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Arguably the hottest of the '70s Ohio funk bands, Slave had a great run in the late '70s and early '80s. Trumpeter Steve Washington formed the group in Dayton in 1975. Vocalist Floyd Miller teamed with Tom Lockett Jr, Charlie Bradley, Mark Adams, Mark Hicks, Danny Webster, Orion Wilhoite, Curt Jones, and Tim Dozier. Vocalists Steve Arrington and Starleana Young came aboard in 1978, with Arrington ultimately becoming lead vocalist. Their first big hit was the thumping single "Slide" in 1977 for Cotillion; they remained with that label until 1984. Their best tracks were lyrically simple and at times silly, but the arrangements and rhythms were intense and hypnotic. Other Top Ten R&B hits were "Just a Touch of Love" in 1979, "Watching You" in 1980, and "Snap Shot" in 1981. Young, Washington, and Lockett departed to form Aurra in 1979. Arrington himself left in the early '80s. They added Charles Carter, Delburt Taylor, Sam Carter, Kevin Johnson, and Roger Parker as replacements and continued on, though much less successfully, into the late '80s. They moved to Atlantic for one LP in 1984, then switched to the Atlanta-based Ichiban in 1986 for singles and LPs that were just a shade of the former vibrant Slave sound. Their most recent release was The Funk Strikes Back in 1992. Rhino issued Stellar Funk: The Best of Slave, a first-rate anthology of their finest cuts, in 1994. ~ Ron Wynn
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Albums by
Slave

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    11 songs

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    Stone Jam

    9 songs

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    Slave

    8 songs

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    New Plateau

    7 songs

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    Bad Enuff

    8 songs

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    Visions of the Lite

    8 songs

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    Show Time

    8 songs

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    Just a Touch of Love

    7 songs

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    The Concept

    8 songs

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    The Hardness of the World

    1 song

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    Emotions - Single

    12 songs

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    Slave

    4 songs

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    Breaking Free

    1 song

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    Mind Frame - Single

    1 song

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    Living in Darkness - Single

    1 song

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    Crush

    30 songs

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    The Definitive Groove Collection

    14 songs

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    Party Lights: More of the Best

    15 songs

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    Stellar Fungk: The Best of Slave

    10 songs

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    Masters of the Funk

    10 songs

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    Funk Strikes Back

    10 songs

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    Rebirth

    8 songs

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    Just a Touch of Love

    8 songs

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    Make Believe

    8 songs

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    Slave 88

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Top Songs by
Slave

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Slide
  3.   Watching You
  4.   Snap Shot
  5.   Just a Touch of Love
  6.   Son of Slide
  7.   Wait for Me
  8.   Stellar Fungk
  9.   You and Me
  10.   Stone Jam by Steve Arrington
  11.   A Touch of Love
  12.   Weak at the Knees by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame
  13.   Steal Your Heart
  14.   Watching You by Steve Arrington
  15.   The Party Song
  16.   We Can Make Love
  17.   Screw Your Wig on Tite
  18.   Party Hardy
  19.   Wait For Me by Steve Arrington
  20.   Just Freak
  21.   The Happiest Days
  22.   Stellar Fungk by Steve Arrington
  23.   Spice of Life (Oh Yes, You're the Best)
  24.   Way Out featuring Steve Arrington
  25.   Sizzlin' Hot
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Slave

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    R&B Deep Dive

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    Funk Classics

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    Disco Deep Dive

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    Adult R&B


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