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ACE SPECTRUM

Ace Spectrum had two albums. LOST SESSION SONGS: Don't Send Nobody Else, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (InnerSpectrum Album);

 

ASHFORD & SIMPSON

Arguably the best song writing duo in history!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Silly Wasn't I (Valerie Simpson Solo Album); By Way Of Loves Express (Send It Album); Come As You Are Album.

 

 

 

 

ATLANTIC STAR

The year was 1978 in Walnut, California. I remember the New Band performing in the student center at Mount San Antonio Jr., College. Later the New Band became Atlantic Star.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Losing You (Straight To The Point Album); With Your Live Come Alive, Guess I'll Never Miss The Love I Never Had (Atlantic Starr Album);

 

AUSTIN, PATTI

One of the best session singers ever. However, Patti has many good songs and albums of her own. Catch her on Yutaka's Lovelight, Lovelight is a Lostsession masterpiece. LOST SESSION SONGS: Lovelight on Yutaka's album.

AVERAGE WHITE BAND

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BAKER, ANITA

Anita's Songstress album was her best work.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Will You Be Mine, (Songstress Album);

BAR-KAYS

Good R & B band with up tempo songs.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Shine, I Lean On You, We're The Happiest People (Light Of Life Album);

 

BELL, WILLIAM

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BLACKBYRDS

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BLOODSTONE

The I need time album is a lost session sleeper. Mostly known for outside woman and natural high, but they have many, many more good songs.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Closer Together (I Need Time Album); Something (Unreal Album); Just Like In The Movies (Do You Wanna Do A Thing Album); My Little Lady (Sphinx Album); Who Has The Last Laugh Now? (Natural High Album); My Love Grows Stronger ( We Go A Long Way Back Album);

 

BLUE MAGIC

Blue Magic is simply the best in R & B music! The first time I saw Blue Magic was in 1976 at the Forum in Los Angeles. They performed with Tavares and Al Green. Everything about Blue Magic is awesome, their stage presence, their outfits, the songs, the choreography, the singing. Blue Magic's best work came on the Atlantic/Atco label WMOT, which they shared with Major Harris and Margie Joseph. I co-promoted a concert 4/27/01 here in Los Angeles, CA, starring Blue Magic. When I say they were the best then, I say now, they are still the best and showing no sign of slowing down! Eventhough they have had much success in their career, they are humble and pure gentlemen. It was a pleasure hosting them!!
LOST SESSION SONGS: The Oscar (Welcome Back Album); You Don't Have To Tell Me Good-Bye (Magic Of The Blue Album); Sweet Woman (Message From
The Magic Album); Standing On The Edge Of A Love Affair (Welcome Back Album); Can't Get You Off Of My Mind (Message From The Magic Album); My Magic Is Real (My Magic Is Real Album); It's Like Magic When You Came, From Out Of The Blue (From Out Of The Blue Album); To Get Love, (Mystic Dragons Album)

BLUE MAGIC
(Ted Wizard Mills")

The former lead singer of Blue Magic now has a solo career.

 

BOFILL, ANGELA

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Under The Moon And Over The Sky, Summer Days (Angie Album)

 

BRASS CONSTRUCTION

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BRICK

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Stoneheart (Stoneheart Album); I Want You To Know That I'm In Love With You ( Summer Heat Album);

 

BROTHERS JOHNSON

Smooth, Funky and pure soul. That is how I would describe the 1974 hit: I'll be good to you, the best song the Brothers ever did. They never topped that song.

BROWN, JAMES

The Godfather of soul needs no help!

 

BRYSON, PEABO

When most people think of the best male singer today, they think of Luther. I think of Peabo Bryson. Before Feel the fire, Peabo had an album entitled: Peabo Bryson, some of the songs were: Just a matter of time; God is on my side; that album is truly a lost session piece of work.
LOST SESSION SONGS: The Album Peabo Bryson; Love Walked Out On Me (Reaching For The Sky Album); I've Been Down (Turn The Hands Of Time Album); Quiet Storm Album; Treat Her Like A Lady (Through The Fire Album);

BUTLER, JERRY

A member of the Impressions: 1957/58. Nicknamed "The Iceman." Best known for Hey Western Union man and Never give you up. In the year 2001, Jerry Butler is still going strong.

 

CALDWELL, BOBBY

Bobby Caldwell came on the scene with What you won't do, but he has many hits! His Soul Survivor cd, that is a winner!

CAMEO

Cameo had a very good run during the late '70's throughout the '80's, that was the era of bands when band members, sang, danced and played.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: We're going out tonight, Candy

CARN, JEAN

Jean never got enough credit.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Start The Fire, We've Got Some Catching Up To Do (Sweet And Wonderful Album);

 

CHANGE

Luther was here!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Hold Tight, Stop For Love, Miracles (Miracles Album); Sharing Your Love (Sharing Your Love Album);

 

CHAPTER 8

Chapter 8 is where Anita Baker started her career. Chapter 8 is a pretty smooth sounding group without a lot of exposure.
LOST SESSION SONGS: How Can I Get Next To You (This Loves For You Album);

 

CHI-LITES

Marshall is still going strong, in fact, they are in Los Angeles tonight! 6/2/01.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man (Lonely Man Album); Sally, Letter To Myself (Letter To Myself Album);

 

CHIC

Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers, the Kings of disco!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Rebels Are We (Real People Album); So Fine (Take It Off Album);

 

CISSEL, CHUCK

One or two albums then he vanished.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Cisselin Hot, Just For You (Just For You Album);

 

CLINTON, GEORGE

SEE PARLIAMENT

 

COLE, NATALIE

The daughter of the Nat King Cole. Natalie has a strong, strong voice. She had a down period in her life but she is back and she is as strong as ever.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Under construction

 

COLLAGE

Collage is the back up band for the mighty Whispers, but they had two good albums. LOST SESSION SONGS: Step Right Up (Shine The Light Album); Get In Touch, Simple (Get In Touch Album);

 

COMMODORES

The Commodores had at least 8 great albums in the early 80's, the Commodores have stayed together in spite of Lionel Richie leaving for a solo career, but they haven't come close to the run they had with Richie.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Say Yeah (Natural High Album); Midnight Magic (Midnight Magic Album);

 

CON-FUNK-SHUN

Every great band and singing group has two lead singers and ConFunkShun is right there with the best of them: Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate lead an allstar funk band from Northern California.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Loveshine, Make It Last (Loveshine Album); California 1 (Seven Album); Dinner For Two (Michael Cooper, Love Is Such A Funny Thing Album);

CONNERS, NORMAN

What does Jean Carn, Michael Henderson, Phyllis Hyman, Eleanor Mills and many others have in common? They have all recorded great music under the production of Norman Conners.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Handle Me Gently, Be There In The Morning (Invitation Album); Take It To The Limit, Melancholy Fire, Justify (Take It To The Limit Album); Wouldn't You Like To See (This Is Your Life Album); New York, New York (Starship Orchestra);

 

DAZZ BAND

Funk and soul band out of Ohio. They sing dance and play and yes, they can sing too.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: I've Been Waiting (Jukebox Album); Now That I Have You (Joystick Album); Anticipation (Rock The Room Album); Hot Spot (Hot Spot Album);

 

DELFONICS

William Hart, Wilbert Hart, Randy Cain and Major Harris. In 1990, the legendary Delfonics had a reunion concert at the Strand in Los Angeles. Yes, all four. What a fabulous show! The Delfonics were the best of the best. Their songs had the most beautiful arrangements complete with horns and strings with the silky voice of William Hart.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Pardon Me Girl (Alive & Kickin Album); (Everytime I See My Baby (Sound Of Sexy Soul Album); Seventeen And In Love (Alive & Kickin Album);
The Phony, Sing a Clean song (The Professionals Album)

DELLS

The Dells are a rare group in that their nucleus has stayed together for 40+ years!
LOST SESSION SONGS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

 

DRAMATICS

The Devil is Dope album is their best work; however, the Dramatics have been
super for many years.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Door To Your Heart (Dells V. The Dramatics Album); Jim, What's Wrong With Him? (The Devil Is Dope Album); Welcome Back Home (101/2 Album); Drama V Album; Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams (Shake it well Album)

DYNAMIC SUPERIORS

The best group nobody ever heard of! I saw the Dynamic Superiors in 1977 at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles. They put on a fantastic show, but I never heard from them again. Their most popular song is shoe, shoe shine. The Pure Pleasure album is a sleeper.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Pure Pleasure Album;

 

EARTH, WIND & FIRE

Earth, Wind & Fire is the greatest band of our era! Just about everybody knows this, but my question is: where are all the members? Larry Dunn, Al Mckay, Maurice White, etc.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Keep Your Head to the sky Album);

EMOTIONS

Wonder vocal group from Chicago, the Hutchinson sisters. They had their best run when they hooked up with EWF.
LOST SESSION SONGS: So I can love you

 

ENCHANMENT

Five member singing group out of Detroit. They put on a good show and had a good run, but vanished.
LOST SESSION SONGS:
Forever Mine (Journey To The Land Of Enchantment Album);

 

FAT LARRY'S BAND

If you saw Larry James you would never think he was a drummer. Larry James was short and fat. Fat Larry's Band had a few disco hits, but Fat Larry's Band was originally "The Magic of the Blue", Blue Magic's backup band.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Nobody Knows The Life Of An Entertainer (Feel It Album); Here Comes The Sun (Lookin For Love Album);

 

FIVE SPECIAL

The second best group nobody ever heard of. The lead singer is the younger brother of Ron Banks of the Dramatics. The Five Special got some radio play with Why leave us alone, but they had several more nice songs.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Why Not Be Mine For A While (Special Edition Album); Now And Then (Trak'n Album); You're Something Special (Five Special Album);

 

FOUR TOPS

A round of applause should be given to the Tops for their 40+ years in showbusiness. And, they have done it with the same four guys. One of the Tops passed away, but they have continued to perform and Levi's voice hasn't lost a thing.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Feel free, Catfish (Catfish Album)

 

FRANKLIN, ARETHA

The Queen of Soul. Need I need to say more?

 

FUNK BROTHERS

The little known legendary studio band from the Motown era. These great musicians have played on more #1 hits than the Beatles, Stones and Elvis combined!

FUNKADELIC

SEE PARLIAMENT

 

GAMBLE, DEE DEE SHARP

Please don't call her Dee Dee, call her Dr. Sharp, this diva is not only a great singer, she's a Ph.D. too!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Happy Bout The Whole Thing , I'm Not In Love (Happy Bout The Whole Thing Album); What Color Is Love?, Invitation (What Color Is Love Album);

 

GAYE, MARVIN

Many have said that What's Going On may be the greatest album ever recorded. That's a matter of opinion, but the album speaks for itself.
LOST SESSION SONGS: The Star Bangled Banner (Greatest Hits Album); My Love Is Waiting (Midnight Love Album); Here My Dear Album; Heavy Love Affair (In Our Lifetime Album); My Love For You (The Master Series Album);

GAP BAND

The Gap Band puts on one of the best live shows.
LOST SESSION SONGS
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GIBSON, JON

He sounds like Stevie Wonder, but has a style of his own. Jon sang lead on the Bill Wolfer song "Wake Up" which is a good Lostsession song. Jon is still recording and his latest recording is entitled: The Man Inside
LOST SESSION SONGS: God Loves A Broken Heart, It's True, Dreams (On The Run Album);

 

GQ

Disco group from the Bronx, NY. Had a real good sound, but they vanished along with disco.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Don't Stop This Feeling (Two Album); I Love The Skin you're In (Face To Face Album);

 

GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION

Larry Graham, the funk bassit from Oakland, CA. Was a member of Sly and the Family Stone from 1966-1972.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Water, Your Love (Ain't No Bout-A-Doubt it Album); Crazy Chicken, Earthquake (Now Do You Want To Dance Album);

 

GREEN, AL

Al needs no introduction. Al wrote most of his songs. Al is a songwriter and guitar player. Al started out in gospel music, after his great run with R&B, he has since returned to gospel music.
LOST SESSION SONGS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

HARRIS, MAJOR

This former Delfonic is as smooth as they come. Major Harris has ice in his veins. The Major sang the original version of Love won't let me wait. Major's best work came when he was on the Atlantic/Atco WMOT label that was shared with Margie Joseph and Blue Magic. The WMOT trio toured in the late 70's.
LOST SESSION SONGS: What's The Use In The Truth, I Got Over (Jealousy Album); Pretty Red Lips ( How Do You Take Your Love Album);

 

HAYES, IAASIC

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HEATWAVE

Before Michael Jackson made it big with Rod Temperton's hits, Rod Temperton was a member of Heatwave and wrote most of their material. Boogie nights and
Always and forever just to name two.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Raise A Blaze, First Day Of Snow (Hot Property Album); Look After Love (Current Album); All I Am, Dreaming You (Candles Album);

 

HENDERSON,MICHAEL

Michael is a great songwriter and singer. Michael wrote several songs for his hometown Dramatics: Be my girl, Treat me like a man just to name a few.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Wait Until The Rain, In The Summertime (Do It All Album);

 

HUTCH, WILLIE

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HOUSTON, WHITNEY

Whitney needs no introduction.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Just The Lonely Talking Again (Whitney Album);

 

HUTSON, LEROY

Leroy Hutson the best kept secret in R & B music.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Don't It Make You Feel Good (Feel The Spirit Album); Can't Stay Away (All Because Of You Album);

 

HYMAN, PHYLLIS

This 6 foot diva was something special! We all miss Phyllis.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Can't We Fall In Love Album; Living Inside Your Love (Somewhere In My Life Album); Give A Little More (You Know How To Love Me Album); Magic Mona (Fish that saved Pittsburgh album);

 

INGRAM, JAMES

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INTRUDERS

Soulful group from Philadelphia. The Intruders were fortunate enough to record under the great Gamble and Huff.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Energy Of Love (Energy Of Love Album); Memories Are Here To Stay (Album Unknown);

 

ISLEY BROTHERS

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JAMES, RICK

Ever since Rick James came on the scene back in '78, I've thought of him as the "new" Sly Stone. In my opinion, Rick James has lived up to that in every way. His music and style revolutionized Punk-Funk.

JONES GIRLS

Former session group that never got their just due. When I want to hear a female singing group, I reach for my Jones Girls cds.
LOST SESSION SONGS: At Peace With Woman (At Peace With Woman Album); Who Can I Run To (The Jones Girls Album); Get As Much Love As You Can (Get As Much Love As You Can Album);

 

JOSEPH, MARGIE

The former WMOT artist teamed up with Blue Magic on the hit What's come over me? LOST SESSION SONGS: I Love Talking About Baby, Picture Of A Clown, (Feeling My Way Album);

 

KASHIF

Kashif is a great songwriter. He had many good songs of his own, but some of his best work was for other artists. LOST SESSION SONGS: Reservations for two with Dionne Warwick

KENDRICKS, EDDIE

Original member of the Temptations.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Can't Help It What I Am (Eddie Kendricks Album); If You Let Me (People Hold On Album); Then Came You, California Woman (Slicks Album);

 

KHAN, CHAKA

SEE RUFUS

 

KING, EVELYN

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: The Show Is Over (Smooth Talk Album); Let's Start Over (Music Box Album);

 

KNIGHT, GLADYS

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KOOL AND THE GANG

Kool and the Gang have been giving it up for nearly 40 years.  I would say they have done this is a very quiet way, and I don't know why.  Kool and the Gang are as good as any band ever has been.

LOST SESSION SONGS
: Never give up on a good thing (Sweat Album);

 

KRYSTOL

Tina, Roberta & Karen are my home girls from Pomona, CA!  Krystol was under the direction of Leon Sylvers and had a couple of pretty good albums.

LABELLE, PATTI

Is it possible to give more than 100%? If so, Patti does it every time she hits the stage.
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LAKESIDE

Versatile and Explosive! Do you like funk, guitars, dancing, good singing and excitement? If you do, Lakeside is the answer. Dick Griffey once called them the Baddest Band in the Land. Best known for Fantastic Voyage and It's all the way live, however, Lakeside has much, much more to offer.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Hold On Tight (Shoot Of Love Album); I'll Be There Knocking, if I Didn't Have You (Lakeside Album); Your Wish Is My Command,
Special (Your Wish Is My Command Album); I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind (Rough Rider Album); Be My Lady, Keep On Moving Straight Ahead Keep On Moving Straight Ahead Album); Bullseye (Power Album);

 

LAWS, DEBRA

The younger sister of Eloise, Ronnie and Hubert Laws. Her debut album was awesome. Debra vanished during the 80's and 90's, but she is back.
LOST SESSION SONGS: How Long (Very Special Album);

 

LAWS, ELOISE

LOST SESSION SONGS: Moment To Moment, Let's Find Those Two People Again, Almost All The Way To Love (Eloise Laws Album); (Eloise Album)

LTD

When Jeffrey left, so did most of the magic. However, New Birth's lead singer defected to LTD and they had a couple of good songs. Love Ballad is an all time classic.
LOST SESSION SONGS: April Love, Love Magic (Love Magic Album); For You (For You Album); We Both Deserve Each Others Love (Togetherness Album); Love To The World (Love To The World Album); For You, It's Over (For You Album);

 

MAIN INGRIDIENT

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Energy Of Love (I Only Have Eyes For You Album); Mind Pleaser, Fool Of The Year (The 1st Cuba Gooding Album);

 

MANDRILL

**
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MANHATTANS, THE

Vocal group from New Jersey. The Manhattans have been around for many years, known for their smooth sound. There have been many member changes over the years.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Just one moment away (Black Tie album)

MANHATTANS, THE (featuring Winfred "Blue" Lovett and Gerald Alston

There are two sets of Manhattans out there.

 

MASON, HARVEY

Harvey Mason is probably the drummer on 1/2 of the songs you have at home!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Till You Take My Love (Funk In A Mason Jar Album);

 

MAYFIELD, CURTIS

**
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MAZE

The man with the hat, sweat pants and sandals! Frankie Beverly. Still one of the best live shows anywhere! Discovered by Marvin Gaye and the rest is history!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Woman is a Wonder, (Inspiration album);

MELVIN, HAROLD AND THE BLUE NOTES

Teddy was here! After Teddy the group lost most of their appeal, but still had a couple of decent projects.
LOST SESSION SONGS: To Be True (To Be True Album); Reaching For The World (Reaching For The World Album);

 

MILLS, STEPHANIE

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Keep Away Girls (Tantalizingly Hot Album); Starlight (What'ca Gonna Do With My Lovin Album);

 

MIDNIGHT STARR

**
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MIRACLES, THE/SMOKEY ROBINSON

The Miracles lost session songs are post Smokey Robinson. Their fist album without Smokey entitled Renaissance is a masterpiece.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Renaissance Album; Calling Out Your Name (Do It Baby Album);

MTUME

Reggie Lucus and James Mtume. Two great song writers that most people never heard of: The closer I get to you, You know how to love me. Sound familiar?
LOST SESSION SONGS: You Can't Wait For Love (In Search Of The Rainbow Seeker Album); Would You Like To Fool Around? (Juicy Fruit Album);

NEW BIRTH

Dream Merchant and Wildflower put New Birth on the map. The love potion album is a classic in R & B music.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Love Potion Album; Hanging Out (I'm Back Album);

 

NITEFLYTE

Remember Howard Johnson? Well, Howard had a brief stint with Niteflyte. Niteflyte had two pretty good albums.
LOST SESSION SONGS: If You Want It (Niteflyte Album);

 

O'JAYS

Eddie and Walter, that's the O'Jays. How come the third-guy never gets to sing lead? The late William Powell sang lead once on a song entitled How time flies.
Check it out. I recently saw the trio and they are still bad! Once Eddie starts to sweat, the show is on...
LOST SESSION SONGS: How Time Flies (Survival Album); Hurry Up Come Back! (Identify Album); Listen To The Clock On The Wall (Backstabbers Album);

OCEAN, BILLY

Billy Ocean puts on one of the best live shows you will ever see!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Rock-A-Bye-Baby, Inner Feelings (Inner Feelings Album);

 

OHIO PLAYERS

Growing up in the 70's we always knew the O.P.'s would have a new album every year and there would be a beautiful woman on the cover! Oh yeah, the music was good too!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Angel album

ONE WAY featuring AL HUDSON

Their most popular song was cutie pie, but lady you are is a good tune.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Lady you are (album unknown)

 

OSBORNE, JEFFERY

**
See
LTD

 

OYNX, featuring ROME

We could have made it big!

PARLIAMENT, FUNDADELIC, P-FUNK - ALL STARS

There has never been a band that can lay down funky grooves like George and his boys. They have been laying down funky grooves for years!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Pumpin It Up, Generator Pop (P-Funk All-Stars) Hey Good Lookin, Quickie, (George Clinton)

PAUL, BILLY

We all know about me and Ms. Jones. Billy Paul, the hat man.
LOST SESSION SONGS: I want you baby (When love is new album);

 

PENDERGRASS, TEDDY

Has there ever been a more powerful voice? Maybe David Ruffin, but Teddy's rough is A+.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Can't We Try? (TP Album);

 

PLEASURE

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POINTER SISTERS

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PRINCE

Why this man doesn't have a name makes no sense to me. I guess when you are successful as he, you can do whatever you want, no matter how silly it may be.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

RAY, GOODMAN & BROWN

Too bad Harry Ray passed away, Harry Ray's falsetto was one of the best in the business. Billy can bring it too. These guys have so many beautiful songs as the Moments and RGB.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Pool of love (Stay album); Seven Days (Those Sexy Moments album); Say you will (All about love album); Why must I wait (Take it to the limit album); Electrified ( Mood for love album); If we open up
(Open up album);

REDDINGS

They had two albums and then disappeared?
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Remote control (The Awakening album)

 

RICHIE, LIONEL

Former member of the Commodores. Lionel has enjoyed enormous success as a solo artist. I think he left some of his soul when he left the Commodores.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Serves You Right, Round And Round (Lionel Richie Album);

 

RIPERTON, MINNIE

Minnie like so many others died before her time. One of Minnie's career goals was to sing a duet with Peabo Bryson. They never got to sing it at the same time, but they do have a duet. Peabo recorded his portion after Minnie passed away, the song: "Here we go." One of my favorites!

 

ROBBINS, ROCKIE

Three albums then he vanished.
LOST SESSION SONGS: You & Me, Hang Tough (You & Me Album); My Old Friend, I Believe In Love, For You For Love (I Believe In Love Album);

 

ROSE ROYCE

If you listen closely to the Temptations 1990 album, you will hear that Rose Royce was the session band.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Best Love, Still In Love, Somehow We Made It Through the Rain (Stronger Than Ever Album); Lonely Road (Fresh Cut Album);

 

RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN, RUFUS WITHOUT CHAKA KHAN

Chaka gets the publicity, but lead guitar player and vocalist Tony Madien is very much a major player in Rufus. Chaka as a solo artist is still at the top of her game! Chaka's voice is a powerful as ever.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Ain't Nobody Like You (Numbers Album); True Love, Losers In Love, Quandary (Camouflage Album);

RUSSELL, BRENDA

Brenda Russell is the diva version of Leroy Hutson. Other artist such as Luther Vandross and Oleta Adams have taken Brenda Russell songs and made them
popular, but Brenda has her on style and it's most worthy of recognition.
LOST SESSION SONGS: If You Love (Love Life Album); Something I Like To Do (Love Life Album); Want Love To Find Me, It's Something (Two Eyes Album); In The Thick Of It, God Bless You (Brenda Russell Album);

 

SCAGGS, BOZ

The Lowdown man.
LOST SESSION SONGS: We're Waiting, (Down Two Then Left Album);

 

SISTER SLEDGE

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Easier To Love ( We Are Family Album); Let's Go On Vacation ( Love Somebody Today Album); Ooh, You Caught My Heart (All American Girls Album);

 

SLAVE

Funk!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Shake It Up (Bad Enuff Album); Starting Over (Stone Jam Album); Steal Your Heart (Showtime Album);

 

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE

 Sly Stone set the bar for all bands to come and go.  However, it seems Sly hasn't been seen in 20 years..go figure.

 

SMITH CONNECTION

Under my wings album came out in the early '70's and I haven't seen or heard of them since. If you have a copy, please let me know. That album was awesome!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Under My Wings Album;

 

SOS BAND

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: High Hopes (
III Album);

 

SOUL GENERATION

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LOST SESSION SONGS
: Body & Soul (Album Unknown);

 

SPINNERS, THE

Love don't love nobody was their best hit.
LOST SESSION SONGS: It's A Shame (Album Unknown); He'll Never Love You Like I Do (Mighty Love Album);

 

STYLISTICS, THE

Lead singer, Russell Tompkins, Jr., the man with the iron face, pure falsetto. Their live show is a smooth as silk and worth the price of admission!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Payback Is A Dog (Rock-N-Roll Baby Album); Love Comes Easy (Rock-N-Roll Baby Album); You'll Never Get To Heaven (Round 2 Album); Heavy Falling Out (Heavy Album); Give A Little Love (Some Things Never Change Album);

 

SUN

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SWITCH

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TAVARES

I could never figure out why the Tavares brothers never wore shirts while on stage. They toured a lot with Blue Magic in the '70's.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Madam Butterfly (Madam Butterfly Album); Remember What I Told You To Forget (Album);

 

TEMPRESS, THE

**
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Mr. Cool That Ain't Cool (3 Album);

 

TEMPTATIONS, THE

Emperors of Soul! The greatest singing group ever? I think so! The Temptations have had some of the best lead singers ever! David, Eddie , Paul and Dennis.
LOST SESSION SONGS: I'm On Fire, Why Can't You And Me Get Together (The Temptations Do The Temptations Album); Heavenly, I Need You (1999 Album); Temptations Album);

THREE DEGREES, THE

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TIME, THE

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TONY, TONI, TONE!

 

TOWER OF POWER

Why does Tower of Power change lead singers so often? Lenny Williams is probably their most famous, but they have had other good ones. Some days were meant for rain features another very good lead singer and this song is true lost session sleeper!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Some Days Were Meant For Rain (Power Album); By Your Side (Ain't No Stopping Us Now Album);

 

UNITED WE FUNK ALL-STARS

All Star band staring Larry Dodson of the BarKays, Mary Davis of the SOS Band, Skip Martin of the Dazz Band, Michael Cooper of Con-Funk-Shun and Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band plus other members from these legendary funk groups.

 

VANDROSS, LUTHER

Luther is a master at taking a classic song and recording it. And for the most part he has done a good job, but some songs should not to be re-recorded. Love won't let me wait and Always and Forever are two songs that Luther should have left alone. The first time I saw Luther he was singing background with Roberta Flack. I remember telling my friend that night: "Do you see the fat guy singing back-up?" "He's the best singer I have heard tonight." It turned out to be Luther Vandross!
LOST SESSION SONGS: Anyone Who Has A Heart (Album); Once You Know How (Luther Album);

 

WAR

After many band changes, War still puts on an awesome show. Lonnie Jordan is still there and he is the voice of War.

WATERS

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LOST SESSION SONGS
: I Just Want To Be The One In Your Life, The Other Side Of Midnight (Waters Album);

 

WHISPERS, THE

Consistent! That is the best way to describe the Whispers: "They just get better with time".
LOST SESSION SONGS: What More Can A Girl Ask For (Bingo Album); You're Number One (Open Up You Love Album); Hey Who Really Cares (Album Unknown); Sounds Like A Love Song To Me (One For The Money Album); If I Don't Get You Love (Whisper In Your Ear Album);




WILLIAMS, DENECIE

They call her the songbird. She still has a perfect voice.
LOST SESSION SONGS
: Black Butterfly, Next Love (Let's here it for the boys Album);

 

WILLIAMS, LENNY

Former lead singer of Tower of Power.
LOST SESSION SONGS: Spark Of Love Album;

WONDER, STEVIE

Stevie is the greatest "Wonder" the music world has ever seen.

YOUNGHEARTS, THE

The Younghearts had one great song: Dedicate my life to you (Dedicate my life to you Album)