Slave Profile: The group was formed in Ohio by New Jersey native horn player/songwriter/producer Steve Washington (funk obviously runs in the blood - Washington's uncle was Ralph 'Pee Wee' Middlebrook of the famed Ohio Players). Slave performed edgy funk grooves that rival (or even overwhelm) what is considered 'hard' street music today. By the time the Cotillion/Atlantic album "Stone Jam", originally release in September 1980, came out, Steve Washington had departed the group to form another band, Aurra. Not long afterward, Steve Arrington (drummer and vocalist) also departed to undertake a solo career that produced important funk classics such as "Way Out" and "Nobody Can Be You But You".
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Albums 16 Albums
The Hardness Of The World 1977 Slave 1977 The Concept 1978 Just A Touch Of Love 1979 Stone Jam 1980 Show Time 1981 Visions Of The Lite 1982 Bad Enuff 1983 New Plateau 1984 Unchained At Last 1985 Make Believe 1987 Slave 88 1988 Rebirth 1990 The Funk Strikes Back 1992 Masters Of The Funck (CD, Album) 1995