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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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Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    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.   Thank You
  10.   Baby Sinister
  11.   Funky Lady (Foxy Lady)
  12.   The Party Song
  13.   Stellar Funk
  14.   Nobody Can Be You featuring Steve Arrington
  15.   Can't Get Enough of You
  16.   Do You Like It... (Girl)
  17.   Starting Over
  18.   Let's Spend Some Time
  19.   Screw Your Wig on Tite
  20.   Forever Mine
  21.   Ooohh
  22.   E.Z. Lovin' U
  23.   Jungle Dance
  24.   Funken Town
  25.   Dancin' in the Key of Life by Steve Arrington
  26.   Party Lites
  27.   Mind Frame
  28.   We Can Make Love
  29.   Smokin'
  30.   Feel My Love
  31.   Homeboy by Steve Arrington
  32.   Coming Soon
  33.   The Happiest Days
  34.   You and Me
  35.   Are You Ready for Love
  36.   Just Freak
  37.   Nobody Can Be You by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame
  38.   Blowout
  39.   Breaking Free
  40.   Touch Of Love
  41.   We've Got Your Party
  42.   Thank You Lord
  43.   The Way You Love Is Heaven
  44.   Visions
  45.   Stay in My Life
  46.   Sweet Thang
  47.   I'll Be Gone
  48.   Rendezvous
  49.   Show Down
  50.   Bad Girl
  51.   Steppin' Out
  52.   Intro (Come to Blow Ya Mind)
  53.   Never Get Away
  54.   Dreamin'
  55.   Sizzlin' Hot
  56.   Separated
  57.   Share Your
  58.   The Word Is Out
  59.   K.O.G.
  60.   Warning
  61.   Shine
  62.   Spice of Life (Oh Yes, You're the Best)
  63.   Way Out by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame
  64.   Feel So Real by Steve Arrington
  65.   Weak at the Knees by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame
  66.   Be My Babe
  67.   Motorway
  68.   For the Love of U
  69.   Slave of Myself
  70.   Friday Nites
  71.   Hero
  72.   Emotions
  73.   Man in Black
  74.   Way Out featuring Steve Arrington
  75.   My Guide
  76.   Stone Jam
  77.   Lizi
  78.   The Judgement Day
  79.   Unbreakable
  80.   Rage Dawn
  81.   Crush
  82.   The Great American Funk Song
  83.   Life Can Be Happy
  84.   Everybody Slide
  85.   You Meet My Approval by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame
  86.   Dance
  87.   Shake It Up
  88.   Turn You Out (In and Out)
  89.   Love Me
  90.   Painted Pictures
  91.   Roots
  92.   The Prophecy
  93.   Drac Is Back
  94.   Steal Your Heart
  95.   The Saddest Day
  96.   Universal Love
  97.   Like the Best
  98.   Party Hardy
  99.   The World's on Hard
  100.   Welcome to the Party
  101.   Volcano Rupture
  102.   Rebirth
  103.   Resistance
  104.   Salvation
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