Brass Construction - Brass Construction II


Brass Construction - Brass Construction II

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  Brass Construction was an American funk group formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1968. They were originally known as Dynamic Soul, and went on to record a string of hit singles and albums through to 1985.

 

Signed in 1975 by Sid Maurer, and former Epic Records promotion man Fred Frank, they scored two US Billboard Hot 100 entries in 1976 - the most successful being "Movin'," which hit #14. They had much more success on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart, with nine chart entries, including "Movin'", which reached #1. Pianist/Arranger Randy Muller went on to score a number of R&B hits with Skyy.

Over the years, Brass Construction members have included Wade Williamston (bass), Sandy Billups (percussion), Morris Price (trumpet), Larry Payton (drums), Paul C Saenz (Guitar), Jesse Ward Jr. (saxophone), Michael "Micky" Grudge (saxophone), Wayne Parris (trumpet), Alvin Haskin (original Trombone player on Movin), Duane Cahill (trombone), Joseph Arthur-Wong (guitar), and Randy Muller (lead vocals).

Brass Construction reunited for a concert on November 28, 2005 at the Bataclan Arena in Paris, France.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Record label
US
 
US R&B
 
CAN
 
UK
 
1976 Brass Construction 10 1 55 9
  • US: Platinum
  • UK: Silver
United Artists
Brass Construction II 26 3
  • US: Gold
1977 Brass Construction III 66 16
  • US: Gold
1978 Brass Construction IV 174 24  
1979 Brass Construction 5 89 18  
1980 Brass Construction 6 121 32  
1982 Attitudes 114 21   Liberty
1983 Conversations 176 29   Capitol
1984 Renegades 31 94  
1985 Conquest  
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions
US
 
US R&B
 
US Dance
 
BEL
 
CAN
 
NLD
 
NZ
 
UK
 
1970 "Two Timin' Lady"
1976 "Movin'" 14 1 1 20 47 10 23
"Changin'" 24 1
"Ha Cha Cha (Funktion)" 51 8 14 37
1977 "The Message (Inspirational)" 42
"What's on Your Mind (Expression)" 69
"We" / "Celebrate" 37
1978 "L-O-V-E-U" 104 18
"Celebrate" 77
"Help Yourself" 58
"Get Up" 56
1979 "Right Place" 41 74
1980 "Music Makes You Feel Like Dancing" 39
"I'm Not Gonna Stop"
"How Do You Do (What You Do to Me)" 71
1982 "Can You See the Light" 23 64
"Attitude" 59
1983 "Walkin' the Line" 28 17 47
"We Can Work It Out" 70
1984 "Never Had a Girl" 38
"Partyline" 53 56
"International" 70
1985 "Give and Take" 76 28 62
1988 "Movin' 1988" 50 41 24
"Ha Cha Cha" (re-release) 94
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

 

 

Brass Construction - Brass Construction II

U.S. United Artists UA-LA677-G stereo (1976)

Album manufactured in the United States of America.

Album produced by Jeff Lane.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear.

The album cover has been clipped by H.M. customs and excise towards the lower left corner.

The original inner sleeve is excellently presented, and has also been clipped.

For full track listing ess Own tab.

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