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SLAVE members are Steve Arrington, Curt Jones, Curtis Jones, Steve Washington, Starleana Young. SLAVE released Sixteen albums from 1977 till 2003. The first album SLAVE released in the seventies is 'Slave' on COTILLION Records. Other albums that SLAVE recorded are 'Bad Enuff', 'Just A Touch Of Love', 'Make Believe', 'Showtime'. Eighty zero albums of SLAVE reached the billboard Black Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Just A Touch Of Love' from 1979. This album debuted in 1979 on the Black Albums chart and reached number 11 and lasts 0 weeks on this chart. Other charted albums are `Just A Touch Of Love' #11 (Black Albums) and `The Concept' #11 (Black Albums) and `Just A Touch Of Love' #11 (Top R&B Albums) and `The Concept' #11 (Top R&B Albums) and `Just A Touch Of Love' #11 (Top R&B Albums) and `Bad Enuff' #16 (The Billboard 200) and `Visions Of The Lite' #17 (Pop Albums) and `Slave' #22 (Pop Albums) and `Bad Enuff' #30 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Hardness Of The World' #31 (Black Albums) and `Make Believe' #44 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Stellar Fungk: The Best Of' #44 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Make Believe' #44 (Top R&B Albums) and `Show Time' #46 (Pop Albums) and `Visions Of The Lite' #46 (Black Albums) and `Stone Jam' #5 (Black Albums) and `Unchained At Last' #56 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Slave' #6 (Black Albums) and `The Hardness Of The World' #67 (Pop Albums) and `Show Time' #7 (Black Albums) and `The Concept' #78 (Pop Albums) and `Just A Touch Of Love' #92 (Pop Albums) From 1977 till 1988 SLAVE released also twenty five singles. The first single SLAVE released in the seventies is 'Slide' on Records. Other released tracks are 'Be My Baby (1982 / COTILLION)', 'Do You Like It.... (Girl) (1982 / COTILLION)', 'Dreaming (1980 / ATLANTIC)', 'Feel My Love (1980 / COTILLION)'.

Slave was arguably the hottest of the 1970s Ohio funk bands. Slave had a great run in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Trumpeter Steve Washington formed the group in Dayton in 1975.

Vocalist Floyd Miller teamed with Tom Lockett Jr, Charlie Bradley, Mark Adams, Mark Hicks, Danny Webster, Orion Wilhoite, and Tim Dozier. Vocalists Steve Arrington and Starleana Young came aboard in 1978, with Arrington ultimately becoming lead vocalist. Their first big hit was the thumping single "Slide" in 1977 for Cotillion, where they remained until 1984. Their best tracks were lyrically simple and at times silly, but the arrangements and rhythms were intense and hypnotic.

Other Top Ten R&B hits were "Just a Touch of Love" in 1979, "Watching You" in 1980, and "Snap Shot" in 1981. Young, Washington, and Lockett departed to form Aurra in 1979. Arrington himself left in the early '80s. They added Charles Carter, Delburt Taylor, Sam Carter, Kevin Johnson, and Roger Parker as replacements and continued on, though much less successfully, into the late '80s.

They moved to Atlantic Records for one LP in 1984, then switched to the Atlanta-based Ichiban in 1986 for singles and LPs that were just a shade of the former vibrant Slave sound. Their most recent release was The Funk Strikes Back in 1992. Add/Complete Bio

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