Here are all of dodger75's jams.
This track comes from the only album, “Come into Knowledge,” released by the Cincinnati, OH. band. Released in 1977 on ABC Blue Thumb, the band was a vehicle for Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong to expand and showcase their songwriting skills. Ayers and Birdsong wrote and produced the album although they were not official band members. The five piece band was fronted by lead singers Sharon Mattews and Sibel Thrasher.
Jammed: 26th Mar 2015
by Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins
Side A Track 2 off Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskin’s debut album, “A Whole Nother Thing.” Released in 1976 by Detroit’s Westbound Records, this album was the first Parliament spin-off not to be produced by George Clinton. Haskin’s wrote, arranged, and produced the album including this track, “Cookie Jar.” Haskins is a founding member and vocalist of The Parliaments, Parliament, and Funkadelic.
Jammed: 18th Mar 2015
by Tom Browne
Side B Track 3 from jazz trumpeter Tom Browne’s third album, “Magic.” Released by Arista in 1981, this track reached number 4 on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. Toni Smith, who is credited with writing the song along with Browne, provides the female vocals. This follows on the heels of the pairs 1980 collaboration, “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.),” which was a number 1 single.
Jammed: 12th Mar 2015
by Herbie Hancock
Side A Track 1 off the 1978 album “Sunlight.” This song was written by Hancock, Melvin Ragin (of Motown and Headhunters fame) and Jeffery Cohen and released by Columbia. The album “Sunlight” marks the beginning of Hancock’s electro era that is refined with later albums like “Future Shock,” and singles like “RockIt.” This live version includes jazz fusion legend Alphonse Mouzon on drums.
Jammed: 7th Mar 2015
by The Main Ingredient
Side A Track 2 off their 1970 album “Tasteful Soul.” It is the group’s second album and was released by RCA Victor. This track was written and performed by Donald McPherson, Tony Silvester, and Luther Simmons. A year later, lead singer McPherson would pass away unexpectedly and would be replaced by Cuba Gooding Sr. The group would later go on to score their top ten hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” in 1972.
Jammed: 1st Mar 2015
by Lee Dorsey
This well-known track was written and arranged by Allen Toussaint. In 1966, Lee Dorsey became the first to record the song, which was released on AMY records in the U.S. It reached the top ten on both the Billboard hot 100 and R&B charts.
Jammed: 24th Feb 2015
by The Blackbyrds
Side A Track 3 off their 1977 album “Action,” released by Fantasy. The group was established and produced by jazz pioneer, Donald Byrd, from students and musicians in the Howard University area while he was teaching there in the early 1970s.
Jammed: 19th Feb 2015
by The System
This is the second single from the duo of David Frank and Mic Murphy. It was released by Atlantic off The System's 1983 debut album “Sweat.” Later that same year, Robert Palmer would hear this song and record a cover version for his album, “Pride.” The System would later score a top 10 hit in 1987. Do you remember that track?
Jammed: 12th Feb 2015
by Randy Crawford
This 1980 single is the first off her album “Now We May Begin,” released by Warner Brothers. It comes on the heels of her work with the Crusaders and their hit “Street Life,' the previous year.
Jammed: 7th Feb 2015
by Ronnie Hudson & The Street People
This single was originally released in 1982 on the Birdie label. This song was sampled be Dr. Dre for his 1995 collaboration with Tupac, “California Love.” The original track itself contains samples from Zapp and Roger and Booker T and the MGs. After starting his career with Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Ronnie Hudson became a recording bassist for Stax and worked on a number of projects with Issac Hayes.
Jammed: 31st Jan 2015
by Kool and the Gang
Written by Kool and the Gang and Gene Redd, this is the first track on side A from the 1971 album, “Live at P.J’s – Hollywood, California.” The record was released on De-lite records and produced by Redd. It was the second live album to be released by Kool in the Gang that year.
Jammed: 20th Jan 2015
by Sylvia Striplin
Track 5 and the title cut off this New York artist’s 1981 debut album “Give Me Your Love.” This album was released on Uno Melodic and produced by Roy Ayers and James Bedford.
Jammed: 12th Jan 2015
by Dyke & The Blazers
This original version of “Funky Broadway” would reach number 17 on the U.S. R&B charts in 1967. Penned by Arlester “Dyke” Christain , the song was first released on Artco and later picked up by Los Angeles’ Original Sound. Later that year, Wilson Pickett would record the song for Atlantic Records and take it to number 1.
Jammed: 9th Jan 2015
by The Moments & the Whatnauts
This 1974 single with their Stang label mates, the Whatnauts, reached number 25 on the U.S. R&B charts. The Washington D.C. based outfit would, later in the decade, change their name to Ray, Goodman, and Brown.
Jammed: 4th Jan 2015
by B.T. Express
The ninth track from their 1974 debut album on Scepter records. The album was completed after the success of their hit single “Do It (‘til you’re satisfied), which became the title track.
Jammed: 3rd Jan 2015
by The Miracles
This is the title track and first single from their 1974 album “Do It Baby.” This was the second album to feature lead singer Billy Griffin, after the departure of Smokey Robinson. The single sold over a million copies and peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot chart.
Jammed: 28th Dec 2014
by Fat Larry's Band
The first track and single off their 1982 album “Breakin’ Out.” It was the Philadelphia Pennsylvania band’s sixth studio album and the single peaked at number 67 on the U.S. R&B chart. Enjoy.
Jammed: 26th Dec 2014
by The Deele
The first album track and the only single from the 1983 debut album, “Street Beat,” from this Cincinnati, Ohio based band. The band’s lineup included future Grammy award winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio “L.A.” Reid, current CEO of Epic Records and former ‘The X Factor” judge.
Jammed: 21st Dec 2014
The first single from Shalamar's seventh studio album, 1983's "The Look." This was the last album to include the line-up of Hewett, Watley, and Daniel. Like most of Shalamar's songs, this gem was produced by Leon Sylvers III.
Jammed: 19th Dec 2014
The title track off the 1980 second album from this L.A. based band. The track features Leon Sylvers III, who not only produced and played on the album, but was also married to Dynasty singer Nidra Beard.
Jammed: 16th Dec 2014