Sun (7)

Members of Sun (7): Anthony Thompson (6), Byron Byrd, Chris Jones (11), David Shawn Sandridge, Dean Francis, Dean Hummons, Don Taylor (5), Ernie Knisley, Gary King (3), Hollis Melson, John Wagner (2), Kym Yancey, Larry Hatchett, Robert Arnold, Sheldon Reynolds
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_(R&B_band), http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Sun.html, http://www.z7digiplayradio.com/samplesNEWSUNSITE.htm, http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sun-mn0000583935/biography

Discography of Sun (7):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sun Is Here 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
2 Radiation Level / Do It Good 2 Audio 1979 Capitol Records
3 Force Of Nature 8 Audio 1981 Capitol Records
4 Destination: Sun 8 Audio 1979
5 Jammin' En Brazil 2 Audio 1981 Capitol Records
6 Space Ranger (Majic's In The Air) 3 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
7 Sun Is Here / Boogie Oogie Oogie 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
8 Wanna Make Love 9 Audio 1976 Capitol Records
9 Dance, Let's Shake It Tonight 2 Audio 1984 Air City Records
10 Blast The Walls Off 3 Audio 1988 Blip Blop Records
11 Sun Is Here 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
12 Legs / Heartbreak Hideaway 2 Audio 1984 Air City Records
13 Dance (Do What You Wanna Do) / Say You Will 2 Audio 1978
14 Sun Is Here 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
15 Sunburn 9 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
16 Sun Is Here 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
17 Destination: Sun 8 Audio 2004
18 Sunburn 9 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
19 Legs (Bring The Wolf Out Of Me) 2 Audio 1983 Air City Records
20 I Want Your Love 2 Audio 1980
21 Eclipse 8 Audio 1984 Air City Records
22 Let There Be Sun 8 Audio 1982
23 Live On, Dream On 9 Audio 1976 Capitol Records
24 Dance (Do What You Wanna Do) 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
25 I Want Your Love 2 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
26 Sun-Power 8 Audio Capitol Records
27 Sun Over The Universe 8 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
28 Sunburn 9 Audio 2008 Capitol Records
29 Timber / Sun Is Here 2 Audio 1978
30 Sun Over The Universe 8 Audio 1980
31 You Don't Have To Hurry 2 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
32 Radiation Level 2 Audio 1979
33 Reaction Satisfaction (Jam Ya'll: Funk It Up) 2 Audio 1981 Capitol Records
34 Just A Minute Of Your Time 4 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
35 The Greatest Hits 17 Audio 1998 The Right Stuff
36 Force Of Nature 8 Audio 1981 Capitol Records
37 Eclipse 8 Audio 1984 Air City Records
38 Space Ranger (Majic's In The Air) 2 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
39 Destination: Sun 8 Audio 1979 Capitol Records
40 Sunburn 9 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
41 Destination: Sun 8 Audio 1979 Capitol Records
42 Sun Over The Universe 8 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
43 Live On, Dream On 9 Audio 1976 Capitol Records
44 Dance, Let's Shake It Tonight / Reggae Man 2 Audio 1984
45 Slamm Dunk The Ffunk! 2 Audio 1982 Capitol Records
46 Jammin' En Brazil / On My Radio 2 Audio 1981 Capitol Records
47 Destination: Sun 8 Audio 1979 Capitol Records
48 Radiation Level 2 Audio 1979 Capitol Records
49 Reaction Satisfaction (Jam Ya'll: Funk It Up) 2 Audio 1981 Capitol Records
50 Live On, Dream On 2 Audio 1976 Capitol Records


American funk group from Dayton, Ohio, led by [a=Byron Byrd].

Sun was a brainstorm of Byron Byrd, a young Ohioan given to stargazing and eventual pursuits of Aerospace engineering and research science, developing the use of wireless microphones and guitars for the stage. But music began for him as a hobby. Byron's first bands were Over Night Low and the Ohio Majestics, which gigged around the area and as support for acts like The O'Jays and The Spinners. The horn section even cut a session for James Brown at King Studios for VP Henry Glover. Members of this band included James "Diamond" Williams, Marvin "Merv" Pierce and Clarence "Chet" Willis, all of whom went on to The Ohio Players. It was in 1974 that Over Night Low, while opening for Mandrill at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus caught the attention of record producer Beau Ray Fleming, who'd worked with Mandrill, Jon Lucien and Zulema up to this point. He heard them on stage and came from the dressing room to peep the scorching band - up close. At the after party, Beau was doubly surprised to see them again. Determined to connect he went backstage, met the players and they exchanged numbers. In under a year, he flew back to Dayton from his New York offices with contracts in his briefcase. Sensing the need for a stronger band concept, Byron, Beau and the group began searching for a new name, something that would give them a more universal and cosmic vibe. Beau said Celestial Sun, but band member John Wagner suggested they make it less of a mouthful and just call it Sun. They thought surely somebody already had that name, but they didn't. Thus. Sun was born. Shortly after that, the group was being signed to Capitol by Larkin Arnold.


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