Kinsman Dazz was signed to in 1977 and the group expanded from the original quintet consisting of Harris, Calhoun, Pettus, and the Wiley brothers and added newcomers Ed Meyers trombone , Wayne Preston saxophonist , and Les Thaler trumpet. The Dazz Band's first album for Motown was Invitation to Love 1980. Let It Whip appears on the album Greatest Hits. The group was originally named Kinsman Dazz at the suggestion of Ray Calabrese, who would later become the band's manager along with Sonny Jones, owner of The Kinsman Grill, located near the street Bobby Harris grew up on, and where the band worked as a house band. From 1994-2001 Terry Stanton vocalist contributed on the following albums including: Funkology 1994 , and Under the Streetlights 1995 Lucky Records.
The Dazz Band is known for its high energy live performances, often proving more popular than the headlining act. In 2015, Bobby Harris added vocalist Donny Sykes to The Dazz Band, as they prepare to release new music in 2017. In 1977, the group went to to record with producer. Founded by Bobby Harris, The Dazz Band has performed since 1976 and continues to perform today. The 'United We Funk All-Stars' successful concept set the template of using one common rhythm section to back multiple Artists; a template that is emulated by many touring Artists today. Reggie Andrews' masterful knowledge of music and smooth temperament brought musical stability that would make an everlasting mark on The Dazz Band's history.
. Bobby Harris was the Associate Producer on all five albums, and Producer of the album Hot Spot 1985 also on Motown. Voinovich presented Bobby Harris and The Dazz Band with the Key to the City of Cleveland with proclamations from the State of Ohio. A studio album followed that included the late of Zapp. Let It Whip by the Dazz Band. In the late 1990s, Bobby Harris, along with the support of business entrepreneur Bo Boviard and long time friend and band member Marlon McClain, decided to revitalize funk in America and called upon members from the BarKays, , Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band, , and The Dazz Band, for a project entitled 'United We Funk All-Stars'.
Philip Bailey made significant contributions to the group's vocal arrangements and overall sound. Emerging from Cleveland, Ohio, the group's biggest hit songs. London: Guinness World Records Limited. The Dazz Band is a former American funk music band that was most popular in the early 1980s. On December 31, 1982 during The Dazz Band's New Year's Eve concert at the Front Row in Cleveland, Mayor George V.
Dazz Band - Let it all blow · Added · Dazz Band - Let it all blow. September 23, 2000 issue of Billboard Magazine also credited Bobby Harris as the instigator behind Charlie Wilson's second solo project Bridging The Gap serving as an executive producer on the album also on the Major Hits Record label. The bands title track began a string of hits starting in March, 1981. The Dazz Band was a funk music band based in. After winning the Grammy in 1982, Keith Harrison 1983 vocalist, keyboards was added to the group. Reggie Andrews produced five Dazz Band albums including: Let The Music Play 1981 , Keep It Live 1982 , On the One 1983 , Joystick 1983 , Jukebox 1984 under the Motown label. In 1980, The Kinsman Dazz changed its name to The Dazz Band after being signed to which simultaneously included a re-organization of members.
In 1981 guitarist Eric Fearman was also added. Due to illness, Gaye was unable to complete the project. . . . . .
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