Slave: Starleana Young, Curt Jones, Danny Webster, Mark Hicks, Kevin Johnson, Tom Lockett, Orion Wilhoite, Steve Washington, Floyd Miller, Charles Carter, Delburt Taylor, Sam Carter, Carter Bradley, Ray Turner, Mark Adams, Tim Dozier, Steve Arrington, Roger Parker, Jimmy Douglass.
Steve Arrington's Hall Of Fame: Steve Arrington, Bruce Victor Godsey, Sam Carter, Charles Carter, Arthur Rhaimes, Kevin Eubanks, Buddy Hankerson, Roger Parker, Gary Jackson.
Steve Arrington solo personnel: Steve Arrington, Joey Gallo, Anthony Johnson, Carlos Murguia, William F. Zimmerman, George Johnson, India Arrington, Pattie Brooks, Dani Johnson, Marti McCall.
Additional personnel: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
Producers: Jeff Dixon, Slave, Jimmy Douglass, Stephen Washington, Bill Underwood, Steve Arrington, Charles Carter, Keg Johnson, Wilmer Raglin.
Compilation producers: David McLees, Bill Inglot.
Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
Personnel: Danny Webster (vocals, guitar, percussion, background vocals); Curt Jones (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Charles Carter (vocals, flute, saxophone, keyboards, background vocals); Delbert Taylor (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards); Floyd Miller (vocals, trumpet, trombone, percussion, background vocals); Tim Dozier (vocals, piano, drums, percussion); Steve Arrington (vocals, keyboards, drums, percussion, background vocals); Sam Carter (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Starleana Young (vocals, background vocals); Mark Hicks (guitar, background vocals); George Johnson , Arthur Rhames, Kevin Johnson, Kevin Eubanks (guitar); Bruce Victor Godsey (flute, keyboards, background vocals); Tom Lockett (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, background vocals); Orion Wilhoite (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Steve Washington (trumpet, percussion, background vocals); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Jerry Gallo, Mark Antone Adams , Carter Bradley, Ray Turner , William F. Zimmerman, William "Dr. Z." Zimmerman, Joey Gallo, Anthony Johnson, Carlos MurguĦa (keyboards); Roger Parker (drums, percussion, background vocals); Gary Jackson (percussion, background vocals); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Dani Johnson, India Arrington, Jimmy Douglass, Pattie Brooks, Marti McCall, Buddy Hankerson (background vocals).
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
The most remarkable thing about Slave's music through its career was its commitment to simplicity. Sparse, yet dense arrangements in which everything wrapped itself around a potent bass melody and simple songwriting formula. No ostentatious production or over-the-top divas in acrobatic vocal hysterics. These were tight, jam-packed songs designed to make you move. Stellar Funk captures the best moments of Slave's career and some of the most hypnotic funk ever to come out of Ohio, or the '70s for that matter. ~ Rob Theakston