmaker / Let Them Talk(7", Single) Kent Select CITY 059 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Compilations

CDSEWD 116 C.J. & Co - USA Disco album art CJ & Co.* USA Disco(CD, Comp) Westbound Records CDSEWD 116 UK 1998 Sell This Version