Slave bass guitarist Mark Adams dies - see funeral details

We've received several reports that Slave co-founder and bass guitarist Mark Adams has died. Adams was a key part of the killer bottom that made slave one of the hottest funk groups of the 80s. Mark's funeral is at Shiloh Baptist Church, 3801 Fairbanks Ave, Dayton, OH 45402 on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 am. (937-268-6711)

SlaveWhen looking at the great soul music geographies of the past quarter century, perhaps the most criminally overlooked is Ohio, the breeding ground for a generation of hot funk acts that came into their own in the 70s and early 80s, including the Ohio Players, Heatwave, Zapp, Lakeside, Midnight Star and Dayton.  One of the premiere Ohio groups of this era was Slave.  Formed in Dayton in 1975, Slave originally consisted of  bass guitarist Mark Adams, trumpter Steve Washington, drummer Tim Dozier, guitarist Mark Hicks, sax players Orion Wilhoite and Tom Lockett,  trombone player Floyd Miller, keyboardist Carter Bradley and vocalist Danny Webster...  Click Here to read more about Slave

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