Pleasure (4)

Also known as Pleasure
Members of Pleasure (4): Bruce Carter, Bruce Smith (2), Dan Brewster, Dennis Springer, Donald Hepburn, Douglas Lewis, Marlon McClain, Michael Hepburn, Nathaniel Phillips, Randy Hall, Sherman Davis
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Pleasure.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasure_(American_band), http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/artists/Pleasure/, http://www.allmusic.com/album/future-now-mw0000875608, http://www.whosampled.com/Pleasure/

Discography of Pleasure (4):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Glide 2 Audio 1979-00-00 Fantasy
2 Joyous (DJ Harvey Re-Edit) 2 Audio 2004 Not On Label
3 Now Is The Future - The Best Of Pleasure Volume 2 10 Audio 1992 BGP Records
4 Dust Yourself Off 9 Audio Fantasy
5 The Best Of 15 Audio 1992 BGP Records
6 Ghettos Of The Mind 2 Audio 1976 Fantasy
7 Future Now 10 Audio 1979 Fantasy
8 Joyous 8 Audio 1977 Fantasy
9 Get To The Feeling 9 Audio 1978 Fantasy
10 Glide 2 Audio Dance Classics
11 Glide 2 Audio 1981 Fantasy
12 Joyous / Dance To The Music 2 Audio 1977 Fantasy
13 Accept No Substitutes 9 Audio 1976 Fantasy
14 Glide / Thoughts Of Old Flames 2 Audio 1979 Fantasy
15 Take A Chance / Walkin In Rhythm 2 Audio 1993 Unidisc
16 Special Things 8 Audio 1980 Fantasy
17 Glide 4 Audio 1994 Golden-Dance-Classics
18 Give It Up 10 Audio 1982 RCA Victor
19 Accept No Substitutes 9 Audio 1976 Fantasy
20 The Real Thing / Nothin' To It 2 Audio 1979
21 Glide / The Real Thing 2 Audio 1979 Fantasy
22 Let's Dance 2 Audio Disco 45 (2)
23 Future Now 10 Audio 1979
24 Sending My Love 2 Audio 1982 RCA Victor
25 Now You Choose Me 2 Audio 1980 Fantasy
26 Future Now 2 Audio 1979 Fantasy
27 Let's Dance / Pleasure For Your Pleasure 2 Audio 1976 Fantasy
28 Future Now 2 Audio 1979 Fantasy
29 Sending My Love 2 Audio 1982 RCA Victor
30 Straight Ahead - The Best Of Pleasure Volume 1 12 Audio 1992 BGP Records
31 Sending My Love 2 Audio 1982 RCA
32 Let Me Be The One / Let's Dance 2 Audio 1977 Fantasy
33 Midnight At The Oasis / Bouncy Lady 2 Audio 1974 Fantasy
34 Take A Chance/Glide 2 Audio 2008 Fantasy
35 Give It Up 10 Audio 2010-06-10 PTG Records
36 Joyous 8 Audio 1977 Fantasy
37 Now You Choose Me 3 Audio 1980 Fantasy Studios
38 Ghettos Of The Mind 2 Audio 1976 Fantasy
39 Get To The Feeling 9 Audio 1978
40 Let Me Be The One / Let's Dance 2 Audio 1977 Fantasy
41 Give It Up 10 Audio 1982 RCA Victor
42 Give It Up 4 Audio 1982 RCA Victor
43 Future Now 10 Audio Fantasy
44 Give It Up 2 Audio 1982 RCA
45 Glide 2 Audio 1979 Fantasy
46 Dust Yourself Off 9 Audio 1975 Fantasy
47 Give It Up 2 Audio 1982 RCA
48 Let Me Be The One 2 Audio 1977 Fantasy
49 Dust Yourself Off / Accept No Substitutes 20 Audio 2002 Fantasy
50 Get To The Feeling 9 Audio 1978 Fantasy


The original eight members of Pleasure were:

[a=Marlon McClain]: Electric and acoustic guitar and background vocals.

[a=Sherman Davis]: Lead and background vocals.

[a=Bruce Carter]: Drums.

[a=Donald Hepburn]: Keyboards and background vocals.

[a=Nathaniel Phillips]: Electric bass and background vocals.

[a=Bruce Smith (2)]: Percussion and background vocals.

[a=Dennis Springer]: Soprano and tenor sax.

[a=Dan Brewster]: Trombone and background vocals.

They were all born in Portland, Oregon, and had known each other since they were kids. The band had been playing together since early 1972 and were discovered at a club in Portland by [a=Wayne Henderson] (Trombonist, writer and producer of [a=Crusaders, The]) who brought them to [l=Fantasy] Records in 1974. This was the beginning of a six year relationship with the label and a four year relationship with [a=Wayne Henderson] who, through his own production company "At Home Productions", was the band's producer and mentor. Pleasure was a very versatile band. Their music can best be described as a fusion of jazz and rock, soul, funk and R&B. Very distinctive, funky and definitely danceable.The group disbanded in the early 1980's.


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