Dana's illustrious track record includes 2 multimillion performance songs:
"How 'Bout Us" (2 Million Performances) and "Try Again" (1 Million Performances).
Both songs were hits for the group Champaign of which Dana was a founding member.
Champaign took its name from its home city of Champaign, IL. The group was an interracial septet comprising singers Pauli Carman and Rena Jones, keyboardists Dana Walden and Michael Day, guitarist Howard Reeder, bassist Michael Reed, and percussionist Rocky Maffitt. Their debut album, How 'Bout Us, whose title track was a hit single (Top Five in the U.K. and on the U.S. R&B chart) was released in 1981.
Follow-ups included Modern Heart (1983) (which includes the Top Ten R&B hit "Try Again") and Woman in Flames (1984), featuring the R&B Top Ten hit "Off and On Love." Champaign IV was released in 1991.
Dana is currently one of the most sought after songwriters, record producers and film producers/scorer's in the music industry.
In the recent past, Dana has either produced, worked with and/or contributed songs for the following artists: Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah, Thom Bishop, Pauli Carman, Michael Day, Dumazz, Tony Gillis, Skip Haynes , Dal Hindson, Suzy K., Connie Kaldor, Mark Karan, Coal Kitchen, Rocky Maffitt, Arnold McCuller, Chuck Negron, Bob Parr, James Lee Stanley, Justin Z. Walden, and Toby Wright.
His film and TV work includes the score for the CBS network, made-for-TV movie: "Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone" (which won top ratings in its time slot), and the syndicated series "Bad Sci-fi: 'Attack of the Killer B Movies'", a camp, reworking and colorization of the worst of the worst horror movies from the 50s and 60s - a series which is quickly becoming a cult classic in its own right.
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