Dazz Band

Also known as Dazz, Dazz Band, The, Dazz Rhythm Section, Dazz Vocal Section, Dazzband
Members of Dazz Band: Eric Fearman, Isaac Wiley, Jr., Jerry Bell, Juan Lively, Keith Harrison, Kenny Pettus, Kevin Kendrick, Marlon McClain, Michael Calhoun, Michael Wiley, Nathaniel Phillips, Pierre De Mudd, Robert Harris, Skip Martin (2), Steve Cox (6), Terry Stanton
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Discography of Dazz Band:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Let It All Blow (Extended Version) 3 Audio 1984 Motown
2 Let It Whip 2 Audio 1982 Motown
3 Let It All Blow / Pump Up The Jam 2 Audio 1991 Unidisc
4 Funky Collector Part 11 2 Audio 2001 Airplay Records
5 Let It All Blow 2 Audio 1984 Motown
6 Love M.I.A. (House Mix) 3 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
7 Heartbeat 3 Audio 1984 Motown
8 Joystick 2 Audio 1983 Motown
9 U R My Starship (Kings Of Soul Remixes) 3 Audio 2003 Xtra Large Records
10 Let It Whip 2 Audio 1982 Motown
11 Single Girls 4 Audio 1988 RCA Victor
12 Let It All Blow 2 Audio 1984 Motown
13 Let It All Blow 3 Audio 1984 Motown
14 Heartbeat 2 Audio 1984 Motown
15 Joystick 2 Audio 1983 Bellaphon
16 Let It All Blow 2 Audio 1984 Motown
17 Shake It Up / Little Girl Don't You Worry / You Like Me Don't You 3 Audio 1980
18 Let It All Blow 3 Audio 1984 Motown
19 Anticipation 4 Audio 1988 RCA Victor
20 Let It All Blow 2 Audio 1984 Motown
21 Joystick 2 Audio 1983
22 Hot Spot 2 Audio 1985 Motown
23 Keep It Live 2 Audio 1982 Bellaphon
24 Anticipation 2 Audio 1988 RCA
25 Let It Whip / Everyday Love 2 Audio 1982
26 Keep It Live 9 Audio 1982
27 Invitation To Love 9 Audio 1980 Motown
28 Let It Whip / Everyday Love 2 Audio 1982 Motown
29 Joy Stick 2 Audio 1983 Motown
30 Keep It Live 9 Audio 1982 Motown
31 Wild And Free / Last Chance For Love 5 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
32 Jackson 5 Medley / Let It Whip / Give It To Me Baby 3 Audio Classic Wax
33 Shake It Up 2 Audio 1980 Motown
34 Strutt My Thang / Cheek To Cheek / At 15 4 Audio 1983 Motown
35 You Are My Starship (D & B Remix) 2 Audio 2004 Urbanstar
36 Hot Spot 2 Audio 1984 Motown
37 Here We Go Again 10 Audio 1998 Platinum Entertainment
38 Let The Music Play 9 Audio 1981 Motown
39 Hot Spot 8 Audio 1985 Motown
40 Wild And Free 10 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
41 Shake It Up 2 Audio 1980 Motown
42 Jukebox 9 Audio 1984 Motown
43 Wild And Free 2 Audio 1986 Geffen Records
44 You Are My Starship (Remixes) 2 Audio 2002 Urbanstar
45 On The One For Fun 2 Audio 1982 Motown
46 Greatest Hits 10 Audio 1986 Motown
47 On The One 2 Audio 1983 Motown
48 Jukebox 9 Audio 1984 Motown
49 Wild And Free 10 Audio 1986
50 Let It All Blow 2 Audio 1984 Motown


Cleveland based funk group, formed by Bobby Harris in the late '70s. Harris merged two Cleveland funk bands: Bell Telefunk and Mother Braintree. After an indefinite number of lineup changes, the end result was a band featuring Harris, Skip Martin III, Pierre DeMudd on horns and vocals, guitarist Eric Fearman, the late bassist Michael Wiley, drummer Isaac Wiley, keyboardist Kevin Frederick, and percussionist Kenny Pettus. The band, signed to [l=20th Century Fox Records], was originally called Kinsman Dazz; "Dazz" derivating from the concept of "danceable jazz". "Kinsman Dazz" became the Dazz Band in 1980 and signed to [l=Motown]. The band was also known for its live performances. In 1985, Fearman left the group and was replaced by Marlon McClain and Keith Harrison. After leaving Motown, they recorded a number of individual albums on various labels such as [l=Geffen Records], [l=RCA], [l=Lucky Records (3)], [l=Platinum Entertainment], [l=Major Hits Records], and their first official live album on [l=Intersound].

[b]1990s revival[/b]

The popularity of classic funk/R&B/soul acts performing in the US and abroad started to expand in the mid-1990s on events like the awarded Sinbad's Summer Jam: '70s Soul Music Festival. Bobby Harris decided to form a tribute band with members from the [a=Bar-Kays], [a=Con Funk Shun], [a=Gap Band, The] and the [a=SOS Band], called the United We Funk All-Stars. A studio album followed, including a tribute to the late [a=Roger Troutman], who performs on the album as well. Other artists from the genre who contributed to the album were the late [a=Rick James] and [a=System, The]. The concept was a great success, and was captured on a live CD, presented and promoted by radio jockey [a=Tom Joyner], who made the announcements on the UWF-All Stars shows.


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