Brick

Artist Biography

Brick was an Atlanta band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the 1970s and landed one of the biggest early disco hits, combining elements and disco and jazz and coining the phrase "Dazz," which was also the title of their #1 hit.

Brick's roster included lead vocalist/saxophonist/flutist Jimmy Brown; guitarist/bassist/vocalist Regi Hargis Hickman; lead singer Ray Ransom, who doubled as a bassist/keyboardist/percussionist; and Eddie Irons, who did lead vocals and played drums and keyboards. They recorded "Music Matic" for Main Street in 1976, before signing to the CBS-distributed label Bang, where they stayed for over a half decade.

Brick's first Bang single, "Dazz," an infectious, instrumentally interesting dance cut, topped the R&B charts and was number-three pop in 1976. Unfortunately, their follow-up was the similar "Dusic" (Disco + Music), which gave the appearance that they were looking for novelties to get hits.

They also scored with "Ain't Gonna' Hurt Nobody," "Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" in 1981.

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Available Music

Featured Album - David Porter - The Classics
Album of the Month - Cool Million - "Stronger"
Song of the Month - Ascendant - "Gotta Get Up"
Choice Cut - Ty Causey - "Superstar"

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