Crown Heights Affair

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul
Tags: disco funk soul disco funk discotheque Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US disco group, formed in New York City in the early 70s, was initially known as the Neu Day Express. They took their new name from a district of their native Brooklyn. The group comprised Neu Day Express members Philip Thomas (vocals), William Anderson (guitar/vocals), Arnold ‘Muki’ Wilson (bass/vocals) and Raymond Rock (drums/percussion/vocals), alongside James ‘Ajax’ Baynard (trumpet/vocals), Stan Johnson (keyboards), Darryl Gibbs (saxophone) and Julius Dilligard Jnr. (vocals). The group was initially signed by RCA Records, for whom they recorded a self-titled album in 1974 and enjoyed regional hit singles with ‘Super Rod’ and ‘Leave The Kids Alone’.

A number of personnel changes then ensued, with brothers Bert Reid (Bertram Charles Reid Jnr., 25 October 1956, New York, USA, d. 12 December 2004, New York, USA; tenor saxophone/vocals) and Raymond Reid (trombone/vocals) replacing Gibbs and...

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