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Brick is an American band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the 1970s. Their most popular single was "Dazz", (#3 U.S. Pop, #1 U.S. R&B, #36 UK Singles Chart[1]) which was released in 1976.

Brick
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresFunk, R&B, disco
Years active1972–present
LabelsBang, Magic City

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HistoryEdit

Brick was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1976 from members of two bands - one disco and the other jazz. They coined their own term for disco-jazz, "dazz". They released their first single "Music Matic" on Main Street Records in 1976, before signing to the independently distributed Bang Records. Their next single, "Dazz", (#3 Pop, #1 R&B) was released in 1976. The band continued to record for Bang records until 1982. Other hits followed: "That's What It's All About" (R&B #48) and "Dusic" (#18 Pop, #2 R&B) in 1977, and "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody" (#92 Pop, #7 R&B) in 1978. Their last Top Ten R&B hit was "Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" in 1981.

Under the leadership of Belinda Pervall and Assistant YaQueena McQueen from Drem Crew Entertainment LLC, the group is currently performing at venues around the world.

MembersEdit

Former Members Include Ray Ransom (lead vocals / bass / keyboards / percussion) Donald Nevins (vocals / Acoustic Piano / Clavinet / Moog) Edward D. Irons Jr. (lead vocals / drums / keyboards) Ambric Bridgeforth (vocals / keyboards)

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumsEdit

  • Good High (1976) #1 R&B; #19 US
  • Brick (1977) #1 R&B; #15 US
  • Stoneheart (1979) #25 R&B; #100 US
  • Waiting on You (1980) #31 R&B; #179 US
  • Summer Heat (1981) #13 R&B; #89 US
  • After 5 (1982)
  • Too Tuff (1988)

Compilation AlbumsEdit

  • The Best of Brick (1995)
  • Super Hits (2000)

SinglesEdit

  • "Music Matic" (1976) #82 R&B
  • "Dazz" (1976) #1 R&B; #3 US
  • "Dusic" (1977) #2 R&B; #18 US
  • "That's What It's All About" (1977) #48 R&B
  • "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody" (1978) #7 R&B; #92 US
  • "Dancin' Man" (1979) #47 R&B
  • "Raise Your Hands" (1979) #34 R&B
  • "All The Way" (1979) #38 R&B; #106 US
  • "Push Push" (1979) #21 R&B
  • "Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" (1981) #10 R&B
  • "Wide Open" (1981) #58 R&B
  • "Free Dancer" (1982) #62 R&B
  • "Stick by You" (1982)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 78. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Jimmy Brown played trombone on the song "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody."

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